UE Code : IM1-QSA-MQIAA Academic year : 2016-2017

Information on the course unit

Program / Education :

Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering / Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering

Level :

First year of Master of Science in Engineering

Language(s) :


Studies organization

Credits :


Semester :


Total Hours :

50.00 (Hours of teaching + individual study)


Objectives :

To understand the quality issues facing Agri-Food Industries (AFI),
To be familiar with the approaches which make it possible for AFIs to manage quality in their production activities,

Contents :

Standards of quality assurance and control: Introduction of main reference standards (ISO), producer and distributor referential (IFS and BRC food standards),

The function of a quality manager: The different types of quality departments encountered in Agri-Food Industries (AFI), tasks carried out (quality assurance and control), responsibilities, etc.

Internal Audits: Different types of audits, the purpose of audits, methodology of internal audits, etc.

Microbiological quality control of food products: the levels and types of quality controls, the various control laboratories, microbiological criteria for food, the traditional analysis methods, the interpretation of results, etc.

Prerequisites :

Basics in microbiology and food products

Teaching methods :

Lectures (CM)

Philippe Montéard ESA professor, in charge of S8 Major
Jacqueline Montéard ESA Professor
Emmanuel Estève Agri-Food business training consultant

Assessment :

Individual written assessment

Bibliography :

1st year of Master of Science in Engineering

The 1st year of Master of Science in Engineering includes common core courses, majors and inter-major courses.

Majors: students will choose only one major according to his background

• Vine and Wine: sustainable productions and international market (ViVi)
• Food processing, food science, nutrition and quality (TAQ)
• Crop production and agroecology (PVA)
• Environmental and sustainable Engineering (IED)
• Animal production: livestock farming and livestock industry (PA)
• Business management, corporate consultancy and international trade and Markets (PCE/CMI)

Common core courses (CC) are engineering tools and Social Sciences. All of them are compulsory.

Inter-major modules (MIM): students will choose only one according to their major