Course Title: Smart and Active Materials
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Smart and Active Materials
Credit Points: 12.00
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350H Fashion & Textiles
|Sem 2 2022|
Course Coordinator: Dr Xin Wang
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9418
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: B 512.01.14B
Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Required Prior Study
Successful completion of GRAP2816 Fashion and Textile Materials.
Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.
This course explores how textile materials can be smart and active in low tech to high tech ways by being interactive, transformative and responsive to natural forces (e.g. sunlight) or to a signal. You will examine and explore textile materials as active, smart and connected. You will consider how a material’s properties can respond and change to an external force, sensor or input. You will explore textile materials, structures and systems through multidisciplinary approaches.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
As this is a program option course, only Course Learning Outcomes are applicable.
Course Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
CLO 1: Identify and discuss emerging trends in smart and active textile material examples.
CLO 2: Explain how textile materials can be smart and active in different ways.
CLO 3: Apply a range of textile techniques and processes to develop a smart or active textile material.
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.
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: Mini review of smart and active textile materials (20%)
CLOs: 1 & 2
Assessment Task 2: Creative and Technical Folio (40%)
CLOs: 2 & 3
Assessment Task 3: Individual project (40%)
CLOs: 1, 2 & 3
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.