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Wine Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
University rank #710 (BCR) Online
Combine science and creativity to develop outstanding wines with the Bachelor of Wine Science from Charles Sturt University. Designed to develop your knowledge and skills in winemaking, wine science and wine appraisal, this degree is backed by a four-decade history of delivery and is taught by experienced professionals in the field.
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Charles Sturt University has contributed to the wine industry since 1975 by developing courses that blend science, business and practical training for wine industry personnel. This means you'll graduate with the knowledge and hands-on experience that give you the edge in the wine industry.

Course highlights

The Bachelor of Wine Science from Charles Sturt University combines wine production, wine chemistry and wine sensory subjects, offering you the scientific background in chemistry, microbiology and plant science that underpins wine science studies.

  • A sensory and scientific journey

    Uncover the sensory characteristics of wines and develop your scientific approach to produce winning ranges. During this course you’ll learn how taste, texture and smell influence the wine-tasting experience, and you’ll apply this knowledge to your own winemaking.

  • Apply technologies to innovate

    Hone your understanding of the science and technology of wine production, wine microbiology, wine chemistry and winery engineering. Discover the techniques to emphasise styles of winemaking and learn how these influence wine structure and quality.

  • Build a career with a global future

    Charles Sturt University's presence in the wine industry is significant, with more than 1000 graduates of our wine and viticulture courses now occupying positions in the Australian and international wine industries.

  • Learn at your own place and pace

    Combine coursework with real-world experience – apply your new knowledge to your current wine industry role. Take the opportunity to test your learning in an international context with an overseas placement.

  • Career opportunities

    • Build your own venture

      Apply your learning to create your own boutique winery venture. Develop a distinctive style of wine to set your brand apart from competitors.

    • Oversee winemaking at some of the world's largest brands

      Be responsible for the style and quality of each bottle produced, working at the intersection between production and cellar door. Develop new brands of wine and coordinate production and distribution for your brand.

    • Drive innovation

      Build a career in research investigating evolving technologies, new techniques, brands and blends.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Food Environment and Culture
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Professional Skills in Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Agricultural Finance and Business Management
  • Industry Practice
  • Chemistry 
  • Food and Beverage Engineering
  • Winery Engineering
  • Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
  • Botany
  • Soil Science
  • Viticultural Science

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Provider CRICOS 00005F

  • A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
  • A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
  • 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
  • A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30400 AUD per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • National

    9504 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9504 AUD per year and a duration of 72 months.
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