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,
Viet1 2024

Course Coordinator: Corinna Erken

Course Coordinator Phone: -

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 3D visualisation software within the fashion industry and the impact it has on design and product development. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO 1: Utilise industry standard software to generate a pattern and visualise a garment 
CLO 2: Create an efficient lay plan  
CLO 3: Identify benefits and challenges of the use of 3D visualisation software in developing a sustainable fashion industry. 

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in a blend of in-class workshops, digital collaborative sessions, and practical projects, including seminars/webinars, tutorials, and peer and tutor feedback. This approach combines direct, hands-on experience with digital learning tools, allowing students to explore creative processes and competition briefs both independently and in teams.

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
Assessment Task 1: Create virtual samples and pattern lay plan, using 3D software 50%, CLOs 1, 2  
Assessment Task 2: Create and present three looks using 3D software 50%, CLOs 1,3  

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.