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S2009

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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Science.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

S2009

Credit points

144

Abbreviated title

BFoodSciTech

Managing faculty

Science

Admission and fees

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Course type

Specialist
Single degree
Bachelor's

Standard duration

3 years FT

Students have a period of eight years to complete this course, including any periods of intermission.

Mode and location

On-campus (Malaysia)

Award/s

Bachelor of Food Science and Technology

Description

The Bachelor of Food Science and Technology is your opportunity to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of future generations.

Food science involves the biological, physical and chemical aspects of food and its composition, beginning with harvesting, followed by preparation and ending with consumption. Food technology is the application of food science to the processing of biological materials into food products.

The course focuses, firstly, on helping you develop a greater understanding of the fate of agricultural raw materials as they are processed and formulated before being presented to the consumer and, secondly, on the technology of food such as preservation, processing, packaging and distribution to ensure that food is safe, nutritious, and wholesome.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the principles, concepts and skills relevant to food science and technology, including types of food materials, regional food culture (e.g. halal foods), manufacturing processes, and industrial applications of food science and technology
  2. apply quantitative and qualitative laboratory research techniques and analytical skills of foods, food processing, and quality control in food science and technology
  3. demonstrate inquiry and critical thinking, and ethical, social and international understanding in the context of food science and technology
  4. communicate effectively, liaise and cooperate with others in a multidisciplinary setting and write professionally in the field of food science and technology
  5. assess and effectively manage occupational health and safety issues related to food science and technology activities in the laboratory, and in environmental and industrial settings.

Structure

The course develops through three themes of foundation sciences and scientific practice, food science and food technology that culminate in a food science internship.

Part A. Foundation sciences and scientific practice

Food science is an interdisciplinary field, and draws on a broad scientific foundation. These studies develop your understanding of the underpinning sciences. They also provide an introduction to the key areas of scientific communication and practice and the scientific techniques and processes that have and will lead to advances in food science.

Part B. Food science

In these studies you will learn about the physical, biological, and chemical aspects of food and its composition, beginning with harvesting, followed by preparation and ending with consumption. You will develop an understanding of the fate of agricultural raw materials as they are processed and formulated before being presented to the consumer.

Part C. Food technology

Food technology is the application of food science to the processing of biological materials into food products. You will develop your understanding of the technology of food including product development, preservation, processing, packaging and distribution to ensure high quality, safe and nutritionally valuable food and food products.

Part D. Internship

The internship provides a minimum of eight-weeks industrial placement in which you will have the opportunity to integrate the various strands of your learning in a real work place.

Part E. Free electives

This will enable you to further develop your knowledge of food science and technology or to select units from across the university in which you are eligible to enrol.

Requirements

The course comprises 144 points of which 132 points comprise food science and technology study and 12 points are free electives.

The course develops through theme studies in A. Foundation sciences and scientific practice, B. Food Science, C. Food Technology that come together in D. the Internship. There will also be some elective study.

Elective units may be at any level, however, no more than 10 units (60 points) may be completed at level 1.

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/maps/map-s2009.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are six credit points unless otherwise stated.

Part A. Foundation sciences and scientific practice (66 points)

Students complete:

Part B. Food science (30 points)

Students complete:

Part C. Food technology (30 points)

Students complete:

Part D. Internship (6 points)

Students complete:

Part E. Free electives (12 points)

Electives will enable you to further develop your knowledge of food science and technology or to select units from across the University in which you are eligible to enrol.

Progression to further studies

Honours

Students successfully completing the Bachelor of Food Science and Technology may proceed to a one year honours program leading to S3701 Bachelor of Science (Honours). To be eligible to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Science (Honours) students must obtain a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant units at level 3.