Master of Science in Food Process Engineering
Candidates are required to take a total of 32 credit hours, 18 of which are the required courses listed below, six to eight credit hours in research and thesis, six credit hours must be taken from Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering courses, and the remaining one to two credit hours can be taken from FdSN electives, if needed.
|FDSN 505||Food Microbiology||3|
|FDSN 506||Food Microbiology Laboratory||3|
|FDSN 521||Food Process Engineering||3|
|FDSN 522||Advanced Food Process Engineering||3|
|FDSN 524||Fundamentals of Food Science||3|
|FDSN 541||Principles of Food Packaging||3|
|FDSN 591||Research and Thesis||6-8|
|Select a minimum of two courses from the following:||6|
|Statistical Tools for Engineers||3|
|Numerical and Data Analysis||3|
|Process Design I||3|
|Statistical Quality and Process Control||3|
|Biotechnological Processes in Environmental Engineering||3|
|Physiochemical Processes in Environmental Engineering||3|
|Select one to two credit hours from the following:||1-2|
|Nutrition, Metabolism, and Health||3|
|Development, Delivery, and Dissemination||3|
|Food Product Development||3|
|Food Law and Regulations||3|
|Low-Acid Canned Food Regulations and Microbiology 1||3|
|Food Engineering Process Delivery 1||3|
|Engineering Principles of Food 1||3|
|HACCP Planning and Implementation||3|
|Seminar on Food Safety and Technology||1|
Minimum degree credits required: 32
Courses are designed specifically for the Certificate in Food Processing Specialist program.
Research for the thesis must be carried out under the direct supervision of a participating faculty member. Based on the requirements of the research project, thesis committee members may be chosen from university faculty members from various departments, FdSN/FDA scientists, and the food industry scientists. The final thesis examination consists of submission of a written thesis, followed by an oral presentation open to all IFSH staff and the university community. A thesis may be completed outside the department only by special arrangement with the department chair. The final examination is normally oral, but may be written at the discretion of the thesis examining committee.
As a part of the thesis, the student is expected to contribute to one or more high quality peer-reviewed journal article(s). The student is also encouraged to present the research at a national professional society meeting.
Students may enroll in a ChBE course that is not listed above, with FdSN adviser approval.