Course code MVI483

MVI483 Dairy Technology

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Course responsible: Siv Borghild Skeie
Teachers: Anne-Grethe Johansen, Judith Ann Narvhus
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 August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, Autumn parallel, January block, Spring parallel, June block.
Course frequency: By assignment
First time: 2005H
Preferential right:
PhD students with focus on dairy science/dairy technology.
Course contents:
This course is suited for PhD students whose research is within the area of dairy technology or related areas, or are doing research in which dairy technology knowledge is of substantial importance. The course will to a large extent be production oriented, but builds on a comprehensive knowledge of the components of milk and on the units operations in dairy technology. Utilising the components of milk in product manufacturing, product quality and characteristics, and relevant control of products and of production processes will be central topics in the course.
Learning outcome:

KNOWLEDGE: Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the selected topics for the course. They will obtain knowledge at the level of the most recent research documentation. The students will approach the highest level of knowledge within their chosen topics in dairy technology.

SKILLS: The students should be able to use their knowledge on their own scientific work.

GENERAL COMPETENCE: The students are updated within dairy science and is able to use the obtained knowledge within their own research.

Learning activities:
The course involves extensive individual work within a chosen amount of source material. Students may participate in colloquia with teachers as resource persons, given that the students are well prepared.
Teaching support:
The course responsible and other contributing teachers can offer academic meetings as an integrated part of the academic work at the department. Special appointments are made on request. Being a doctoral course, it will to a large degree be adapted individually. The course will mainly be based on self-study with guidance and continuous conversations with the course responsible or other contributing teachers. 
The syllabus will to a large extent consist of recent research articles, to reflect the newest research within the chosen topics.
Relevant Master´s degree, prefereably with focus on dairy technology. An individual evaluation of the candidates' knowledge will be made. The candidates´ qualifications in dairy technology should preferably be on the same level as the knowledge acquired by taking courses in dairy technology at the master´s level at NMBU.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Normally, a final written examination. If the course is taken completely on an individual basis, oral examination or written assignment can be used.
Nominal workload:
Lectures: 20 hours. Discussion groups: 100 hours. Self-study: 180 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Discussion groups are arranged when required.
The course will be given on request.
An external examiner grades the examination.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: Passed / Failed