School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences
Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga - AUSTRALIA
WINE SCIENCE & VITICULTURE COURSES
A growing industry
CSU has contributed to the wine industry since 1975 by developing courses which offer a unique blend of science and practical training. With access to a Commercial Winery and vineyardon campus, and teaching staff who are experienced professionals in the field, our students graduate with the knowledge and hands-on experience that gives them the edge in the wine industry.
CSUs presence in the wine industry is significant, with over 900 graduates now occupying positions in the Australian and international wine industry. Graduates find employment as winemakers in corporate businesses while others operate highly successful small to medium businesses a diversity of opportunity that reflects the comprehensive foundation of knowledge and skills provided at CSU.
Courses available at CSU
The School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences at Charles Sturt University offers the following undergraduate and postgraduate programs in wine science and viticulture on a full-time and Distance Education basis, allowing students to choose the study mode to suit their situation:
To ensure students graduate with experience using equipment and techniques found in commercial Australian wineries, facilities in the School of Wine and Food Sciences include modern laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, an experimental wineryand a teaching vineyard.The University also has 12 hectares of vineyard and an award winning, fully operational modern Commercial Winery which processes about 300 tonnes of fruit per annum.
STUDYING BY DISTANCE EDUCATION
At CSU we recognise the importance of flexibility with workplace study. Distance Education (DE) allows students who are partially qualified or working in isolated environments, to complete the course from their home or workplace with the requirement to attend compulsory Residential Schools in each subject. These Residential Schools take place on campus at various times throughout the calendar year.
DE students in the Wine Science and Viticulture courses must have access to a fully developed vineyard and winery in order to complete the practical requirements of the course, and are also required to attend Residential Schools at the University that provide intensive teaching on the practical aspects of the course.
Further study in Wine Science and Viticulture
An Honoursyear is available after the successful completion of the Bachelor degree. The course allows the development of an advanced level of knowledge in the area of specialisation. It also develops verbal and written skills relevant to research and further studies.
Students who wish to pursue a research career can undertake postgraduate studies by enrolling in a Doctor of Philosophydegree.
For further information about the range of courses at the School of Agricultural & Wine Sciences, visit www.csu.edu.au/faculty/science/saws/.