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Qualification: Bachelor Degree in Oenology. Department of Oenology and Beverage Technology. Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Technology. Technological Educational Institute of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace.

Bachelor Degree in Oenology. Department of Oenology and Beverage Technology. Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Technology. Technological Educational Institute of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace.

Qualification Information

Graduates of the Oenology and Beverage Technology Department of the School of Agricultural Technology, based on their specialized scientific and technological knowledge, are active independently or in collaboration with other scientists in the study, research and application of technology and biotechnology in modern and specific fields of oenology and beverage technology and the process of preservation, processing and quality control, the establishment of workshops, the utilization of by-products and the biological treatment of waste and other activities. Upon completion of their studies, graduates of the Department acquire the necessary scientific and technological knowledge, abilities and skills to operate as Oenologists and Beverage Technologists, particularly in the following areas:
Production, processing, quality assurance, quality and fitness certification and quality control of wine products, beverages and water.
Packaging, storage, preservation, distribution and marketing of wines, beverages and water.
Organization of wine businesses, and brewery and distillery businesses.
Establishment and operation of wine and spirits tasting workshops, of beverage analysis laboratories and test laboratories for wine waste and water.
Design and implementation of research and development programs, and preparation of feasibility studies in the fields of oenology, beverage technology and water.
Technical support of issues related to environmental and legal obligations of wine and beverage businesses at national and international level.
Preparation of studies and design of wine, beer and beverage industries.
In the framework of collective work with other experts, preparation of studies and design of wine, beer and beverage industries, establishment and cultivation of vineyards and other species used in beverage production, the utilization of their by-products and processing of waste of the wine and beverage industries.

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Qualification's Type

BACHELOR DEGREE (PTYCHIO/DIPLOMA ANOTATIS EKPAIDEFSIS)

Education Sector

Higher education

Purpose

Basic

Duration

4 years

The curriculum of the Oenology and Beverage Technology Department of the School of Agricultural Technology of the Technological Education Institute of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace covers the subject of the application of biological and natural sciences in the processing of grapes and other raw materials of agricultural origin that may undergo alcoholic fermentation and the distillation products of these fermentations for the production of beverages.
Upon completion of their studies, graduates of the Department will have the necessary scientific and technological knowledge and skills to operate professionally as Oenologists and Beverage Technologists, in particular in the following areas:
1. Production, processing, quality control and quality assurance, quality certification and suitability of wine products as well as brewing, distillation products and other beverages.
2. Packaging, storage, preservation, distribution and marketing of wines and beverages.
3. Organization of wine business and brewing and distillery companies.
4. Establishment and operation of oenological tasting workshops, beverage analysis laboratories and laboratories of oenological waste and water control.
5. Design and implementation of research and development programs and preparation of feasibility studies in each field of oenology and beverages technology.
6. Technical support of issues related to environmental and legal obligations of wine and beverage businesses at national and international level.
7. Studies on and designing of wine, beer and beverage industries.
8. In the context of collective and team work with other specialists, installation and cultivation of vineyards, utilization of by-products and waste treatment of wine and beverage industries.

Studies include theoretical teaching, laboratory exercises, tutorials, seminars, visits to production sites and assignments with an emphasis on case studies and participatory work. Special attention is given to development of personal skills of the student, including the development of initiatives and problem-solving abilities.
Key subjects of the Department include general infrastructure courses on positive and life sciences, such as chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, physical chemistry, biotechnology, as well as grape-related objects, such as morphology and physiology, soil science, special issues of viticulture.
Specialty items include in particular science, technology and the quality control of wines and beverages.
A particular courses category is formed by cognitive objects on administration, economics and law, which are essential to the organization and management of businesses, laboratories, organizations and agencies related to the specialty.

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NQF Level: 
6
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Technological Educational Institute of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace

Awarding body contact info: 

AGIOS
LOUKAS, 65404 KAVALA

TEL: 2510462177

Fax: 2510462140

email: info@teiemt.gr 

National occupation classification: 

ISCO 08

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The conditions of professional employment of the Graduate of the Department arise by law 1967/1987 on the abolition of granting practice licenses, in force before due to lack of oenological schools in Greece. Law 1967/1987 defines graduates of the Oenology and Beverage Technology Department as Oenologists in line with international provisions for the profession of oenologist.

In more detail, the occupation of the Department Graduates is described in the Decision of the Technological Education Council No. 13/11-1-1994.

The key points of this decision are as follows:

1. Graduates of the Oenology and Beverage Technology Department of the School of Agricultural Technology of Technological Education Institutes, based on their specialized scientific and technical knowledge, can work either independently or in collaboration with other scientists, in the study, research and application of technology and biotechnology in modern and specific fields of oenology and beverages technology and in the process of preservation, processing and quality control, the utilization of by-products and the biological treatment of waste.

These graduates, regarded as oenologists in accordance with the provisions of Article 4 of Law 1697/1987, are entitled to employment either as members of units, either as self-employed, in the following objects and functions:

production and quality control of wine and spirits in corresponding industries and crafts or as production managers of these units, either as heads of quality control or as heads of departments.
marketing and handling of equipment for wine and drinks industries and craft.
marketing and handling of additives used by wine and drinks industries and craft.
establishment and operation of oenological laboratories and laboratory of beverage and water analysis and control in accordance with applicable legislation.
drafting and supervision of study or participation in the elaboration and supervision of financial and technical feasibility study for the establishment or expansion of wines and beverages industries and craft in accordance with applicable legislation.
participation in the design and supervision of construction or expansion of wines and beverages industries and craft.
Engage in any other activity that occurs with the evolution of oenology and beverages technology and is demonstrably covered by the subject of their specialization.
2. Engage in expert tasks in market regulations’ or other courts and in monitoring bodies to certify the quality and appropriateness of wines and beverages.
3. Can participate and cooperate in the study for the establishment and cultivation of vineyards.
4. Graduates of the said department can develop into all aspects of administrative and technical hierarchy in wines and beverages industries and crafts and related services. They can also cover posts of responsible officials provided for by the legislation in force for the operation of businesses relating to the processing, production and exploitation of wines, beverages and water and related derivatives.

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Access requirements: 

Access to this type of qualification have those who have completed at least the secondary education (level 4).
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 7 or 8.

Ways to acquire: 

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.