Course Title: Fashion Entrepreneurship - Major Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Entrepreneurship - Major Project

Credit Points: 24

Important Information:

Please note: This course offers a pathway to PhD research and can only be undertaken in your final semester.

Please contact Course Coordinator or Program Manager for academic advice prior to enrolling in this course.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Caroline Tan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1302

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses below before you commence this course:

  • BUSM4782 Research Strategies for Fashion Ventures,
  • GRAP2163 International Entrepreneurship in Fashion and Textiles
  • GRAP2564 Ethical and Sustainable Practices for Fashion and Textiles

Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite courses before enrolling in a course.

For a range of topics assumed knowledge of marketing, marketing management and implementation is required; you could be restricted in your topic selection if you do not have this assumed knowledge.

Course Description

This elective provides you with the opportunity to work with global industry partners to investigate and analyse opportunities and challenges specific to an area of research related to fashion entrepreneurship.

You will undertake an entrepreneurial project that engages with the fashion and/or textiles industry. You will critically analyse fashion business models, supply systems and production methods. Your research, analytical, evaluative and practical skills will be significantly linked through self-directed inquiry. You will evaluate and develop solutions, presentations and concepts for specific industry projects at a professional level. You may work on projects in teams with other students and will gain experience in interacting with an external company or organisation that is related to your area of inquiry.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program learning outcomes are not applicable for option courses.


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

CLO1: Design and implement a major project in cooperation with others, including industry partners

CLO2: Clearly identify and evaluate the objectives, rationale and methods for conducting an entrepreneurial project

CLO3: Justify and apply appropriate research methodologies to your inquiry

CLO4: Discriminate and critically engage with the theoretical, practical and creative aspects in your inquiry to achieve set goals and outcomes

CLO5: Effectively communicate the findings and outcomes of your project to a range of stakeholders

Overview of Learning Activities

This course consists of lectures and group tutorials consisting of predominantly small group tutorials and individual supervision. Tutorials will introduce key concepts and theories and provide the opportunity to be engaged in interactive class activities, group discussions and class presentations.

Field trips and online materials will be included to facilitate learning.
You will have the opportunity for ‘hands on’ engagement with the fashion and textiles industry and your learning will also be derived from your own industry research, which will include contact with external organisations.

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: Research Proposal (15%) (CLOs: 2,3,4)

Assessment 2: Literature Review (25%) (CLOs: 4)

Assessment 3: Publication Proposal (5%) (CLOs: 5)

Assessment 4: Major Thesis and Final Presentation (55%) (CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

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.