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BIO3810 Food Processing

Short Description: Food Processing
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 019905 - Food Science and Biotechnology
Grading basis : Graded

Other Requisites

Recommended: BIO2810 and CHE2810 and CHE2820


This course outlines the main methods of processing primary food ingredients into high quality, nutritious, sustainable and safe food products. The science behind food processing approaches and their analysis are outlined. Food process unit operations are outlined and analysed including movement of food through a process (mass balance, fluid flow, rheology and pumping), thermal processing and storage (energy balance, heat transfer, drying, freezing, canning, refrigeration). The course also looks at the advantages, disadvantages, safety and environmental implications of contemporary food processing technologies.

This course contains a highly recommended Residential School where students will be working with students from other courses, and will involve factory tours.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 External
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 7 December 2021