Course Title: Textile Mathematics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Mathematics

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


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

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

You will develop mathematical skills and techniques required for quality control, survey analysis, fibre morphology, fibre science and textile technology.

Your studies will include: basic calculations, approximation, significant figures and accuracy, units and conversions as used in textiles.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

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


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

a) Research and identify computation factors to be considered when analysing fibres, yarns and fabrics.

b) Contruct graphs and graphical representation of functions using linear & logarithmic scales.

c) Develop and analyse namograms, normal and t-distrubution, survey analysis, correlation co efficients, interval estimation and hypothesis testing in relation to textile technology.

Overview of Learning Activities

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

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. This will include resource notes, reference lists, library resources and laboratories.

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 examination, assignments and/or practical work.
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.