Food processing plant design
|Structure Type: ||Course|
|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|
Upon competition of the course, students will
- understand the fundamentals of designing and buildng a production plant, starting from an idea and building it into a functional plant
- be able to assess the special features of the food process design
- be able to produce clear and unambiguous design documents.
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.
- Diagrams used in factory design
- Special requirements of foods for the food process design
- Information handling in flowchart form
- Phases of design and construction
- Combining production lines from unit processes
- Profitability and other calculations
- Team work during projects and the use of expert advice and literature
Recommended or Required Reading
To be announced at the beginning of the course. Lecture's notes. Lopez-Gomez, A. & Barbosa-Canocas, G. 2005. Food Plant Design. CRC Press. 388 p.
Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, work during lessons and group work
Satisfactory (1...2): The student knows and understands to a basic concepts and methods of topics, and is able to apply them to usual problems.
Good (3...4): The student is familiar with the concepts and methods of topics, 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 topics, 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.
Examination (80%) and approved assignments (20%)