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Unit operations for producing formulated products such as lotions, gels, colloids and suspensions, tableted and particulate materials. Scale-up and operation. Process design, simulation and economic analysis for formulated product manufacture. Batch scheduling and recipe specification. Filling and packaging operations.
By the end of the course you will be able to:Devise and analyse consumer and sensory evaluation trialsUnderstand some of the traditional structural packaging designs and processes available including consumer examples of easy opening & dosage systems and overall sustainable solutionsDevise and carry out product stability testsEngage in conceptual design of fragrances, including product safety/labellingBe able to define a feasible industrial process sequence for the production of a range of formulated product types, including identifying and addressing any areas where cultural issues may arise for Maori or other indigenous groupsBe able to use an industry standard software package to simulate a production process and devise a batch production schedule or continuous process sequenceBe able to carry out a detailed process economics analysis of a formulated product manufacturing process
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Barro De Gast
Stacey Fraser (Product Design Consultant)
1. Final exam: 40% (during final examination period, time to be confirmed)2. Test: 10% (to be held during Week 10, on material presented in Weeks 1 and 4-8 only. Online via Learn.)3. Brief Practical Assignments: 20% (Four in total, one handed out in each of Weeks 8, 9, 10 and 11, each worth 5% - online submission via Learn due one week later).4. Two Assignments: 15% each. One on packaging design to be handed out in Week 2, submission due end of Week 5. One on fragrance design to be handed out in Week 9, submission due end of Week 12.Late submissions of assignments and lab reports are eligible for 50% credit only.
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 Vol. 3: Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Personal Care Formulations;
De Gruyter, Inc., 2018.
Tadros, Tharwat F;
Formulation Science and Technology;
De Gruyter, 2018.
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.