Course Title: Textile Materials

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Materials

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

Course Coordinator: Grant Emerson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9149

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 512.01.10

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

You will develop the skills and knowledge to identify various fibres suitable for use in textile production. You will individually analyse these fibres, especially in relation to the way that production methods and processes affect them.

You will analsye the following fibres:Cotton, Wool, Viscose, Acetate ,Polyamide, Polyester , Acrylic; Olefin and common polymers.

Your analysis will include fibre production techniques, morphology, properties, chemical structure, manufacturing processes and modifications.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

1. Apply sustainable practices related to fashion and textiles issues.

2. Conceptualise, integrate and organise information in order to resolve complex issues related to fashion and textiles product development.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Analyse textile materials properties and finishes.

2. Assess and test textile material colourfastness, durability, dimensional stability,
stretch and recovery.

3. Research smart and interactive textiles.

4. Explore nanotechnology and surface design of textile materials.

5. Develop fabric performance evaluation reports.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will learn via a combination of lectures and tutorials (to provide an understanding of the theoretical principles and concepts) and practical / laboratory classes.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. This will include resource notes, reference lists, library resources and laboratories.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include examination, assignments and/or practical work.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Director or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures.