Subject List for 14093 Higher Diploma Scheme in Fashion
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Subject List for 14093 Higher Diploma Scheme in Fashion & Textile Studies Award in Coloration and Finishing Mandatory Subjects Business & Organization for Fashion & Textile Industry (ITC 2511) Introduction to Coloration & Finishing (ITC 2101) Introduction to Fashion & Apparel (ITC 2201) Introduction to Fibre & Yarn (ITC 2001) Introduction to Textile Fabric (ITC 2002) Language Subject Workplace English for ITC Students (ELC 3102) Award Core Subjects Analysis of Textile Wet Processing (ITC 3106) Coloration of Textile Products (ITC 3102) Colour Control of Textile Products (ITC 3107) Fibre & Yarn Studies (ITC 2005) Finishing of Textile Products (ITC 3103) Knitted Fabric Studies (ITC 2004) Principles of Coloration (ITC 2103) Principles of Finishing (ITC 2102) Testing for Textile Wet Processing (ITC 3101) Textile Product Development (ITC3105) Woven Fabric Studies (ITC 2003) Award in Fashion and Clothing - Fashion Design Focus Mandatory Subjects Business & Organization for Fashion & Textile Industry (ITC 2511) Introduction to Coloration & Finishing (ITC 2101) Introduction to Fashion & Apparel (ITC 2201) Introduction to Fibre & Yarn (ITC 2001) Introduction to Textile Fabric (ITC 2002) Language Subject Workplace English for ITC Students (ELC 3102) Award Core Subjects Advanced Fashion Design Process & Development (ITC 3201) Advanced Pattern Design (ITC 3202) CAD/CAM Application for Clothing (ITC 3209) Design Management (ITC 3206) Fashion Design Process & Development (ITC 2203) Fashion Merchandising (ITC 2301) Fashion Trend Analysis (ITC 3401) Garment Manufacture (ITC 2205) Garment Manufacture Practice (ITC 2206) Pattern Design (ITC 2204) Quality Assurance in Textile & Clothing Industry (ITC 3501) Notes: Practical credits are required for graduation in this award. Award in Fashion and Clothing – Knitwear Design Focus Mandatory Subjects Business & Organization for Fashion & Textile Industry (ITC 2511) Introduction to Coloration & Finishing (ITC 2101) Introduction to Fashion & Apparel (ITC 2201) Introduction to Fibre & Yarn (ITC 2001) Introduction to Textile Fabric (ITC 2002) Language Subject Workplace English for ITC Students (ELC 3102) Award Core Subjects Advanced Fashion Design Process & Development (ITC 3201) Fashion Design Process & Development (ITC 2203) Fashion Knitwear Design (ITC 3205) Fashion Merchandising (ITC 2301) Knitted Fabric Studies (ITC 2004) Knitted Garment Manufacture (ITC 3208) Knitting Technology (ITC 3003) Pattern Design (ITC 2204) Practical Knitwear Pattern Design & Development (ITC 3207) Principles of Finishing (ITC 2102) Quality Assurance in Textile & Clothing Industry (ITC 3501) Notes: Practical credits are required for graduation in this award. Award in Fashion and Clothing – Fashion Production Focus Mandatory Subjects Business & Organization for Fashion & Textile Industry (ITC 2511) Introduction to Coloration & Finishing (ITC 2101) Introduction to Fashion & Apparel (ITC 2201) Introduction to Fibre & Yarn (ITC 2001) Introduction to Textile Fabric (ITC 2002) Language Subject Workplace English for ITC Students (ELC 3102) Award Core Subjects Clothing Production Management I (ITC 2202) Clothing Production Management II (ITC 3204) Decision Techniques in Textile & Clothing Industry (ITC 3506) Fashion Merchandising (ITC 2301) Garment Manufacture (ITC 2205) Garment Processing Technology (ITC 3203) Information Systems for Textile & Clothing Industry (ITC 3502) Pattern Design (ITC 2204) Quality Assurance in Textile & Clothing Industry (ITC 3501) Textile & Fashion Marketing (ITC 2302) Work Study in Fashion & Clothing Industry (ISE 245) Notes: Practical credits are required for graduation in this award. Award in Fashion and Textile Merchandising Mandatory Subjects Business & Organization for Fashion & Textile Industry (ITC 2511) Introduction to Coloration & Finishing (ITC 2101) Introduction to Fashion & Apparel (ITC 2201) Introduction to Fibre & Yarn (ITC 2001) Introduction to Textile Fabric (ITC 2002) Language Subject Workplace English for ITC Students (ELC 3102) Award Core Subjects Accounting Concepts for Decision Making I (Fashion & Textiles) (AF 2116) Apparel Textiles (ITC 3006) Clothing Production Management I (ITC 2202) Fashion Buying (ITC 3405) Fashion Consumer Motivation & Behavior (ITC 2402) Fashion Merchandising (ITC 2301) Information Systems for Textile & Clothing Industry (ITC 3502) Pattern Design (ITC 2204) Product Quality & Evaluation (ITC 3009) Quality Assurance in Textiles & Clothing Industry (ITC 3501) Textile & Fashion Marketing (ITC 2302) Notes: Practical credits are required for graduation in this award. Award in Fashion Retailing Mandatory Subjects Business & Organization for Fashion & Textile Industry (ITC 2511) Introduction to Coloration & Finishing (ITC 2101) Introduction to Fashion & Apparel (ITC 2201) Introduction to Fibre & Yarn (ITC 2001) Introduction to Textile Fabric (ITC 2002) Language Subject Workplace English for ITC Students (ELC 3102) Award Core Subjects Distribution & Logistic for Fashion Retail Business (ITC 2403) Fashion Buying (ITC 3405) Fashion Consumer Motivation & Behaviour (ITC 2402) Fashion Promotion (ITC 3404) Fashion Retail Information System (ITC 3406) Fashion Retail Management (ITC 3402) Fashion Trend Analysis (ITC 3401) Fashion Visual Merchandising (ITC 3407) Global Fashion Retail Industry (ITC 3403) Principles of Fashion Retailing (ITC 2401) Textile & Fashion Marketing (ITC 2302) Award in Textile Processing - Product Studies Focus Mandatory Subjects Business & Organization for Fashion & Textile Industry (ITC 2511) Introduction to Coloration & Finishing (ITC 2101) Introduction to Fashion & Apparel (ITC 2201) Introduction to Fibre & Yarn (ITC 2001) Introduction to Textile Fabric (ITC 2002) Language Subject Workplace English for ITC Students (ELC 3102) Award Core Subjects CAD Applications for Textiles (ITC 3008) Colour Control of Textile Products (ITC 3107) Fibre & Yarn Studies (ITC 2005) Knitted Fabric Studies (ITC 2004) Practical Fabric Design & Manufacture (ITC 3017) Principles of Coloration (ITC 2103) Principles of Finishing (ITC 2102) Product Quality & Evaluation (ITC 3009) Quality Assurance in Textiles & Clothing Industry (ITC 3501) Textile Product Development (ITC 3105) Woven Fabric Studies (ITC 2003) Award in Textile Processing - Quality and Evaluation Focus Mandatory Subjects Business & Organization for Fashion & Textile Industry (ITC 2511) Introduction to Coloration & Finishing (ITC 2101) Introduction to Fashion & Apparel (ITC 2201) Introduction to Fibre & Yarn (ITC 2001) Introduction to Textile Fabric (ITC 2002) Language Subject Workplace English for ITC Students (ELC 3102) Award Core Subjects Colour Control of Textile Products (ITC 3107) Fibre & Yarn Studies (ITC 2005) Knitted Fabric Studies (ITC 2004) Physical Textile Testing (ITC 3001) Principles of Coloration (ITC 2103) Principles of Finishing (ITC 2102) Product Quality & Evaluation (ITC 3009) Quality Assurance in Textiles & Clothing Industry (ITC 3501) Testing for Textile Wet Processing (ITC 3101) Textile Testing Practice (ITC 3002) Woven Fabric Studies (ITC 2003) KEYWORD SYLLABUS Code Subject AF 2116 Accounting Concepts for Decision Making I (Fashion & Textiles) ITC 3201 Advanced Fashion Design Process & Development ITC 3202 Advanced Pattern Design ITC 3106 Analysis for Textile Wet Processing ITC 3006 Apparel Textiles ITC 2511 Business & Organization for Fashion & Textile Industry ITC 3008 CAD Applications for Textiles ITC 3209 CAD/CAM for Clothing ITC 2202 Clothing Production Management I ITC 3204 Clothing Production Management II ITC 3102 Coloration of Textile Products ITC 3107 Colour Control of Textile Products ITC 3506 Decision Techniques in Textiles & Clothing Industry ITC 3206 Design Management ITC 2403 Distribution & Logistic for Fashion Retail Business ITC 3405 Fashion Buying ITC 3210 Fashion Collection Project ITC 2402 Fashion Consumer Motivation & Behaviour ITC 2203 Fashion Design Process & Development ITC 3205 Fashion Knitwear Design ITC 2301 Fashion Merchandising ITC 3404 Fashion Promotion ITC 3406 Fashion Retail Information System ITC 3402 Fashion Retail Management ITC 3401 Fashion Trend Analysis ITC 3407 Fashion Visual Merchandising ITC 2005 Fibre & Yarn Studies ITC 3103 Finishing of Textile Products ITC 2205 Garment Manufacture ITC 2206 Garment Manufacture Practice ITC 3203 Garment Processing Technology ITC 3403 Global Fashion Retail Industry ITC 3502 Information Systems for Textile & Clothing Industry ITC 3503 International Textile & Clothing Industry ITC 2101 Introduction to Coloration & Finishing ITC 2201 Introduction to Fashion & Apparel ITC 2001 Introduction to Fibre & Yarn ITC 2002 Introduction to Textile Fabric ITC 2004 Knitted Fabric Studies ITC 3208 Knitted Garment Manufacture ITC 3003 Knitting Technology ITC 2204 Pattern Design ITC 3001 Physical Textile Testing ITC 3017 Practical Fabric Design & Manufacture ITC 3207 Practical Knitwear Pattern Design & Development ITC 2103 Principles of Coloration ITC 2401 Principles of Fashion Retailing ITC 2102 Principles of Finishing ITC 3009 Product Quality & Evaluation ITC 3501 Quality Assurance in Textile & Clothing Industry ITC 3101 Testing for Textile Wet Processing ITC 2302 Textile & Fashion