NFOK14017U Brewing 2
MSc Programme in Food Science and Technology
The course gives a theoretical background and technological
solutions for beer processing, packaging and utilities.
The following topics are covered in detail:
- Beer Processing: filtration, stabilization, high gravity brewing, carbonation, bright beer
- Beer chemistry and analysis with laboratory exercises
- Beer styles and new product development
- Packaging Technology: lay-out, conveyors, bottling, canning, kegging, pasteurization, washing, filling, labelling, inspection
- Microbiology in packaging
- Biological Control, Cleaning & Disinfection
- Quality Management and packaging analyses
- Standard 4 Mio hl Brewery
- Utilities: heating, cooling, compressed air, carbon dioxide, electrical supply
- Energy and Water Consumption
- Waste water treatment
- Process Control
- Resource Management and Recovery
- Beverage Plant Maintenance
Visit to a small size brewery, a medium size brewery and a large size brewery.
Project work in groups will be made on a topic defined in the beginning of the course.
Students will acquire a theoretical knowledge and skills of beer
processing, beverage packaging and beverage plant utilities in
order to obtain the technical skills to manage a beverage plant / a
brewery. The students will get the competences to assess beer
processing, packaging, cleaning, quality and utilities
- Identify and describe the processes in a standard brewery and beverage plant with respect to physical and chemical changes of beer processing, beverage packaging and beverage plant utilities to technically manage the process and the plant.
- Apply concepts from chemistry and food technology to describe the beer and beverage manufacturing process. Reading and using original scientific literature.
- Calculate physical and chemical processes in the beer processing, beverage packaging and utilities parts of the beverage plant.
- Evaluate the physical and chemical changes happening in beer production based on literature, on lectures and partly also application of observations aquired during plant visits and scientific literature.
See Absalon for a list of course literature. In general, it will include reviews, text book chapters and original scientific literature.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- Theory exercises
- Practical exercises
- Project work
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Portfolio under invigilationExam consists of two elements: 1) three written tests with a total duration of 4 hours at three separated points of time during the course and 2) an individual project, covering all subjects taught. Each element counts for 50% of the total marks. Each of the two elements has to be passed individually. Each of the three written tests also needs to be passed individually.
- Exam registration requirements
Approval of minimum 80% of written assignments given irregularly during the course.
- Only certain aids allowed
Basic calculator, book of brewing calculation formulas and dictionary. No text books, mobile phones, or notes are allowed. Own laptop for a certain part of the written exam will be allowed, if there are questions in "Quick Calc".
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
The re-examination consists of the elements not passed: the three written tests and/or the project report. Submission of missing written assignments two weeks before the date of the re-examination.
If 10 or fewer register for the re-examination in either of the three written tests the examination form will be oral. In this case, there will be 20 minutes for preparation and 20 minutes exam.
Allowed aids during exam: Basic calculator, book of brewing calculation formulas and dictionary. No text books, mobile phones, PC's or notes are allowed.
In case of a written exam, own laptop for a certain part of the written exam will be allowed, if there are questions in "Quick Calc".
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome