Course Title: Knit Design and Development 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Knit Design and Development 2

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99259248

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses GRAP2471 Design and Development 1 and GRAP2464 Fashion Knitwear before you commence this course.
It is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite before enrolling in a course. For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at:;ID=twx09y07zi1c

Course Description

This course builds upon and extends the skills established in Design and Development 1 and Fashion Knitwear. You will produce more advanced garments which may include fully- fashioned knits. You will begin to make individual choices based upon fabric performance and suitability for a target market, including specific requirements for knit garments. You will also extend your appreciation of the importance of clear and accurate communication between the design and manufacturing process.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
1. Apply and creatively adapt a body of theoretical and technical knowledge and skills in fashion design and technology to your practice or future study
2. Recognise and apply relevant technologies in the fashion design and production sector of the industry
3. Investigate and work creatively to solve fashion design and production related problems
5. Identify, analyse and reflect on fashion technology in a local and/or global context.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
• Interpret and analyse information to create specifications on the handling and performance characteristics of a range of fabrics and trims.
• Investigate different garment construction techniques to solve fashion problems.
• Apply your theoretical knowledge of garment construction to produce specifications to support garment development process
• Develop and produce garments both cut and sew and fully fashioned knitwear to reflect sampling and quality requirements of the specifications and target market.
• Seek, evaluate and incorporate feedback for your work to improve your work processes

Overview of Learning Activities

You be engaged in learning that involves a range of class activities such as practical exercises, group and class discussion, group activities/projects and self-directed learning.
All practical experience is conducted according to industry standards. Workshop activities include: development of garments, including garment construction, fully fashioned knits, finishing and development of supporting technical information.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.
You will have access to a simulated industry standard production workroom with knitting, sewing and specialist machines and pressing equipment. You will also have your own sewing equipment.

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.

Your assessment tasks will be predominantly practical with a component of research and technical report writing. Assessment tasks will be holistic and integrate all aspects of this course including designing, cutting, garment construction, quality assurance, documentation and presentation of final designs.

Ongoing feedback will be provided to enable you to monitor your own performance including detailed feedback on assessed tasks.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced under ’Assessment’ at:
A Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

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: