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Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking (Level 7)

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Nelson
English
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Program description

Our Viticulture and Winemaking programmes are based in Marlborough, New Zealand's largest viticulture and wine production region.

You will gain an in-depth, professional degree covering both growing grapes (viticulture) and winemaking. It includes a six-week practical vintage, vineyard experience and a final year research project.

Mix with industry and researchers

You will be taught by well qualified, industry experienced staff and Plant and Food Research scientists. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to work in the industry because the programme was developed in consultation with key industry players including Pernod Ricard, Indevin, Wither Hills, Water Force, Wine Marlborough and Plant and Food Research.

The right programme for you

The Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking is suitable for you whether you are a high school graduate, you are wishing to change careers, or you are currently working in the wine industry and want to gain a qualification while in your existing employment.

You can study full, part time or online. If you want to study online, you must be working in industry and need to complete residential schools in Marlborough for 5 courses (4-5 days each) over the degree.

Online students communicate with tutors via moodle, SKYPE and online forums.

The first two years of the programme (Levels 5 and 6) are the compulsory courses. In your last year at level 7 you will have an opportunity to choose electives.

Career opportunities & pathways

After you successfully graduate you could gain employment as a viticulturist, a research and development technician, vineyard manager or owner, wine marketer or winemaker or assistant winemaker. You could also go onto further study.

Industry based learning

Off-site practical and workplace components are designed to provide you with practical experience and involve placement in a wine industry work environment which is actively supervised by competent and experienced workers and directed towards specific educational goals and skills training.

The Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking programme includes two compulsory Industry Practice courses, which include workplace components (work-based training),

BVW506 Industry Practice - Vineyard – 100 hours total spread over peak periods through winter, spring, summer, and autumn.
BVW606 Industry Practice – Winery – 300 hours total spread across Wine Vintage in autumn, which usually is 7-8 weeks depending on the season.
BVW706 Applied Industry Project course at Level 7 - 300 hours total which can be spread across a Wine Vintage or other seasonal activity.

You will spend this time working in industry to learn new skills and concepts as well as apply campus based learning in off-site practical and workplace environments. You may also be conducting research.

Admission requirements

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 3 qualification. Entry requirements vary from country to country.

OR

  • Any qualification (New Zealand or overseas) recognised by NZQA as being equivalent to achievement of NCEA Level 3
  • A qualification considered to be equivalent to the above

Applicants Over 20

For applicants 20 years or over there are no minimum academic requirements. However, applicants will need to provide their curriculum vitae detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements. The Manager Aviation, Wine & Horticulture will use this information to assess whether the applicant is likely to successfully complete the Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking programme.

English language requirements

All applicants must have a standard of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those students whose first language is not English must have:

An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band), issued within the last two years or equivalent.

TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)

University of Cambridge English Examinations - FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic): PToE (Academic) score of 50

City & Guilds IESOL: B2 Communicator with a score 66


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Tuition fees

NZ$18,900 per year.
*Fees are valid for study in 2020

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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT), established in 1905, is today the northern South Island’s premier education provider of post-secondary school education through to postgraduate level. NMIT is a Category 1 ranked institution by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, and...


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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

322 Hardy Street
7042 Nelson
New Zealand

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www.nmit.ac.nz

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