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Systematic specification of product characteristics in the context of desired functionality, consumer perception and behaviour. Tikanga Maori and other indigenous protocols for inclusive partnership when working with native flora and fauna. Market research, product testing and assessment methods. Preliminary economic feasibility analysis. Fundamentals of toxicological and allergenic response testing.
By the end of the course you will be able to:Define a detailed set of product specifications for a product in the context of consumer perception and behaviour.Understand some of the traditional structural packaging designs and processes available including consumer examples of easy opening & dosage systems and overall sustainable solutions.Describe the important physical properties of liquid products and their measurement, including those of suspensions, colloids, emulsions, creams and pastes.Understand the mechanisms behind liquid product stability, including sedimentation, aggregation, and phase separationConsider issues around indigenous ownership and traditional use of native flora and fauna, including Tikanga Māori, legal and Treaty of Waitangi obligations, and ways in which partnership with Tangata Whenua can lead to a successful formulated product designCarry out a preliminary costing of a product concept
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Ali Reza Nazmi
Barro De Gast
, Tim Huber
and Conan Fee
Assignment 1 7.5%Assignment 2 7.5%Laboratory Assessments 30%Test (week 7) 15%Final Exam 40%
Mollet, Hans. , Grubenmann, Arnold;
Formulation technology : emulsions, suspensions, solid forms;
Industrial product design of solids and liquids : a practical guide;
Tadros, Tharwat F;
Formulation Science and Technology;
De Gruyter, 2018.
Tadros, Tharwat F;
Formulation science and technology;
Walter De Gruyter, 2018.
The prerequisite for this course is CHEM111
Domestic fee $777.00
International fee $3,375.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
School of Product Design on the department and colleges page.