Course Title: Fashion Apparel Product Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Apparel Product Development

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


RMIT University Vietnam


350H Fashion & Textiles


Viet3 2013,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet3 2018

Course Coordinator: Grant Emerson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9149

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 512.01.10

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the pre requisite courses, Product Ranging and Marketing for Fashion before you commence this course.

Course Description

Through this course you will learn to develop fashion designs within specified guidelines and how to present the concepts to your client(s). You will learn how market research can assist you to identify opportunities to improve the performance or outcomes of a fashion and textiles product and identify opportunities for product development. Quality theories and concepts, systems and assurance processes will also be explored. This course includes a range of industry related activities such as lectures from industry professionals or visits to factories. Guest speakers could range from production personnel, design managers, finance managers to recent graduates. This course is designed to enable you to apply your academic learning to a contemporary workplace situation.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

a) Apply sustainable practices related to fashion and textiles issues.

b) Identify, research, analyse and manage emerging global issues and trends in the fashion and textiles industry.

c) 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:

a) Identify and discuss the social and cultural needs for a range of target markets.

b) Invetigate and interpret trends in fashion and textiles either locally or globally.

c) Investigate and analyse client needs for fashion products.

d) Investigate sourcing to meet cultural and social needs of the target market.

e) Develop fashion and textiles products and present to peers or potential clients.

Overview of Learning Activities

The main learning activities in this course include: lectures, workshops, tutorials and case studies. This course includes a range of industry related activities such as lectures from industry professionals or visits to factories. Guest speakers could range from production personnel, design managers and finance managers.

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.

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 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 Manager 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: