Bachelor of Viticulture and Wine Science


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3 Years

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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.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

The 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. 24.2.3 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 (see equivalency tables in the DELP)

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,418 $19,255
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$20,179 $60,538
Total $26,597 $79,792

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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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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Where does this information come from?

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