Unit

School Of Science

Food Product DevelopmentWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300915.2

Discipline: FOOD SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Christine Hutchison


Assumed Knowledge
Students enrolled in this unit must have previous knowledge of food science principles, food processing, human nutrition, food analysis, sensory evaluation and food quality control systems, plus experience in food formulation and ingredient manipulation coupled with an understanding of nutritional requirements.


Equivalent Units
300637 - Food Product Development Practicum, FS304A - Food Product Development Practicum

Prerequisite
300922 Quality Assurance and Food Analysis AND 300879 Experimental Foods

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 160 credit points


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  Christine Hutchison  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  Christine Hutchison  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit is a final year capstone unit where students work in a team environment to apply the knowledge previously gained through their studies in nutrition and food science to develop a novel food product. The entire process of product development will be covered, including: idea generation; collating market, technical and consumer information; consumer surveying to establish the need/desire for a new product; product innovation development; quality testing and packaging. Students will develop specialised knowledge of the total product development system, including the ability to design, develop formulations and evaluation of sensory properties. Final product assessment includes nutritional composition, microbiological analysis, sensory evaluation and labelling compliant with regulations. The project is run in the simulated industry environment; team work among the members plays a key part of the unit.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students required to have Personal Protection Equipment e.g. Laboratory coat, safety goggles, closed-in shoes


Courses
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1652.7Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CONTINUING
1652.8Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT
2743.11Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
3562.9Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)CONTINUING
3678.1Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)CONTINUING
3678.2Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)CONTINUING
3754.1Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT
3756.1Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)CURRENT
3757.1Bachelor of Advanced ScienceCURRENT
3763.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
3764.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International StudiesCURRENT
4748.3Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
6043.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

KT3132.1Nutrition and Food ScienceCONTINUING
M3057.1Food Science & TechnologyCONTINUING
MT3021.1Nutrition and Food ScienceCURRENT
SM3038.1Food Technology - Secondary TeachingCONTINUING




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