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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on developing knowledge of the principal concepts of winery engineering practices in commercial wineries and the safe operation of facilities, plant and equipment. Students will analyse and evaluate new information, concepts and techniques relating to wine engineering and investigate the management of engineering problems in the winery. Students will be able to explain the relationship between physical laws, function design and operating characteristics of winery plant and equipment. Students will also apply knowledge of winery engineering to issues of environmental sustainability in the winery. Independent research by students is a feature of the course.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites Admission into SBATE


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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsConcepts in wine technology: small winery operationsRecommendedYair, M 20123RD EDN, WINE APPRECIATION GUILD, USA
ReadingsEngineering design: a systematic approachRecommendedPahl, G, Beitz, W, Feldhusen, J & Grote, K 20073RD EDN, SPRINGER, USA
ReadingsHeat exchangers: selection, rating and thermal designRecommendedKakc, S, Hongtan, L & Pramuanjaroenkji 20123RD EDN, CRC PRESS, USA
ReadingsPrinciples and practices of engineering and industrial economicsRecommendedHussain, M 2013NOVA PUBLISHERS, USA
ReadingsSolar Energy in the winemaking industryRecommendedSmyth, M, Russell, J & Milanowski, T 2011SPRINGER, USA
ReadingsUnderstanding wine technologyRecommendedBird, D 20113RD EDN, WINE APPRECIATION GUILD, USA

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