Food and Bioprocessing Major

Overview

The major in Food and Bioprocessing allows Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering students to deepen their knowledge of bioreactors, bio-commodities, pharmaceuticals, food process design, food product realisation, food quality, food safety and food industry innovation. The major explores a range of new and emerging technologies in processing, extraction technologies used in the production of food and bioproducts, and the application of bioprocesses. The students will learn how to select, adapt, and evaluate food and bioprocessing options.

This major best aligns with the Chemical or Biomedical stream.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Food and Bioprocessing Major

Achievement of a major in Food and Bioprocessing requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 5000-level core units
(v) 6 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(vi) maximum 6 credit points of 3000-level selective units
(vii) minimum 6 - maximum 12 credit points of 5000-level selective units

Units of Study

Core units

1000-level units of study
CHNG1103
Conservation of Mass and Energy
6    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
Semester 2
2000-level units of study
CHNG2801
Fluid Mechanics
6    A It is assumed that students will be concurrently enrolled in or have already completed CHNG2802 or MATH2xxx
P CHNG1103
Semester 1
CHNG2803
Heat and Mass Transfer
6    A It is assumed that students will be concurrently enrolled in or have already completed: CHNG2801 or equivalent, and (CHNG2802 or MATH2XXX)
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923) AND (MATH1005 OR MATH1905 OR BUSS1020) AND ENGG1801 AND CHNG1103
Semester 1
3000-level units of study
CHNG3804
Biochemical Engineering
6    A CHNG2801, CHNG2802, CHNG2803 AND CHNG2806 or equivalents
Semester 2
5000-level units of study
CHNG5606
Advanced Food Processing
6    A (CHNG2801 or AMME2261 or AMME2200 or CIVL2611 or CIVL3612 or CIVL9612) AND (CHNG2802 or AMME2000 or MATH2011 or MATH2061 or MATH2921)


This unit of study is for Masters students and can be selected as an elective by 4th year students.
Semester 2

Selectives

1000-level units of study
CHEM1111
Chemistry 1A
6    A Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) and HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry and Mathematics Bridging Courses (offered in February)
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed secondary school chemistry are strongly advised to instead complete Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A in the first semester of the calendar year (unless you require 12 credit points of Chemistry and are commencing in semester 2). You should also take the Chemistry Bridging Course in advance (offered in February, and online year-round https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHEM1112
Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or (75 or above in CHEM1011 or CHEM1001)
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108 or CHEM1012 or CHEM1912 or CHEM1992
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHEM1911
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    A 80 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1991

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CHEM1912
Chemistry 1B (Advanced)
6    P CHEM1911 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or (75 or above in CHEM1111 or CHEM1101) or (90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent)
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108 or CHEM1012 or CHEM1112 or CHEM1992


Students who commence in semester 2 are strongly advised that you would be better served by taking the mainstream level units in sequence, Chemistry 1A before Chemistry 1B, rather than the Advanced units in the opposite order.
Semester 2
3000-level units of study
ENGG3800
Industry and Community Projects
6    A Upper-level disciplinary knowledge. Required knowledge will vary by project.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
FOOD3001
Food Processing and Value Adding
6    A 6cp of (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX) and 6cp of CHEM1XXX
P Completion of 72 credit points of units of study
N AGEN3004


This unit needs to be available as a non-award course so that students seeking admission to the MND have an option to fulfil the 6 cp Food Science prerequisite, if their previous study does not fulfil this requirement already.
Semester 1
5000-level units of study
CHNG5605
Bio-Products: Laboratory to Marketplace
6   

This course is for Master degree students and also is offered as an elective course for fourth year students.
Semester 2
CHNG5607
Advanced Biochemical Engineering
6    A CHNG2802 AND CHNG2806 AND CHNG3803 AND CHNG3804. Students who have not completed the units listed as assumed knowledge should consult the coordinator before enrolling in the course.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students who have not completed the units listed as assumed knowledge should consult the coordinator before enrolling in the course.
Semester 1