Bachelor of Viticulture and Wine Science


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Entry requirements

he academic entry requirement for the BVWSc is either * University Entrance, as defined by the NZQA; or * evidence regarded as sufficient by the Head of School of the capability to undertake and complete the programme of study; or * at the discretion of the Head of School, where the applicant is over 20 years of age and demonstrates the capability to undertake and complete the programme of study. Applicants with a first language other than English must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to acceptance in the programme. Ways in which English language fluency may be demonstrated include: (i) completion of a programme of study in which English was the language of instruction (subject to the conditions in EIT's Database for English Language Proficiency (DELP)), (ii) approved scores on IELTS tests, namely an Academic score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5, or (iii) accepted international equivalents achieved in a single test within the two years preceding enrolment

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of the Bachelor of Viticulture and Wine Science programme is to produce work ready graduates with specialised knowledge and practical skills who will successfully contribute to the local, national and international viticulture, wine science and wine making industries. Students will gain a range of practical and technical skills as well as an in-depth theoretical understanding of viticulture and wine science. The programme will focus on both practical and scientific contributions to the New Zealand wine industry. Students will have a hands on approach to learning which focuses on vocational outcomes. The expertise of the local Hawke's Bay viticulture and wine industry and wider New Zealand winegrowing industry will provide students with an engaging learning environment, which will ensure relevancy of knowledge in an industry setting.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Horticulture and Viticulture at this level can earn:


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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 225 5348
Phone: (06) 974 8000
Fax: (06) 974 8905

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