Department of
Fashion Design & Technology (FDT)

The department of fashion design & technology prepares students for a career in the highly competitive ready-to-wear fashion sector of the fashion industry by ensuring that graduates have the necessary combination of creative, technical, intellectual and communication skills. Students of this department have a strong work ethic, are energetic, focused and highly motivated, and are drawn from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. The department offers both graduate and undergraduate programs.

These programs give students the creative, technical and professional skills needed to succeed as a fashion designer in the competitive ready-to-wear fashion market. These programs develop the core skills of researching, designing, pattern cutting and realization of menswear, womenswear and childrenwear, including problem solving, to achieve the finished product. As well as learning these skills students gain an intellectual appreciation of fashion and its place in society through studying relevant academic units, and acquire the visual and verbal skills necessary to be successful designers.

These programs consider market levels, from high street to designer, through a range of projects, many of which are in conjunction with specific labels or companies, or are for a particular sector of the market. The short work placement, in undergrad study, enables students to experience the reality of working within a particular company, together with the chance to make useful contacts for your future career.

Students are encouraged through the courses to develop their individual identity through their work, by a fusion of their design direction and the excellent craft skills and knowledge of technological developments that they have acquired. Students understand every aspect of a garment through both the creative detail in the design and the technical skills used in production. By the end of either graduate or undergraduate program students are equipped with the knowledge and confidence to respond creatively to a design brief within the ready-to-wear fashion market.

BUFT graduates are working in high level jobs in the industry, or working as designers with their own label, or pursuing their studies at postgraduate level.

Programs Offered

Department of Fashion Design & Technology (FDT) offers following programs:

M.Sc. in FDT (Code: 251)

The M. Sc. in FDT program consists of three academic semesters and a total of thirty-six credits. This thirty-Six credits comprise eleven credits of compulsory courses, sixteen credits of core departmental courses, three credits of elective courses and six credits of master’s thesis.

Profile of the program
  • Name of the Degree: Master of Science in Fashion Design & Technology, abbreviated as M. Sc. in FDT
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Courses Start: Spring (January) & Fall (July) each year
  • Standard time to attain the Degree: 1.5 years (3 semesters, six months each)
  • Minimum grade to attain the Degree: 2.50 in a scale of 4.00

Core departmental includes: Fashion Illustration, Fashion Design Collection, Fashion Style and Forecasting, E-Fashion, Advanced Pattern, Fashion Portfolio. Students who opt for the program complete an identical basic study stage, and then get the opportunity to choose their core study areas.

The graduate program is completed with the production of a Master's Thesis cost of six credits.

B. Sc. in FDT (Code: 225)

B. Sc. in FDT program is mainly the field of study related fashion design and its related techniques & technology and its application. Students who opt for the program complete an identical basic study stage, and then get the opportunity to choose their core study areas in the final year.

Profile of the program
  • Name of the Degree: Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design & Technology, abbreviated as B. Sc. in FDT
  • 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

The core study area in fashion design & technology delivers fundamental knowledge and insights extending from fashion illustration via pattern drafting, pattern grading, advanced pattern, draping, e-fashion, CAD through to final dress submission and design studio. Subjects from the fields such as basic sciences, production engineering, business and humanities set the key accents in this program.

Students acquire a particular knowledge of the relevant techniques used in pattern drafting, pattern grading, advanced pattern, draping, e-fashion and CAD.

The BSc in FDT program consists of eight academic semesters and a total of 136 credits. Each semester is subdivided into modules from the fields of: core courses (Fashion Design & Technology) and others (natural sciences, humanities, business and other allied engineering). In addition, students are offered a total of six non-credits English courses. 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 Programs

All programs offered by the department of fashion design & technology have been designed as per the guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, accordingly have been verified and approved by the proper authority nominated by the UGC.

Subjects Taught

The M. Sc. in FDT program consists of:

# Areas no. of Courses Credits Percentage
1 Compulsory courses 10 11 30.56
2 Core departmental courses 6 16 44.44
3 Elective courses 4 3 8.33
4 Thesis 1 6 16.67
Compulsory courses: 11 credits

Textile Design and Technology

Computer Aided Design -II

Apparel Manufacturing

Knitwear Design & Manufacturing

International Retailing System


Core departmental courses: 16 credits

Fashion Illustration III

Fashion Design Collection

Fashion Style and Forecasting

E-Fashion III

Fashion Design – Portfolio


Elective Courses (any one): 03 Credits

Advanced Pattern: Men's Wear

Advanced Pattern: Women's Wear

Advanced Pattern: Lingerie

Children's Wear


Master's Thesis: 06 credits

The B. Sc. in FDT program consists of:

# Areas No. of Courses Credits Percentage
1 Core 40 80 58.82
2 Natural Sciences 6 11 8.08
3 Humanities & Business 15 45 33.08
Core courses (extract)

Intro to fashion and clothing related industry in Bangladesh

Fashion History

Color Concept

Elements of Design

Aesthetic of Art

Pattern Drafting: Basic foundation

Pattern Drafting: Intermediate Pattern

Pattern Drafting: Advance Pattern

Pattern Drafting: Knitwear Pattern

Pattern Grading

Draping: Basic Foundation

Draping:Evening Gown

E-Fashion

CAD

Knitwear Design - Fully Fashion

Textile Design/Surface Ornamentation

Knitwear Design - Cut & Sew

Creative Design Analysis

Design Studio

Collection Development

Final Dress Submission

Portfolio Presentation

Sustainable Design

Sewing Technology

Garment Assembly

Fashion Marketing & visual Merchandising

Fiber - Yarn - Fabric

Clothing Materials and Store Management

Dyeing & Printing

Special Fabrics, Textile Testing & Finishing

Apparel Merchandising Management

Apparel Quality Control Management

Industrial Garment Washing

ISO & Compliance


Natural Sciences (extract)

Physics

Chemistry

Mathematics

Statistics


Humanities & Business (extract)

English

Bangla Bhasha

Bangladesh Studies

Fashion Marketing

Corporate Social Responsibility

Research Method & Dissertation

International Trade & Commerce

Human Resource management

Consumer Behavior

Business Communication


Industrial Training & Final Year Project

Eight-week internship at an industry or in a company

Final Dress Submission (Portfolio Presentation)