FQD-33306 Dairy Chemistry and Physics


Studiepunten 6.00

Group work13
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. E Bijl
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. KA Hettinga
dr. ir. E Bijl
Examiner(s)prof. V Fogliano

Language of instruction:


Mandatory knowledge:

ZSS06100 Laboratory Safety

Assumed knowledge on:

FPH-20306 Food Physics; FCH-20806 Food Chemistry; FHM-20306 Food Microbiology.

Continuation courses:

FQD-32306 Dairy Science and Technology.


The course aims at providing insight in composition, structure and properties of milk and its behaviour during processing and storage. Also is studied the behaviour of milk components during processes such as heating, homogenisation, emulsifying, foaming, concentration etc. An important aspect of the course is integrating the knowledge of different disciplines. During one of the lectures time will be spent on report writing.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- know the global milk composition and structures in milk and understand how these structures are built up;
- from basic disciplines for understanding the behaviour of milk components under different conditions such as temperature, pH, mineral composition etc.;
- apply methods of analysis for determination of milk composition and interpret the results of milk analyses;
- understand the interactions between food components in a complex system during processing;
- create a dairy product that is stable during processing and storage.


The students are required to study the lecture notes and to participate actively in the lectures.
During the practical training students work in groups of two or three persons, they perform experiments using an instruction manual and write a report on the results.
The results of the case study are also reported. 


Final grading is based on a written exam (80%) with 100% open questions, the report of the practical (10%) and final report of the case study (10%). For the written exam a minimum pass mark of 5.5 is required. The grades for the report of the practical and the report of the case study are valid for 5 years.
The three hour written exam consists of questions that cover the contents of the lectures, the practical course and the assignments.


Combined hand outs covering the lectures, the practical guide, and the course book will be available at the first lecture.
Handouts and some other study materials will be available in Brightspace.

Verplicht voor: MFTFood TechnologyMScD: Spec. D - Dairy Science and Technology1AF