Course Title: Grain Technology

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Grain Technology

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ONPS1106

City Campus

Undergraduate

135H Applied Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2014

ONPS2513

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

135H Applied Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2016

ONPS2524

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

135H Applied Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Peter Torley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5095

Course Coordinator Email: peter.torley@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.6.2

Course Coordinator Availability: Normal Hours


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no Enforced Pre-requisites or Co-requisites for this course. 

Assumed knowledge and capabilities are those developed in Food Preservation or Food Processing Technology or an equivalent course.

 


Course Description

In this course you will study cereal grains and legumes with respect to:

  • Production, marketing and distribution both locally and globally
  • Processes and equipment concerned with the manufacture of cereal based and legume based products
  • Characteristics of raw materials
  • The relationship of end product characteristics to product formulation, processing and storage.

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP199 and related double degrees:

PLO-1 Understanding Science

1.3 On successful completion of the course you should be able to demonstrate a coherent understanding of the role and relevance of grain technology in society.

PLO-2 Scientific knowledge

2.1 On successful completion of the course you should be able to demonstrate a depth and breadth of the core concepts in grain technology.

PLO-4 Communication

4.2 On successful completion of the course you should be able to demonstrate an ability to write scientific and technical reports.

 

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for MC111:

PLO-1 Understanding science

1.1 You will demonstrate an advanced understanding of biological sciences by articulating the methods of science, explaining why current biological knowledge is both contestable and testable through further inquiry, and explaining the role and relevance of grain technology in society.

PLO-2 Advanced skills to critically analyse and solve problems in biotechnology.

2.1 You will demonstrate cognitive skills in mastery of advanced theoretical knowledge in grain technology and apply this knowledge to solve complex problems in existing and new areas.

PLO-4 Communication

You will be able to effectively communicate concepts of grain technology to specialist and non-specialist audiences, using a variety of presentation modes.

PLO-5 Personal and professional responsibility.

5.2 You will work effectively, responsibly, ethically, and safely in an individual or team context

 


Upon successful completion of the course you should be able to:

  1. Develop an overview of the production, marketing and distribution of grains both locally and globally
  2. Research on issue of importance in the grains and / or product(s) derived from same.
  3. Construct Process Flow Diagrams and identify critical control points of processes employed in the production of grain based products
  4. Research, describe and / or assess the properties of grains in terms of their structure and composition and give their applications.
  5. Explain the properties of grain based products in terms of their formulation, processing and storage as well as in terms of their structure and composition.
  6. Participate in practical exercise(s) which may include a plant visit(s) as a member of a practical team.

 


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:

  • Attendance at lecture sessions where syllabus materials will be presented and explained.
  • Participation in practical session(s) designed to give practice in application of theory, procedures and the use of equipment and, where plant visit(s) are undertaken, further practice in construction of process flow diagram(s).
  • Private study working through the course as presented in class and performed in laboratory and / or pilot plant and / or during plant visit.  Searching and review of literature and writing of scientific / technical reports also forms part of the private study activities.

Total Study Hours

Total of 120 hours comprise of

Lecturer, tutor or demonstrator guided learning activities (48 hours):

Lectures and Tutorials: 24 hours over the semester (face-to-face)

Practical sessions: 24 hours over the semester (face-to-face) 

Independent study activities (72 hours):

Preparation of practical session reports, performed as part of a group: 24 hours (individual and group study)

Literature research and preparation of your literature review: 24 hours (individual and group study)

Individual study to review teaching materials and prepare for examinations: 24 hours (individual study)

 


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be provided with lists of relevant texts, library resources (including appropriate journals) and freely accessible internet sites.

 


Overview of Assessment

Note that:

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

 Please note that postgraduate students are expected to demonstrate deeper knowledge and higher level application of knowledge and skills than undergraduate students.

There will be differences in the undergraduate and postgraduate versions of three assessment items in terms of the scope and sophistication of the tasks undertaken by the two cohorts.

Assessment Tasks are as follows: 

Assessment Task 1: Practical Reports (30%)

You will participate in practical session(s), which may include a plant visit, culminating with submission of scientific and / or technical report(s).

Early Assessment Task: the first laboratory report submitted will be your early assessment task.

This assessment task supports CLOs: 3, 4, 5 and 6 

Assessment Task 2: Literature Review (30%)

You will submit a literature review assignment on a topic of social, cultural and global or other significance in relation to the grains industry.

This assessment task supports CLOs: 1 and 2 

Assessment Task 3: Final Examination (40%)

You will complete a two hour written final examination at the end of the semester. The examination will be closed book. 

This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5