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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FOOD2192 Introduction to Food Product Development

10 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Dr Paraskevi Paximada

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The development of new food products plays an important role in a food business. Making sure that foodproducts meet consumer expectations requires a knowledge of the tools required to developed newproducts. This module will examine key stages of a product development process including product concept design and consumer sensory assessment.


On completion of this module students will be better able to:
1) Understand and describe the techniques involved in a food product development process

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be better able to:
1. Understand the stages in a product development process
2. Understand how different methodologies and tools are used in food product development
3. Understand different types of sensory methods and analyze the test results based on statistical tools


- Techniques and stages in new product development

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours82.00
Total Contact hours18.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Research and directed reading and preparation for exam - 46 hours
Preparation for seminars and reporting - 36 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Feedback during seminars

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentGroup Report on Seminars (including peer assessment)70.00
In-course MCQ Sensory Seminar Lectures30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:55:41


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