Are you looking for the next step in your wine industry career? Do you want to establish your own vineyard or winery? Or are you seeking a career change whilst managing the demands of full-time work? The flexible delivery of the Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture is suitable for remote, international, professional or foundation students who intend to develop or extend their viticulture skills.
Australia has a wine industry currently worth $5.5 billion to the Australian economy. It makes some of the world’s best wine and sells into more than 100 countries. It is the fourth largest exporter of wine, and a respected leader in combining tradition with innovation, technology and education.
Australia makes some of the best wines in the world and our winemakers are in high demand both in Australia and overseas. With a Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture you will possess the skills to make effective business decisions, from primary production (vineyards) to processing (wineries), in competitive Australian and international markets.
The University of Melbourne Wine Industry Centre (UMWIC) at Dookie coordinates the full range of wine growing, production, teaching and research pursued by the university. The region is famous for a long history of wine production and teaching, reaching back to the 1870s, and is the perfect place for present day education in the industry.
Graduates can pursue exciting careers in vineyard management and winery design, winemaking and oenology, irrigation and engineering, marketing and sales, sommelier and wine tourism, cellar door and education.
If you are interested in a shorter course, MSLE also offers a Graduate Certificate and a Graduate Diploma in Wine Technology and Viticulture.
- You will gain an understanding of the annual cycle of vineyard and winery operations, advanced expertise in the science of viticulture and oenology, and people management skills. For those wishing to pursue a career in grape or wine research, a research project can also be incorporated into the Masters.
- This course is primarily delivered through distance education with up to 5 day combined residential schools at Dookie campus. Both modes are supported by our expert teaching staff, with online and hard-copy support materials.
- Delivering face-to-face teaching primarily at Dookie campus, all the benefits of a working vineyard and winery operations and the renowned resources of the University of Melbourne are available to you.
|DURATION||3 years part time
2 years full time
|1 year part time|
|TEACHING MODE||Flexible delivery. Intensive two-week blocks with supplementary off-campus study. Includes up to 5 days of compulsory residential intensive teaching at Dookie campus. Course Timetable
Semester 2 (July) by special arrangement only
112.5 points Core Subjects
37.5 points Elective Subjects
|POINTS||150 credit points||50 credit points|
|PLACE TYPES||Local students
|CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS STUDY||Up to 100 points of advanced standing in the Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture may be awarded for the completion of a Graduate Diploma in Wine Technology and Viticulture. Up to 50 points of advanced standing in the Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture may be awarded for the completion of a relevant honours degree or a Graduate Certificate in Wine Technology and Viticulture|
|APPLICATIONS DUE||Local Students
|HANDBOOK DETAILS||MC-WTVIT Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture||449-AA Graduate Certificate in Wine Technology and Viticulture|
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