Course Title: Major Project (B)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Major Project (B)

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2006,
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 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022


Brandix Corporate Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19


RMIT University Vietnam


350H Fashion & Textiles


Viet2 2014,
Viet2 2015,
Viet2 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet2 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet3 2020

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brandix Corporate Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


OFFSe22020 (ZZZZ)

Course Coordinator: Geoff Atkinson

Course Coordinator Phone:

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 511.01.01

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed Major Project A MANU1459 before you commence this course.

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.

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 B is designed to refine and expand your academic knowledge and capabilities by undertaking an investigative project in your chosen field of study. The outcomes of the project will enable you to gain advanced knowledge and experience in a specialised area of your relevant program. With your self directed learning you will also demonstrate initiative, judgement and creative approaches that will enhance your future career direction.

This course guide covers two programs in the School of Fashion and Textiles:

Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management)

Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology)

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your 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.

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:

CLO1. Undertake an investigation relevant to the project proposal.

CLO2. Analyse and apply the project findings.

CLO3. Articulate the project findings to peers and industry stakeholders.

Overview of Learning Activities

The project will require you to undertake an extensive literature search, data collection and consultation with industry experts. The project will be carried out largely by your own initiative under the direct supervision of an academic and/or industry mentor. You will be required to prepare a report and present your findings.

The course is taught in a combination of theory and practical workshops.

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.

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

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 1: Survey Questionnaire (15%)
CLO 1 

Assessment 2: Research Report (method, analysis and findings) (65%)
CLO 2 

Assessment 3: Presentation of findings: Infographic (5%); and Digital Presentation (5%)
CLO: 3 

Assessment 4: Reflective Piece pertaining to Major A/B journey (10%)
CLO’s 1, 2 & 3

Assessment may include tests, case studies and 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 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: