WINERY ENGINEERING

AGR2WE

2016

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.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGary Clark

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and evaluate new information, concepts and techniques relating to winery engineering

Activities:
Workshop sessions, practical exercises and workshops in the winery will be used to demonstrate new information and concepts in winery engineering techniques

02. Apply practical and flexible problem solving skills to a range of winery engineering problems

Activities:
Workshop sessions, practical exercises and workshops in the winery will be used to winery engineering issues and problems. Groups of student will discuss possible solutions.

03. Explain and apply knowledge of winery engineering in relation to environmental sustainability

Activities:
Workshop sessions and demonstrations will inform students to the dangers inherent in winery activities. Use of job safety analysis sheets or equivalent will be used to assess the risks the personnel and the environment. Group discussions will also include ethical issues and environmental sustainability.

04. Explain the relationship between physical laws, function design and operating characteristics of winery plant and equipment.

Activities:
Using workshop sessions and practical exercises in the laboratory and winery, students gain knowledge on the behaviour of fluids and the construction, operation and maintenance of facilities.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGary Clark

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Practical problem solving exercise completed on-site at the NMIT winery30 01, 04
Report (2 x 1200 words)50 01, 02, 03
Tutorial questions (weekly, approx. 1400 words)20 01, 02