FDS400 Technology of Cereals (8)
This subject considers the technology of cereals and food production from cereals.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Wine and Food Sciences
Enrolment restrictions
Restricted to students enrolled in the B App Sc (Food Science) Honours Course
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • have an understanding of:
  • the structure, chemical composition and storage of cereals;
  • milling of grains;
  • rice, oat and barley processing;
  • malting and brewing;
  • yeast leavened products;
  • soft wheat products, pasta and noodles;
  • grains used in breakfast cereals and snack foods.
The subject will cover the following topics:
An advanced treatment of the following topics: -the structure of wheat, corn, rice barley, rye, oats and other cereals -the constituents of cereals including chemical and physical properties of the wheat proteins - albuinins, globulins, gliadins and glutenins; starch and damaged starch, * - glucans -storage of cereals, weather damage to constituents -milling of cereals (wheat, corn and rice), and products of milling, (bran and fibre properties) -processing of other cereal grains (oats and barley) -malting and brewing, including the action of * and * amylase on starch, diastatic power -yeast-leavened products (bread making etc), dough rheology and dough strength -soft wheat products (biscuits, cakes etc) -pasta and noodles (flours and production) -snack foods and breakfast cereals -common methods of analysis: near infrared spectrophotometry, viscometry
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.