Product Specification

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Product Specification

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Apparel and Merchandising, Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Merchandising

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    The focus of this course is on the knowledge and skills required to produce detailed and accurate specifications for fashion designs so that production can meet requirements of the design brief.

    You will develop the skills and knowledge to research and interpret fashion and textiles trends and develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles. You will explore how to prepare specification documentation including standard forms, trade drawings and apply industry standards following common fashion workplace practices and procedures. 


    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

    a) Lead and manage own work and other team members or individuals within a fashion and textiles enterprise.

    b) Apply sustainable practices related to fashion and textiles issues.

    c) Identify, research, analyse and manage emerging global issues and trends in the fashion and textiles industry.

    d) Evaluate social and cultural values in strategic planning and implementation in a fashion and textiles context.

    e) Conceptualise, integrate and organise information in order to resolve complex issues related to fashion and textiles product development.


    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    a) Investigate, analyse and interpret fashion and textiles trends.

    b) Develop and produce a range of specifications sheets based on a garment, and ensure that they communicate clearly for design and shipping requirements.

    c) Interpret and evaluate patternmaking principles and theories in developing garment patterns.

    d) Apply patternmaking principles to develop and produce garment patterns.


    Overview of Learning Activities

    The main learning activities in this course include: lectures, workshops, tutorials and case studies.

    You will have opportunities to apply design concepts and make patterns for different garment types.


    Overview of Learning Resources

    RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

    A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

    The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides.

    The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.


    Overview of Assessment

    You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

    Assessment may include tests, case studies and assignments. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

    If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

    A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

    Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: 


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