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Bachelor of Technology (Wine) (BTWN) - BTechWine

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Toowoomba campus and External: 906109

CRICOS code (International applicants): 066077M

This program is only offered to continuing students. No new admissions will be accepted. Students who are interested in this study area should contact us.

 On-campus*External*
Semester intake:No new admissionsNo new admissions
Campus:Toowoomba -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Residential school:Toowoomba campus and
Queensland College of Wine Tourism, Stanthorpe
(compulsory) 
Toowoomba campus and
Queensland College of Wine Tourism, Stanthorpe
(compulsory) 
Standard duration:3 years full-time; 6 years part-time 
Footnotes
*This program is not available fully on-campus or fully by external mode; to complete the program students will need to undertake courses in a mix of external and on-campus modes.

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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 007 252
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 2285
Email: usq.support@usq.edu.au  

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Program aims

The Bachelor of Technology (Wine) aims to develop knowledge and skills in wine making, wine science, viticulture, wine business and wine appraisal. Graduates will have a knowledge base and skills that will fit them for a career in vineyards, wineries, production management, wine marketing, quality control, research and development in the wine, brewing and food processing industries. Its aim is to provide graduates with an excellent technical understanding of wine making through provision of a relevant and coherent body of knowledge on wine production and wine science a scientific base that allows the underlying principles and concepts to be understood, and industry-relevant skills.

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Program objectives

Upon completion, graduates from the Bachelor of Technology (Wine) program will have the following knowledge and skills:

Knowledge

  • a firm science foundation that provides the principles and concepts required to understand grape and wine production

  • an understanding of the wine production process for all major wine types, including how wine production is influenced by demands of cost, quality and throughput

  • awareness of how scientific principles in the fields of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and microbiology influence technical aspects of wine production

  • an understanding at a biochemical and physiological level of how viticultural management influences grape quality

  • an understanding of wine business management principles and wine marketing

  • awareness of factors that have shaped the Australian and global wine industries and their current directions of development

  • an understanding of sensory evaluation of wines and wine judging systems.


Skills

  • ability to inter-relate scientific concepts and principles to production processes so that production problems are quickly identified and new production situations and demands are successfully handled

  • the practical skills to manage a winery or a vineyard

  • sensory evaluation skills that permit identification of winemaking problems, rapid detection of faults, and reliable assessment of wine quality and characteristics

  • ability to understand and participate in wine judging processes

  • ability to understand, and communicate effectively with technical vineyard and winery staff

  • ability to apply principles of business management and marketing of wines.


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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

Australian applicants:

To be eligible for a place in this program, applicants will have at least a Sound Achievement over four semesters in Queensland Senior (Years 11 and 12) English. It is also recommended to have a Sound Achievement over four semesters in Mathematics B and Biological Science or Chemistry, or the equivalent of these qualifications.

It is recommended that international applicants should have the equivalent of a Sound Achievement over four semesters of Queensland Senior (Years 11 and 12) in Mathematics B and Biological Science or Chemistry. Please refer to USQ International for information about entry requirements.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Technology (Wine), a candidate must complete or be exempted from courses with a total value of at least 24 units, according to the following recommended enrolment pattern.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 8 years to complete this program.

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IT requirements

Students should visit the USQ minimum computing standards to check that their computers are capable of running the appropriate software and versions of Internet web browsers and to check the minimum and recommended standards for software.

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Residential schools

The attendance requirement of residential schools within this degree is indicated by the following letters: V = Voluntary; O = Optional; C = Compulsory; R = Recommended; HR = Highly Recommended; M = Mandatory. Find out more about residential schools, visit the Residential School Schedule to view specific dates for your degree, or visit the Policy and Procedure Library.

Residential Schools of three to five days duration are compulsory for those courses listed as having residential schools in the Recommended Enrolment Patterns below. Residential Schools of 3 days duration will be held at the Toowoomba Campus for the courses BIO1101, BIO2202, CHE1110 and CHE2120 . Residential Schools of 5 days duration will be held at the Toowoomba Campus or the Queensland College of Wine Tourism (QCWT), Stanthorpe, Queensland, for the courses WIN2201, WIN2202, WIN2203 , WIN3304, and WIN3306 .

Enquires on the Residential Schools should be directed to:
Prospective Students


Currently Enrolled Students


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Credit

Candidates must complete at least eight units of courses offered by USQ whilst enrolled in this program so at most sixteen units of exemptions may be granted.

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Course transfers

Transfer or credit for completed courses from USQ or other institutions from incomplete programs to the Bachelor of Technology (Wine) program will be allowed in accordance with USQ regulations provided the courses in question are compatible with the requirements for the Bachelor of Technology (Wine).

