Single-Course Danish 2.5 ECTS

Laboratory course for Bachelor of Engineering in food safety and quality

Overall Course Objectives

An impressive array of methods for determining quantitative content of chemical systems is available. Students of food safety and quality need to develop an appreciation for the usage of these tools in solving analytical problems. The aim of the course is to give the students a basic knowledge of elementary laboratory methods, non-instrumental methods as well as some instrumental methods in quantitative analysis.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain and apply good experimental practice to handle quantitatively solids and liquids.
  • Estimate samples and chemical reagents
  • Arrange experiments and perform the experiments carefully in the laboratory.
  • Perform volumetric titration using a classic glass burette.
  • Use statistical methods to evaluate results
  • Calculate own results with correct number of significant digits and relate results to food content
  • Perform quantitative analysis using spectrophotometry.
  • Show good laboratory behaviour
  • Perform simple chemical analysis according to a specific recipe.
  • Apply datasheets and simple formula for data handling

Course Content

Laboratory practice and sercurity. Practical experiments related to food chemistry.

Recommended prerequisites

26171, Followed simultaneously

Teaching Method

Laboratory exercises


Limited number of seats

Minimum: 10, Maximum: 40.

Please be aware that this course has a minimum requirement for the number of participants needed, in order for it to be held. If these requirements are not met, then the course will not be held. Furthermore, there is a limited number of seats available. If there are too many applicants, a pool will be created for the remainder of the qualified applicants, and they will be selected at random. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether you have been allocated a spot.

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13 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 26174
Course type Graduate Engineer
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48
Days Thurs 13-17

7.500,00 DKK

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