Masters Programs

MS Advance Clothing & Fashion (Morning)

The MS Advance Clothing & Fashion (MSACF) program will aim to integrate design, theory, problem-solving, and research in relation to the problems of sewn products industry. The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) and Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) of MSACF are described below:

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEOs No

PEO Description

PEO 1

Understand the research, innovation, and creativity in the context of the dynamic requirements of sewn product industry

PEO 2

Apply problem-solving techniques to develop sustainable solutions to contemporary issues related to the sewn products industry.

Program Learning Objectives (PLOs)

 

PLOs No

PLO Title

PLO Description

1

Knowledge

The ability to understand the clothing design and manufacturing processes

2

Analysis

The ability to evaluate the clothing quality, performance, and comfort

3

Project Management

The ability to plan, conduct and document a research proposal/project independently

4

Design & Development

The ability to design and develop an innovative clothing product/process

5

Sustainability

The ability to design and execute a sustainable framework to improve a process/product

Semester-Wise Layout of Courses

Semester

Course code

Course Title

Credits

Semester-I

DC-5201

Advances in Fashion Design Processes

2-0-2

DC-5202

Advances in Sewn Product Manufacturing

2-0-2

DC-5203

Product Development

3-0-3

DC-5204

Data-driven Process Improvement

3-0-3

DC-5205

Research Methodology

1-1-2

Semester-II

DC-5206

Sustainable Clothing

2-0-2

DC-5207

Fashion branding

3-0-3

DC-5208

Clothing CAD & Simulation

1-1-2

DC-5209

Mathematical Modelling & Optimization

1-1-2

DC-5210

Functional Clothing

3-0-3

Semester-III

DC-6071

Research Thesis-I

0-3-3

Semester-IV

DC-6072

Research Thesis-II

0-3-3

Grand Total

30

Course Secifications

Advances in Fashion Design Processes

This course aims to familiarize the students about the fashion design processes. It will focus both on the basic knowledge and recent developments related to the different stages of fashion design that will help students to understand how the elements and principals are employed by designers. This course will facilitate the students to understand the translation of creative ideas into clothing products with good understanding of design processes and materials.

Recommended books: 

  1. Textile and Clothing Design Technology edited by Tom Cassidy, Parikshit Goswami, 2017
  2. Garment Technology for Fashion Designers by Steven Hayes, John McLoughlin, Dorothy Fairclough, 2012
  3. Fairhurst, Catherine, ed. Advances in apparel production. Elsevier, 2008.

 Advances in Sewn Product Manufacturing

The aim of this course is to enhance the skill of the students in the field of advanced clothing by introducing the recent advancements made in sewn product industry. The course will focus both on the basic knowledge and recent developments related to the different processes of sewn products that include fabric inspection, fabric spreading, fabric cutting, sewing, dry processes, garment washing, and garment packing. The students will learn how to convert/replace the conventional methods of manufacturing with the innovative techniques keeping in view the requirements of industry 4.0.

Recommended books:

  1. Technology Evolution in Apparel Manufacturing By Dr. Prabir Jana & Helmut Jung, 2020
  2. Apparel Manufacturing Technology by T. Karthik, P. Ganesan, D. Gopalakrishnan · 2020
  3. Garment Manufacturing Technology by Rajiv Padhye, Rajkishore Nayak, 2015
  4. Fairhurst, Catherine, ed. Advances in apparel production. Elsevier, 2008.
  5. Glock, Ruth E., Grace I. Kunz, and Apparel Manufacturing. "Sewn Product Analysis." Prentice Hall published.

Product Development

This course will be about the process of New Product Development (NPD). This course covers the market opportunities, business concept to new product development, NPD trends, NPD processes, dynamics of product development, product development performance and assessment tools for NPD. The students will lean innovative techniques for product development. Further best practices in different industries will also be shared with the students.

Recommended Books: 

  1. Innovation management and new product development. P. Trott, 2010
  2. Beyond design: the synergy of apparel product development. S. J. Keiser, 2005
  3. Apparel product development. M. J. Johnson, 2000

Data-driven Process Improvement

The objective of this course is to introduce the concept, methodologies, tools and techniques to ensure the data driven process improvement in clothing industry. The course will include total quality management, learn manufacturing, Six Sigma, and integration of both i.e. lean Six Sigma along with other best practices for clothing industries like cost of quality, statistical process control, et. The course aims at strengthening students' conceptual as well as practical knowledge that will also help them in handling the different problems faced in the clothing industry efficiently. They will be able to implement different tools and techniques of above-mentioned systems to control and improve their existing system along with quality enhancement and proper utilization of the available resources.

Recommended Books: 

1.  How to implement lean manufacturing, Lonnie Wilson, 2010

2.  Integration of lean Six Sigma and high-performance organizations, Tom Devane 2004

Research Methodology

The overall aim of this course is to enable the students to identify a research area, identify a research problem, formulate research question(s), conduct literature survey, formulate research hypothesis, design research experiments, graphically present data, analyze and interpret the experimental data, and draw valid conclusions. Additionally, the students will be able to write a research proposal and critically analyze research papers. The students will practice relevant statistical tools and techniques using a statistical software package. The students will also become familiar with plagiarism and other ethical issues in research, patents, copyrights and trademarks, thesis and research paper writing styles.

Recommended Books: 

  1. Research methodology. R. Panneerselvam, 2014
  2. Research methodologies in the south. A. Halai, 2011
  3. Research methodology: a step-by-step guide for beginners. R. Kumar, 2009

Sustainable Clothing

The objective of this course is to cover the detailed aspects of sustainability in clothing industry covering environmental, social, and economical sustainability. The course will include details regarding circular economy, waste management, recycling, upcycling, etc. The students will be familiarize how the concept of sustainability can be focused at different levels of clothing supply chain.

Recommended Books:

  1. Waste Management in the Fashion and Textile Industries by Rajkishore Nayak, Asis Patnaik, 2021
  2. Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles edited by Rajkishore Nayak, 2019
  3. Textiles and Clothing Sustainability: Sustainable Technologies, edited by Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu, 2017
  4. Blackburn, Richard, ed. Sustainable apparel: Production, processing and recycling. Woodhead Publishing, 2015.

Fashion branding

The aim of this course is to educate students about the management of a fashion brand. Student will learn about the analysis and planning that how a fashion brand is perceived in the market. Students will be taught that how to develop good relationships with the target market and what kind of fashion product is to offer a specific group of people. Students will be demonstrated about the most up to date and complete process of fashion brand management.

Recommended Books:

  1. Fast Fashion, Fashion Brands and Sustainable Consumption edited by Subramanian Senthil Kannan Muthu, 2019
  2. Global Fashion management & merchandizing by Elaine Laidlaw Ritch.
  3. Luxury Brand Management by Michael Chevalier.

Clothing CAD & Simulation

This course aims to introduce students with the latest application of different software in the clothing industry. The course will focus on how to develop 2D patterns, virtual avatars, virtual modeling, and its evaluation using software. The students will be able to develop personalized avatars for virtual garment design and their simulation.

Recommended Books:

  1. CAD for Fashion Design and Merchandising by Stacy Stewart Smith, Bloomsbury, 2016.
  2. Cloth Simulation for Computer Graphics by tuur Stuyck, 2018.
  3. Research papers

Mathematical Modelling & Optimization

The objective of this course is to enable the student to solve the decision-making problems of clothing industry by developing the models of those problems like mathematical models or statistical models. Thecomplete course will cover linear programming, integer programming, multicriteria decision making, project management, forecasting, and inventory management. The student will be able to formulate the theoretical models of their problems, graphical solutions, computer solutions, and sensitivity analysis.

Recommended Books:

  1. Mathematical Modelling and Optimization of Engineering Problems edited by J. A. Tenreiro Machado, Necati Özdemir, Dumitru Baleanu, 2020
  2. Handbook of Research on Applied Optimization Methodologies in Manufacturing edited by Faruk Ylmaz, Ömer, Tüfekçí, Süleyman, 2017
  3. Introduction to Management Science (11th Edition) by Taylor III, BW., (2012)

Functional Clothing

This course will be focused on to design and develop the functional clothing. First of all, the course will cover different functional aspects of clothing which includes protection against clod, bacteria, fire, biological hazards etc. The course will, then, educate the students with techniques to develop products having certain functionalities using different raw materials. Smart textile and electronic textile products will also be covered in this course.

Recommended Books: 

  1. Functional Textiles and Clothing edited by Abhijit Majumdar, Deepti Gupta, Sanjay Gupta,2020
  2. Designing with smart textiles. S. Kettley. 2016
  3. Electronics in textiles and clothing. A. Kumar, 2016
  4. E Textiles. T. Dias, 2015

GM: Research Thesis

This module will enable participants to bring together the knowledge and skills acquired in the earlier modules. In the first part of the modules, the students will select a problem area, conduct a literature review, find research gaps and formulate the strategy to solve the search problem. The students will choose the raw materials, methodologies and prepare an experimental design to investigate the selected problem.

Recommended Books:

  1. How to write a thesis, R. Murray, 2006
  2. How to write research papers. S. Sorenson, 2002

GM-6042: Research Thesis-II

In the second part of this module, the students will conduct the designed experiments and collect data. The next step will be the data analysis and extracting meaningful conclusions from the obtained data. The research thesis will demonstrate the student’s capabilities to perform independently under the guidance of his/her teacher(s) to solve practical problems utilizing the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills attained. The overall purpose of the module is to develop in the participants an understanding of the steps involved in planning and conducting a research project and in communicating the findings both orally and in writing. The topic for the research thesis will be assigned to the students after the approval from Departmental Research Committee.

