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Upcoming Semester Courses

Summer 2014:  June 2- July 26

FST/FPE 504 Food Biotechnology

Dr. Wei Zhang, Ph.D.
Monday and Wednesday: 5:00 pm-7:30 pm,
Course will be taught at IIT Main Campus (and offered VIA Internet),
Building and Room Number: TBD

Introduction of biotechnology in the food industry including genetic engineering of microorganisms. Fundamentals of microbial genomics and proteomics. Practice of a variety of software and bioinformatics tools including database search, sequence alignment, phylogenetic and cluster analyses, gene prediction, genomic map construction, structural and functional prediction of proteins. Applications of DNA fingerprinting techniques in food safety and public health. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Biology or Microbiology

FST/FPE 511 –Food Law and Regulations

Richard Schell, JD
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am-12:40 pm.   

Course will be taught at IIT Main Campus (and offered VIA Internet),
Building and Room Number: TBD

Legal & Scientific issues in regulating the nation’s food supply and nutritional status. Rules of regulatory agencies, federal and Illinois agencies, Federal & Illinois Food Drug & Cosmetic Act. Key definitions, standards, adulterated and misbranded food, manufacturing processed food & manufacturing food in compliance will be covered as well as legislative updates and key food legal and regulatory developing issues. (3-0-3)

FST/FPE 522- Advanced Food Process Engineering

Dr. Kathiravan Krishnamurthy, Ph.D.
Tuesday and Thursday 5:00 pm-7:30 pm 
Course will be taught at IIT Main Campus (and offered VIA Internet),
Building and Room Number: TBD

Process calculations for food processing methods such as canning, aseptic processing, ohmic heating, microwave processing and pulsed energy processing. Extrusion techniques in food processing, and discussions of new food processing techniques and safety implications.  (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: FST/FPE 521 Food Process Engineering

FST/FPE 591 - Research and Thesis (1-8 credit hours)

FST/FPE 594 - Special Projects (1-6 credit hours)