NFOK13000U Dairy Processes and Equipment
MSc Programme in Food Science and Technology
The course primarily deals with processes and equipment with applications specific to the dairy industry, including both processing lines for specific products and processes/equipment with wide application ranges in the dairy industry. Fundamental aspects of cleaning are also covered.
Furthermore, the course deals with technological innovations, which have been implemented recently as well as developments, optimizations and trends within well-established technologies, e.g. for improvement of environmental impact.
The course provides knowledge about equipment, production and
cleaning processes in the dairy industry, the principles of
selected technological innovations in processing of
dairy products and recent developments within process
- Identify and describe the principle(s) behind the processes and equipment needed in production of selected dairy products
- Describe common cleaning processes and the functionality of different cleaning agents.
- Reflect on effects of developments and optimizations performed
to improve process efficiency (e.g. water and energy saving,
- Analyse complex unit operations and processes in the dairy industry and apply previously obtained knowledge of physics and chemistry to them
- Analyse data obtained for characterization of processing effects on physical and chemical properties of dairy products
- Solve theoretical problems regarding processes and
equipment needed for production of specific dairy products
- Discuss measures for optimization of process performance in production of dairy products
- Discuss the contribution of different unit operations to product properties, and the value of different product streams in production of selected dairy products
See Absalon for at list of course literature. It will include a collection of reviews, book chapters, and original scientific litterature.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
Minor costs for one-day excursions (e.g. transportation) are paid by the students.
- Practical exercises
- Theory exercises
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written examination, 4 hours under invigilationWritten examination of theoretical exercises with a mixture of open questions and calculations.
- Exam registration requirements
Approved reports from all pilot plant practicals, prepared in groups
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners
Same as ordinary.
If one or more reports from the pilot plant practicals are not approved, a written assignment of approx. 10 pages about the technologies involved in the practical should be handed in at least 2 weeks before the re-exam.
If 10 or fewer register for the reexamination the examination form will be oral. The oral exam will be 30 minutes, no preparation time and all aids allowed.
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome