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Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Wine Science

University of Auckland
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Program description

Pursue advanced study in your specialist area with the Postgraduate Diploma in Science. Extend your knowledge with coursework or try a project or dissertation as part of your diploma – the option is yours. The PGDipSci offers a pathway toward masters and doctoral study.

Programme structure

The PGDipSci programme involves one year of full-time study, or up to four years of part-time study, after you have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.

  • 120 points in your specialist subject listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Science schedule
  • A project or dissertation of up to 45 points may be included

Summer School will start in January.

What can you study in Wine Science?

Courses in the Wine Science programme examine the science of grape production and winemaking, and analytical techniques in winemaking.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the organisation and operation of the wine industry as a whole, and you will be encouraged to pursue a particular field of interest by completing a research project in wine science.

Areas of research interests open to exploration include:

  • Post-fermentation processes in winemaking
  • Sensory evaluation and statistical methods
  • The business of wine production
  • The science behind grape production
  • The science behind winemaking
  • Viticulture
  • Winemaking in a New Zealand setting

Structuring your postgraduate programme in Wine Science

At least 75 points from:

WINESCI 701 Winemaking in a New Zealand Setting
WINESCI 702 The Science Behind Grape Production
WINESCI 703 The Science Behind Winemaking
WINESCI 704 Sensory Evaluation and Statistical Methods
WINESCI 705B Project in Wine Science
WINESCI 706 The Business of Wine Production
WINESCI 707B Topics in Wine Science
WINESCI 708 Post-fermentation Processes in Winemaking

Up to 45 points from 600 and 700 level courses in related subjects

Biological Sciences, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Chemistry, Food Science, Geography

Jobs related to Wine Science

  • Cellar manager
  • Lab tech
  • Laboratory research work
  • Marketer
  • Quality assurance manager
  • Vineyard operator
  • Viticulturist
  • Winemaker

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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University of Auckland

Established in 1883, the University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading, research-led university. In the QS Stars rating, the University of Auckland is rated as a Five Stars Plus institution for excellence in the categories: Research, Employability, Teaching, Facilities, Internationalisation,...

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