Wine Technology

Subject AGRI90033 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 day compulsory residential school
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours total - including intensive teaching block


The prerequisites for this subject are;

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

Attend the four day intensive residential school.

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Subject Overview:

This subject investigates the processes involved in desining or upgrading a winery. Subject content includes;

  • Preparing basic design strategies for the processing of fruit;
  • Designing an efficient layout to handle projected tonnage;
  • Establishing refrigeration and energy requirements;
  • Calculating wine storage and equipment needs to meet forecast production;
  • Developiong strategies to manage winery waste in an environmentally sound manner;
  • Investigating building construction and material selection;
  • Evaluating the application of different winemaking equipment and technologies on the final winemaking outcome.
Learning Outcomes:

As above

  • 2000-3000 word online assignment of short answer questions due approximately Week 8 of Semester 1 worth 40%
  • 2000 word major assignment due approximately Week 12 of Semester 1 worth 60%

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:


Related Course(s): Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture

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