Course Title: Sustainable Innovation Project Launch

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Sustainable Innovation Project Launch

Credit Points: 24.00

Important Information:

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Jenny Underwood

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9247

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B513.02.013

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of MANU2507 Sustainable Innovation Partnered Project.

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

Course Description

In this course you will undertake a self-directed project of your choice driven by a social, environmental and/or ethical issue. You may undertake this project independently or collaboratively. 

This capstone experience requires you to define and demonstrate your own sustainable innovation practice to a professional standard in a related discipline or industry context. You will apply and critically reflect upon the ideas, skills and graduate capabilities you have gained through your program. It is designed to enable you to synthesise and integrate knowledge, connect theory and practice as well as demonstrate a holistic achievement of program learning outcomes. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

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

PLO1: Demonstrate and apply a diverse and industry-relevant body of skills and knowledge in sustainable innovation for the fashion and textiles industry, related fields and emerging markets.

PLO2: Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on sustainable innovation in both local and international contexts.

PLO3: Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the field of fashion and textiles sustainable innovation.

PLO4: Communicate using diverse formats and strategies with audiences within and external to your discipline.

PLO5: Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.

PLO6: Apply initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future study.

Course Learning outcomes 

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

CLO 1: Plan and execute a project addressing a complex social, environmental and/or ethical issue. 

CLO 2: Synthesise and apply multiple areas of fashion and textiles sustainable innovation knowledge, skills and judgement gained throughout the program. 

CLO 3: Demonstrate your ability to work independently to generate innovative project outcomes. 

CLO 4: Critically reflect on your experiences individually, and in collaboration with peers in terms of personal growth and development. 

CLO 5: Effectively communicate sustainable innovation ideas to diverse audiences. 

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 will promote your ability to propose, investigate, plan, analyse, and realise sustainable innovative fashion and textile solutions.

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 are directly aligned with each Course Learning Outcome. They are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: Project Proposal (30%)
CLOs: 1 & 3

Assessment Task 2: Launch Project (50%)
CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 

Assessment Task 3: Project Presentation (20%)
CLOs: 2, 4 & 5

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 various 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.