|Short Description:||Food Processing|
|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|
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.