Course syllabus

Livsmedels- och förpackningsinnovation, projekt
Senior Project in Food and Packaging Innovation

MTTN50, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED I
Date of Decision: 2023-04-14

General Information

Main field: Food Product and Packaging Development.
Compulsory for: MFIPDES2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The purpose of the course is to enable participants to gain an improved understanding of how food and packaging innovations are created and implemented – from the identification of consumer insights, idea generation, to the evaluation of conceptual prototypes. The course is based on a generic design thinking process, and includes lectures and exercises related to theories on design processes and methods within the topic of food and packaging innovation. Through needs-motivated projects guided by coaches, course participants will spend the major part of the course creating conceptual solution proposals and evaluating these with respect to three overlapping criteria; desirability, feasibility and viability.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The major part of the course is devoted to project work, which allows participants to work in teams to experience a systematic design process within the theme of food and packaging innovation. Class sessions will include a mix of lectures and practical exercises related to methods, tools and strategies for food and packaging innovation. Guest lecturers will provide insight into real industry cases, and teams are provided with coaches that are active researchers within the field of design and innovation. Peer review and feedforward techniques are used throughout the course to ensure critical reflection on both processes and outcomes.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The examination consists of two parts: 1) Group assessment: a project that will be performed in teams of 3-4 students, and reported in a written report and a verbal team presentation. 2) Individual assessment: individual written report that discusses insights and conclusions from the project and lectures, based on the course literature.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Erik Andersson,
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