Course Title: Knit Design and Development 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Knit Design and Development 3

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99259248

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 513.03.01

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses GRAP2475 Knit Design and Development 2 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

In this course you will further advance your skills and knowledge in garment construction techniques and designing fashioned knitwear. This will allow you to experiment and use a wide range of fabrics with a focus on how different methods of knit production can impact upon your design choices, when addressing the challenges of fit, proportion and silhouette.  



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
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 global context
5. Identify, analyse and reflect on fashion technology in a local and global context

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
• Investigate a design trend and analyse the information to solve fashion range development problems.
• Investigate the technologies of knitwear production and the implications for your design ideas
• Interpret and create designs that meet the design brief
• Develop finished garments using efficient and sustainable methods
• Analyse your design ideas and present a product.
• Seek, evaluate and incorporate feedback for your own work to improve your work practices

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of class activities such as practical exercises, group and class discussion, group activities/projects as well as online, industry visits and self-directed learning.
All practical experience is conducted according to industry standards. Workshop activities include: design development to meet a brief, full development of fashion garments, including patternmaking, garment construction, using knit machines as required, fitting and development of supporting technical and design 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 sewing, specialist machines and pressing equipment and access to knitting machines as required. You will also have your own sewing equipment and an industry relevant design brief for garment product development.

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 the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.