Courses & Units

Product Development and Innovation KSM603


This unit introduces students to the principals of new product development and innovative technologies as applied to seafood. Students will learn about the utilisation of the catch/harvest and seafood by-products. They will be able to apply product development principles and practices to produce nutritious and quality food. Topics will include attributes of food products, principals of product development, packaging methodologies, novel products, food safety, sensory evaluation, quality maintenance and assessment, shelf-life determination and topical issues in new product development.


Unit name Product Development and Innovation
Unit code KSM603
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture
Teaching staff

David Milne, Mike Williams, Roger Stanley, Mark Tamplin

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates of this unit will be able to: Plan, develop and evaluate the principles and process for producing new seafood products.
  2. Analyse and evaluate the functional properties of existing seafood products.
  3. Produce wholesome, nutritious, seafood products of appropriate quality for the seafood industry.
  4. Determine appropriate production, packaging, labelling and statutory requirements and techniques to preserve and present new seafood products.



Band Field of Education
2 019905

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Teaching Pattern

2 hr lecture and 3 hr practical weekly


Seminar 15%, New product development report-video presentation 20%, Laboratory report 15% and Exam 50%

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