BP326 - Bachelor of Fashion and Textiles (Sustainable Innovation)

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Plan: BP326 - Bachelor of Fashion and Textiles (Sustainable Innovation)
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 Fashion and Textiles (Sustainable Innovation)
Award abbreviation: BFashText(SusInnov)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 3 years full-time
Location: Onshore, Brunswick Campus
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/fashion-and-textiles
ASCED code: 030105
CRICOS code: 0100710

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Purpose of the Program

Technology innovations and improved environmental, social and ethical practices will fundamentally change how clothes are made, consumed and experienced. To support the development of technology-led sustainable solutions for the fashion industry, capabilities in technology and sustainability need to be developed and combined with traditional fashion and textile craft-based knowledge and skills. This requires user-centred and interdisciplinary approaches at the intersection of design, technology, science and art.

The Bachelor of Fashion and Textiles (Sustainable Innovation) program provides you with the capabilities to work in diverse roles across the field of fashion and textiles sustainable innovation. You will learn about ethical and sustainable production practices, digital technologies, material innovations and wearables. As you progress through the degree, you can choose to specialise in at least one of these areas and/or complement your skills through developing a Minor specialisation from another Fashion and Textiles program in fashion design, textile design or fashion enterprise.

You will learn through making and doing. You will experience a variety of contemporary learning opportunities, both face-to-face and online, as a way for you to attain a comprehensive range of practical, theoretical and technical skills and knowledge, that reflect real-world industry situations. Approaches include: project-based activities, working to an industry brief (both problem-solving and speculative), prototyping, Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) and global mobility opportunities.

In your final semester, you will undertake a capstone experience in MANU2506 Sustainable Innovation Project Launch. In this course you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your acquired knowledge and skills in fashion and textiles sustainable innovation by participating in, collaborating with or reflecting on current industry or disciplinary practices.

On successful completion of the program, you have opportunities to enter into a variety of professional roles in the global fashion and textiles industry in areas of sustainability, technical textiles, sportswear, protective clothing, research and innovation, as well as aligned industries such as health and automotive. There are also opportunities to begin your own start-up enterprise or pursue further studies at honours and/or postgraduate level. The program is delivered face-to-face on the Brunswick campus.

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Articulation and pathways

Graduates of AD013 Associate Degree in Fashion and Textile Merchandising who are successful in gaining entry into this program will be eligible for 84 credit points of exemptions.

Graduates of AD014 Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology who are successful in gaining entry into this program will be eligible for 84 credit points of exemptions.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. 

Upon your successful completion of this program, you will be eligible to undertake further postgraduate study, subject to each program's entry requirements.

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Entrance requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification. For equivalents to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalency web page.


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

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 language requirements, see the English requirements web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

The Bachelor of Fashion and Textiles Sustainable Innovation has strong professional industry links with a wide range of organisations and associations including the peak industry body Australian Fashion Council https://ausfashioncouncil.com/

Whilst there are currently no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in fashion and textiles sustainable innovation, the School of Fashion and Textiles has many close links with industry, which take on a variety of forms. The program is taught by academics who have strong industry relationships and current professional experience and employment in the fashion industry. In addition, we collaborate with industry and community partners in a range of activities including partnered projects, placements, virtual studios and case studies to ensure you are immersed in current industry professional practices, techniques and strategies.   

The program has regular consultations with industry advisory groups that consist of high profile industry representatives. Part of these consultations is to ensure that the program's links with industry standards and practice remain current.

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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

Library resources and services

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study spaces. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.    

Computers and printers are available at every Library. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.  
Contact Ask the Library for information on Library resources and services: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.  Study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills. 

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

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University 

RMIT University 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 https://www.rmit.edu.au/students 

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