Course Title: Develop and test textile clothing and footwear products or processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: MIET6063C

Course Title: Develop and test textile clothing and footwear products or processes

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5210 - Diploma of Textile Technology and Production Management

Course Contact : Rafael Beltran

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9197

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 80

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

LMTTX4003A

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to develop and test a textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) product or process to achieve required specifications.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN5011A Develop and test textile clothing and footwear products or processes

Element:

1. Interpret development specifications
2. Develop TCF product or process design
3. Test design concept
4. Interpret and document test results
5. Confirm design

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Development need and parameters are interpreted
1.2 Quality specifications appropriate to the TCF product or process are obtained and interpreted correctly from data sheets, production schedules process specifications or the client
1.3 Design specifications appropriate to the TCF product or process are obtained and interpreted correctly from data sheets, production schedules process specifications or the client
1.4 Specifications applying to TCF materials or TCF production processes are interpreted
1.5 Terminology used in the TCF industry relating to raw materials and processing are correctly interpreted, applied and used
1.6 Clarification of specifications is undertaken as required using appropriate information resources
2.1 Research is conducted to identify development options and examine relevancy for specific TCF application
2.2 Preliminary design is developed to explore options with key personnel
2.3 Feedback is used to reassess ideas and produce detailed design concept according to required specifications
2.4 Materials, processes, equipment and other required elements are specified and documented in design
2.5 Calculations are undertaken as required and verified as correct
2.6 Risk analysis is conducted to identify possible problems and contingency plans are developed
2.7 Issues to assess feasibility of design are identified and noted for testing
2.8 Strengths and weaknesses of design are identified and noted for testing
3.1 Appropriate processes are determined to test the design concept in a TCF context including testing of materials, processes and specifications
3.2 Calculations to determine test time, volume, temperatures, etc are undertaken and accurately documented
3.3 Test procedures and specifications are developed
3.4 Test equipment, tools and materials and work area are selected and prepared according to test specifications
3.5 Test is undertaken following test procedures and according to OHS practices.
3.6 Test process is monitored to ensure compliance to test specifications.
3.7 All deviations from test procedures are documented and cause identified.
3.8 Test equipment, tools and materials used during test are cleaned and restored in safe manner
4.1 Test results are obtained, documented and recorded in accordance with test specifications.
4.2 Test results are validated and checked
4.3 Test results are discussed with key personnel for validation and interpretation.
4.4 Test results and new information is examined and implications for product or process identified.
5.1 Information from development and testing of TCF product or process is used to modify and improve design specifications
5.2 Test results are used to adjust manufacturing process or identify suitable TCF materials
5.3 Improved design and specifications are documented.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Blended learning consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops.


Teaching Schedule

Week Beginning Session – Topic Element
Performance Criteria
Assessment Tasks
9 February 09 Introduction to Product Development - Course introduction and outline. Fashion forecasting and trend research techniques1-51. Practical: Team-based tasks
16 February 09 Fashion and trend forecasting - Fashion and trend forecasting techniques1-51. Practical: Team-based tasks focusing on identified product group
23 February 09 Colour forecasting - Colour forecasting techniques1-51. Practical: Team-based tasks focusing on identified product group
2 March 09 Fashion and trend forecasting - Trend forecasting techniques. 1-5Practical: Team-based tasks
9 March 09 The cost of Product Development 1-5Practical: Team-based tasks
16 March 09 PD timeline and flow - PD timelines; range and project planning1-5Major Assignment
23 March 09 Field Market research - Student’s independent work1-5 
30 March 09 Product mapping - Market research results presentation, market segmentation and benchmark sample selection (based on market research)1-52. Practical: Short power point presentation
6 April 09Easter Holidays1-5 
13 April 09Easter Holidays1-5 
20 April 09 Product performance/technical requirements - Product performance requirements-both technical and aesthetic; benchmark product analysis including fibre/fabric/finishes/ styling, etc; product constraints1-53. Practical: Team-based tasks focusing on different product categories (technical, home textiles, sport apparel etc.
27 April 09 Product performance/technical requirements - The cost of Product Development; Departmental budgeting; Range and project budgeting; The impact of Product Development across other business units and departments.1-53. Practical: Exercises to develop product costing template; departmental budgeting; project costing
4 May 09 Product development in industry - How product development works in industry1-54. Practical: Field visit exercises
11 May 09 Product performance/technical requirements, testing benchmark samples - New sourced Product performance testing and Product specifications 1-54. Practical: Select 3 key performance tests for a selected product category and perform testing - Team based work
18 May 09 Product performance/technical requirements, test results review and analysis presentations - New Product Provisional Specification development1-54. Practical: Finalise tests from previous week, develop new product specification
25 May 09 Product development assignment - Assignment development (independent work)1-54. Practical: Trend Boards/PowerPoint presentation
1 June 09 Report compilation (independent work) - Report review  
8 June 09 Report compilation (independent work) - Report review  
15 June 09 Report compilation (independent work) - Report review  
22 June 09 Assessment  


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. Practical - Team-based tasks focusing on identified product group 15%
2. Major Assignment -Folio 40%
3. Practical -Short power point presentation 15%
4. Practical -Team-based tasks focusing on different product categories (technical, home textiles, sport apparel etc. 15%
5. Practical: -Develop new product specification Trend Boards/PowerPoint presentation 15%


Assessment Matrix

Element 1. Practical 2. Major Assignment  3. Practical 4. Practical5. Practical
1. Interpret development specifications YesYesYesYesYes
2. Develop TCF product or process design YesYesYesYesYes
3. Test design concept YesYesYesYesYes
4. Interpret and document test results YesYesYesYesYes
5. Confirm design YesYesYesYesYes

Other Information

Please note that this guideline may be subject to change.

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