OnlineSession 1N/A

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Peters, L & Castle, C, 2013, Textiles and design: Preliminary and HSC , Nelson Cengage Learning, South Melbourne Victoria. ISBN: 978-0170210713 .
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (8 weeks)
Lab/Prac report40%
Lab Prac Report 60%

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