Marketing ITC 3105 Textile Product Development ITC 3002 Textile Testing Practice ISE 245 Work Study in Fashion & Clothing Industry ELC 3102 Workplace English for ITC Students ITC 2003 Woven Fabric Studies Code : AF 2116 Subject : Accounting Concepts for Decision Making I (Fashion and Textiles) Keywords Syllabus : (A) Introduction to Accounting Information Forms of business organizations. Accounting as an information system. Importance of controls. Users of accounting information. The accounting cycle. The accounting equation. Basic accounting rules and concepts. Double-entry systems and book keeping for assets. Liabilities and equity. (B) Understanding Financial Statements Principal financial statements and their information contents. Concepts underlying the preparation of these financial statements. Preparation of basic financial statements e.g. trial balance, profit and loss account, balance sheet and cash flow statement. Understanding of manufacturing accounts. (C) Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis Objectives of financial statement analysis. Horizontal analysis versus longitudinal analysis. Analysis of profitability. Liquidity and capital structure. Key concepts of working capital management. Limitations of financial statement analysis. (D) Introduction to Costing Principles Cost classification and accumulation. Typical costing methods and their applications. (E) Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP) Analysis CVP analysis as a decision making technique. The concepts of contribution. Break- even point and margin of safety. Limitations of CVP analysis. (F) Introduction to Budgetary Control Budgetary control and the budgeting process. Code : ITC 3201 Subject : Advanced Fashion Design Process & Development Keyword Syllabus : (A) Analyze fabrication and textures to create feeling and enhancement for a specific look. (B) Appreciation and awareness in the concept of construction and de-construction of clothing in terms of design. (C) Evaluate various modes of dressing e.g. the layered concept, the total look, ready to wear and haute couture. (D) Textiles appreciation - an appreciation of fabric structures and handling properties for specific fashion design. (E) Factors and constraints when designing a collection. (F) Further pattern construction and adaptations in the preparation of a fashion collection. Code : ITC 3202 Subject : Advanced Pattern Design Keyword Syllabus : (A) A detailed study of anthropometry of female and male figures. (B) Techniques of pattern construction and development for women’s outer wear. (C) Knowledge of pattern construction for various quality of fabrics and styles. (D) Knowledge of design interpreting in pattern construction for various clothing types. (E) Advanced pattern construction for men’s wear to facilitate garment manufacture. (F) Pattern alteration and garment fitting for individual items of clothing. (G) Construction of production pattern construction for mass manufacture. Code : ITC 3106 Subject : Analysis for Textile Wet Processing Keyword Syllabus : (A) Qualitative Analysis of Textile Fibres Identification of fibres by instrumental techniques such as infrared spectroscopy, X- ray diffraction, pyrolysis gas chromatography, differential scanning calorimetry and differential thermal analysis. (B) Quantitative Analysis of Fibre Blends Instrumental analysis of various fibre blends using infrared spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. (C) Analysis of Fibre Damage Examination of fibre damages of natural and man-made fibres with special emphasis on cotton and wool. (D) Analysis of Colorants, Auxiliaries and Finishes Instrumental analysis of colorants, auxiliaries and chemical finishes using infrared spectroscopy, gas chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography. (E) Analysis of Water and Effluent Determination of hardness of water, total suspended solids, turbidity, biochemical oxygen demand and biological oxygen demand. Code : ITC 3006 Subject : Apparel Textiles Keyword Syllabus : (A) Overview of an Apparel Product Introduction and classification of the basic components and materials used for various apparel products. (B) Shell materials Understanding the fibres used, structure and properties of various apparel materials in relation to end-uses: such as shirting, suiting, sportswear, trousering and underwear etc. and their relationship to the serviceability and care performance of end-products. (C) Lining Understanding the characteristcs, functional performance and applications of various lining fabrics, including Acetate linings, Polyester and nylon linings, Silk linings, Cotton linings, Rayon linings and Wool linings. (D) Interlining Structure, properties and applications of interlinings: woven, knitted, non-woven and weft insertion. Characteristics and performance of fusible interlining and sew-in-interlinings. (E) Filling Materials Characteristics and properties of various filling materials: cotton, down, wool and man-made micro-filaments. (F) Sewing Threads Fibre content, structure, thread colour and numbering of sewing threads: Corespun thread, Spun thread, monofilament and multifilament threads, and their characteristics and applications. (G) Fastening for Garment Closure Structures, materials, characteristics and applications of various kinds of fastening for garment closure, such as zippers, buttons, snaps etc. (H) Finishing Effects Appreciation of the finishing effects on the aesthetic, care and performance of apparel products. Code : ITC 2511 Subject : Business & Organization for Fashion & Textile Industry Keyword Syllabus : (A) Economics of Business Business systems The significance of textiles and clothing industry to the business economy (B) Business Environment The global scope of textiles and clothing business Social responsibility and business ethics (C) Business Structures Types of business organization Small business and franchising in the textiles and clothing industry (D) Managing the Business Enterprise The managerial process Internal organization of textiles and clothing firms (E) Organizing the Business Enterprise Formal and informal organizations Authority and responsibility Designing organizations for textiles and clothing enterprises (F) Production and Operations Management Managing production and operations in textiles and clothing industry Tools for improving quality of textiles and clothing products (G) Human Resource Management Motivation, leadership, and group behaviour Managing human resource in textiles and clothing firms (H) Marketing Management The marketing process and marketing research Product and price strategies Distribution management Promotional strategies (I) Information Management Computers and information systems Application of information systems in textiles and clothing industry (J) Accounting and Financial Management The role of accounting in business The role of finance in business Code : ITC 3008 Subject : CAD Applications for Textiles Keyword Syllabus : (A) Overview of CAD Design System Design with scanning, sketching, copying, colouring, cutting & Pasting and repeat features of all textile related products. (B) Graphic file and Colour Library Develop graphics using both bitmap and vector files, control and manage colour via Pantone colour libraries, create seasonal colour cards and view automatically generated colourways. (C) Application of CAD in Textile Industry 1. Yarn Design: Design yarn with different degree of twist, S/Z twist, single yarn, ply yarn and blend yarns, simulate yarn with different hairiness. 2. Woven Fabric: yarn dye design, striping and plain structure: automatic peg plan and draft generation: customized twisted and hairy effect; weave construction library, warp and weft design, simulation of colour and weave effect. 3. Knitted Fabric: jacquard and intarsia design cabling, knitting machine interface; knitted structure library. 