FOSC 3002


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

To discuss the principles and applications of various food unit operation procedures in food processing and manufacturing.

Course content

Principles of food unit operations: cleaning, sorting, grading, screening, size reduction, mixing, forming, separations, membrane concentration, thermal processes, dehydration, evaporation, refrigeration; material handling, fermentations, and packaging;  ; thermal process calculations and heat penetration data; heat treatment on food nutrients;   thermal treatment of food, types of thermal treatment –blanching, pasteurisation, canning, UHT; Dehydration of foods; water activity and moisture isotherms; drying curves, effect of dehydration on microorganisms, organoleptic and nutritional properties of food. Rehydration of foods. Principles of refrigeration and cold storage: effect of low temperature on microbial activity, enzymatic activity and chemical changes, requirements of refrigeration, freezing of foods. New innovations in food processing Principles of manufacture, handling and processing of selected dairy, meat, fish and shellfish, fruit and vegetable,  novel foods, bush-tucker foods and cereal products; Process involved in wine and beer making;  significance of wastewater and water treatment in food manufacturing and environmental implications. 


Fellows, P.J., Food Processing Technology: Principles and Practices, Current Edition, CRC Press


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
FOSC 2006 Food Safety and Regulation



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
Workshop 3 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Essay, Examination, Report, Test/Quiz


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4C)
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Course Coordinators

UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

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