Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

There are five assignments in this course. The students will work in small groups. Due to space limitations six students per session will be allowed. This means that on average, each student will work during an afternoon once a week. The students will book times for their assignments after the introduction lecture on the course Moodle-pages. Three of the assignments will require follow-ups, but these will require less time and session group collaboration is allowed.

Enrol
16.8.2019 at 09:00 - 4.9.2019 at 23:59

Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Tue 10.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45

Other teaching

17.09. - 15.10.2019 Tue 12.30-16.00
18.09. - 16.10.2019 Wed 12.30-16.00
19.09. - 17.10.2019 Thu 12.30-16.00
29.10. - 12.11.2019 Tue 12.30-16.00
30.10. - 13.11.2019 Wed 12.30-16.00
31.10. - 14.11.2019 Thu 12.30-16.00
Hanna Koivula
Teaching language: English

Description

The course is elective in the Food Technology and Product Development in the Food sector study modules.
It is highly recommended if the student plans to carry out their M.Sc. thesis in packaging technology related topic.

ETK-250 Pakkausteknologian perusteet or equivalent basic knowledge of food packaging technology (on record) or FOOD-119 Literature Examination, Packaging Technology (available directly at the beginning of the term, for international and Finnish M.Sc. program students). Simultaneous or preceding participation at the FOOD-604 Advanced Lectures in Packaging Technology.

After the course, the student can analyze properties of packaging materials and interactions between food and packaging by laboratory experiments. The student can report the results according to the scientific practice and evaluate their significance from the food packaging perspective.

1st year (recommended). Periods I and II.

Laboratory exercises: measuring the mechanical and barrier properties of packaging materials, heatsealing, modified atmosphere packaging and shelf life.

Literature assigned at the laboratory work.

Laboratory work, data acquisition, reporting and discussing the results according to the principles of scientific writing.

Attendance at the laboratory work and reports 100 %.

ETK-250 Pakkausteknologian perusteet or equivalent basic knowledge of food packaging technology (on record) or FOOD-119 Literature Examination, Packaging Technology (available directly at the beginning of the term, for international and Finnish M.Sc. program students). Simultaneous or preceding participation at the FOOD-604 Advanced Lectures in Packaging Technology.

Laboratory exercises with written reports and oral presentation.

Hanna Koivula

Replaces the former course 8720127 Pakkausteknologian harjoitustyöt 3 cr.