COURSE DESCRIPTION: Food Materials and Processing Operations is an applied science course that equips the students with skills and knowledge required to identify the potentials of natural resources, and relevant technologies for food manufacturing. The course outline will focus on common staples and underutilized food crops and animals in Africa for the purpose of innovating new foods, improving upon existing processes, reducing food waste, and improving food sustainability. Overall, this course will empower the students with the technical knowledge of food science and engineering for success the in economic, social, and environmental systems.
To integrate omsomi’s understanding of the components and characteristics of indigenous food crops.
To build the ability to understand unit operations and problem solving in food processing.
To inculcate in omsomis the concept of the Sustainable Development Goals in food materials and processing.
To enhance the omsomi’s technical skills towards wealth creators from food/bio resources.