FN1800: Food Engineering

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 8.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semester 2.
Teaching Methods: 20hr(s) Lectures (plus assigned coursework assessed by written examination and supported by the course Blackboard website)
Module Co-ordinator: Prof Jorge Oliveira, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Dr. Jonathan O'Sullivan, Food Industry Training Unit.
Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding of some of the basic principles of food engineering, including density, liquid-liquid mising, heat energy and transfer, pressure, steam, boilers, food preservation approaches, electricity and measuring units and mathematics, all with a particular focus on industrial applications.
Module Content: Heat and temperature. Water. Boilers and steam. Heat transfer. Fluid, pumps and associated equipment. Introduction to electricity in the food industry.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Identify the main services within a factory and include measurement and calculation where appropriate.
  • Describe and quantify heat energy and heat transfer phenomnna.
  • Outline the design, and operation of, steam boilers and the conveying and use of steam.
  • Apply density and mixing theory to practical problems.
  • Distinguish between a number of food preservation approaches from refrigeration to drying techniques.
  • Apply basic electricity principles.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Online / in-class test).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): None.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Supplemental test.

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