Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking


Subject area

Food and Beverage Service



3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of the Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking programme is to produce work ready graduates with the personal attributes and specialised knowledge and practical skills necessary to make an immediate contribution in viticulture and wine industry environments whether locally, nationally or internationally. Students gain substantial theoretical understanding and a broad range of technical and practical skills related to grape growing and wine production. They may also choose elective options which introduce a business management thread. The Programme will utilise the knowledge and expertise of Marlborough and Nelson industry members and the local scientific community to provide an informed and dynamic learning environment for both blended and online learners. Emphasis is placed on applied science and contributing to the sustainability of the New Zealand wine industry. It focuses on vocational learning and a "realistic" approach to viticulture and winemaking.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic requirements: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 or higher and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) including: 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved* subjects Literacy * :10 credits at Level 2 or above made up of: 5 credits in reading 5 credits in writing Numeracy* : 10 credits at Level 1* or above in (specified achievement standards or unit standards (26623, 26626 and 26627). *NZQA approved subjects: see OR Any qualification (New Zealand or overseas) recognised by NZQA as being equivalent to achievement of NCEA Level 3. If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), NMIT will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency. OR Any Level 4 qualification in a related field. English Language Requirements : An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band), issued within the last two years OR A result from a test or qualification on the NZQA acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Table. OR Achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements Other Requirements: For distance study, applicants must have the following to be able to utilise the online learning environment and complete practical/vocational aspects of the Programme: Employment in a suitable wine industry workplace, OR Recent relevant experience and access to a suitable wine industry workplace, to undertake assignment and practical work required for specific courses Ability to attend compulsory residential workshops Alternative Requirements: Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic Entry Requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience , may be approved for alternate entry. This may include Recognition of Prior Learning.

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,884 $23,651
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$19,838 $59,515
Total $27,722 $83,166

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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 422 733
Phone: (03) 546 9175
Fax: (03) 546 3325

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