Course code MVI382B

MVI382B Cereal Technology

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Course responsible: Trude Wicklund
Teachers: Anne Kjersti Uhlen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Minimum 5, maximum 50 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Other
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Cereals, importance in the diet, chemical composition, thchnological and health related chatacteristics. Starch - energy, synthesizing and degradation of starch. Protein, amino acid composition in cereals, functional properties, quality aspects. Fibre, different qualities, properties and importance in the diet. Minerals and vitamins, antioxidants in cereals. Cereals: Wheat, rye, oats and barley, tropical cereals, rice, maize, sorghum and millet, special cereals: spelt, einkorn, and in addition; buck wheat. Technology: baking technology, biscuits, cakes, extrusion/breakfast cereals, pasta, and niche products from cereals.
Learning outcome:
Students will gain advanced knowledge of different aspects concerning the quality and use of cereals.
Learning activities:
The course will include lectures, practice in laboratory, individual study/work by the student and excursion.
Teaching support:
Fronter. E-mail:,
Principles of Cereal Science and Technology, Eds.: J.A. Delcour - R.C. Hoseney (AACC), articles. The students are also encouraged to seek literature on the Internet.
Knowledge of cereal as raw material. General knowledge in food technology.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Lab exercises and excursion.
2 hours written exam (counts 70%, must be approved), term paper (counts 30 %, must be approved).
Nominal workload:
30 hrs lectures, 10 hrs lab, 100 hrs self study, 10 hrs excursion.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
3x2 hours lecture per week including laboraty and group work for 6 weeks.
MVI382B starts in week 10 or 11, after MVI382A is finished. These two courses have the same timetable, but separate exams.
An external examiner grades 25 randomly selected exam papers..
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått