BP211 - Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology)

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Plan: BP211P15 - Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology)
Campus: Brunswick Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology)
Award abbreviation: BFash(DesTech)
Total credit points: 96
Career: UGRD
Duration: One Year
Location: Onshore, Brunswick Campus
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/fashiontextiles
ASCED code: 100505
CRICOS code: 052663G

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Purpose of the Program

The Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology) is only available for graduates of the two year RMIT Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology AD014 (or equivalent) with a minimun GPA of 2.0.

This degree builds on your skills and knowledge developed in the two year Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology. The degree enables you to operate creatively and effectively in the fashion industry.

Your studies will focus on fashion design and production, and will equip you to be a technically proficient member of the fashion industry.

The methods of teaching include industry-driven briefs, which give you real experience in working and managing fashion production both locally and offshore.  This degree consists of theoretical, technical and practical courses delivered in an industry-simulated work environment.

The courses are designed to enable you to gain advanced knowledge and capabilities in a specialised area of fashion. This will encompass an introduction to research, design development, pattern technology, pattern design, CAD/CAM and garment construction.

This degree will also provide you with an advanced knowledge and capabilities in social, global and sustainability issues related to production management both onshore and offshore in today’s and future environments. In your final year you will undertake a capstone experience in MANU1458 Major Project A and MANU1459 Major Project B.  This experience will enable you to synthesise and integrate your knowledge, connect theory and practice, and demonstrate your holistic achievement of the program learning outcomes. 

Upon successful completion of this program you will have developed work ready capabilities to promote yourself to prospective employers or potential clients in a local or global context. As a graduate of this program you can expect to be employed in fashion design, product development, pattern design, production managment, quality assurance and control offshore production managers and specification coordinators.



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Articulation and pathways


This program is a pathway from:

  • AD014 Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology.

Applicants who achieve a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 in AD014 Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology or equivalent will be granted 192 credit points (equivalent to 2 years) credit into BP211 Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology).  The total duration of this program after exemption is 96 credit points (equivalent to 1 year).


Upon your successful completion of the Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology) degree you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University subject to each program's entry requirements.

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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements:

Completion of AD014 Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Selection task:

Applicants who have not completed the RMIT Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology must articulate their prerequisite equivalence in the VTAC Personal Statement.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.


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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia, there are no professional bodies that accredit programs in fashion design.

The Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology) has professional industry links with a wide range of organisations and associations, including the peak Industry bodies:

- Design Institute of Australia (DIA)

- Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia (TFIA).

The School of Fashion and Textiles has many close links with industry, which take on a variety of forms. The program is taught by academics who have strong industry relationships and current professional experience and employment in the fashion industry. In addition we regularly engage outside industry experts as guest lecturers to ensure that you are exposed to current industry developments in Fashion.

The program regularly consults with a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) that consists of high profile industry representatives. Part of the PAC’s brief is to ensure that the program's links with industry standards and practice remain current.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd


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