HSN206 - Food Analysis and Quality Assurance


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in D301 H315 and H318 or
D304, D311, D321, D331, S320 students completing the Food Science major (MJ-S000098).

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


For students enrolled in S320, D304, D311, D321 and D331: Must have passed SLE155 or  SLE133.

For students enrolled in D301 H315 and H318: Must have passed SLE133 and Must have passed HSN104 or SLE155.


Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSN010

Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Online independent learning activities
6 x 2 hour scheduled seminars (recordings provided)
5 x 3 hour practical experience (laboratory)


This unit provides students with an understanding of analytical methods used for measuring the chemical composition of food as well as the management systems used by the food industry to ensure consistently high-quality products. Specific topics covered include representative sampling, data analysis and presentation, analysis of macro- and micro-nutrients, measurement of additives and contaminants in foods, quality assurance systems including standard operating procedures and total quality management.

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