Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking (Level 7) in Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Campus: Nelson

Duration: 3 years

Intake: Jan, Feb and July

*Fee:  $18,900 + $240 Student Services Levy.

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While doing this course in our campus, you will have depth knowledge, degree covering both growing grapes and wine making. It involves a practical vintage of 6 weeks, vineyard experience and a last year research project.

Well qualified, industry experienced faculty and scientists will teach you.  You will be provided with the skills required to work in the industry because the course has been introduced in consultation with industries such as Wine Marlborough and Plant and Food Research.

The Right Course for you:

Whether you are a graduate or you want to change career, or you are working in the wine industry, you can do this course.

The first two years of the program have the necessary papers. In your last year at level 7 you will have a chance to choose electives.

Career Outcomes:

After completion you can get job as a viticulturist, a research and development technician, vineyard manager or owner, wine marketer or winemaker or assistant winemaker. You could also go for further study.

Industry based learning

Off-site practical and workplace elements are introduced to give you with technical experience and include placement in an aquaculture industry. This is supervised by competent and professional workers and directed towards specific educational goals.

The Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking course includes two necessary Industry Practice papers, which include workplace elements

Industry Practice – Vineyard – 100 hours total extend over periods through winter, spring, summer, and autumn.

Industry Practice – Winery – 300 hours total extend across Wine Vintage in autumn, which usually is 7-8 weeks depending on the season.

Applied Industry Project course at Level 7 – 300 hours total which can be extend across a Wine Vintage or other seasonal activity.

Eligibility criteria

Academic eligibility:

10+2 in medical/ non-medical

English language proficiency score:

  1. IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5
  2. TOEFL Score of 60 is required with a writing score of 20
  3. PTE required score is 50

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