HSN315 - Food Manufacturing and Process Innovation


2023 unit information

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

Only available to students enrolled in H315, H318 and H300, D391 students completing the Food Studies major sequence (MJ-H000003).

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to Health-enquire@deakin.edu.au. Enrolment quotas apply.




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSN010

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour class (11 weeks)
1 x 3 hour practical (6 weeks).
Students are required to attend 80% of practicals (hurdle requirement).


This unit covers basic principles of food processing (e.g. mass balance, fluid flow and heat transfer) and commercial scale processing techniques such as low temperature and thermal processing, drying and concentration, extrusion technology and irradiation. The unit also addresses the principles behind the latest food processing technologies such as minimal processing, high pressure, ultrasonic, pulsed electric field processing and their applications in nutritional retention and functional product development. Throughout the unit, the importance of food safety, quality control and environmental impact will be stressed.

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