HSN320 - Trends in Product Development


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in H315, H318 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 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 (7 weeks)
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.

Hurdle requirement

Students are required to attend 80% of practicals.

Unit Fee Information

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