Course Title: Major Project (A)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Major Project (A)

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019


Brandix Coll of Clothing Techn


350H Fashion & Textiles


Offsh 1 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19


RMIT University Vietnam


350H Fashion & Textiles


Viet1 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet2 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet3 2017,
Viet2 2018,
Viet1 2019

Course Coordinator: Tarun Panwar (Merchandise Management) & Tim Lindgren (Design Technology)

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9223 or 9925 9254

Course Coordinator Email: and

Course Coordinator Location: 511.01.01 or 511.01.05

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Major project forms part of two courses: Major Project A and Major Project B

This course will enable you to engage in a project based on an issue relating to your professional context. It is designed as a capstone experience to enable you to synthesise and integrate knowledge, connect theory and practice as well as demonstrate holistic achievement of program learning outcomes.

You will identify, gather and utilise data and information to respond to a problem, need or industry issue. You will creatively explore real-world issues, simulating the role of policy worker in the professional practice context.

The course provides an opportunity for you to more deeply investigate a particular area of professional practice in the field.

It may be possible for you to align your project with your professional work if you are already employed in the industry. This needs to be approved by the course coordinator

Major Project A is designed to refine and expand your academic knowledge and capabilities as you undertake the development of a investigative proposal in your chosen field of study. The outcomes of the proposal will enable you to undertake and articulate the findings in Major Project B.  With your self directed learning you will demonstrate initiative, judgement and creative approaches that will enhance your future career direction.

This course guide covers three programs:

  1. Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management)
  2. Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology)
  3. Bachelor of Applied Science (Textile Technology)

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

In this course you will have the opportunity to partake in a mobility project through applying to participate in an Overseas Study Tour.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

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

b) Apply sustainable practices related to fashion and textiles issues.

c) Apply logical and critical thinking in resolving a range of management issues in a fashion and textiles context.

d) Identify, research, analyse and manage emerging global issues and trends in the fashion and textiles industry.

e) Evaluate social and cultural values in strategic planning and implementation in a fashion and textiles context.

f) Conceptualise, integrate and organise information in order to resolve complex issues related to fashion and textiles product development.

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

a) Explain the concept of a project framework.

b) Plan, design and explain project related to a major industry issue.

c) Undertake a literature review relevant to the project proposal.

e) Generate a project proposal report. 



Overview of Learning Activities

Research methods, report writing and presentation skills will be discussed and illustrated in a combination of theory and practical workshops. 

You will study your individual project under the supervision of a mentor.

You will receive industry feedback on your learning activities and/or assessment tasks.

Industry guest speakers will give you the opportunity to receive feedback on relevant learning activities.

The Study Tour option will be organised by RMIT and if you undertake the study tour, all costs will be at your own expense.

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.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment may include assignment tests, projects and presentations. 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 Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

A student 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, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: