Food Technology Project

An original investigation of a food industry problem or opportunity. The student works under academic supervision within an industrial research brief and learns from practice, systematic skills in problem analysis, research and communication. Consideration of ethical, legal and social environments. This major project integrates knowledge the student has already acquired.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.



The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).



Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.



Food Technology

Course planning information

Course notes

To pass the course students must submit/complete all assessments.

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
((141311 or 141393), (141312 or 141330), 141362, 141395, (141458 or 141358), (228371 or 228340), (280371 or 280391), and (280372 or 280392)) or Appraisal Required

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.


Choose just one
141459, 228485, 141749, 141449

The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Identify problems and define projects leading to their solutions through critical analysis of literature and trade information, focused discussion and interaction with both industrial clients and academic or research scientists and the application of innovation and thinking techniques.
  • 2 Plan and execute a detailed, individual project through self-imposed milestones developed by an analysis of relative workload and task complexity within the scope of each project.
  • 3 Exercise professional judgment, self-monitoring and peer assessment.
  • 4 Communicate effectively, by oral, visual and written means, project plans and results through progress meetings, project presentations and the final project report.
  • 5 Contribute to a project in a commercial or professional research enterprise.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 5%
Written Assignment 1 3 4 5 10%
Oral/Performance/Presentation 1 2 3 4 5 5%
Oral/Performance/Presentation 3 4 5 10%
Oral/Performance/Presentation 1 2 3 4 5 10%
Oral/Performance/Presentation 3 4 5 5%
Oral/Performance/Presentation 3 4 5 20%
Written Assignment 2 3 4 5 35%
Internal - Other location
Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 5%
Written Assignment 1 3 4 5 10%
Oral/Performance/Presentation 3 4 5 20%
Oral/Performance/Presentation 3 4 5 20%
Oral/Performance/Presentation 3 4 5 10%
Written Assignment 2 3 4 5 35%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.