Course Title: Advanced Pattern Technology

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Pattern Technology

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 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 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Tim Lindgren

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9254

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge and capabilities

You should be able to demonstrate basic skills and knowledge in patternmaking.

Course Description

In this course you will learn practical and theoretical content pertaining to advanced apparel pattern design principles appropriate to apparel industry practise. Your knowledge and skill as a pattern technologist will be developed by advanced pattern making protocols that underpin the design and creation of unique garments suited to a range of materials and body types. You will be encouraged to investigate pattern development in 2 and 3 dimensional environments and to investigate and apply anthropometric profiles for mass market and individual apparel products.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

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

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

3. Identify, research and analyse emerging global issues and trends in the fashion and textiles industry.

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. Identify and analyse problems to resolve a range of preproduction pattern engineering issues.

2. Interpret, integrate and organise information required in designing and developing apparel.

3. Apply advanced practical pattern design skills appropriate for the fashion and apparel industry. 

4. Apply sustainable advanced pattern making practises related to fashion and apparel design.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will include:

• Anthropometric measurement for women and men.

• Pattern creation for range of fabrics.

• Experimental pattern development to support individual project areas.

• Develop a pattern archive for individual work. 

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 Librarian.

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 reports, assignments and projects.

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.

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: