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.
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
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the relationship between molecular and morphological structure and the properties of fibres||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||describe the structure and properties of a range of textile yarns and fabric||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify the use of finishing techniques to enhance fabric performance||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||identify principles and processes of colour to fibres, yarns and fabrics||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||apply a range of functional and aesthetic tests to evaluate fabric properties||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||identify appropriate fabrics for a range of end uses||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||critically analyse the history of and contemporary aspects for the Australian Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industries.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Peters, L & Castle, C, 2012, Textiles and design: Preliminary and HSC , 2nd edn, Nelson Cengage Learning, South Melbourne Victoria. ISBN: 978-0170210713.
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