4. Printed Fabric: touch up and production of mask films; automatic repeats and half drop generation, colour separation. Code : ITC 3209 Subject : CAD/CAM for Clothing Keyword Syllabus : (A) Fundamental Concepts of Apparel CAD/CAM System Hardware configuration and software specification of an apparel CAD/CAM system. Introduction of the concepts in Computer Graphics, including curve model, surface model, colour representative system, texture mapping. (B) Application Areas of Apparel CAD/CAM System Fashion Design CAD software as a tool for fashion design. Operation procedure of the fashion design CAD system, including image scanning, drawing, touch up, colour separation. Pattern Design CAD software as a tool for pattern design. Operation procedure of the pattern design CAD system, including pattern input, pattern generation, modification of pattern, pattern grading and the output of pattern. Marker Lay Planning CAD software as a tool for marker lay planning. Operation procedure of the pattern design CAD system, including manual marking, automatic marking, output of markers, and marker report. Automated Equipment CAM hardware as manufacturing tool for different specialized jobs. Digital Imaging Taking photograph of samples and window display. Post-editing of digital images. (C) Laboratory Pattern Design System, including Marker Lay Planning Code : ITC 2202 Subject : Clothing Production Management I Keyword Syllabus : (A) The Clothing Factory Company policy of a clothing factory, structure and organization of a clothing factory. (B) Cutting Room Principal processes in the cutting room, the development of optimum cut plan, materials and labour economics, materials utilization in cutting surveillance and control, documentation to provide management information in the cutting room, scheduling for cutting room. (C) Sewing Room Methods of manufacture: make-through, divisional and sub-divisional methods; appreciation the characteristics of the operation of various sewing room production systems in current use - make-through system, straight-line system, progressive line system (synchro system), progressive bundle unit, flexible flow system, modular manufacturing system, unit synchro production system (USPS), Juki unit synchro system (JUSS) and other newly developed systems. Appreciation of the characteristics of various methods and equipment used in materials handling between workstations in the sewing room. Evaluation of the various sewing room production systems and materials handling methods in terms of product type, product and style variation, delivery policy, length of production run, costs, space, flow control, supervision, output rate, flexibility, etc. Documentation to provide management information in the sewing room. (D) Facilities Layout Objectives and principles of plant layout, considerations and procedures in setting up a clothing factory layout, preparation of information for plant layout with integration of workflow, application of work study techniques. (E) Production Planning and Control Information required for production planning and control, production scheduling, workfloor control techniques, line balancing, work in progress control, computer application for production planning and control. (F) Finishing Department Principal operations of the finishing department in a clothing factory, scheduling for finishing department, documentation to provide management information in the finishing department. (G) Payment System Payment methods in the clothing industry, determination of pay rate in payment-by- result system. Code : ITC 3204 Subject : Clothing Production Management II Keyword Syllabus : (A) Production System Design The design of production system for a clothing factory with the consideration of product type, material type, style variation, output rate, length of production run, delivery policy, level of work in progress, supervision and control, flexibility, machinery and equipment employed, labour availability, constructional limitation of the building, etc. (B) Human Resources Management Productivity evaluation, measuring of workers productivity, measuring of worker performance, productivity and quality achievement, ergonomics of human factors. (C) Material Management Purchasing and inventory control, supplier evaluation, warehouse planning, material utilization surveillance and control in clothing production. (D) Costing and Cost Analysis and Control Cost elements in clothing production, costing method, production budget planning, cost analysis, manufacturing cost control. (E) Plant Location Plant location selection criteria, comparative location specific advantages of various clothing production centres. (F) Machinery and Equipment Economics Machinery purchasing and selection criteria, maintenance policy planning, design of preventive maintenance system, preventive maintenance procedure and method, costs of maintenance. (G) Production Strategies Production strategies open to clothing manufacturers including outward processing, evaluation of various sources and selection of suitable production system and method for a specified production and marketing environment. (H) New Development in Clothing Production Appreciation and evaluation of the latest developments in clothing production. Code : ITC 3102 Subject : Coloration of Textile Products Keyword Syllabus : (A) Machinery and Utilities Economic and technical advantages of coloring textile materials at different stages of manufacturing. Industrial coloration of textile materials in different physical forms and the machinery employed. Utilities in dyehouse such as water, steam, electricity and compressed air. (B) Dyeing of Textile Products Methods of dyeing and printing materials of cellulosic, wool, silk, synthetics and their blends. Dyeing of speciality products such as denim, sewing threads, narrow fabrics and carpets. Colour fastness vs end-use requirements; improvement of colour fastness. (C) Process Control Factors affecting dyeing; colour reproducibility, process and machine parameters. Hazard control; environmental and ecological considerations. Automation and process control in the dyehouse. (D) Trends & Development Trends and development in coloration technology, machinery, dyes and auxilaries. Code : ITC 3107 Subject : Colour Control of Textile Products Keyword Syllabus : Perceptual Aspect of Colour Spectral characteristics of light, object and visual system. Defective colour vision; colour vision tests. Synthesis of Colour Additive and subtractive colour mixing. (C) Colour Specification Systems Munsell System: Notation and renotation, features and application. C.I.E. System: Grassmann’s laws and corollaries, recommended standards, colour descriptions and their computations. (D) Colour Difference and Tolerance Colour difference equations and their evaluation; Colour tolerance, colour passing, colour sorting and fastness rating; Metamerism and its evaluation. (E) Instrumental Match Prediction Kubelka-Munk function and its characteristics; Instrumental match prediction and correction; Metameric and non-metameric matches; Limitations of instrumental match prediction; (F) Introduction to Colour Measuring Instruments Reflection spectrophotometers and tristimulus colorimeters. (G) Miscellaneous Topics on Colours Measurements of whiteness, yellowness; Colour rendering; Colour constancy; Chromatic adaptation; Dye strength evaluations. (H) Laboratory Practice Colour perception; Characterize the nature of colour vision among observers and under the influence of light sources; Instrumental and visual measurement of colour differences; Evaluation of dye strength, whiteness and yellowness; Instrumental dye recipe prediction; recipe correction; Colour sorting exercises. Code : ITC 3506 Subject : Decision Techniques in Textile & Clothing Industry Keyword Syllabus : (A) Quantitative Analysis Approach Definition of quantitative analysis. The quantitative analysis approach to solve problems in textile mills and clothing organizations. (B) Forecasting Demand Forecasting methods for textile mills and clothing organizations. Accuracy of forecasting methods. (C) Inventory Theory Formulation of a mathematical model describing the behavior of the inventory system. Derivation of an optimal inventory policy with respect to the model. Consideration of quantity discounts and the use of safety stock in textile mills and garment factories. (D) Linear Programming Introduction to Graphical and Simplex method. Formulation of linear programming problems. Solving product mix problems for textile mills and clothing factories by the use of Simplex method. (E) Transportation Problem Setting up a transportation problem and developing an initial solution. Finding the least cost solution for textile mills and clothing factories. Solving the unbalanced and degenerated problems. (F) Network Mode The framework of Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) and the Critical Path Method (CPM). Drawing PERT Network and finding the Critical Path. Monitoring and controlling project costs and time for textile mills and clothing organizations. Computing the maximum amount of material that can flow through a network. Code : ITC 3206 Subject : Design Management Keyword Syllabus : (A) The role of designer and design manager in the organizational structure. (B) Product line development and create a successful apparel line. (C) The finding, interpretation and application of anthropometric data. (D) Ergonomic principles governing the design and shape of clothes. (E) The selection and evaluation of materials and processes relevant to the production of selected styles and quantities. (F) An appreciation of the aesthetic values of design which the designer aims to maintain in production. (G) Modifications of design to enhance economy in material and manufacturing process. (H) Ability to design within the limitations of the company’s resources and capability. (I) The effects of quality standards on the work of the designer. (J) The preparation and interpretation of specifications. (K) The constraints on the designer to meet various market level price and requirements. (L) Product analysis and evaluation in relation to product life cycle and product positioning. (M) Consumers consumption pattern and buying behaviour in retail market analysis. Code : ITC 2403 Subject : Distribution & Logistic for Fashion Retail Business Keyword Syllabus : (A) Fashion distribution channels - Trade channels - structure - Channel members - roles, responsibilities - Channel behavior - buyer-seller relationships (B) Logistics in fashion distribution - Transportation/product deliveries/shipping - Warehousing - Merchandise packaging and handling - Inventory control Code : ITC 3405 Subject : Fashion Buying Keyword Syllabus : (A) The roles and responsibilities of fashion buyers. (B) Functions of different fashion buying institutions. (C) Fashion buying preparation. - Seasonal sales plan - Seasonal buy plan - Merchandise assortment plan (D) Vendor sourcing. - Fashion market review - Vendor showroom appointments - Vendor negotiation - Buyer / vendor relationship (E) Merchandise ordering system and process. - Testing of new merchandise and the replenishment process - Ordering and re-ordering process and strategies - Product development and sourcing - Pricing of merchandise - Buying mathematics - Sales promotions (F) The importance of fashion. (G) End of season merchandise strategies. (H) Small store applications of fashion buying. (I) Case studies of buying pattern and strategies of fashion retailers. Code : ITC 3210 Subject : Fashion Collection Project Keyword Syllabus : (A) Researching and sourcing of ideas. (B) Consolidation of ideas in graphic form and illustrations. (C) Analysis and selection of fabric for end usage. (D) Patterns development. (E) Making-up and finishing processes. (F) Selection and/or making of accessories. (G) Final graphic and garment presentation for selection leading to the ITC Annual Gala Fashion Show. Code : ITC 2402 Subject : Fashion Consumer Motivation & Behaviour Keyword Syllabus : (A) Fashion Concepts, Theories and Consumer Behaviour (B) Cultural Influences on Consumer Behaviour (C) Self and Fashion Choice (D) Consumer Perception and Fashion Consumption (E) Fashion Branding Code : ITC 2203 Subject : Fashion Design Process & Development Keyword Syllabus : (A) Knowledge of fashion trends and designers who set them (B) Fabrication: e.g. structures, textures and colours affecting the designing of garments. (C) The structure of the female and male figure for interpreting and enhancing the various forms of clothing to emphasize balance, silhouette and details in fashion design. (D) Factors and constraints affecting and influencing the use of fabrics, colours and textures in the designing of clothes for various lines and markets. (E) Knowledge, awareness and application of design adaptation. (F) An appreciation and evaluation of past and contemporary fashion designers/trends. (G) The appreciation and induction of using computer-aided-design for fashion design, illustration, adaptation and colour and print application. Code : ITC 3205 Subject : Fashion Knitwear Design Keyword Syllabus : (A) An introduction of the fundamental knowledge of specialist knitting techniques, machinery and finishing is provided. (B) The importance of understanding to make the best use of colour, yarn types, stitch techniques and silhouettes for knitwear design. (C) Individual experimentation how to create special stitch effect for knitwear design. Practical work on hand knitting machine. (D) Awareness of the latest development of materials, new technological frontiers and recent fashion trends, students are encouraged to explore materials and new technology for the application of knitwear design. (E) Factors and constraints affecting and influencing the use of yarn, colours and textures in the designing of knitwear for various markets and countries. (F) The appreciation and induction of using computer-aided design for knitwear design, illustration and presentation. Code : ITC 2301 Subject : Fashion Merchandising Keyword Syllabus : (A) Introduction to Merchandising Merchandising in the fashion and textile industry of Hong Kong. Scope of merchandising function. The merchandisers’ role in today’s fashion business. (B) Merchandising Role Importance of design and product development in merchandising. Objectives of merchandising. Relationships between design, marketing and production functions. Responsibility for fashion idea generation. Internal and external sources of design and product concepts. Responsibility for business and production analysis. What does management expect of merchandising? (C) Merchandising Organization Structure of the merchandising functions. Managing merchandising relation with other departments. Types of merchandising organization in fashion and textile business. Careers in merchandising: positions and descriptions. (D) The Merchandising and Management Process Market analysis: feedback from customer, costing information, fabric and finished stock inventory. Analysis of fashion trend and movements. Product line decision: seasonal style development and product mix. Fashion diffusion cycle. Sourcing decision: single sourcing and multiple sourcing. Pricing and costing objectives and policies. Buying process: supply analysis and evaluation, negotiation, order placement, import/export documentation and finance. Merchandising planning and control: merchandising plans, merchandising calendar, sales analysis and profitability control. (E) Fashion Merchandise Distribution The role of distribution management in fashion merchandising. Distribution intermediaries. Scope of distribution activities: order processing, labeling, protective packing, pre-shipment inspection, and traffic. Technology in fashion merchandise distribution. Code : ITC 3404 Subject : Fashion Promotion Keyword Syllabus : (A) The principles and components of Fashion Advertising. (B) Analysis of Fashion Advertising - Analysing the various types of fashion advertisements - Evaluation and critique of fashion retailers’ advertising strategies (C) Media used in Fashion Promotion - Magazine – Newspaper – Television and Radio - Fashion shows – Direct Advertising – Outdoor and Transit (D) Fashion image: packaging and updating. (E) Case studies of fashion advertising and promotional strategies of fashion retailers. (F) Project: Students to put together a complete advertisement, promotion & publicity package for a fashion retailer. Code : ITC 3406 Subject : Fashion Retail Information System Keyword Syllabus : (A) Basic principles and concepts of information systems. (B) Data and information in retailing. Internal information of retail operations. External information of retail research. (C) Information technologies in fashion retail business. Data communication. Electronic data interchange. (D) Applications of information systems in the retail industry. On-line sales reporting. Inventory analysis. Stock assortment analysis. Seasonal buying plan. Profit and loss status. Vendor profitability. (E) The age of digital economy. Digital value chain and digital value network. (F) The application of digital economy in retailing. Strategies for the E-shopping age. Code : ITC 3402 Subject : Fashion Retail Management Keyword Syllabus : (A) Overview of Fashion Retail Management The management process of fashion retailing in the scope of planning, organising, leading and controlling. (B) Store Location and Selection - criteria for store selection - location strategy (C) Sales Floor Management - Scheduling the sales staff - Fixturing the sales floor - Merchandising the sales floor - Sales and inventory control - The art of selling fashion - Customer services - Store maintenance - Store security (D) Human Resources Management - Recruitment, training and evaluation processes - Staff remuneration - Staff motivation and development - Building employee morale (E) Retail Financial Management - Profit planning and expenses control - Sales forecasting and budgeting - Break-even analysis - Performance analysis (F) Retail Ownership Characteristics of independent, chain, franchise, leased or joint venture stores. (G) Small store application of fashion retail management (H) Case studies of local fashion retailers’ management strategies Code : ITC 3401 Subject : Fashion Trend Analysis Keyword Syllabus : (A) The fundamentals of fashion trend evolutions. (B) Techniques of fashion trend forecasting.. (C) The key components of fashion trends: theme, color; fabric and silhouettes. (D) Fashion trend terminology. (E) Fashion trend implications on product development. (F) Case studies on fashion trends. (G) Project: students to analyze and forecast fashion trends. Code : ITC 3407 Subject : Fashion Visual Merchandising Keyword Syllabus : Core concepts Mannequins/Fashion styling Design Principles Form direction, lines, balance, emphasis, scale, Golden square, symmetry, /asymmetry, repetition, Landscape/Portrait, architectural backgrounds Colour Signs Sound, Movement, Smell Lighting Development of stores/International themes Stores Outside Stores Inside Final project: students to design conceive and execute Fashion Visual merchandising concept Store Fixtures and Plannograms Stockroom layout Trade shows Flower arranging Budgeting Props. Variety store/Chain store visual merchandising Modernism/Postmodernism Code : ITC 2005 Subject : Fibre & Yarn Studies Keyword Syllabus : FIBRE (A) Regenerated Man-made Fibres Manufacture, properties, and end uses of regenerated man-made fibres: modified viscose rayon (e.g. Modal, Polynosic, Cupro, Tencel, etc.); aliginate; and regenerated protein fibres (e.g. casein) (B) Special Synthetic Man-made Fibres Manufacture, properties and end uses of synthetic polymers: polyethylene, polypropylene; chlorofibres, fluorofibres, and other polyolefine fibres; aramid fibres, aromatic and alicyclic polyamides; polyurethane fibres and elastomeric fibres. (C) Other Man-made