Special Studies in Viticulture/Oenology

Subject AGRI90034 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Dookie - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Semester 2, Dookie - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Students are expected to maintain regular contact with their subject supervisor.
Total Time Commitment:

170 Hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Dr Sigfredo Fuentes



Subject Overview:

This is an individualised subject that enables students to pursue studies in greater depth of particular aspects of viticulture and/or oenology not otherwise covered in the normal subjects offered within the Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture. The objective of the subject is to assist students to acquire specialist skills appropriate to an area of viticulture or oenology; develop greater depth or breadth of knowledge in a particular area of viticulture or oenology; and develop industry contact in the area of special study.

A study program of an approved area must be developed with a supervisor and approved by the coordinator. The program must demonstrate: availability of expertise within the Faculty or from the Wine Industry to provide guidance to the student; feasibility of the study within the constraints of resources and time; necessity of the study to the student’s overall academic objectives; defined boundaries of the topic and depth of study, industry input necessary to complete the study at the level of academic rigor appropriate to graduate diploma level.

Learning Outcomes:



Individual Assessment Contract equivalent to 5,000 words across 1-2 assignments - 100%

Project proposal due approximately week 6; draft for feedback due approximately week 10; final assignment due approximately week 12.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture

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