Return to previous page

HSN106 - Food Fundamentals

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in D301 and H315.

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to Enrolment quotas apply.

Unit chair:

Shirani Gamlath




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSN010

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

11 x 2 hour classes and 4 x 2 1/2 hour laboratories for the trimester

Students are required to attend 75% of laboratory classes (hurdle requirement)


This unit provides students with a sound background to enable them to identify and undertake careers in food-related industries. Students will gain an understanding of food preparation and manufacturing processes applied to basic food commodities such as cereals, vegetables, fruit, pulses, milk, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, fats and oils, starch, sugars and beverages. Products arising from these processes have characteristic properties and quality attributes that will be examined in some detail. Introduction to fermentation and biotechnology, food packaging and labelling will also be discussed.


Assessment task 1: 4 cloud (online) MCQ tests 20%
Assessment task 2: Individual contribution to team project (1000 words per student) 30%
Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%
Assessment task 4: Hurdle requirement - Students are required to attend 75% of laboratory classes

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

Return to previous page