BSEN40440 Food Refrigeration Engineering

Academic Year 2022/2023

The frozen food is one of the biggest sectors in the food industry. With the development of the freezing technology, there has been a steady increase in the quantity and variety of frozen foods. Nowadays, frozen foods have become a part of our daily life.In this module you will be introduced to, and will examine in detail, the principles of refrigeration cycles and the determination of thermal properties of foods. You will examine both conventional and novel cooling and freezing processes of foods, the calculation of cooling time and freezing time and the safety and quality of chilled and frozen foods. Finally industrial cooling and freezing facilities will be introduced.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:- explain how and why food is refrigerated- calculate cooling and freezing times based on food properties.- choose an appropriate cooling and freezing method and facility

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

30

Autonomous Student Learning

48

Lectures

24

Total

102

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
active/task-based learning; lectures; reflective learning; enquiry & problem-based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

Students should have previously completed BSEN 20020 Principles of Engineering or MEEN 20010 Mechanics of Fluids I or equivalent before taking this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
BSEN30090 - Food Refrigeration Systems, BSEN40030 - Adv Food Refrigeration Systems


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: < Description > 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

100


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 14:00 - 16:50