Basics of food technology

Structure Type: Course
Code: KC03BE20126
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Alarinta, Jarmo
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
BIOEL-2013   1 autumn   3.0   2013-09-01   2013-12-31  

Learning Outcomes

Upon competition of the course, students will
- be familiar with the structure of Finnish food processing industry and International development in food production
- be able to evaluate the more significant methods of producing food stuffs.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 80 h
- of which scheduled studies: 40 h
- of which autonomous studies: 40 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies are required.


- Significance of the food processing industry to Finland's economy
- History and chief industrial enterprises
- Trends in international food processing
- General outline of the following: vegetable and fruit products, meat products, cereal products, dairy products, edible fats, sugars, drinks, and confectionery

Recommended or Required Reading

Saarela, Hyvönen, Määttälä, von Wright (Ed.): Elintarvikeprosessit. Savonia.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and seminars

Assessment Criteria

Satisfactory (1...2): The student knows and understands to a basic concepts and methods of food processing

Good (3...4): The student is familiar with the concepts and methods of food processing, and is able to apply them to different types of problems. The student is able to combine the accumulated knowledge and skills with previous experiences in the subject.

Excellent (5): The student is familiar with the concepts and methods of food processing, and is able to apply them to a variety of different problems. The student has demonstrated creativity and innovation, and is able to find new meanings when applying what they have learned.

Assessment Methods

Successfully completed exam and seminar presentation

Work Placement