About the course
The Bachelor of Applied Science (Wine Science) is designed to develop knowledge and skills in winemaking, wine science, viticulture and wine appraisal. Students can complete their studies while working in the wine industry or by interchanging full-time study with distance education.
Where it will take you
Graduates are employed as winemakers in Australia and overseas. They may also be employed in quality control research and development in the wine, brewing and food processing industries.
Your course is recognised by industry
CSU is recognised as producing knowledgeable practically-oriented graduates that meet the highest expectations of the wine industry.
The latest facilities
To make sure you gain experience with equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include:
* modern laboratory facilities equipped with state-of-the-art equipment
* a fully operational modern commercial winery with 12ha of vineyard, processing about 300 tonnes of fruit per annum and producing medal trophy winning wines
* an experimental winery for student use
Students enrol in a winery experience subject which is fulfilled by working at wineries. This can include work at the University’s commercial winery.
Distance education students are required to attend residential schools at the University. These schools provide intensive teaching on the practical aspects of the course. Generally, the schools take three, four or five days per subject. Residential schools for Autumn session subjects are held in June/July to avoid industry vintage work clashes.
Distance education students working in New Zealand may in some instances be able to attend practical sessions at the Eastern Institute of Technology. There is a fee payable to the Eastern Institute of Technology for this option.
CSU's Science Scholarships are available for on campus applicants to this course, providing $4000 per annum for up to four years (subject to satisfactory progress). Once awarded the Scholarship, the money is the student's to spend in the way that assists them most.
Applicants must achieve a University Admissions Index (UAI)(NSW) or ENTER(VIC) of 80 and above (inclusive of the Regional Bonus) to be eligible to receive the Scholarship.
To apply, download the Science Scholarships application form, complete all sections, then return the form to the Scholarships Officer before the end of October in the year prior to commencing your studies.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points, including satisfactory completion of WSC260 Winery Industry Experience, which requires exposure to practical winery work and can be expected to require at least two full vintages, or their equivalent (typically 12 weeks in total), at an approved commercial winery. Some practical winery work can be carried out at the University winery.
Students must also achieve a basic level of wine sensory skill that is assessed in WSC310 Wine Sensory Assessment.
Students will graduate from the Bachelor of Applied Science (Wine Science) with the award BAppSc(WineSc).
Should you wish to further your study, opportunities for further development include a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and progression through a Master of Applied Science and Doctor of Philosophy.