Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology

The University of Adelaide

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

Course Details

Follow your palate

Great wine is central to South Australia’s identity. In fact, Adelaide is one of the great wine capitals of the world with over 200 cellar doors within an hour of the CBD.

70 percent of Australian wine research happens at the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus. Our winemakers are innovators and cultural leaders within a sector helping drive the nation’s economy.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology teaches best-practise techniques for growing wine grapes and making wine. You will:

  • study at the largest agricultural teaching and research precinct in the Southern Hemisphere
  • make wine in our state-of-the-art Hickinbotham Rose worthy Wine Science Laboratory
  • build hands-on scientific and technological skills in the diverse vineyards and working winery at our Waite campus
  • learn from more than 150 researchers and partners in wine and grape science
  • access cutting-edge research at the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production
  • complete an industry placement in viticulture and/or oenology.

There are also opportunities to study and gain experience overseas.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate as a fully trained winemaker or viticulturist. You could manage your own winery or vineyard. You might work with the latest technologies to develop innovations and efficiencies in related industries. Perhaps you’ll focus on sustainable and natural practices, building an organic, biodynamic or solar-powered future for the wine industry.

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Level of Study: Bachelor Degree

Duration: 4 years

CRICOS Course Code: 068885G

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6.5

Annual Tuition: AUD$49,500.00

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