Fibres Source, properties and applications of other man-made fibres: carbon fibres, glass fibres, metallic fibres and other inorganic fibres. (D) Modern Development in Man-made Fibres Types, manufacture, properties and end uses of bicomponent and bicontinuent fibres. Recent progress in man-made fibres, e.g. silicon-carbide fibres of special cross sections, microfibres, hollow fibres, asbestos replacement, etc. Modification of common man-made fibres, e.g. viscose rayon, polyester and nylon, approach to natural fibres. YARN (A) Preparatory Process Principle and objectives of blowing room and other preparatory process in spun yarn manufacture. Modern opening and cleaning line. Improved machinery features. Wool scouring. Removal of vegetable impurities. (B) Carding Principle and objectives of carding. Roller-and-clearer cards and revolving flats cards. Recent development of carding machines, attachments and chute feed. (C) Intermediate Processes Objectives of the intermediates processes. Draw frame and gill boxes. Examples of various types of drafting systems. Principles of preparing materials for combing. Study of combing actions. Principles of twisting and winding on speed frame. (D) Spinning Objectives of spinning processes. Principles of various types of spinning processes, e.g. ring spinning, mule spinning, open-end spinning (rotor and friction spinning), self-twist spinning, spin-fold and front-fold spinning, air-jet spinning, etc. (E) Doubling and Twisting Principles of twist insertion in ply yarn production. Properties of folded and cabled yarn. Principles of fancy yarn manufacture. (F) Texturing Objectives of texturing. Methods of production, e.g. false-twist and air-jet texturing. Code : ITC 3103 Subject : Finishing of Textile Products Keyword Syllabus : (A) Textile Product and Finishing The aesthetic, comfort and performance characteristics required by various textile products and their relationship with textile finishing. (B) Finishing of Textile Products The “what, where, when, who and how” of finishing treatments required by some common/special textile products, e.g. Wrinkle free shirts & trousers Easy care cotton trousers Peach skin garments Wool trousers Nylon windbreakers Stone wash & enzyme wash of denim garments Corduroy trousers Machine washable wool sweaters Lyocell trousers Sand-washed silk Natural colored garments, etc. Code : ITC 2205 Subject : Garment Manufacture Keyword Syllabus : (A) Sewing Machinery Types of sewing machines and their applications; types of feed mechanisms and their applications. (B) Needle and Thread Needle types, sewing thread types and sizing; relationship between sewing thread and needle in sewing process. (C) Sewing Problems and Remedy Problems, causes and remedy in sewing process, e.g. puckering, irregular stitching, seam slippage, needle damage, etc. (D) Pressing and Fusing Techniques Introduction and techniques of pressing and fusing; problems, causes and remedies in pressing and fusing. (E) Machinery Maintenance and Repair Basic principles in sewing machinery maintenance and repair. (F) Work Aids and Attachment The use of work aids and attachment in the sewing process; the advantages and limitations in using work aids and attachment. (G) Garment Engineering The principles of garment engineering techniques. (H) Quality Standards Factors relating to the quality of garment manufacture. Relationship between assembly techniques and quality of garment. Code : ITC 2206 Subject : Garment Manufacture Practice Keyword Syllabus : (A) Practise on the basic concepts and their application in the use of special sewing machines, attachments, fusing equipment and pressing machines in garment making- up. (B) Develop the problem-solving skills of the students through the use of task-oriented methods in garment manufacturing. Code : ITC 3203 Subject : Garment Processing Technology Keyword Syllabus : (A) Thread and Non-thread Type Joining Methods Manufacture Methods and physical-mechanical characteristics in garment manufacture. Comparison of these methods. (B) Recent Development of Fusing Technology Development of fusing technology with respect to quality of fusing and construction of fusing press. High technology fusing, its merits and demerits. (C) Recent Development of Cutting and Sewing Technology Recent development of computer cutting systems. Quality of cutting with respect to fabric types, and machine parameters. Recent development of semi-automatic or automatic sewing units for different types of products, such as shirt, jeans, trousers and jacket. (D) Prediction of Problems in Garment Processing Fabric Objective Measurement (FOM) technology and its application in garment processing. Predict problems encountered during garment processing, and recommend solutions. Code : ITC 3403 Subject : Global Fashion Retail Industry Keyword Syllabus : (A) The nature and scope of global fashion retailing. (B) Survey the fashion capitals of the world : - Europe : Paris, Milan, London - North America : New York - Asia : Tokyo (C) International fashion retail business environment. - Cultural and social environment - Political and legal environment - Economic and financial environment (D) Trends in international retailing. (E) Case studies of leading international & Hong Kong fashion retailers. (F) Project: Students to complete & present portfolios on Fashion Capitals. Code : ITC 3502 Subject : Information Systems for Textile & Clothing Industry Keyword Syllabus : (A) Fundamental Concepts Data; information; systems; information systems; components and structure of an information system: hardware, software, database, operations procedures and personnel; data communication and office automation. (B) Introduction to System Life Cycle Approaches to system development; system analysis and design methods; coding and testing; implementation; evaluation and audit. (C) Information Systems Features and characteristics of different forms of information system: Transaction Processing Systems, Management Information Systems (MIS), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Executive Information Systems (EIS), Expert Systems, and Work Group Support Systems. Contributions and applications of different forms of information system in the textile and clothing industry. (D) Impacts of Information Systems and Future Trends Effects on corporate strategy; effects on customer relations; effects on competitors; effects on products and effects on suppliers. General trends in information systems technology and future information systems applications. Code : ITC 3503 Subject : International Textile & Clothing Industry Keyword Syllabus : (A) Introduction International setting that influences textile and clothing production and trade. Development path of world textile and clothing industry. Present trend of world textile and clothing production, trade and consumption. Entry mode in international business. (B) Textile and Clothing Production International shift of textile and clothing production; global sourcing; country-based research. Structure of major textile and clothing industries. (C) International Trade in Textile and Clothing Global trade environment. International trade theories. International trade policies and regulations; quota system. Major textile and clothing markets; market analysis. Regional trade blocs. (D) Contemporary issues in the international environment of textile and clothing industry. Code : ITC 2101 Subject : Introduction to Coloration & Finishing Keyword Syllabus : (A) Preparation of Textiles Water used for the dyeing and finishing industry. Objectives of preparatory processes prior to coloration Preparation of textile materials in form of yarn, woven goods and knitted goods. Preparatory processes specific to particular file types Effect of preparatory processes on textile materials (B) Coloration of Textiles General principle and technical terms used in dyeing. An introduction to the dyeing of cellulosic, protein, synthetics and blends. Machinery used in dyeing textile materials in various physical forms. Qualities of dyeing and fastness requirements. Principle and styles of textile printing. Equipment used for textile printing. Printing processes including fixation and washing-off. (C) Finishing of Textiles An introduction to finishing processes that impart: 1. dimension stability; 2. aesthetic, such as appearance and handle; 3. functional properties such as heat insulation, wash-and-wear, water and oil repellent, flame retarding and insect proofing. Effect of finishing processes on textile materials. Equipment and additives used for textile finishing. Introduction to the treatment of textiule wastewater. Code : ITC 2201 Subject : Introduction to Fashion & Apparel Keyword Syllabus : 1. Elementary Fashion Design: 1.1 The approach to the study of fashion trends in general. 1.2 The general knowledge the clothing behavior in particular. 1.3 An understanding of sociological and psychological facts which have influenced the shape of fashion historically and which continue to mold the contemporary fashion statements of our society. 1.4 Basic principles in fashion illustrations and the production of working- drawings designed to convey structural information of garments. 2. Fundamental Pattern Preparation: 2.1 Introduce students to body structure, measurements and size specifications. 