Course Title: Introduction to IT (For Textiles)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to IT (For Textiles)

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Grant Emerson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9149

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 512.1.10

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will attain the skills and knowledge in software required as an introduction to more special purpose textiles software. This will include ‘Adobe Illustrator’, ‘Adobe Photoshop’, ‘Adobe Acrobat’, ’ Word’ and ’ Excel’.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

1. Problem solve effectively in a fashion and textiles enterprise.

2. Apply analytical decision making techniques in a fashion and textiles environment.

3. Utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance, have the technical and relevant design skills, in both analysis and synthesis to be able to exercise technical judgment in decision making and have the ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution.

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

1. Execute the basic functions of :

- Computer graphics

- Word processing

- Excel spreadsheets

- File transfer and importation

2. Design electronic textile portfolios.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn via a combination of practical laboratory classes, lectures and tutorials.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians Michelle Matheson (Brunswick)
and Gwen Scott (City).

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include assignments and tests.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Director or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures.