The programme has been designed for the practitioners in clothing and related industries as well as interested students. It aims to equip students with necessary knowledge and skills so as to enhance their performance and competitiveness in the ever-changing environment. To meet the needs and learning styles of in-service personnel, the programme is structured to provide students the greatest flexibility to choose any modules and take the assessments of the programme.

The programme offers two levels of awards, Certificate and Diploma. To obtain relevant award, the students must follow the programme regulations and successfully complete the programme (attendance rate of at least 70% and pass in the assessments) of relevant modules. The certificate award of this programme mainly focuses on a chosen concentration. Students who completed 6 modules successfully can apply for the selected Certificate award. The diploma award has diverse nature and focuses across different areas. Students who completed 18 modules successfully can apply for the Diploma in Fashion and Textile Studies.

Programme Information

Application Deadline
Medium of InstructionChinese (supplemented with English teaching materials)
Tuition FeeHK$2,200 per module
Applicationapply

Programme Feature

The programme is module based. There are 3 concentrations (Pattern Design, Apparel Technology and Textile Technology). Under each concentration, there is a series of modules (please refer to “Programme Structure” for more details. As for the certificate award, students are required to complete 6 modules successfully, including 1 mandatory module (Knowledge of Materials), any 3 core modules from one of the concentrations and any 2 elective modules from the whole module list. To obtain a Diploma award, students are required to complete 18 modules successfully. In addition to the mandatory module (Knowledge of Materials), students have to take 17 elective modules from the module list to fit their particular needs and interest. Alternatively, students may obtain 3 Certificate awards and then apply for the Diploma award.

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of secondary education or equivalent; OR
  • Mature applicants over the age of 23 with at least 2 years of relevant work experience and obtain pass in admission test (subject to CITA’s approval).

Awards

  • Without admission to this diploma scheme, students can take the modules of this scheme by means of short course
    mode. Attendance certificates will be issued to students attaining 70% or more attendance but without being assessed or with failure grades in the assessment.
  • Students who complete 6 specified modules successfully can apply for one of the following certificate award:
    – Certificate in Pattern Design (Code No.: CFTS-P)
    – Certificate in Apparel Technology (Code No.: CFTS-A)
    – Certificate in Textile Technology (Code No.: CFTS-T)
  • Students who successfully complete 18 modules or 3 certificates can apply for the Diploma award (Code No.: DCFTS).

Remarks

  • Students may apply for module exemption which is subject to CITA’s approval. For the Certificate award, students can apply for exemption from at most 2 modules. For the Diploma award, students can apply for exemption from at most 5 modules.
  • This programme is designed for life-long learning. There is no prescribed maximum study period, however, students have to note the validity period of each module. Students have to note that not all the modules are offered in each term.

Enquiry

ContactMiss Sin
Tel2263 6335
emaillillian.sin@cita.org.hk

Programme Structure

Mandatory Module

Course CodeCourse NameDurationStart Date
TEX1Knowledge of Materials9 sessions (2.5 hours/session) and 1 examination (2.5 hours)

General Module

Course CodeCourse NameDurationStart Date
FDE3CAD for Fashion Design and Merchandising10 sessions (2.5 hours/session)
MER5Fashion Product Development10 sessions (2.5 hours/session)
FDE2Principles of Fashion Design10 sessions (2.5 hours/session)

Apparel Technology Concentration

Course CodeCourse NameDurationStart Date
APP8Apparel Construction and Production9 sessions (2.5 hours/session) and 1 examination (2.5 hours)
APP7Apparel Trimmings9 sessions (2.5 hours/session) and 1 examination (2.5 hours)
APP5 Sewing Practice9 sessions (2.5 hours/session) and 1 examination (2.5 hours)
APP6 Sewing Project10 sessions (2.5 hours/session)

Pattern Design Concentration

Course CodeCourse NameDurationStart Date
PAT63D Modelling and Pattern Design10 sessions (2.5 hours/session)
PAT53D Modelling and Technical Fashion Design10 sessions (2.5 hours/session)
PAT8Computer Application in Pattern Design, Grading and Marker Planning10 sessions (2.5 hours/session)
PAT1Fundamental Pattern Construction9 sessions (2.5 hours/session) and 1 examination (2.5 hours)
PAT2Pattern Design I – Bottoms9 sessions (2.5 hours/session) and 1 examination (2.5 hours)
PAT3 Pattern Design II – Ladies’ Tops9 sessions (2.5 hours/session) and 1 examination (2.5 hours)
PAT4Pattern Design III – Men’s Tops9 sessions (2.5 hours/session) and 1 examination (2.5 hours)

Textile Technology Concentration

Course CodeCourse NameDurationStart Date
APP7Apparel Trimmings9 sessions (2.5 hours/session) and 1 examination (2.5 hours)
TEX6Garment and Denim Washing9 sessions (2.5 hours/session) and 1 examination (2.5 hours)
TEX2Knit Product Manufacturing9 sessions (2.5 hours/session) and 1 examination (2.5 hours)
TEX3 Quality Evaluation for Textile and Apparel Products9 sessions (2.5 hours/session) and 1 examination (2.5 hours)
TEX4 Textile Dyeing and Printing9 sessions (2.5 hours/session) and 1 examination (2.5 hours)
TEX5 Textile Finishing9 sessions (2.5 hours/session) and 1 examination (2.5 hours)