Course code MVI480

MVI480 Food Process Technology

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Course responsible: Reidar Barfod Schuller
Teachers: Trude Wicklund
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: By assignment
First time: 2004V
Preferential right:
PhD students.
Course contents:
The course contains theory at PhD level regarding food engineering technology, such as mass and energy balance, material characteristics, heat transportation etc. and some information on process control. In addition, important unit operations such as blanching, pasteurising, sterilising, baking, frying, infrared, ohmic and dielectric heating, cooling and freezing are covered. The course is a PhD course and involves discussion groups/independent study.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge: Students will aquire deeper knowledge in relation to unit operations in food engineering for the production of different types of food; like cooling, freezing, thawing, warming, heat conservation and sorting.

Skills: The students should be able to evaluate unit operations in the food industry and use or implement measurement methods into food production.The skills represent tools achieving the United Nations goals on sustainability.

General competence: They will also acquire a thorough insight into conditions regarding machinery, instruments and other equipment in the food industry, and further knowledge of measurement methods.

Learning activities:
Lectures and colloquia.
Teaching support:
Supervised group discussion.
Handbook of Food Engineering, EDS. D.R. Heldmand and D.B. Lund, 2nd Edition (2007) ISBN 0-8247-5331-3.
MVI280 and MVI281 or equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
MSc in Food Science or equivalent.
Mandatory activity:
Oral examination, counts 100 %.
Nominal workload:
Supervised discussion groups: 28 hours. Self-study: 272 hours. 300 hours in total.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Discussion groups 2 hours per week for 14 weeks.
The course will be given on request. Minimum 5 partcipants.
An external examiner assesses the oral examination.
Examination details: Oral exam: Passed / Failed