Course Title: Fashion Textile Technology

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Textile Technology

Credit Points: 12.00


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Learning Mode

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RMIT University Vietnam


350H Fashion & Textiles


Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet2 2022,
Viet2 2023,
Viet2 2024

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Donna Cleveland

Course Coordinator Phone: By email

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT Vietnam

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed SOCU2302/SOCU2310 Fashion, Textiles, Place and Story 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

In this course you will examine ethical issues related to the National & Global Fashion Industry. You will learn through practical workshops how fashion industry practices impact the wellbeing of individuals, communities and the environment. You will also learn how the latest design approaches, textile technologies and other fashion materials are developed as well as their application to fashion enterprise. You will gain an understanding of how these processes result in implementation to meet the trends of a sustainable fashion industry and achieve positive outcomes for contemporary consumer lifestyles.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes:

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

PLO 1 Critically review, analyse and evaluate theory and industry knowledge relevant for fashion enterprise in the global fashion business environment.

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

PLO 6 Take initiative and apply 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: Analyse textile technology, construction methods, sustainable practices and end-uses of various types of fashion textiles

CLO 2: Create a range of textiles technology and construction methods with a sustainable practice approach

CLO 3: Develop a range of sustainable textile merchandise and recommend for a specified end-use.

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 including:

  • Workshops, lectures and seminars
  • Demonstrations, critiques and discussions 
  • Independent research and development of practical skills to inform your practice 
  • Field trips and factory visits
  • You will engage with your peers in critically reflective discussion of issues pertinent to your practice

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 (Vietnam) and RMIT library (Melbourne) 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.

You will be assessed on your development and on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes. Assessment may include work arising from in class workshops, projects and presentations.

Assessment will cover both practical and theoretical aspects of your learning. Project work will allow you to focus your learning toward your capabilities. You may be required to submit a journal that documents your development and learning throughout this course.

Assignment Task 1: Analysis of textile technology, construction methods, sustainable fashion industry practices, and textile merchandise for a specified end-use. 50%

CLO: 1, 2

Assignment Task 2: A range of textile technology and construction methods and manipulation to create sustainable textile products for a specified end-use. 50%

CLO: 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.