Course Title: Advanced Textile Materials and New Technologies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Textile Materials and New Technologies

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Saniyat Islam

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99259455

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 511.03.04

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

A knowledge of materials, processes and fashion and textiles products and an understanding of key processes involved in the design and manufacture of fashion and textile products is assumed.

Course Description

You will investigate how new process of making foster the innovation of advanced materials and technologies for apparel. This course will provide you with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in research and development for the use of these new processes.


Analytical thinking and problem solving will be critically applied to develop and understand the use and application of 2D and 3D technologies relevant to textile and apparel innovation and entrepreneurship.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Investigate and research process and applications in advanced material and technologies within a theoretical and applied context for apparel.

Identify, analyse and evaluate the characteristics and performance of advanced material design, development and application from a global perspective.

Demonstrate mastery in the knowledge and application of specific technical skills in 2D and 3D digital technologies to create prototypes for potential textile and apparel applications.

Exhibit your capacity for effective research and development into advanced material innovation in an autonomous and collaborative way for existing or new business opportunities.

Research and creatively solve problems, demonstrating expert judgment and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice in fashion entrepreneurship.


Provide strategic leadership to effectively plan and manage the implementation of new directions and strategies within your professional field and environment, as well as effectively collaborate with others.

Master a body of knowledge and specific technical and research skills to recognize and apply relevant advanced technologies within fashion organizations/your professional field.

Investigate emergent global entrepreneurial issues and strategically respond to their impact in the fashion and textiles industry.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course consists of lecture and a three lecture/studio format.
As part of the course program you will be engaged in workshops, interactive class activities, group discussions and class presentations.
Your scholarship will focus on specific fashion industry research topics derived from industry, and academic research at a local and global level.
Reviewing current literature will enable completion of set tasks. Resources and online materials will be included to facilitate learning.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Weekly reading on Blackboard: Books, articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes as demonstrated in a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.
Tasks include: written reviews and technical documentation of processes, digital references, reports and presentations.
Formative and summative feedback will be given on all assessment tasks progressively throughout the semester.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced under ’Assessment’ at:

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.