Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorGary Clark
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites Admission into SBATE
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Concepts in wine technology: small winery operations||Recommended||Yair, M 2012||3RD EDN, WINE APPRECIATION GUILD, USA|
|Readings||Engineering design: a systematic approach||Recommended||Pahl, G, Beitz, W, Feldhusen, J & Grote, K 2007||3RD EDN, SPRINGER, USA|
|Readings||Heat exchangers: selection, rating and thermal design||Recommended||Kakc, S, Hongtan, L & Pramuanjaroenkji 2012||3RD EDN, CRC PRESS, USA|
|Readings||Principles and practices of engineering and industrial economics||Recommended||Hussain, M 2013||NOVA PUBLISHERS, USA|
|Readings||Solar Energy in the winemaking industry||Recommended||Smyth, M, Russell, J & Milanowski, T 2011||SPRINGER, USA|
|Readings||Understanding wine technology||Recommended||Bird, D 2011||3RD EDN, WINE APPRECIATION GUILD, USA|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Analyse and evaluate new information, concepts and techniques relating to winery engineering
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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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Epping, 2016, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGary Clark
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Practical problem solving exercise completed on-site at the NMIT winery||30||01, 04|
|Report (2 x 1200 words)||50||01, 02, 03|
|Tutorial questions (weekly, approx. 1400 words)||20||01, 02|