2.2 Basic principles of pattern drafting. 2.3 A foundation knowledge of using flat pattern methods and a combination of simple draping for style adaptation. 2.4 Essential pattern quality. 3. Essential Garment Construction: 3.1 Introduction to Terminology and Technology 3.2 Sewing Machine & Ancillary Equipment 3.2.1 The basic elements and control of a lockstitch sewing machine, and its attachments. 3.2.2 Tools, equipment and machinery used in the apparel industry. 3.3 Stitch and Seaming Technology: 3.3.1 Stitch and seaming technology with reference of different weight and fabric structures. 3.3.2 Handling techniques for seaming of fabric of various structure and characteristics. 3.4 Trims and Accessories for Clothing Manufacturing - their classification and specifications: 3.4.1 Fastenings 3.4.2 Structural additives 3.4.3 Selection criteria and applications. 3.5 Basic principles employed in garment constructions. The applications of seam and stitch to garment constructions in form of garment parts. Code : ITC 2001 Subject : Introduction to Fibre & Yarn Keyword Syllabus : FIBRE (A) Introduction Classification by origin, desirable properties, and end uses of fibres. (B) Natural Fibres Production, properties and end uses of natural fibres: vegetable (seed and bast fibres); animal (wool, hair fibres, and silk). (C) Man-made Fibres Basic principles of the manufacture of regenerated and synthetic-polymer fibres, with reference to wet, evaporative, and melt spinning. Manufacture, properties, and end uses of man-made fibres: regenerated viscose rayon; cellulose esters (acetate and triacetate); synthetic polymers (polyamide fibres, polyester fibres, acrylic and modacrylic fibres). YARN (A) Classification, definition, properties, characteristics and end uses of yarn types and their products. (B) Yarn numbering systems. Yarn twist. (C) Basic principles and features of staple yarn processing sequence: e.g. cotton (carded, combed), wool (woollen and worsted). (D) Basic principles of texturing by various methods. (E) Concept of blended yarn production Code : ITC 2002 Subject : Introduction to Textile Fabric Keyword Syllabus : KNITTING (A) The Application of Knitted Goods The classification of knitted goods. The common textile fibres used and the general fabric properties. Introduction to the local knitting industry. (B) Basic Knitted Fabric Structures Notations for warp and weft knit structures. The construction of single knit, double knit and warp knit fabrics. Influence of tuck and miss loops on weft knit fabrics. Introduction of fabric geometry for simple weft knit fabrics. The concept of fabric dimensional stability. (C) Loop Formation Principles on Knitting Machines Loop formation on latch needle knitting machines include the circular single and double jersey machines, V-bed machine, and raschel warp knitting machine. Loop formation on bearded needle knitting machines including the fully fashioned machine and tricot warp knitting machine. (D) Introduction to Simple Knitting Machines Needles and cams in simple V-bed machines, circular sinker top machines, interlock machines and fully fashioned knitting machines. (E) Machine Demonstration Circular sinker top machine, double knit machine, V-bed machine, raschel machine, tricot machine and fully fashioned machine. Methods of adjusting loop length, yarn tension and fabric tension. WEAVING (A) Preparatory Process Types of package associated with warp and weft preparation. Sectional and direct warping; warp sizing, drawing-in and tying-in operation. (B) Weaving Process Classification of weaving looms; basic loom motions; control of warp and weft densities; production rate. (C) Fabric Structure and Analysis Use of point paper to indicate weaves; basic weaves, plain, twill, sateen, satin and their simple derivations; identification of warp from weft and face from back of woven cloth. Analysis of fabric weave, crimp, densities and unit mass. Introduction to common types of woven fabrics and their characteristics. Quality of woven fabric. (D) Machine Demonstration Weaving, warp and weft preparation processes. Code : ITC 2004 Subject : Knitted Fabric Studies Keyword Syllabus : (A) Non Jacquard Piece Goods Review of the yarns for the non jacquard fabrics and the relationship between yarn type and fabric application. The basic requirement for the production of: plating, terry, inlaid, fleecy, piques, fochette and colour striping. The fabric properties and production costing. (B) Circular Jacquard Single Jersey Fabrics Machines and yarns for the production of accordion fabrics, jacquard terry, fishnet, pelerine, drop stitch and tuck lace fabrics. The calculations for machine patterning, fabric weight and costing. (C) Circular Jacquard Double Jersey Fabrics Machines and yarns for the production of multi colour pattern fabrics with various backing. The effect on fabric property between the use of fibre blend, yarn blend and feeder blend techniques. The calculations for machine patterning, fabric weight and costing. (D) Warp Knit Fabrics Warp knit fabrics classification and applications. Yarn requirement and machine types. Basic calculations for patterning, yarn weight and production costing. Study of lace fabrics for apparel and upholstery. Warp knit fabrics for industrial purposes. (E) Fabric Design and Analysis Selection of yarn and machinery for the production of knitted fabrics for specific uses, such as swimwear, aerobic dance suit fabric, track suit fabrics, diving jacket. Fabric analysis for reproduction purposes. Fabrics include: multi colour jacquard single and double jersey, blisters, links, eyelets and single colour fabrics with texture effect. Two to three guide bar tricot fabrics; multi guide bar lace fabrics. Analysis of causes of fabric fault formation and method of remedy. (F) Fabric Faults Analysis Investigation of the cause and remedy of various types of knitted fabrics. (G) Quality Control on Knitting Machines Operation and application of quality control instruments on all types of machines knitting. Yarn furnishing devices and tension control, fabric tension control. (H) Knitting Workshop Practice Practice machine setting for proper fabric quality knitting. Use of quality control instruments. Design and knitting of jacquard fabrics on circular single and double jersey machines. Knitting of Raschel fabrics with fully threaded guide bars and part set guide bars. Design and knitting of two guide bar fabrics with weft insertion. Code : ITC 3208 Subject : Knitted Garment Manufacture Keyword Syllabus : (A) Cut and Sewn Knitted Garment Types of stitch and seam used. Special handling techniques, work aids and machinery needed. Making–up sequences and quality aspects of cut and sewn knitted garment. (B) Fully Fashioned Garment Special types of seams and machinery used for the production of fully fashioned garments. Making up techniques and sequences of basic styles. Quality aspects of fully fashioned garments. Code : ITC 3003 Subject : Knitting Technology Keyword Syllabus : (A) Modern Developments in Circular Piece Goods Knitting Machines Principles of electronic needle selection. Application of CAD/CAM in pattern preparation and machine control. The electronic stripers for single and double jersey machines. Modern developments on knitting cams, sinkers, fabric spreader, needle and fabric detector. (B) Computer Aided Design System for Jacquard Knitting Patterns Introduction of CAD hardware and software. Methods of pattern input by keyboard, digitizer, and scanner. Pattern modification such as repeat, mirror, enlarge, rotate, colour change, and pattern combination. Pattern design for various types of jacquard knitting machines. (C) V-bed Knitting Machine Control and Programming Study on the control elements on mechanical v-bed knitting machines. Basic stitches for V-bed machines. Needle bed racking and needle set out. Pattern repeat and the operation of economizer. Formation of rib borders and draw thread insertion. (D) Hosiery Knitting Classification of hosiery products. Hosiery machine specifications. Primary parts of a simple sock and the production method on single and double cylinder machines. Basic stitches and jacquard mechanism on circular hosiery knitting machines. Heel and toe formation and toe closing. Stocking and panty hose manufacture. (E) Fabric Geometry and Analysis on Complex Knitted Structure Study of fabric geometry for weft knitted fabrics. Practical application of fabric geometry for fabric and garment production. The concept of STARFISH for cotton knits. Analysis on fabrics with transfer stitches, racked stitches, blister and multi guide bar warp knitted fabrics. (F) Knitting Workshop Practice Design and knitting of more complicated structures on warp and weft knitting machines. Fault finding and remedy on machines. Using of CAD systems for specific jacquard patterns. Sweater panel production on v-bed knitting machines. Code : ITC 2204 Subject : Pattern Design Keyword Syllabus : (A) Morphological structure of the human figure to facilitate garment fitting. (B) Pattern construction of women’s light clothing and adaptation to obtain complex style variations. (C) Principles of pattern construction for men’s wear. (D) Techniques of pattern alteration in garment fitting. (E) Principles of grading