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,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024

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:

MC213 Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship) & GD203: Graduate Diploma of Fashion (Entrepreneurship)
PLO 1: Research and creatively solve problems independently, demonstrating expert judgment and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice within the business of fashion and textiles.
PLO 2: Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on complex theories and recent developments, both local and international, to extend and challenge existing knowledge and practice in fashion entrepreneurship.
PLO 3: Professionally communicate propositions, processes and outcomes to the fashion industry and a wider audience acknowledging cultural inclusion. 

GC166 Grad Cert in Fashion (Entrepreneurship)
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

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of in-class and online activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement. Class activities promote your ability to enquire, investigate, analyse and solve fashion entrepreneurship problems.

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’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Continuous course assessment will consist of four summative assessments. The details of assessments will be given to you at the start of the course. Information about performance standards required for each assessment task are detailed in the assignment area of Canvas.

Assessment Tasks:

Assessment Task 1: Induction/reflection and Sourcing Report (Individual) (30%), CLO 3 

Assessment Task 2: Fabric Deconstruction and Specification Report (Individual) (30%), CLO 1 

Assessment Task 3: Fibre Essentials - Ongoing review and Laboratory Experimental tasks (20%) CLO 3, CLO 4 
Assessment Task 4: Fibre of the future team debate (Group) (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.