Course Title: Contribute to the development of products or processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: MANU5914C

Course Title: Contribute to the development of products or processes

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4213 - Certificate IV in Textile Technology and Production

Course Contact : Rafael Beltran

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9179

Course Contact Email:rafael.beltran@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to contribute to developing products or processes within the TC&F industry.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN4016A Contribute to the development of products or processes

Element:

1. Interpret provisional specifications
2. Participate in feasibility studies
3. Assist in developing or engineering product
4. Conduct trials
5. Analyse and interpret results
6. Report results and maintain records

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Provisional specifications are identified
1.2 Specifications are interpreted, in consultation with others, where required
2.1 Requirements for feasibility study are identified, in conjunction with others, as required
2.2 Assistance is provided in studies to assess feasibility of design and development through sampling, trial run production, consideration of machine or equipment capabilities, availability of resources, required quality and cost
3.1 Product or process specifications are interpreted and preliminary specifications are developed from feasibility study
3.2 Specifications are used to develop or engineer the product
3.3 Raw materials are checked or selected to meet requirements
3.4 Machine or equipment or skill availability are determined against requirements
4.1 Requirements for trial are confirmed and clarified, where necessary, to establish procedures and parameters
4.2 Organisation and liaison with production area occurs, where required
4.3 Trials are assessed in accordance with the established procedures
5.1 Results of the trials are analysed to determine performance and acceptability for production
5.2 Analysis is interpreted to determine performance and acceptability for production
6.1 Reports are prepared
6.2 Records are maintained, where required,


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Lectures, discussions, secondary research, industry visits, and presentations from guest speakers


Teaching Schedule

Week BeginningSession – TopicElement and
Performance Criteria
Assessment Tasks
Week 1
9 February 09
Introduction to Product Development - Course introduction and outline.
Definition of Product and Product Development concepts;
Who are product developers; Role of different parts of organization in product development
Cost of product development
Practical: Team-based tasks
1.1 Provisional specifications are identified
2.2 Assistance is provided in studies to assess feasibility of design and development through sampling, trial run production, consideration of machine or equipment capabilities, availability of resources, required quality and cost
Notebook documentation
On-going group discussions
Week 2
16 February 09
Product/Market Segment Selection; Product development strategy - Market segmentation for PD and product positioning; Product Development Strategy: Proactive vs. Reactive Product Lifecycle
Practical: Team-based tasks focusing on different product categories (technical textiles, home textiles, sport apparel etc.)
1.2 Specifications are interpreted, in consultation with others, where required
2.1 Requirements for feasibility study are identified, in conjunction with others, as required

Notebook documentation
On-going group discussions
Week 3
23 February 09
PD process planning and timeline development - PD process flow; PD process planning; Types of PD projects
PD Timeline development; Trend Research
Practical: Team-based tasks focusing on different product categories (technical textiles, home textiles, sport apparel etc.
1.2 Specifications are interpreted, in consultation with others, where requiredNotebook documentation
On-going group discussions
Week 4
2 March 09
Introduction to Market research for PD; Customer requirements and expectations for PD - Market research: general Customer expectations (aesthetics, handle, performance, price) and customer needs; products currently available on the market – benchmark sample selection
Practical: Team-based tasks focusing on different product categories (technical, home textiles, sport apparel etc.
1.2 Specifications are interpreted, in consultation with others, where requiredNotebook documentation
On-going group discussions
9 March 09Labour day holiday – non attendance  
Week 5
16 March 09
Field visit to retail market - In market retail visit to apply principles of market research
Practical: Teacher guided retail visit
6.1 Reports are prepared
6.2 Records are maintained where required
Students to take notes for case study SWOT analysis report
Week 6
23 March 09
Field Market research - Student’s independent work as teams

6.1 Reports are prepared
6.2 Records are maintained where required
Research as case-study report
Week 7
30 March 09
Field Market research - students to report findings in class6.1 Reports are prepared
6.2 Records are maintained where required
Case-study reports to be presented in class for feedback
6 April 09Easter Holidays  
13 April 09Easter Monday – non-attendance  
Week 8
20 April 09
Product mapping - Market research results presentation, market segmentation and benchmark sample selection (based on market research)
Practical: power point presentation
1.2 Specifications are interpreted, in consultation with others, where required
6.1 Reports are prepared

