This course provides students with the opportunity to view food production and processing through the lens of sustainability, focusing on post-harvest stages of food production. The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to analyse current and future food processing systems in the context of water efficiency, material and energy balance, life cycle assessment, gas emissions, and food supply chain analysis. In developing an understanding of sustainable processing practices students will be exposed to production facilities, including small-scale and large-scale operations. Future trends in sustainable foods will be addressed, including the role of processing to help meet future needs. Site visits and/or virtual tours will be used to demonstrate sustainable practices and form the basis of some assessment tasks.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 179kB).
* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.
Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount