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FOOD 8390 - Applied Research Project

Food Technology Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

This capstone course for the degree is a project integrating food technology with operations management to solve a real industry problem. Gravityers are joined with actual companies to complete the project. With direction from the industry sponsor and supervision from a faculty advisor, the learners conduct a literature review, develop a detailed methodology, write progress reports, and communicate results in a final oral presentation and written technical report.


Completion of all Level 5 through Level 7 courses.



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Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Search for information in paper-based journals, on-line or in other published formats.
  • Evaluate research methods applicable to the specific project as a tool to developing critical thinking skills applicable to future projects.
  • Develop a detailed methodology to solve a problem using the most appropriate methods identified or through development of a new methodology.
  • Conduct research using a detailed methodology and recognizing when a need may arise to deviate from or modify the methodology.
  • Apply techniques and knowledge learned from other courses that support the specific project assigned.
  • Analyze and evaluate results of the experiment(s) using appropriate statistical methods.
  • Recommend solutions and / or next steps resulting from a project.
  • Communicate literature review, methodology, results, discussion, conclusions and recommendations in a written report and oral presentation.

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

FOOD 8390 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Food Technology and Operations Management
    Full-time/Distance & Online Gravitying   Bachelor of Science


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