BP123 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Textile Technology)

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Plan: BP123P5 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Textile Technology)
Campus: Brunswick Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Applied Science (Textile Technology)
Award abbreviation: BAppSc(TextTech)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 3 years full-time - 6 years part-time
Location: Brunswick Campus
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/fashiontextiles
Partnered offering / Corporate client:  
ASCED code: 030105
CRICOS code: 025154J

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Purpose of the Program

The Textile Technology programs at RMIT will ensure you are work-ready as a textile technologist for a range of industries including fashion apparel (sportswear and performance), design, medical, industrial textiles, automotive, furnishing, enviromental, and interior industries in Australia and overseas.

The program combines technical knowledge and computer aided design (CAD) skills with exploration in design and creativity for the production of marketable products in textiles. The science of textiles is integrated to provide a fertile ground for new discoveries and innovations, drawing together individual expertise and diverse ideas from varying fields.

The program focuses on the theory and practical application in the areas of product development, product design, product engineering, global marketing and management in diverse areas of textiles.  You will build your expertise and knowledge of yarn, knitted, woven and non-woven fabrics and related processes, colour theory, dyeing and printing, product development, design and evaluation. 

Product development studies incorporate the latest computer aided design systems, which enable you to create, develop, trial and evaluate new product design in a simulated commercial environment.

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Articulation and pathways

Upon your successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Textile Technology) degree you will be eligible to apply for entry into MC213 Master of Fashion & Textiles (coursework) or MR069 Master of Technology (Textiles) by research from the RMIT University School of Fashion and Textiles.


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Entrance requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.

For equivalents to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page


Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.

Selection tasks

Non year 12 applicants must submit a VTAC Personal Statement or direct applicant statement and include their reasons for wanting to study the course. Applicants should also detail any work experience when completing a VTAC Personal Statement or direct applicant statement.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page


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External accreditation and industry links

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Textile Technology) degree program is professionally accredited by the Textile Institute: www.texi.org

The Textile Institute is a worldwide organisation that covers all sectors and all disciplines in textiles, clothing and footwear. Within the global textiles, clothing and footwear industries the aim of the Institute is to facilitate learning, to recognise achievement, to reward excellence and to disseminate information.

Upon the completion of this program, the Bachelor of Applied Science (Textile Technology) degree, you are eligible to apply for membership with the Textile Institute.

The program is informed by and well connected with industry through mentoring and work integrated learning projects.


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd

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