and system of sizing distribution. (F) Techniques of pattern engineering to conform to aesthetic, functional and manufacturing requirements. (G) Overview of the requirements of production pattern for mass manufacture with the need for notation and accuracy. Code : ITC 3001 Subject : Physical Textile Testing Keyword Syllabus : (A) Introduction The concept of testing and sampling. (B) Fibre Evaluation Identification of fibres by microscopic testing, staining, solubility and burning test. Test on fibres such as determination of fibre length, fineness and tensile strength. (C) Yarn Evaluation Assessment on important characteristics of yarns such as linear density, yarn twist and twist factor, irregularity; and physical response like tensile strength, extension and friction to mechanical actions. (D) Fabric Evaluation Stand methods for dimensional measurement of fabrics. Mechanical response to the outside environment such as tensile strength, bursting strength and tearing strength etc. Code : ITC 3017 Subject : Practical Fabric Design & Manufacture Keyword Syllabus : (A) Woven Fabric Learning of basic skills of weaving on looms with either tappet, dobby or jacquard shedding mechanism. Design and manufacture of fabric with use of weaves and different yarn types. Appreciation of design elements such as colour, texture, rhythm, shape, concept and repetition. (B) Knitted Fabric (1) Fabric Design System with Design Workstation Understanding the Colour Control Code (CCC) and Option Line in Design workstation. Familiar with basic CAD commands and pattern repeat on the knitting system. Convert the CAD design to CAM output with automatic system (2) Fabric Manufacturing System Understanding the basic components of computerized knitting machine, the stitch presser, sinker and loop length control of computerized knitting machine. Making a simple jacquard purl fabric by means of electronic needle, a lace pattern and fancy design with needle transfer technique, a cable pattern by using both needle transfer and racking technique. Code : ITC 3207 Subject : Practical Knitwear Pattern Design & Development Keyword Syllabus : (A) Practice in design and technical skills of knitted fabrics by using a variety of knitting machines. (B) Making-up of garments with production sequences and techniques, students are required to produce outfits for a specific market and season. General production methods will be used to produce outfits: Cut and sewn Design and knitting fabric from circular or flat bed knitting machines. Fully-fashioned Fabric pieces are shaped at the selvedges by using the widening and narrowing techniques. Cut stitch shaped The fabric pieces must be designed and produced by CAD/CAM system. Integral garments Demonstration will be given on how the knitted products can be produced with little or no seam. (C) Knitted fabrics, handling techniques, garment washing and quality requirement will be introduced during knitwear making-up processes. This includes wet and dry finishing processes, laying up, cutting and finally the making up processes, to avoid fabric distortions. (D) Practice on linking machines, cup seaming, rib attachments, plating equipment in knitwear garment making-up. Code : ITC 2103 Subject : Principles of Coloration Keyword Syllabus : (A) General Dyeing Principles General effects of temperature, pH, electrolytes, substrates, liquor-to-good ratio and addition sequence on dyeing; after treatments to improve colour fastness; auxiliaries used for dyeing; dyebath formulation and design of dyeing cycles. (B) Dyeing of Cellulosic Fibres Application of direct dyes, vat dyes, sulphur dyes, reactive dyes, azoic dyes and others on cellulosic fibres with reference to principles of application, dyeing properties, chemistry and dyeing methods. (C) Dyeing of Protein Fibres Application of acid dyes, chrome dyes, metal-complex dyes, reactive dyes on protein fibres with reference to principles of application, dyeing properties, chemistry and dyeing methods. (D) Dyeing of Man-made Fibres Dyeing of acetates and synthetic fibres including acrylic, polyamide and polyester fibres using popular dye-classes. Their principles and methods of application. (E) Dyeing Machinery Machinery for dyeing of fibres, yarns, piecegoods, make-up articles and speciality products; set up of continuous dyeing ranges. (F) Laboratory Laboratory dyeing techniques; practical dyeing with selected dyes on cellulosic, protein and man-made fibres; operation of dyeing equipment; dye characterisation tests for evaluating dyeing properties. Code : ITC 2401 Subject : Principles of Fashion Retailing Keyword Syllabus : (A) Nature of Fashion Retailing (B) Historical development of the fashion retailing industry (C) Classifying the fashion retailers (D) Organization of a fashion retail firm (E) Overview of buying functions and the roles and responsibilities of fashion buyers (F) Overview of storeline functions Functions of retail management & operations; visual merchandising, sales promotion and customer services. (G) The changing environment of fashion retailing (H) Fashion retail terminology and its application Code : ITC 2102 Subject : Principles of Finishing Keyword Syllabus : (A) Principles and Control of Pretreatments of Textiles General purposes and sequences of various pretreatments for natural, synthetic and natural/synthetic blended textiles. Singeing of various textile fabrics: functions, machines, processes and control. Desizing of various textile fabrics: functions, working principles, chemicals employed, machines, processes and control. Scouring of various textile fibres of different forms: functions, working principles, chemicals employed, machines, processes and control. Bleaching of various textile fibres: functions, working principles, chemicals employed, machines, processes and control. Mercerisation of cotton: functions, working principles, chemicals employed, machines, processes, and control. Fluorescent whitening treatments of various textile fibres. (B) Principles of Physical (or Mechanical) Finishings General purposes of various common physical (or mechanical) finishings that can modify or improve the appearance and/or structure of textiles. The general functions, working principles, machines and processes of the following physical (or mechanical) finishings: Drying of textiles. Calendering, Emerizing, Creping, Raising and Shearing of textile fabrics. Straightening and Stentering of textile fabrics. Compressive Preshrinking of fabrics and Milling of wool. Heat Setting of synthetic fibres and their blended fabrics. (C) Principles of Chemical Finishings General purposes of various common chemical finishings that can modify or improve the performance and/or structure of textiles. The general functions, working principles, chemical employed, machines and processes of the following chemical finishings: Stiffening and softening finishings of textiles. Crease-resist finish and durable press finish of cotton. Anti-felting finishing of wool. Flame retardancy finishing of textiles. Water and oil repellency finishing of textiles. Soil release finishing of textiles. (D) Water Supply and Purification Sources of water and purification of raw water for textile wet processes. (E) Laboratory Practice Desizing of fabrics. Scouring of fabrics. Bleaching of fabrics. Combined processes of desizing/scouring/bleaching of fabrics. Effects of acids and alkalis on textiles. Cold and hot mercerisation of cotton. Heat setting of synthetic fibres and their blended fabrics. Milling of wool fabrics. Code : ITC 3009 Subject : Product Quality & Evaluation Keyword Syllabus : (A) Quality Requirements Quality requirements for specific textile products regarding the aspects of apparel and home furnishing products etc. (B) Product Standardization International and national standards set by government agencies, public authorities and commercial bodies. (C) Care Labeling Care label and its specifications (D) Subjective and Objective Measurement Subjective and objective measurement techniques for evaluating textile products including fabric handle, seam appearance, Kawabata Evaluation System (KES-F) and Fabric Assurance by Simple Testing (FAST). (E) Product Evaluation Concepts for inspecting and testing textile products: analysis of performance and specification. Evaluation on the performance of textile materials are concerned. (F) Apparel Defects Investigation of apparel defects and faults caused by textile processing. Code : ITC 3501 Subject : Quality Assurance in Textile & Clothing Industry Keyword Syllabus : (A) Quality Assurance Definitions and terminology; importance of quality assurance; justification of quality assurance; need for quality assurance in the textile and clothing industry; customer satisfaction. (B) Standards and Specifications The specifications and standards for materials, accessories, products, manufacturing process, tests and services. (C) Monitoring Quality Quality assurance in pre-production; production; and post-production stages of textile and clothing industry. Inspection, process control and acceptance sampling; use of quality record. (D) Quality Cost Analysis Classification of quality cost, prevention, appraisal and failure cost; quality cost reporting system; use of quality cost information; analysis of quality cost. (E) Quality