The graduation requirements for the BV&O is 360 credits, including:
- no more than 165 credits at the 100 level,
- at least 75 credits at the 300 level,
- all of the courses listed in Schedule A
- 18 weeks practical work (6 Viticulture, 6 Winery, 6 either Viticulture/Winery or Allied). Two reports are required. Practical Workbook for V&O.
The remaining credits may be chosen from any of the bachelor degree courses offered at Lincoln University, or you may choose to take an additional major or minor(s) to compete the requirements of your degree.
In order to graduate with the BV&O students must participate in a multiple-day field tour that is attached to the Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology degree (not to a specific course) unless, with permission of the Academic Board, the tour requirement is waived.
Students that decide to take on an additional major or minor, are strongly advised to seek course advice to ensure that the course of study is structured to complete the requirements of both the degree and major or minor in three years.
Students must meet all the requirements for the additional major or minor. Courses at the 300 level taken from the degree schedule to meet the requirements of the degree may not be credited to any additional major or minor. Any 300 level course which is credited to an additional major or minor may not be credited towards any other major or minor.
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Lincoln University runs 10 courses per year at NMIT Marlborough campus. This enables students who will have completed the NMIT Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology and Wine Production to upgrade their qualification to the BV&O degree.
The courses are covered over two semesters (4 courses each) and a November Summer School (2 courses). The first semester starts in late January with a 7-week break within the semester to allow students to do a commercial vintage. Lincoln campus students can opt to do Semester One in Marlborough to complete a vintage within their degree.
Students are strongly recommended to contact their Academic Co-ordinator for more information on commercial vintage and planning their degree.