Course Title: Fashion Product Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Product Development

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

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RMIT University Vietnam


350H Fashion & Textiles


Viet2 2021,
Viet3 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet3 2023

Course Coordinator: Dr Tarun Panwar

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9223

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B511 F01 R001

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed MANU2489/MANU2490/MANU2555 Fashion Product Specifications before you commence this course. 

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.

For your information go to RMIT Course Requisites webpage.

Course Description

This course will provide you with an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a Fashion Product Developer. You will study the product development process to understand the significance of the critical path in identifying and prioritising project tasks. You will plan and manage the effective and efficient movement of initial product concept (styles and specifications) through to approved production samples that are quality compliant and production-ready.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

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

PLO1: Critically review, analyse and evaluate theory and industry knowledge relevant for fashion enterprise in the global fashion business environment.

PLO2: Apply a range of creative and commercial skills to successfully practice in a range of roles in the field of fashion enterprise..

PLO3: Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation to identify and solve problems in diverse contexts within the field of fashion enterprise.

Course Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:   CLO 1: Identify the role, responsibilities and challenges of a Product Developer in a modern and sustainable fashion enterprise. CLO 2: Outline all elements of the product development process. CLO 3: Analyse each task of the product development process to determine the relationships and co-dependencies that exist between them. CLO 4: Understand all elements and apply to create an industry-standard 'tech-pack'. CLO 5: Develop an itemised checklist for fabrics, trim and other components, costing and pricing to approve production.

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 business problems. 

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.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
Assessment tasks are directly aligned with each Course Learning Outcome. They are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: Industry Report (20%)
CLO: 1

Assessment Task 2: Infographic (30%)
CLOs: 2 & 3

Assessment Task 3: Tech-Pack & Compliance Folio (50%)
CLOs: 4 & 5

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.