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HSN320 - Trends in Product Development

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 H315 and students enrolled in D391, H300 Food Studies major sequence (MJ-H000003).

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:

1 x 2 hour class (7 weeks) and 1 x 3 hour practical (10 weeks). Students are required to attend 80% of practicals (hurdle requirement)


This unit focuses on the trends in product development and stages involved in developing novel food products using functional food ingredients through knowledge of product formulation, processing, packaging and labelling, safety and marketing. Students will gain practical experience in all stages of product development by designing a novel product and packaging to meet current food trends. Throughout the unit, the importance of food safety, quality control and environmental impact will be stressed. This unit provides knowledge and skills to undertake product development roles in the food industry.


Assessment task 1: 2 cloud (online) MCQ tests 10%

Assessment task 2: Individual contribution to team project report (1500 words per student) and oral presentation 50%

Assessment task 3: Examination (1.5 hours) 40%

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

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