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.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|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).
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Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Written Assessment||20%|
|2. Practical and Written Assessment||30%|
|3. Take Home Exam||50%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
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Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 40.91% response rate.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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|5 - Team Work||•|
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|8 - Ethical practice||•|
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