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Honours

Students meeting academic requirements in the undergraduate program may become eligible to continue on to a research Honours program, an 8-unit Coursework Masters program and further postgraduate study.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern: Full Time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

WIN1101 Grape and Wine Production1111
BIO1101 Biology 1*1111CResidential School: TWMBA
CHE1110 Chemistry 1*1111CResidential School: TWMBA
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing111 1, 2, 3
WIN2102 1212
BIO2202 Plant Physiology*1212CPre-requisite: BIO1101
CHE2120 Chemistry 2*1212CPre-requisite: CHE1110 Residential School: TWMBA
STA2300 Data Analysis1212, 3OEnrolment is not permitted in STA2300 if STA8170 or STA3100 has been previously completed.
WIN2201 13C

Year 2

WIN2202 21CResidential School: QCWT
WIN2203 21CResidential School: QCWT
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making21,221,2,3
WIN2204 22
WIN2205 22
WIN2206 22
Business Elective2222

Year 3

WIN3301 Sensory Analysis31
WIN3302 Viticultural Production31
CLI1110 Weather and Climate31
WIN3303 Wine Production31
MGT3004 Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship^32
WIN3304 Viticultural and Winemaking Practice 233CPre-requisite: WIN1101 Residential School: QCWT
SCI3302 Industry Placement31, 2, 3Pre-requisite: Completion of 2nd year (or 2 years full time study in a relevant area)
WIN3306 Sensory Analysis Practice31C

Business Elective Courses

MKT2001 Marketing Communications2121, 3
MKT2002 Global Marketing2121
MKT3001 Marketing Research2121Pre-requisite: MKT1001
MKT1002 Consumer Behaviour2221, 2
MKT2004 Marketing Channels2222
MKT3007 Marketing Strategy2222Pre-requisite: MKT1001
TOU3010 Event Management22

Footnotes
*These courses are designed primarily for other programs, and have EXT residential school practical components. Candidates of the BTWN will undertake the residential schools as two blocks (Semester 1 - Biology 1 & Chemistry 1: Semester 2 – Chemistry 2 and Plant Physiology). International and Domestic students residing overseas wishing to carry forward all prac components into the final year will need to study these courses in 1st year and will carry IDM grades until the practical components are completed.
^Students that have already completed MKT3006 Small and Medium Enterprise Development do not complete MGT3004.

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern: Part Time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

WIN1101 Grape and Wine Production1111
CHE1110 Chemistry 1*1111CResidential School: TWMBA
WIN2102 1212
CHE2120 Chemistry 2*1212CPre-requisite: CHE1110 Residential School: TWMBA

Year 2

BIO1101 Biology 1*2121CResidential School: TWMBA
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing2121, 2, 3
BIO2202 Plant Physiology*2222CPre-requisite: BIO1101 Residential School: TWMBA
STA2300 Data Analysis2222, 3OEnrolment is not permitted in STA2300 if STA8170 or STA3100 has been previously completed.
WIN2201 33C

Year 3

WIN2202 31CResidential School: QCWT
WIN2204 32
WIN2205 32

Year 4

WIN2203 41CResidential School: QCWT
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making41,241,2,3
WIN2206 42
Business Elective4242

Year 5

WIN3301 Sensory Analysis51
WIN3302 Viticultural Production51
MGT3004 Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship^52
WIN3304 Viticultural and Winemaking Practice 253CPre-requisite: WIN1101 Residential School: QCWT

Year 6

WIN3303 Wine Production61
CLI1110 Weather and Climate61
SCI3302 Industry Placement61, 2, 3Pre-requisite: Completion of 2nd year (or 2 years full time study in a relevant area)
WIN3306 Sensory Analysis Practice61C

Business Elective Courses

MKT2001 Marketing Communications4141, 3
MKT2002 Global Marketing4141
MKT3001 Marketing Research4141Pre-requisite: MKT1001
MKT1002 Consumer Behaviour4241, 2
MKT2004 Marketing Channels4242
MKT3007 Marketing Strategy4242Pre-requisite: MKT1001
TOU3010 Event Management42

Footnotes
*These courses are designed primarily for other programs, and have EXT residential school practical components. Candidates of the BTWN will undertake the residential schools as two blocks (Semester 1 - Biology 1 & Chemistry 1: Semester 2 – Chemistry 2 and Plant Physiology). International and Domestic students residing overseas wishing to carry forward all prac components into the final year will need to study these courses in 1st year and will carry IDM grades until the practical components are completed.
^Students that have already completed MKT3006 Small and Medium Enterprise Development do not complete MGT3004.