Course Title: Advanced Textile Materials and New Technologies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Textile Materials and New Technologies

Credit Points: 12.00


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 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

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

CLO1: Investigate and research process and applications in advanced material and technologies within a theoretical and applied context for apparel.

CLO2: Identify, analyse and evaluate the characteristics and performance of advanced material design, development and application from a global perspective.

CLO3: 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.

CLO4: Exhibit your capacity for effective research and development into advanced material innovation in an autonomous and collaborative way for existing or new business opportunities.

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.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources for fashion and textiles students. 

Search the library and consult the Fashion and Textiles Subject Guides for more information. 

The library also provides guides on academic referencing and assistance is available via phone, chat and email.




Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment tasks are directly aligned with each Course Learning Outcome. They are as follows:

Assessment 1: Viability Assessment Document (20%) (CLOs:1,2 )

Assessment 2: Concept Proposal (15%) (CLOs: 1,2 )

Assessment 3: Materials Library (20%) (CLOs: 1,2,4)

Assessment 4: Design Intent Document (30%) (CLOs: 2,3)

Assessment 5: Concept Poster Presentation (15%) (CLOs: 3,4 )

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 coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.