Course Title: Industrial Textiles

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Industrial Textiles

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Inna Konopov

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9116

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course will provide you with skills and knowledge to be able to explain industrial textile product behaviour and performance.
Topics that will be explored include the selection of the textile elements and processes to achieve the final product outcome in textile and allied industries, such as Automotive, Medical and Geo.

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. Identify, research and analyse emerging global issues and trends in the fashion and textiles industry.

3. 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. Asses product requirements for specific applications.

2. Identify and evaluate material selection (fibre, yarn or fabric and associated materials) and manufacturing processes for various product applications.

3. Analyse and explain the properties of, and common processes used with, polymers and other non-metallic compounds.

4. Research, analyse and present information clearly and fluently using a structured critical perspective.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will participate in a combination of classroom activities, including lectures, tutorials 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.
Resources that will assist you with your learning will include notes, reference lists, library resources, computer and equipment laboratories and relevant software.

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 tests, case studies and assignments. 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 Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more information.

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