Course Title: Yarn Engineering

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Yarn Engineering

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007

Course Coordinator: Dr Rajiv Padhye

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9116

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course and its practical work deals with yarn development. Concepts of engineering / designing a yarn to meet the requirements of a new product / fabric. Undertaking the project management for evaluation of various yarns to be used in the Fabric Engineering project. Units include: product development; effect of selected fibre on yarn properties; the role of spinning system; yarn structure; market requirement and cost.

Topics covered include:
. definition of product development and requirement analysis;
. selection of fibres, dimensions and properties;
. yarn structure for major end uses ( including spinning systems) and effect on yarn properties;
. testing and evaluation of yarn.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

For the students to gain knowledge and experience in -

Defining the parameters of product development.

Selecting the product and carrying out an initial analysis to determine product quality requirements.

Testing and evaluating selected yarns. Using test results, preparing a product specification of yarn.
Understanding quality evaluation of yarns using Uster international data and statistical analysis of test results.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course is taught in a combination of lectures and tutorials (to provide an understanding of the theoretical principles and concepts) and practical Laboratory classes.

Overview of Learning Resources

Details of texts and references will be made available in Part B of the course guide. A course manual is available.

Overview of Assessment

Formal written examination
Assignments and/or practical work, report