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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science (Wine Science)

Bachelor of Science (Wine Science) (BSCI)
CRICOS: 042230E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • Stanthorpe
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May, Sep
Note: This major is only offered via External study but require students to come to the Queensland College of Wine Tourism in Stanthorpe for residential school courses. Due to the highly recommended on-campus residential school classes, this major may be unsuitable for international students studying overseas.

Overview

  • Do you have dreams of growing your own grapes or producing some wine in Burgundy, Margaret River or the Granite Belt? Do you want to be an important part of an exciting and growing industry? Dream no more. UniSQ’s Bachelor of Science (Wine Science) allows you to combine your studies with another major, meaning your skillset will be relevant to industry when you graduate.
  • Studying online or utilising a purpose-built $8.5 million education and training facility, the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, this degree offers on-site training in commercial vineyards, wineries, winery laboratories, and sensory analysis in association with regional wine shows. Who could resist a residential school in the heart of one of Australia’s burgeoning wine regions?
  • Highly applied and analytical, this major is suitable for school leavers, international students, producers and those of you looking for a career change.
Thinking of studying in 2024? UniSQ will be delivering flexible new ways of teaching, with different calendar offerings, making the balance of study and life easier. Read more in our new academic calendar FAQs.

Career outcomes

  • As a graduate you will have the skills to work in the vineyard, the winery or both. There are a variety of exciting opportunities also to be found in the broader agricultural sciences that support our grape and wine producers.
  • Career areas may include viticulturist and vineyard management, grower liaison, agronomy, plant and soil health, wine making, cellar management, laboratory management, wine sales and cellar door management, wine marketing, distribution, imports and exports, wine warehousing, vineyard and winery supply sales, wine journalism and more.
  • Those of you looking to launch a career in wine business or appraisal are also catered for, with the option to select a second major in biology or environmental management and elective subjects in business, weather and climate change - enhancing your employability.

Entry requirements

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 65.60 64.80

Subject pre-requisite: General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent.

To study this degree we also assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

It is also recommended that you have studied Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), and one of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, or equivalent. If you do not have the recommended Mathematical Methods level for entry then you will be required to undertake MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals as an elective.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

 

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
1 x 8-unit Wine Science major 8
a second 8-unit major plus 4 x electives
or 2 x 4-unit minors plus 4 x electives
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 8 x electives
or 12 x approved electives
12
Total 24

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns. 

Residential schools

All students will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials to gain practical experience, use facilities and specialist equipment, and meet staff and other students.

Double degrees

You may like to study the Bachelor of Science as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 34800
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 34800

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 042230E

The semester start date is:

  • Semester 3, 2023 starts on Monday 13 November, 2023.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

Got questions?

 

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