Notebook documentation
On-going group discussions
Week 9
27 April 09
Product performance/technical requirements - Product performance requirements-both technical and aesthetic; benchmark product analysis including fibre/fabric/finishes/ styling, etc.; product constraints
Practical: Team-based tasks focusing on different product categories (technical, home textiles, sport apparel etc.
4.1 Requirements for trial are confirmed and clarified, where necessary, to establish procedures and parameters
4.2 Organization and liaison with production area occurs, where required
4.3 Trials are assessed in accordance with the established procedures
6.1 Reports are prepared

Notebook documentation
On-going group discussions
Week 10
4 May 09
Product performance/technical requirements - New product sourcing - fabric only4.1 Requirements for trial are confirmed and clarified, where necessary, to establish procedures and parameters
6.1 Reports are prepared

Notebook documentation
On-going group discussions
Week11
11 May 09
Product performance/technical requirements, testing benchmark samples - New sourced Product performance testing and Product specifications
Practical: Select 3 key performance tests for a selected product category and perform testing - Team based work
3.1 Product or process specifications are interpreted and preliminary specifications are developed from feasibility study
3.2 Specifications are used to develop or engineer the product
3.3 Raw materials are checked or selected to meet requirements
3.4 Machine or equipment or skill availability are determined against requirements
4.1 Requirements for trial are confirmed and clarified, where necessary, to establish procedures and parameters
4.2 Organization and liaison with production area occurs, where required
4.3 Trials are assessed in accordance with the established procedures
Notebook
documentation
On-going group discussions
Week 12
18 May 09
Product performance/technical requirements, test results review and analysis presentations - New Product Provisional Specification development
Practical: Finalise tests from previous week, develop new product specification
5.1 Results of the trials are analysed to determine performance and acceptability for production
5.2 Analysis is interpreted to determine performance and acceptability for production
Notebook documentation
On-going group discussions
Week 13
25 May 09
Fashion/Product trends research - New product trend forecasting
Practical: Independent trend research in global and local markets for different product categories -Teacher guided team work - Trend Boards development
6.1 Reports are prepared
6.2 Records are maintained where required
1.1 Provisional specifications are identified
1.2 Specifications are interpreted, in consultation with others, where required
Notebook documentation
On-going group discussions
Week 14
1 June 09
Fashion/Product trends - Assignment development
Practical: Trend Boards/PowerPoint presentation
3.1 Product or process specifications are interpreted and preliminary specifications are developed from feasibility study

Presentation-board development
On-going group discussions
Week 15
15 June 09
Report compilation – review and mock presentation to class6.1 Reports are prepared
6.2 Records are maintained where required
Feedback from lecturer
Week 16
22 June 09
PPT Report Presentation – venue TBA 6.2 Records are maintained where requiredFeedback from lecturer
Week 17
22 June 09
Assessment Assessment on report presentation format and individual content


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may occur on the job or in an appropriately simulated environment. This course may be assessed independently or in combination with other relevant courses.


Assessment Tasks

1. Notebook documentation 40%
2. On-going class discussions Individual or teamwork 10%
3. PPT Report Presentation 50% - 30% for content and 20% for presentation


Assessment Matrix

ElementsNotebook Documentation
40%
Ongoing class discussions
10%
PPT Report Presentation
50%
1 Interpret provisional specifications1.1, 1.21.1, 1.21.1, 1.2
2 Participate in feasibility studies2.1, 2.22.12.1, 2.2
3 Assist in developing or engineering product3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
4 Conduct trials4.1, 4.2, 4.34.14.1, 4.2
5 Analyse and interpret results5.1, 5.25.1, 5.25.1, 5.2
6 Report results and maintain records6.1, 6.26.1, 6.26.1, 6.2




Other Information

Percentage deducted for late submissions - per day – 2%
Percentage deducted for late submissions - per week – 10%

NB Students should note that this weekly planner is offered in good faith and that suggested activities will be undertaken as planned. However due to the possibility of unforeseen circumstances some activities might of necessity need to be altered or postponed – all efforts for advance notice will be made

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