World-class Viticulture and Wine Science
If you already have a degree, these graduate diplomas will allow you to fast track into a viticulture or wine specialisation.
They are suitable if you are working in the winegrowing industry and wish to increase your skills and knowledge to further your career or if you want to fast track a career shift into the wine industry.
The programmes emphasise the specific scientific and technical aspects of grapegrowing and winemaking and can be studied either on-campus or by distance learning. EIT offers the only distance learning graduate diplomas in viticulture and oenology in New Zealand.
To enrol in this programme you need to have a three year degree or equivalent qualification, or be able to demonstrate significant work experience in the wine industry.
The Graduate Diploma in Wine Science is designed for future winemakers and assistant winemakers, winery technical staff, senior cellar staff, winery enterprise managers and other specialised staff such as a technical supplier. This qualification provides a comprehensive coverage of winemaking, wine science, chemistry and wine palate development plus an intensive introduction to viticulture to round out your knowledge.
With this diploma programme you’ll graduate ready to meet the demands of the grapegrowing and winemaking industries.
Online students do need to attend residential schools held each semester in either May/June or September/October. Some residential schools may be scheduled on weekend days. The residential school timetables are provided in December for the following year.
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Career Opportunities and Outcomes
Graduating with a Graduate Diploma in Wine Science opens up many career pathways for a future in the winemaking (wine science) industry at a technical, supervisory or management level.
You can pursue careers such as:
- Assistant winemaker
- Manager in wine, brewing or food industries
- Research and development
- Wine educator
Future study options include the Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Master of Wine Business and Innovation. These EIT programmes are offered either on-campus or by distance learning.
There is one entry date per year:
Domestic Entry Requirements
Entry with Credit
International Entry Requirements
Return home sparks career change to winemaking
The Graduate Diploma in Oenology (Wine Science) at EIT provided Anna with the opportunity to combine “the creative, scientific and technical side” of winemaking. “It’s kind of the best of both worlds, because you have that science element – the chemistry, microbiology, and then you’ve got the creative, intuitive side of winemaking, your sensory analysis.”
Anna Young, Graduate Diploma in Oenology (Wine Science) Graduate
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