Recommended Books: 

  1. How to write a thesis, R. Murray, 2006
  2. How to write research papers. S. Sorenson, 2002

Career Opportunities for Students after Completion of the Program

The graduates of this program would be able to get job and progress opportunities in diverse areas, some of them include:

  1. Technical professionals for sewn products industry (home textiles, garments, leather, shoe industry etc).
  2. Research and Development in public and private sector organizations.
  3. Higher studies and research in the field of clothing and relevant interdisciplinary fields.
  4. Teaching and research at university/post-graduate college level.
  5. Pattern Making Laboratory
  6. Computer-Aided Designing (CAD) Laboratory
  7. Computer-Aided Manufacturing Laboratory
  8. Basic sewing Laboratory
  9. Advanced Sewing Laboratory
  10. SMART Textile Laboratory
  11. Comfort Laboratory (NTRC)
  12. Textile Testing Labortory

Available Labs

  1. Pattern Making Laboratory
  2. Computer-Aided Designing (CAD) Laboratory
  3. Computer-Aided Manufacturing Laboratory
  4. Basic sewing Laboratory
  5. Advanced Sewing Laboratory
  6. SMART Textile Laboratory
  7. Comfort Laboratory (NTRC)
  8. Textile Testing Labortory

Admission Process

  1. BS Apparel Manufacturing, BS Garment Manufacturing, Textile Science, BS Textile Engineering (specialization in garments), BS Textile and Apparel Merchandising, BS Fashion Design, BS Textile Design, BS Industrial & Manufacturing Engg., BS Industrial Design, BS Apparel Technology, BS Apparel Manufacturing & Technology, BS Clothing, or any other equivalent/relevant degree with a minimum CGPA 2.00/4.00 or 3.00/5.00 in semester system or 60% marks in annual/term system
  2. Applicants having terminal degrees as prescribed in condition no. 01, are required to qualify NTU-GAT (General) test while applicants having different terminal degree are required to qualify NTU-GAT (Subject) test additionally with minimum 50% score  as per HEC.
  3. The applicant must not be already registered as a student in any other academic program in Pakistan or abroad.
  4. Result waiting applicants may apply for admission, however their merit will be finalized only on submission of final BS/M.Sc or equivalent official transcript or degree.
  5. Relevant Admission Committee will determine relevancy of terminal degree and decide deficiency course/s (if any) at the time of admission interview, the detail of which will be provided to the student in his/her admission letter/email.
  6. Deficiency course/s will be treated as non-credit and qualifying course/s for which student will also pay extra dues as per fee policy. Those course/s will neither be mentioned in student’s final transcript nor will be included for calculation of CGPA. However, the student may obtain his/her a separate transcript for completion of deficiency course/s.

Note: The student will submit his/her publication from his/her thesis research work and submit to his/her supervisor. Final defense will be held after the submitted publication of student will be notified as “Under Review” or “Under Consideration” by a journal. It will be compulsory for graduate student to include his/her Supervisor’s name in his/her publication.

Merit Criteria

Admission merit list will be prepared according to the following criteria.

 MS ADVANCE CLOTHING & FASHION
BS or Equivalent  60% weightage
 NTU GAT (General)  30% weightage
 Interview  10% weightage

Fee Structure of Postgraduate Programs for Admission 2023

Programs

Total One Time Dues at Admission (Rupees)

Tuition Fee (1st Semester) (Rupees)

Total Other Charges (Per Semester) (Rupees)

Total 1st Semester Dues (Rupees)

M.S. Adance Clothing & Fashion

           32,400

            33,600

             11,000

77,000


Detail of One Time Admission Dues and Other Charges

Particulars 

Rupees 

Admission Fee (Once at admission) 

25,000 

Certificate Verification Fee (Once at admision) 

2,000 

University Security (Refundable) 

5,000 

Red Crescent Donation (Once at admision) 

100 

University Card Fee (Once at admision) 

300 

Library Fee (Per Semester) 

3,000 

Examination Fee (Per Semester)

3,000

Medical Fee (Per Semester)

2,000

Student Activity Fund (Per Semester)

2,000

Endowment Fund (Per Semester)

1,000

Degree Fee (Once in the Last Semester)

5,000

 

Note:

 (i) Tuition Fee will increase @ 2.5% Per Annum in Subsequent Years.

(ii) The Security Deposit is against breakage and/or any other damage caused by the students.

(iii) The Security Deposit is refundable within two year after the completion of degree or leaving the

the University without completion or expulsion from the University. After Two years all the unclaimed

securities will be forfeited.

(iv) If any student fails to submit semester dues till sixth week from the commencement of semester

then the student's admission will be cancelled. Student may sit in mid exam after the payment of

re-admission fee of Rs.15,000/- along with semester dues.