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Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology

New Zealand

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What will I learn?

Every great wine is a product of high quality science and sound process management. Lincoln University’s Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology prepares you to cultivate a future in the wine sector in New Zealand or overseas.

This is a specialised degree whose graduates are highly sought-after. A sound understanding of basic science, advanced viticulture and wine science, pest and disease management, biometrics and wine chemistry opens up opportunities across the entire wine sector, with plenty of opportunities for travel and further learning. Lincoln also created the first cool climate wine production programme in the English-speaking world!

How you’ll grow

  • By developing a strong understanding of the sciences, including biology, chemistry, plants and soils.
  • Cultivating your knowledge of the wine supply chain, from plant and soil sciences through to marketing and management of wine products and organisations.
  • Knowledge of the essentials of horticultural systems.
  • The principles of wine science and wine quality assessment.
  • Even includes producing your own wine.

Career opportunities

The wine industry offers you a range of fulfilling Career opportunities. Some of the popular options are Viticulturalist, Vineyard Manager or Foreman, Winery Lab Manager, Cellar Manager, Winemaker, Marketing Manager, Sales Specialist.

Practical work requirements

During your study, you’re expected to complete:

  • A total of 18 weeks of hands-on practical experience
  • Covering six consecutive weeks in a commercial vineyard
  • Covering six consecutive weeks in a commercial winery
  • Covering six consecutive weeks in an allied industry (wine bar or shop, winery laboratory, commercial vineyard or brewery)
  • Alternatively, you can complete up to 12 weeks in your vineyard or winery Practical work placement.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$33,000.00 (US$ 21,144) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

20 February 2023, 3 July 2023

Venue

Lincoln University

Ellesmere Junction Road / Springs Road,

LINCOLN,

Canterbury,

7647, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

University Entrance through NCEA, or an approved equivalent qualification. International qualifications: GCE ‘A’ Levels (taken in countries other than the UK). A minimum of 3 results with at least 1 grade at Level C or above. (General Studies is not to be used as one of the results.) English Language Requirements: IELTS academic score of 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5; TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in writing); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score less than 42; NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) Level 4 (Academic Endorsement); Lincoln University English Language LU EL 65%.

For international students

University Entrance through NCEA or an approved, equivalent qualification.

Recommended preparation

  • Agriculture / Horticulture
  • Biology (highly recommended)
  • Chemistry (highly recommended)
  • Computing
  • English (highly recommended)
  • Maori Studies
  • Maths / Statistics

International qualifications

  • GCE ‘A’ Levels (taken in countries other than the UK) - A minimum of 3 results with at least 1 grade at Level C or above. (General Studies is not to be used as one of the results.)
  • Cambridge Pre-U - 3 principal subjects, a GPR and evidence of numeracy
  • Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID) - At least 4 subjects with grades 3 or higher
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) - The diploma must be completed with a minimum of 24 points

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS academic score of 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in writing)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score less than 42
  • Lincoln University English Language LU EL 65%.
  • NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 4 (Academic Endorsement)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Lincoln University

Lincoln University has a 5-star rating for employability, and graduates have a 6 percent higher employment rate than those from other NZ universities.

  • 5-star rating for internationalisation and inclusiveness
  • A world-class learning experience
  • Practical work experience for most programmes
  • Excellent support services that aid a smooth transition

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