Unit description

Historical developments and contemporary factors that influence the Australian food industry are compared and contrasted. Principles in food product development are examined and food science concepts are applied to practical food product development processes. Students also analyse environmental and social implications of food manufacturing and emerging technologies in food production.

Unit content

1. The Australian food industry 

2. Food Product Development 

3. Food Science 

4. Food Manufacture

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Farrer, K, 2005, To feed a nation: A history of Australian food science and technology, CSIRO Publishing , Collingwood. ISBN: 0643091548.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Online

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 (4)
Assessment
Essay40%
Portfolio60%
Notice

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Fee information

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