Study Options

Online, Full-time, Part-time


1 year full-time (on-campus), 2 years part-time (distance)


Level 7

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World-Class Wine Science and Viticulture

If you already have a degree-level qualification, or significant industry experience this graduate diploma will allow you to fast track towards a future specialising in viticulture.

You have options to study full-time on-campus or by way of part-time, distance-learning delivery which means you can complete this graduate diploma while remaining in employment in the industry.

This graduate-level programme builds on your knowledge from prior degree study or from significant industry experience through provision of a relevant and coherent body of grapegrowing and viticulture knowledge and practice, and industry-relevant skills.


This graduate level programme builds on your knowledge from prior degree study or from significant industry experience by focusing on scientific, technical and managerial aspects of grape growing.

The subjects you’ll study will include:

  • Viticulture science and practice
  • Soil science
  • Vine physiology
  • Botany
  • Vine health
  • Soil management
  • Vineyard establishment

With this diploma programme you’ll graduate ready to meet the demands of the grapegrowing and winemaking industries.

Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss your study options. You can meet with our staff in person at our Hawke’s Bay campus, or simply give us call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

This graduate diploma will give you a competitive advantage over other graduates and will help you advance within your chosen field of viticulture.

The Graduate Diploma in Viticulture will allow you to pursue a career as a:

  • Viticulturist
  • Vineyard contractor
  • Vineyard owner/operator
  • Winery owner/operator
  • Technical consultant
  • Grower liaison
  • Researcher


There is one entry date per year:

  • February


Entry Requirements

English Language Entry Requirements

Entry with Credit

International Entry Requirements

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus



EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.