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CHEM12077 Food Science & Analysis
Food Science & Analysis
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General Information


In this unit, you will learn theoretical and practical applications in food science and analysis. You will become familiar with laboratory compliance procedures, interpret risks and appropriate risk-minimisation approaches. The theoretical concepts will include an overview of food science, systems and sustainability, food chemistry and composition, food quality and safety, food preservation, food additives, foods and food products, fermentation, microorganisms, biotechnology, food packaging, environmental concerns and processing, and food regulation and labelling. Contents covered in this unit will provide a sturdy basis for studies in food science, systems and sustainability. Contents covered in this unit will enable you to be able to understand the implications of food science and analysis associated with manufacturing, environment, biotechnology and regulations. Accompanying the theory, you will enhance your practical skills by learning the operation and maintenance of common instrumentation used for food analysis, perform wet chemical analysis, data interpretation and appropriate communication of the results.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: CHEM11041 OR CHEM11043 or (CHEM11044 and CHEM11045)

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2022

Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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Class and Assessment Overview

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Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

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Students felt that the residential school for this unit was well-organised and ran smoothly. Students felt they have learned a lot both in terms of content and laboratory skills. Students commented that attending the residential school not only allowed them to learn about the food products that get sent out to consumers, but also how those products are quality tested and controlled. They also commented that all staff were very helpful and ensured that they understood what they were doing and why they were doing it. Students had a great experience.


We will continue to maintain the high standards set for residential school offered in this unit going forward.

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Students commented that the learning resources for this unit were uploaded on Moodle at the end of each week which did not provide them with enough time to review the contents.


The teaching team will endeavour to upload all the necessary learning resources in advance on Moodle to provide students more time to review the contents.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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