Viticulture and Enology Sciences  Scienze viticole ed enologiche

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field LM-70 Food industry
Application and Admission 1st year admission not available
Course Duration 2 years
Course Attendance Not mandatory
Course Language Italian
Course Location via Celoria 2 - Milano
Head of Studies Attilio Scienza
Course Website http://agraria-offdid.campusnet.unito.it/do/home.pl/View?doc=paginecds/sc_vitic_enol_270_magistrali.html



Course Objectives

The course is designed to train professional figures equipped with advanced training, the skills required to pursue specialist occupations in the spheres of viticulture and oenology, and proven professional expertise and autonomy.

Specific attention is devoted to developing the competences needed to resolve problems connected with the management of wine and oenological production systems in relation to the related land context. Attention is paid to both the environmental and social-economic implications. Graduates are also trained in the use of innovative tools and rigorous work methodologies.

The curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature and aims to equip students with the competences and knowledge required to support planning and knowledge diffusion in the viticultural and oenological sectors.

Thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, which covers a wide range of issues, graduates from the master programme possess the cultural, scientific and technical flexibility required to control and manage the continuous development of the viticultural and oenological production system, in line with the changing requirements of a complex, sophisticated culture such as that of Europe.

Graduates must be able to apply their knowledge and competences to:

  • quality and safety testing in the various types of viticultural and oenological products, in compliance with regulations concerning environmental protection and the safety of workers and consumers
  • the design, management and certification of production processes and systems specific to the technical and mechanical equipment and installations employed in the wine sector
  • consultacy and the management and coordination of the complex procedures adopted in the wine sector
  • the management of research and viticultural and oenological development projects on a corporate and regional scale.



Career and Employment

 Graduates from the master degree programme in Viticulture and Oenology can pursue career opportunities in the viticultural an oenological sectors, through the assumption of managerial and consulting roles.

They can also work in Public Administration, through roles in monitoring bodies and sector management, pursue freelance work as food and/or agricultural technologist, and enter competitions for research and teaching careers.

Graduates from the master degree programme in Viticulture and Oenology are therefore qualified to enter professional roles engaged in:

  • managerial responsibilities in viticultural and oenological company divisions
  • planning procedures at the corporate and regional level, in the viticulture and oenology sectors
  • the design of viticultural and oenological facilities
  • the economic and administrative management of wine companies
  • professional careers as oenologists.

On the strength of this training, graduates can operate – both at the planning and managerial level – in the following sectors:

  • the technical and economic management of wine resources
  • the definition and organisation of technical assistance services
  • the control and protection of rural wine-growing land
  • the design and fine tuning of technological production facilities
  • machine, installation and facility security
  • the organisation and rationalisation of distribution and commercialisation systems for wine production.