About the programme
The Viticulture and Enology (V&E) programme is a first-level undergraduate study programme that takes three years to complete. The programme is uniform throughout the first two years and offers good fundamental knowledge of natural sciences and the economy as well as more professional knowledge in viticulture, oenology and wine marketing. Lectures are supplemented through practical work experiences in laboratories and in school wine cellar; with fieldwork exercises and practical training at wine-growing estates and in collaborating laboratories or institutes. In the third year, the students can upgrade obligatory courses through various elective courses that give them the opportunity to specialise their knowledge according to their goals and plans for the future.
The curriculum of the programme is consistent with the guidelines and recommendations of the OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine) for the education of oenologists.
The objective of the study programme is to educate professionals with interdisciplinary theoretical and practical knowledge and to raise up comprehensively educated graduates who are professionals that are able to understand and manage complex problems in viticulture, winemaking, wine marketing and related disciplines.