Tools Use of quality tools, including flow chart, check sheet, histogram, Pareto diagram, cause and effect diagram, stratification, scatter diagram and control chart etc. in the textile and clothing industry. (F) The Organisation of Quality Assurance Quality systems; motivation for quality control circle; total quality concept. Code : ITC 3101 Subject : Testing for Textile Wet Processing Keyword Syllabus : (A) Evaluation of Colour Fastness of Dyed Textiles General principles of colour fastness testing and grey scales. Colour fastness to light, rubbing, perspiration, washing and laundering. (B) Qualitative Testing of Textile Fibres and Blends Identification of fibres by staining, density gradient and burning test. Systematic testing of textile fibres and blends by solubility test. (C) Testing of Colorants Systematic identification of the application classes of colorants on cellulosic, protein and synthetic fibres by wet-chemical methods. (D) Testing of Surface Active Agents Testing of surface active agents by spot tests and two-phase titration methods. (E) Identification of Sizing Agents Identification of sizing agents on fabrics by qualitative spot tests and determination of size content. (F) Testing of Textile Finishes Systematic testing of resin finishes on textiles. Determination of free formaldehyde on fabrics by simple quantitative tests. Code : ITC 2302 Subject : Textile & Fashion Marketing Keyword Syllabus : (A) Understanding Textile and Fashion Marketing The marketing concept. An appreciation of the marketing concept for textile and fashion products. An overview of the micro and macro marketing environment in the textile and fashion industry. (B) Textile and Fashion Marketing Information System The significance and role of the marketing information system in the textile and fashion industry. Data sources and data collection methods. Analyzing and planning market demand in the textile and fashion sectors. Marketing research in the domestic and overseas markets. (C) Buying Behaviour in the Textile and Fashion Market Importance of understanding buying behaviour in the consumer and industrial markets. Identification of consumer needs and desires. Buying motivation and influences. (D) Market Segmentation in the Textile and Fashion Market Segmentation: rationale, bases and strategy. Concepts of target marketing and positioning. Their application in textile and fashion market. (E) Managing the Marketing Mix in the Textile and Fashion Market The significance and role of marketing mix variables in creating marketing position within segments. The function of individual marketing mix variable in marketing textile and fashion products, and their interdependent relationship. (F) Marketing Planning and Organisation in the Textile and Fashion Industry Marketing planning and strategy formulation. Marketing audits and SWOT analysis. Implementation and organizational issues with particular reference to the textile and fashion industry. (G) Marketing Aspects of Textile and Fashion Products Effect of strong exporting and international orientation in an industrial context. Characteristics of textile and fashion markets and suppliers in Hong Kong. The organization for marketing. The role of middlemen and merchandisers. (H) Impact of Marketing on Textile and Clothing Manufacturing Quick Response, on-line information systems, textile-fashion inter-organizational management. (I) Export Marketing Stages in internationalization and their impact on textile and fashion companies in Hong Kong. Patterns and trends in world textile trade. Direct and indirect market entry strategies. Risks in export decision relating to marketing concentration and diversification. Code : ITC 3105 Subject : Textile Product Development Keyword Syllabus : (A) Properties of Textile Products Properties of textile fibres, yarns and fabrics in relation to end-use requirements; characteristic properties of textile materials that affect the appearance, durability, comfortability and performance properties of textile products. (B) Product Specifications Specifications of textile products; labels; care labels and labelling rules. (C) Product Development Historical and current development on specific product types including their manufacturing processes and requirements. Examples are: Sewing threads and embroidery threads. Narrow fabrics including laces, tapes, bands. Linings and inter-linings. Elastomeric fabrics. Corduroys, velvets, terries and plushes. Hoisery. Garment-washed and garment-dyed articles. Denims and chambrays. Peachskins, suedes and imitation leathers. Sandwashed silk items. Ecological textile products. (D) New development and trends Automation of textile processes - robotization, information systems, CAD/CAM and automation in process control; new development and trends in materials, processes and textile products; contemporary issues affecting product development; new products in market. Code : ITC 3002 Subject : Textile Testing Practice Keyword Syllabus : (A) Fibre Testing Fibre Identification, including microscopic examination, burning, staining and melting point determination. Practice in various testing methods for fibre testing, e.g. cotton maturity, fibre length, fibre fineness, fibre single and bundle strength etc. (B) Yarn Testing Measurement of yarn number, friction, unevenness, skein strength, single strand strength, shrinkage, torsion and numbers of twists. (C) Fabric Testing Evaluation of the durability of fabrics, including tensile strength, tearing strength, bursting strength, seams strength and seam slippage. Testing of aesthetic performance of fabrics, including fabric drape, pilling and snagging etc. Comfort, including fabric stiffness, stretch and elastic properties, thermal insulation, and air permeability etc. Care performance of fabrics, including dimension stability, colour fastness evaluation to laundering, crocking, perspiration and light, appearance retention, skewness measurement. Functional characteristics of fabrics, including water repellence, water resistance, flammability evaluation of textile fabrics. (D) Testing of Trimming Evaluation of sewing thread, bonding strength of laminated materials etc. (E) Fabric Objective Measurement Evaluation of Fabrics Kawabata Evaluation System and the FAST system. Code : ISE 245 Subject : Work Study in Fashion & Clothing Industry Keyword Syllabus : (A) Work Study and Productivity The nature and purpose of work study in improving productivity, the importance of human factors in work study, the relationship between productivity and living standards, the role of work study practitioner in the clothing industry. (B) Method Study Basic systematic steps of method study and their meaning, the principal methods of recording used in the method study, questioning techniques used in method study, principles of motion economy, motion economy considerations in designing a work station. (C) Work Measurement Basic procedures in work measurement and their meaning, main techniques in work measurement. Concept of performance and rating, conducting of Time Study, standard time establishing and application. The purpose of allowances with specific examples used in the clothing industry: personal, fatigue, machine delay, training, contingency allowances, etc. Code : ELC 3102 Subject : Workplace English for ITC Students Keyword Syllabus : : This syllabus is indicative. The balance of the components, and the weighting accorded to each, will be based on the specific needs of the students. (A) Spoken communication in the workplace Providing practice in the oral skills required in interactions with clients including conversations over the telephone and presentations in face-to-face situations, as well as in the pronunciation of textiles-related vocabulary, e.g. words describing patterns, colours, clothing and expressions related to fashion and textile technology and manufacturing. (B) Written communication in the workplace Selecting and using relevant content, appropriate style and format, and structure and layout in correspondence and reports. (C) Language Appropriacy Introducing notions of context-sensitive language use in both spoken and written English. (D) Language development Improving and extending relevant features of students’ grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Code : ITC 2003 Subject : Woven Fabric Studies Keyword Syllabus : (A) Special Classes of Elementary Weaves and Fabrics Elementary weaves and their bases, fancy twills and diamond designs, simple spot figure designs, cellular structures, crepe fabrics, special rib and cord structures, stripe and check weave combination, colour and weave effect, jacquard figured fabrics. (B) Specialised Fabrics Backed cloths, double cloths, treble cloths, extra warp and extra weft figuring, figured muslim and damask fabrics, gauze and leno fabrics, warp pile and weft pile fabrics, carpets, narrow fabrics. (C) Woven Cloth Construction Determination of yarn diameter, cover factor and cloth setting values. Characteristics of some common fabrics of the three basic weaves. (D) Fabric Faults Common faults in woven fabrics, and the grading systems. (E) Laboratory Practice Structural analysis and production of some of the fabrics covered in the module.
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