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Unit description

Historical developments and contemporary factors that influence the Australian Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industries are critically analysed. Students explain the properties and performance of a range of textile fibres, yarns and fabric. Manufacturing processes are described and experimentation is applied to analyse the molecular and morphological structure and properties of fibres and fabrics. Colouring techniques are selected and functional end-use applications of textiles are identified. Innovations and emerging textile technologies are explored and discussed.

Unit content

Topic 1: Fibre science

Topic 2: Textile science principles and processes

Topic 3: Yarn technology fundamentals

Topic 4: Woven fabric technology

Topic 5: Non-woven fabric technology

Topic 6: Knitted fabric technology

Topic 7: Colouration science principles and processes

Topic 8: Finishing technology and fabric performance enhancement

Topic 9: Textile innovation and emerging technologies

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1explain the relationship between molecular and morphological structure and the properties of fibresIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2describe the structure and properties of a range of textile yarns and fabricIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3identify the use of finishing techniques to enhance fabric performanceIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4identify principles and processes of colour to fibres, yarns and fabricsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5apply a range of functional and aesthetic tests to evaluate fabric propertiesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
6identify appropriate fabrics for a range of end usesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
7critically analyse the history of and contemporary aspects for the Australian Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industries.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the relationship between molecular and morphological structure and the properties of fibres
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. describe the structure and properties of a range of textile yarns and fabric
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. identify the use of finishing techniques to enhance fabric performance
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. identify principles and processes of colour to fibres, yarns and fabrics
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. apply a range of functional and aesthetic tests to evaluate fabric properties
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. identify appropriate fabrics for a range of end uses
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  7. critically analyse the history of and contemporary aspects for the Australian Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industries.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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