Apparel Manufacturing & Technology (AMT)
Department of Apparel Manufacturing & Technology develops in the students the ability to make intelligent business like decisions with prudence. The program offered by the department focuses on strengthening of key technological functions of apparel industry and understanding of industrial engineering and ergonomic techniques. The emphasis is on production, planning, control and management practices applicable in the apparel industries.
The continuous interactions with the industries and visits to leading manufacturing units not only create an enriching learning environment for the students but also widen the horizons of their experience. Equipped with competent technical knowledge, the students are able to anticipate and address the concerns and issues of the emerging manufacturing principles.
The program offered by the department fundamentally aims to enhance the students’ perception of the commercial environment and matching them with professional understanding of manufacturing technology, marketing and management principles related to apparel industries.
Career pathways for graduates on Bachelor of Science in Apparel Manufacturing & Technology program are Teaching, Merchandiser, Supply Chain Manager, Factory Manager, Production Manager, R&D Manager, Planning Manager, Country Manager, Washing Manager, Entrepreneurs, Apparel Technician, Product Developer, Sample Developer, Garment Technologist, Pattern Master, Quality Controller, Welfare Officer, Wash Technician, etc.
Knowledge and skill in knitwear manufacturing, fashion design, textile engineering along with the learning from interdisciplinary minors and the general electives chosen, shall further increase the scope of becoming a multifaceted professional in various segments of apparel, textile and fashion industries.
Program of Study
The department functions under the umbrella of faculty of apparel studies of BUFT and offers an undergraduate program leading to Bachelor of Science in Apparel Manufacturing & Technology degree. The program is constructed of an interdisciplinary curriculum drawing on diverse science, textile engineering, and principles of manufacturing & management.
B.Sc. in AMT (Code: 145)
Students who choose Bachelor of Science in Apparel Manufacturing & Technology (B. Sc. in AMT) program as their field of study can specialize in the study area of apparel product development, construction and in apparel business management.
Studies in apparel products development focus on cotton products, menswear, womenswear and childrenwear. Students acquire comprehensive insights and skills in all fields of apparel construction, such as prototype pattern design, stenciling, style construction and correct fit. Courses in production planning and control, ISO & compliance, ergonomics, with a particular focus on the special features of the apparel industry, prepare students ideally for executive management positions in the fields of apparel construction, apparel product manufacturing and apparel business management.
Profile of the program
- Name of the Degree: Bachelor of Science in Apparel Manufacturing & Technology, abbreviated as B. Sc. in AMT
- Language of Instruction: English
- Courses Start: Spring (January) & Fall (July) each year
- Standard time to attain the Degree: Four years (eight semesters, six months each)
- Minimum grade to attain the Degree: 2.50 in a scale of 4.00
This program trains young technologists and professionals for the highly diverse and versatile range of technical and business administration tasks in the apparel industry. Studies also focus on specialized fields of apparel manufacturing production techniques and processes. This knowledge is complemented by offering extended studies in fields of business administration and ergonomics. A knowledge of quality management, cost accounting and specialized IT systems rounds off the students' skills and competencies.
The program consists of eight academic semesters and a total of 145 credits. Each semester is subdivided into modules from the fields of: core courses (apparel manufacturing & technology) and others (natural sciences, humanities, business and other allied engineering). The degree program is completed with an 8-week internship which the students do in a company, followed by the production of a Bachelor's Thesis (Final Year Project, FYP).
Accreditation of the Program
The syllabus for BSc in Apparel Manufacturing & Technology has been prepared with experts from Bangladesh University of Textiles and according to the guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, accordingly has been verified and approved by the proper authority nominated by the UGC.
B.Sc. in Apparel Manufacturing & Technology consists of:
|#||Study Areas||No. of Courses||Credits||Percentage|
|2||Sciences & Allied Engineering||08||16.5||11.38|
|3||Business & Humanities||07||18||12.41|
|4||Industrial Training & Final Year Project||03||06||4.14|
Core courses (extract)
Introduction to Fashion & Clothing Studies
Clothing Materials & Store Management
Sewing & Construction Techniques
Dyeing ,Printing & Finishing
Garments Production Process & Details
Testing of Textiles
Cutting Room Technology
Basic Garment Construction
Total Quality Control Management
Apparel Production Engineering
Advanced Garment Construction
Fully Fashioned Knitwear
Pattern Grading & CAD
Industrial Garment Washing, Care Labeling & Finishing Room
Professional Study and Development
Garment Production Planning and Operations Management
Sewing Machine Engineering & Attachments
Product Development and Re-engineering
Cut & Sew Knitwear
Apparel Merchandising Management
ISO & Compliance
Fashion Retailing and Visual Merchandising
Allied Engineering (extract)
Basic Computing (e-Professional)
Apparel Production Engineering
Elements of Design
Business & Humanities (extract)
Corporate Social Responsibility
Research Metyhod & Dissertation
Industrial Training & Final Year Project
Industrial Training (8 weeks ) - Placed in Industry