Course Title: Computing for Fashion Design and Product Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Computing for Fashion Design and Product Development

Credit Points: 12.00


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RMIT University Vietnam


840H School of Communication and Design


Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet2 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr. Nina Yiu

Course Coordinator Phone: +84 8 3776 1300

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT Vietnam

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will be introduced to software used in the fashion industry to design and develop fashion products. These software packages cover pattern cutting, costing, and 3D design development. You will also explore the use of CAD (computer aided design) and CAM (computer aided manufacture) technologies within the fashion industry and the impact they have on design and product development.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Course Learning outcomes

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

CLO 1: Utilise industry standard software to generate and adapt a pattern 
CLO 2: Create an efficient lay plan 
CLO 3: Identify, research and analyse emerging technological trends in the fashion and textiles industry. 
CLO 4: Identify issues relating to the use of CAD/CAM in relation to the development of a sustainable fashion industry


Overview of Learning Activities

  • Workshops, lectures and seminars
  • Demonstrations, critiques and discussions
  • Independent reading and research to inform your practice
  • You will use a sketchbook in order to develop your ability to observe, capture and reflect upon your experiences
  • You will engage with your peers in critically reflective discussion of issues pertinent to your practice

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.   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

Assignment 1 Pattern and layplan creation, 30%, CLOs 1,2 & 4  

Assignment 2 Virtual sample created using 3D software, 30%, CLOs 1,3 & 4  

Assignment 3 Report (2,000 words) on use of 3 D software in the fashion industry, 40%, CLOs 1,3 & 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.