UE Code : IM2-CIP-CP 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 :

Second year of Master of Science in Engineering

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Studies organization

Credits :


Semester :


Total Hours :

200.00 (Hours of teaching + individual study)


Objectives :

The course Unit Code (UE) aims to train agricultural and food (agri-food) business managers qualified in the development of new food products, on a small scale, while meeting product specifications. It is built around specific projects ordered by food businesses, seeking to implement innovation and development projects for a range of products. Students and the faculty team act as a design office to carry out the project to a successful conclusion.
This Unite Code (UE) is further developed by the UE “Pilot Production of a Food Product” (IM2-CIP-PP), which covers the industrial approach to implementing new products.
Both the UE 2 courses train engineers in the sectors of R&D, production and quality control departments, to name a few.

Contents :

- Design a food product on a small scale.
- Food product innovation
- Food additives and processing aids
- Specific process (depending on the projects being studied)
- Preparation and packaging
- Quality : Characterization, traceability, quality control
- Environmental impact of the industrial business: Standards, product life cycle, etc.
- Production engineering tools : Product management, statistical “data plans”, information and decision support systems

Prerequisites :

- Food Science (biochemistry, chemistry, applied microbiology)
- Process Technology
- Physicochemical, biochemical, sensorial analysis Tools

Teaching methods :

- Classes - Practical Work – Field Trips
- Study carried out in cooperation with an engineering firm or an outside industrial partner in teams of 5-6 students.

Assessment :

- 1 Written group report
- 1 Individual Oral Examination (Defense) in front of a jury
- 1 Individual grade for participation in the project

Bibliography :

2nd year of Master of Science in Engineering

Students will choose only one of these topics according to their major initially chosen.
The end thesis internship is compulsory only for degree-seeker students (including students attending a bi-degree).