Course Title: Fashion Forecasting and Analytics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Forecasting and Analytics

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
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,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr Luise Adams

Course Coordinator Phone: By email

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B513 F01 R003

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will develop and apply your skills and knowledge of theoretical methods and practical applications of trend forecasting to research and analyse trends that influence fashion and textiles products for the industry and end consumers.

You will investigate the specialised study and knowledge based application of micro environments, global, social and cultural issues and their impact on consumer behaviour.

You will incorporate strategic decision making in recognizing the patterns, cycles and dissemination of information.

Your investigation will determine a framework to specifically apply creative and analytical skills in the trend forecasting process.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will complement the RMIT capabilities you are developing in your program.

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:

CLO 1: Investigate emergent global issues and adapt strategic responses that influence trends and patterns within the fashion and textiles industry.

CLO 2: Determine research methodologies to capture and analyse data to forecast fashion and textile future trends.

CLO 3: Communicate propositions, processes and outcomes to the fashion industry and a wider global audience.


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of in-class and online activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement. Class activities promote your ability to enquire, investigate, analyse and solve fashion entrepreneurship problems.  



Overview of Learning Resources

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

The RMIT Library offers extensive resources & study support services for students. These include: · 

Students should contact Student Connect for information about available learning support to enhance their academic success. 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes. The details of assessments will be given to you at the start of the course. Information about performance standards required for each assessment task are detailed in the assignment area of Canvas. All assessments are assessed individually.  

Assessment Tasks: 

Assessment Task 1A: Trend Data Capture & Analysis Report (40%) CLO: 1 & 2 

Assessment Task 1B: Trend Data Capture & Analysis Presentation (10%) CLO: 3

Assessment Task 2: Trend Report & Fashion Forecast (50%) CLOs: 2 & 3 

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.