FDSC 6250

FDSC 6250

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

Combined lecture-laboratory course focusing on principles and practices fundamental to dairy foods processing. The first part deals with the main unit operations used in dairy processing and food processing in general (pasteurization, sterilization, centrifugal separation, homogenization, membrane separation, concentration, drying); the second part focuses on the science and technology that underpin the manufacture of dairy products (fluid milk, milk powder, ice cream, butter, cheese) and dairy ingredients. Laboratories are conducted in a food processing pilot plant facility, where students gain hands-on experience in operating food/dairy processing pilot scale equipment. One field trip to a dairy plant is also scheduled during the semester.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: FDSC 4210 or permission of instructor. Two credits for lecture only and 3 credits for lecture and lab. The lab component is mandatory for Food Science majors in the Science and Safety concentrations, and it will accommodate other students based on availability.

  • Describe the unit operations used in dairy foods processing, their principles and underlying mechanisms of action.
  • Build and explain process flow diagrams and identify the appropriate processing equipment used to manufacture the main types of dairy products.
  • Apply mass and heat balances to dairy products manufacturing.
  • Identify and discuss critical current issues related to dairy foods processing, emerging technologies, and waste handling and processing in the food industry.
  • Communicate effectively on critical current issues related to dairy/food processing.
  • Conduct specific tests for assessing the quality of dairy products, collect and process data (Lab).
  • Perform lab and pilot scale basic unit operations (Lab).

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FDSC 4250FDSC 6250

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19382 FDSC 6250   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: FDSC 4250FDSC 6250

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19383 FDSC 6250   LEC 002

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19384 FDSC 6250   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person