This 3-day course will cover the basic principles of extrusion technology, the design of extrusion processes, and the formulation of extruded food and feed products. The principles learned will be demonstrated using the extruder in SIT’s FoodPlant facility. 

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

The course provides background in general extrusion technology, which includes the use of technology for the manufacture of products such as breakfast cereals, snacks, TVP, pasta, dry pet food, aquatic feeds, etc. The course content applies to both single and twin-screw extrusion technology. Participants will learn about the basics of extruder types and their configuration, what occurs inside the extruder barrel (chemically and physically) and gain an understanding of extruder dies and instability.

Who Should Attend

  • This course is targeted at engineers, scientists, and operational staff involved in the development and manufacturing of extruded products.

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment (during the course)


Day 1 (14 Nov 2022) Schedule  The Foundations

Time Topic
8:30am Introduction & welcome
8:45am (1) Extrusion processing
9:15am (2) Principles of extruder configuration
10:00am Break
10:15am (3) The role of ingredients in extrusion processing
11:00am (4) The role of the preconditioner in extrusion processing
11:45am (5) The role of Rheology in extrusion processing
12:30pm Lunch
1:00pm (6) The screw and die characteristic
1:30pm (7) Raw materials preparation – mixing & grinding
2:00pm (8) Principles of die design
2:45pm Break
3:00pm (9) Tutorial 1 – Conductance vs. Open area
3:30pm (10) Tutorial 2 – Recipe formulation exercise
4:00pm General discussion
4:15pm End of day 1

Day 2 (15 Nov 2022) Schedule  Processing Operations

Time Topic
8:30am Review of day 1
8:45am (11) Product texture development
9:30am (12) Causes and effects of extruder instabilities
10:15am Break
10:30am (13) Single screw extruders vs Twin screw extruders
11:15am (14) Optimal extruder screw profiles
12:00pm Lunch
12:30pm (15) Tutorial 3 - Die design and extruder configuration
1:15pm (16) Pilot plant demonstration & processing videos
2:00pm (17) Review & discussion of pilot plant trials
2:45pm Break
3:00pm (18) Product drying technology
3:45pm (19) Product coating technology
4:15pm General discussion
4:30pm End of day 2

Day 3 (16 Nov 2022) – Maintenance, Scale-up & Process Trouble-Shooting

Time Topic
8:30am Review of days 1 and 2
8:45am (20) Screw, barrel and die plate wear
9:45am Break
10:00am (21) Scale-up and process transfer
10:45am (22) Effect of processing on extruded feeds
11:30am (23) Cooking viscometry – measuring ingredients & product quality
12:15pm Lunch
1:00pm (24) Co-extrusion technology
1:45pm (25) Post-extrusion processing technologies
2:00pm (26) Process trouble shooting
2:45pm Break
3:00pm (27) Extrusion process interactions
3:45pm (28) Quality assurance and how to achieve it
4:30pm General discussion
4:45pm End of day 3


Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder $4,173.00 $1,251.90
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $4,173.00 $471.90
Non-Singaporeans $4,173.00 Not Eligible

  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

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Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident or LTVP+ Holder
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme
SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.


Key Info

Venue JTC Food Hub@Senoko, 15 Senoko Drive #07-01 S758202
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 14 Nov 2022 (Mon) to
16 Nov 2022 (Wed)
Registration is Closed.

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