MVI387 Milkbased Ingredients

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Anne-Grethe Johansen

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Engelsk, norsk

Limits of class size:20

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:

Lectures 18 hours, 2 hours demonstration/practical.

Self study, journal writing and exam (litterature essay) 105 hours.

Total work load 125 hours.

Teaching and exam period:Spring parallell

About this course

Processing and application of byproducts from the dairy industry. Typical byproducts from the dairy industry may be whey, buttermilk, permeate from filtration, waste milk, product waste.

Tailormade ingredients.

Learning outcome


The students will gain knowledge about milkbased ingredients in relation to their application in various products is a central goal in the course. The students shall gain good theoretical knowledge of the various processing steps and processing lines for the manufacturing of milkbased ingredients.


On the basis of theoretical and practical experience, partly gained through exercises and experiments in the pilot plant for food manufacturing, the students shall understand the manufacturing processes of milkbased ingredients and factors affecting the quality properties of the products.

General competence

The course emphasises the conveyance of attitudes related to the importance of and possible uses for a food raw material such as milk, in that as much as possible of its components are used as food, in agreement with the Sustainable Development Goals towards 2030 from UN. In particular, goal nr. 12; Responsible Consumption and Production, and nr. 2; Zero Hunger.

  • Lectures

    Practical assignments

    Litterature study

  • Presence and accesibility during office hours, via e-mail ( and Canvas.

    Reviews of laboratory journals and excercises.

    • Knowledge of milk as a raw material and milk processing equivalent to MVI273.
    • Knowledge of food chemistry equivalent to KJB210 / MVI202.
  • Written essay on a given topic, followed by an oral presentation (100%)
  • An external examiner evaluates the written assignment and the oral presentation.
  • Practical/demonstration.
  • If less than 5 students, the course will be cancelled.
  • Weekly lectures of 2h each. No lectures in the weeks when litterature essay is given. One 2h demonstration/practical will be given during the semester. Lectures will be given by teachers at the faculty, and external teachers from the industry.
  • Letter grades
  • Special requirements in Science.