Course Title: Fibre to Fabric Essentials

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fibre to Fabric Essentials

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Saniyat Islam

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9455

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 511.03.04

Course Coordinator Availability: Via appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is an introduction to the fibre properties and textile structures for apparel design and development. You will investigate the origins of fibre innovation and latest research in textile materials. Through an exploration of manufacturing processes, quality systems and sustainable practices you will build capabilities to implement new directions in fashion and textile innovation.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

PLO 1: Identify entrepreneurial opportunities and recognise constraints for fashion and textile business development.

PLO 3: Analyse and reflect on theories and recent developments, existing knowledge and practice in fashion entrepreneurship, within local and international contexts.

PLO 4: Communicate propositions and outcomes to fashion industry stakeholders, recognising cultural inclusion.

PLO 5: Work collaboratively to plan projects and produce fashion concepts within a sustainable business environment for the fashion and textiles industry.

Course Learning outcomes 

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

CLO 1: Identify the foundations of the fibre and textile product life cycle for the development of viable and sustainable textile entrepreneurial ventures.

CLO 2: Analyse and reflect on theories and recent developments within the context of entrepreneurial approaches to the business of textile innovation.

CLO 3: Communicate propositions and ideas for textile and material concept development for a global, culturally diverse fashion and textile industry.

CLO 4: Work professionally to plan and develop sustainable textile and material concepts.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is delivered in a lecture and tutorial format. Lectures will introduce key concepts and theories. Tutorials are used to gain practical experience applying the key principles.

As part of the course program you will be engaged in digital material, workshops, interactive class activities, group discussions and class presentations. Industry speakers, field trips.

Your learning will also be derived from your industry research 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: Induction/reflection and sourcing report (30%) 
CLO: 3

Assessment 2: Fabric deconstruction and specification report (30%)
CLO: 1

Assessment 3: Fibre Essentials - Ongoing review and laboratory experimental tasks (20%)
CLOs: 3, 4

Assessment 4: Assessment 4: Fibre of the future team debate (20%)
CLO: 2

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.