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Graduate Diploma in Oenology

Course Description

In the Graduate Diploma in Oenology, you will study the practical and theoretical aspects of wine production and viticulture.

The course will provide you with scientific knowledge and a strong understanding of the principles of oenology, including sparkling wine production, distillation, fortified wine production and beer production. There is a strong focus on the sensory evaluation of wines, exploring the relationship between grape and wine quality from domestic and international perspectives. The effects of climate, soil, grape cultivars, rootstocks, pests and diseases are also covered, with strong links to the local viticulture industry.

This course can help you obtain a solid scientific and practical understanding of oenology, including wine marketing, and is suitable if you are currently employed in the wine industry and wish to advance your career options, or if you seek to enter the industry. The course also includes an intensive, fifteen-week wine production unit at the Margaret River Campus small-scale winery.

Professional recognition

You may apply for membership to the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology.

Career opportunities

Curtin’s Graduate Diploma in Oenology attracts a wide range of domestic and international students to study at the Margaret River Education Campus situated in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. Graduates find employment in Australia and overseas in wine production, viticulture, marketing and various microbrewing roles.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Other notes

Many units are available as regularly scheduled classes spread across a semester or as intensive programs offered over three or four days. Off-campus and online study options are under development.

2016 Curtin International Scholarships: Merit Scholarship

Curtin University is an inspiring, vibrant, international organisation, committed to making tomorrow better. It is a beacon for innovation, driving advances in technology through high-impact research and offering more than 100 practical, industry-aligned courses connecting to workplaces of tomorrow.

Ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, the University is also ranked 25th in the world for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2015 Curtin also received an overall five-star excellence rating in the QS stars rating.

Curtin University strives to give high achieving international students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised education through offering the Merit Scholarship. The Merit Scholarship will give you up to 25 per cent of your first year tuition fees and if you enrol in an ELB program at Curtin English before studying at Curtin, you will also receive a 10 per cent discount on your Curtin English fees.

For full details and terms and conditions of this scholarship, please visit: curtin.edu/int-scholarships and click on Merit.

Visit the Graduate Diploma in Oenology page on the Curtin University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree or equivalent, or at least three years’ experience in a management function within the wine industry. Minimum English language entry requirements: IELTS Writing- 6.0, Speaking- 6.0, Reading- 6.0, Listening- 6.0, Overall band score- 6.5.

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