Bachelor of Viticulture

Charles Sturt University
Duration: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Qualification: Bachelor Degree

Build a career at the crux of where all wine begins with CSU’s Bachelor of Viticulture. This degree is designed for specialist vineyard managers and viticulturists – offering extensive studies across viticulture, vine physiology, vine pests and diseases, and water and soil management.

CSU’s School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences is the largest and most successful provider of agricultural, horticultural and wine science education supporting rural industries in Australia, and offers a clear competitive edge for its students.

Build a career with a global future

Develop internationally relevant vineyard management skills with extensive studies of viticulture, vine physiology, vine pests and diseases, and water and soil management. Combining pure science, viticulture, wine science and a selection of business subjects, the Bachelor of Viticulture offers grounding in organisation and management relevant to any wine business operation.

Ground your vineyard management in scientific evidence

You will underpin your viticulture and wine science studies with a scientific background in chemistry, plant sciences, soil science and data handling. Develop knowledge in the chemical and biological processes that affect wine production and sensory characteristics of the wine; and have the skills to understand site selection, grapevine varieties, propagation, vineyard establishment and management, irrigation and plant protection.

Learn from industry leaders

Our ongoing alliances with the Australian Research Council, NSW Department of Primary Industries and the NSW Wine Industry Association mean you are taught by industry-based, world-class research leaders.

Units Of Study:

Compulsory subjects:

  • Food Environment and Culture
  • Property Planning and Development
  • Professional Skills in Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Agricultural Finance and Business Management
  • Industry Practice
  • Chemistry 1A
  • Chemistry 1B
  • Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Botany
  • Soil Science
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Viticultural Science
  • Principles of Irrigation
  • Integrated Vineyard Management
  • Vine Physiology and Performance
  • Grape and Wine Science
  • Wine Science 1
  • Wine Production 1
  • Sensory Science

 

  • Extension OR Soil Management
Online Course: Yes
Funding Available: Yes

Eligibility Criteria :

A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 70 (including bonuses) or equivalent.
OR
Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
A completed AQF Certificate IV or higher level qualification.
OR
50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
OR
A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
AND
STANDARD English Language Proficiency requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements.

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