Wine Science Programme

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Wine Science

Programme overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) provides the opportunity to acquire a postgraduate qualification in a specific subject or specialisation without undertaking a research-based degree. It is typically undertaken after the completion of a BSc in which you have achieved a satisfactory level of competency in the subject area of the intended diploma.

Highlights of the PGDipSci in Wine Science

  • Live, learn and work on an historic and beautiful working winery located on Waiheke Island.
  • Courses are taught by internationally recognised lecturers and researchers.
  • Learn winemaking from the vineyard to the glass while being guided by professional winemakers.
  • Work with classical European grape varieties: Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
  • Classes take a practical approach to viticulture, winemaking and sensory evaluation.
  • Prepare for a career in winemaking in New Zealand or overseas.

Hear from some of our current and past students why they decided to study with us and what they liked about the programme.

Application procedure

Students must apply for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc programmes online using Student Services Online. The number of places available in the programmes is limited.

Student Services Online

Prospective students should contact the director Randy Weaver, or Associate Professor Paul Kilmartin in advance of enrolment. To apply you should hand in a full CV, an academic record or transcript and other relevant material. Individual programmes of study must be approved by the director.

Neill Culley (Director)
Phone: +64 9 372 7054 or +64 21510187

Professor Paul Kilmartin
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 88324