FBMFP1-Food Processing

Module Provider: Food and Nutritional Sciences
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded: FBMFP2 Food Manufacturing and the Environment
Module version for: 2012/3

Module Convenor: Dr Alistair Grandison

Email: a.s.grandison@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
The module provides sufficient information to understand the fundamentals of food processing including hands on pilot plant experience

To introduce students to both the theoretical and practical considerations in the application of process plant for the production of foods suitable for consumption

Assessable learning outcomes:
The student will have a practical understanding of food processing operations and how they interact with the safety and quality of foods. The student will be able to quantitatively evaluate the performance of food processing equipment.

Additional outcomes:
The student should be able to carry out small-scale food processing operations and associated laboratory-based test methods safely.

Outline content:
•Raw material properties in relation to processing
•Heat Transfer: mechanisms and processes
•Heat exchangers, heat treatment processes and kinetics
•Dehydration, including mass transfer considerations
•Separation processes
•Electromagnetic and novel processes
•Cleaning and hygiene

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
In the Autumn Term there will be a series of lectures. Practical classes will be scheduled in the Spring Term, together with the remaining lectures. Quantitative aspects will be developed further by setting problem sheets. The practical reports will require private study.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 24 18
Practicals classes and workshops 24
Guided independent study 40 50 44
Total hours by term 64.00 92.00 44.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:

Method Percentage
Written exam 70
Practical skills assessment 30

Other information on summative assessment:
3 practical reports submitted in spring term

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:
2 hours

Requirements for a pass:
50% overall

Reassessment arrangements:
Written examination during the University re-examination period (late August / early September).

Last updated: 19 September 2012

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