NATS 2041 Experimental Foods

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Christine Hutchison Opens in new window

Description Developing innovative foods requires an understanding of food science and the principles that are applied when experimenting with food ingredients and processes. This unit will enable you to gain the scientific knowledge and methodology skills the food industry employs in the sustainable production of nutritious, healthy and appealing foods. Understanding the physical and chemical properties of, and current process techniques to produce different food types, will enable you to develop attributes required by the world's largest employment sector.

School Science

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Restrictions Must have passed 100 credit points of subjects

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Describe the physical and chemical properties of food commodities.
  2. Articulate the design principles and experimental procedures, related to recipe development.
  3. Describe the scientific principles and skills applied in development of experimental foods.

Subject Content

1. Carbohydrate, Protein and Lipid systems.
2. Biological and Chemical leavening.
3. Sensory and physical characteristics and quality of experimental foods.
4. Principles of sustainable recipe development and experimental food preparation.
5. Experimental procedure and recipe development for different consumer communities.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quizzes 6x 30min 30 N Individual
Report 3x 1000 words 30 N Individual
Exam 2 hours 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2



Subject Contact Christine Hutchison Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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