Courses Handbook 2010

308149 v.2 Bachelor of Science (Viticulture and Oenology) (Honours)


Course CRICOS Code: 050584A
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This honours degree provides education and training in principles of research for viticulture, grape and wine production and/or sensory evaluation. This honours degree is an opportunity to maximise Western Australia's competitive advantage by meeting theneed for researchers in roles related to the industry. The learning model enables research skills to be gained that will enable the ability to obtain leadership roles within the wine industry and/or research organisations as well as in the broader agribusiness sector. Graduates with high level honours will be elegible to enter into further research training through MSc or PhD programs.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisties

Refer to admissions into Honours Degree Programs (General Information section of the Curtin Courses Handbook). Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated an ability an interest in research and a commitment to academic excellence.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This honours course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. Part-time students are expected to complete within two years.

Course Organisation

This program consists of project work over two semesters. In first semester Applied Agricultural Statistics 401 and Viticulture and Oenology Project Design 401 is undertaken as the first stage of students project work. A detailed review will be completed of the relevant literature under the guidance of the supervisor and if necessary, refine the program objective developing the necessary research and analytical skills that are required to assemble and analyse the results of the dissertation. For full-time students first semester also includes the commencement of the experimental component through Viticulture and Oenology Honours Dissertation 400 - 1. Viticulture and Oenology Honours Dissertation 400 - 2 is the final component of the research project and covers the execution and writing of the project.

Professional Recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may find employment with research providers, the wine industry or other industries associated with the supply chain of the wine industry, for example banks, as consultants and development officers.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure Disclaimer

Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
303397 v.4   Applied Agricultural Statistics 401 5.0 25.0
310198 v.2   Viticulture and Oenology Project Design 401 5.0 25.0
310199 v.2   Viticulture and Oenology Honours Dissertation 400-1 10.0 50.0
Year 1 Semester 2
310200 v.2   Viticulture and Oenology Honours Dissertation 400-2 20.0 100.0


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2010 Margaret River Campus Semester 1   Y   Y  
2010 Margaret River Campus Semester 2   Y   Y  

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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