Course Title: Spinning Methods and Yarn Engineering

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Spinning Methods and Yarn Engineering

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Grant Emerson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9149

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will develop an understanding of more advanced concepts relating to spinning technology. You will learn yarn formation processes and the effects of selected fibre on yarn properties; the role of spinning system; yarn structure. In addition spinning processes and man-made fibre spinning.

Topics include:

- Selection of fibres, dimensions, properties and characteristics for yarn manufacture;

- Yarn structure for major end uses ( including spinning systems) and effect on yarn properties;

- Spinning methods (Man-made & natural);

- Testing and evaluation of yarn;

Fibre specifications & classification
-Other filament & staple fibres

Blowroom, Carding, Drawing, Combing, Speed Frame
- Processes and variable settings

- Product specification at each stage and its impact on final products

- Ring spinning, Rotor spinning and Air jet spinning Processes

- Yarn specification after spinning and its impact on final products

- Spinning of Non-Woven and Other Spinning Processes

Winding and Twisting
- Processes and variable settings

- Yarn specification after winding and twisting and its impact on final products

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 practises 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 the successful completion of this course you will be able to:

1. Explain the distinguishing features of a range of fibres and their end uses.

2. Evaluate the concepts of spinning methods for Non-wovens.

3. Identify methods of production of textile fibres. 

4. Identify other Spinning Processes. 

5. Explain the distinguishing features of the major yarn manufacturing systems. 

6. Explain the basic concepts of each stage of manufacturer of cotton spun yarns and identifying the relationship between stages of manufacture. 

7. Explain the basic concepts of each stage of manufacture of worsted, semi worsted and woollen spun yarn and identify the relationship between stages of manufacture.

8. Explain the rationale for fibre and yarn testing and the parameters within which this testing takes place.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course the key concepts and theories of spinning methods and yarn engineering are learnt via a combination of lectures and tutorials. Application of these key concepts will conducted via practical / laboratory classes.


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, assignments, presentations 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: