BP212 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Fashion and Textile Merchandising)

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Plan: BP212 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Fashion and Textile Merchandising)
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 Applied Science (Fashion and Textile Merchandising)
Award abbreviation: BAppSc(Fash&TextMerch)
Total credit points: 96
Career: UGRD
Duration: 1 year full-time
Location: Onshore, Brunswick Campus
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/fashiontextiles
ASCED code: 080505
CRICOS code: 052664G

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Purpose of the Program

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Fashion and Textile Merchandising) is only available for graduates of the two year RMIT Associate Degree in Fashion & Textiles Merchandising AD013 (or equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or equivalent.

The RMIT Bachelor of Applied Science (Fashion & Textiles Merchandising) program is designed to develop a work ready fashion merchandiser who will have the requisite skills and knowledge to succeed in the rapidly evolving fashion and textiles industry.

This degree builds on your skills and knowledge developed in the Associate Degree in Fashion and Textile Merchandising program.  In this program you will further develop these capabilities to develop marketing strategies in a competitive global fashion and textile environment. This includes strategic analysis of:

- The changing marketing environment both internal and external

- Strategic tools and perspectives including qualitative and quantitative market research

- Product and customer analysis

- Distribution and sustainability decisions.

You will apply fashion-merchandising theories related to consumer demand for apparel and related products. Concepts of market intelligence, merchandise styling, sourcing and the role of buying are evaluated and interpreted. You will also learn to identify and apply industry-relevant software including design, retail, supply chain management and manufacturing packages.

You will develop 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, advertising and marketing, brand management, product development, buying, merchandising, and range coordination.




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Articulation and pathways

Upon your successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Fashion & Textiles Merchandising) degree you will be eligible to apply for entry into the Master of Fashion & Textiles (coursework) MC213 from the RMIT University School of Fashion and Textiles.

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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements:

RMIT Associate Degree in Fashion and Textile Merchandising with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or equivalent.

    Selection tasks

    Applicants who have not completed the RMIT Associate Degree in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising must complete and submit a VTAC Personal History Online or an applicant statement to articulate their prerequisite equivalence.

    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 and textile merchandising.

    The program has a Program Advisory Committee comprised of people drawn from the Fashion & Textiles Industry to inform and maintain links with industry for relevance, mentoring and work integrated learning projects.

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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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4j

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