BSEN40440 Food Refrigeration Engineering

Academic Year 2023/2024

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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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


Autonomous Student Learning




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
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


Carry forward of passed components
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.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 14:00 - 16:50