Course Title: Dyeing and Finishing Technology

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Dyeing and Finishing Technology

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2008

Course Coordinator: Grant Emerson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9149

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 512.01.10

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides you with an opportunity to acquire detailed knowledge and skills in finishing processes for wool, cellulosic and synthetic products.

You will undertake project work, using laboratory testing technology, comprises designing finishing process paths for a range of wool, cellulosic and synthetic fibres and fabrics and evaluating handle, appearance and performance to achieve customer and quality requirements.

In Dyeing Technologies, you will focus on acquiring a detailed knowledge base about the structure and properties of cellulosic wool and synthetic fibres. The preparatory requirements for dyeing, the theory of dyeing, major classes of dyes and considerations in the selection of these dyes. The application of this knowledge requires that participants dye in laboratory conditions a variety of products (cellulosic, wool and/or synthetics) to meet customer requirements.

Dye house laboratory techniques are integrated into all stages of this course.

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. Apply sustainable practices related to fashion and textiles issues

4. 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:

1. Evaluate finishing processes in wool, cellulosic and synthetic products.

2. Design, test and evaluate a range textile finishing processes.

3. Examine textiles structures and properties and the preparatory requirements for dyeing.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will learn via a combination of practical/ laboratory classes and lectures and tutorials to provide an understanding of the theoretical principles and concepts in textile dyeing and finishing.

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 examinations and practical work assignments.

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 coordinator or the 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: