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FOSC480 Research Project

A supervised project involving research and leading to the production of a research report.

Due to the diverse nature of food science and the research interests of academic staff, the research project could take many forms. For example:

  1. An experimental project carried out in a chemistry, sensory or microbiology laboratory
  2. A project that is carried out in collaboration with a food company and may involve spending some time at the company premises and developing a pilot-scale process or a new product
  3. Analysis of an existing dataset of knowledge with re-interpretation of the results
  4. Consumer survey of behaviour, such as food preferences, allergies, buying habits, etc
  5. Method development to analyse a food product, which may include developing a new method and testing it against existing methods
  6. Optimisation experiments, such as determining the best set of conditions to extract a component from a food product

Paper title Research Project
Paper code FOSC480
Subject Food Science
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,795.53
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,151.03

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Limited to
PGDipAppSc, PGDipSci
Notes
Admission subject to approval from the Head of Department.
Contact
miranda.mirosa@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Miranda Mirosa
One or more specific project supervisors will be assigned once a project is allocated.
Teaching Arrangements
Your supervisor(s) (you may have more than one) will assist you with designing the research and interpreting the results and is there to help you if you get stuck on your research problem. You should arrange a regular meeting time with your supervisor to discuss the project. FOSC 480 requires project management skills and planning out your time during the week to achieve results.
Textbooks
There is no prescribed text book for this paper. Readings will be assigned at the start of the project by the lecturer.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The FOSC 480 research paper will provide students with the knowledge and skills on:
  • How to plan research
  • Effective time management to complete the work within a timeframe
  • How to share resourcing
  • How to collect data in a rigorous fashion, analyse and interpret the results in the context of other published work and write up their research as a coherent report
These are important skills that will enable the graduated student to work effectively in their places of employment, regardless of whether or not they become scientific researchers.
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) is a mixture of taught papers and a research component. There are a number of options for the research component, of which FOSC 480, worth 20 points, is one.
The Department of Food Science encourages PGDipSci students to consider a 60 point research project (FOSC 490) as part of the PGDipSci, as this keeps your options open for further research based study. However FOSC 480 can be a good option for some students also. Please contact a Food Science Course Adviser, or the Fourth year Co-ordinator, Dr Mirosa to discuss your selection of project.
FOSC 480 may be selected as part of a PGDipAppSc course.

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41

A supervised project involving research and leading to the production of a research report.

Due to the diverse nature of food science and the research interests of academic staff, the research project could take many forms. For example:

  1. An experimental project carried out in a chemistry, sensory or microbiology laboratory
  2. A project that is carried out in collaboration with a food company and may involve spending some time at the company premises and developing a pilot-scale process or a new product
  3. Analysis of an existing dataset of knowledge with re-interpretation of the results
  4. Consumer survey of behaviour, such as food preferences, allergies, buying habits, etc
  5. Method development to analyse a food product, which may include developing a new method and testing it against existing methods
  6. Optimisation experiments, such as determining the best set of conditions to extract a component from a food product

Paper title Research Project
Paper code FOSC480
Subject Food Science
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Limited to
PGDipAppSc, PGDipSci
Notes
Admission subject to approval from the Head of Department.
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) is a mixture of taught papers and a research component. There are a number of options for the research component, of which FOSC480, worth 20 points, is one.
The Department of Food Science encourages PGDipSci students to consider a 60 point research project (FOSC490) as part of the PGDipSci, as this keeps your options open for further research based study. However FOSC 480 can be a good option for some students also. Please contact a Food Science Course Adviser, or the Fourth year Co-ordinator, Dr Mirosa to discuss your selection of project.
FOSC 480 may be selected as part of a PGDipAppSc course.
Contact
miranda.mirosa@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Miranda Mirosa
One or more specific project supervisors will be assigned once a project is allocated.
Teaching Arrangements
Your supervisor(s) (you may have more than one) will assist you with designing the research and interpreting the results and is there to help you if you get stuck on your research problem. You should arrange a regular meeting time with your supervisor to discuss the project. FOSC 480 requires project management skills and planning out your time during the week to achieve results.
Textbooks
There is no prescribed text book for this paper. Readings will be assigned at the start of the project by the lecturer.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The FOSC 480 research paper will provide students with the knowledge and skills on:
  • How to plan research
  • Effective time management to complete the work within a timeframe
  • How to share resourcing
  • How to collect data in a rigorous fashion, analyse and interpret the results in the context of other published work and write up their research as a coherent report
These are important skills that will enable the graduated student to work effectively in their places of employment, regardless of whether or not they become scientific researchers.

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41