Bachelor of Industrial Studies Honours – Fashion Design and Product Development

The Bachelor of Industrial Studies programme in the area of specialization of Fashion Design and Product Development is a four years honours degree programme which is designed to provide wider theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of fashion design and product development. This programme is ideal for those engaged in the area of product development in the apparel sector and fashion designers who do not have any formal theoretical knowledge in the areas of fashion and apparel.

This degree programme is also suitable for those who are interested in develop their creative ideas in to fashion products, leading to self-employment as fashion designer.

Objectives of the program

  • To train those employees in the fashion and apparel industry who lack theoretical knowledge in fashion design and product development.
  • To develop those who have a desire to set up self-employment in the fashion and apparel fields
  • To train persons who have an interest in developing their careers as freelance fashion designers

Programme duration: Minimum of 4 years for those who are entering the programme after GCE (A/L). However, depending on the availability of time, personal commitments, finances and capabilities, it is possible to spread the duration of study over a longer duration. Those who posses recognized Diploma qualifications from other institutions may be able to complete the programme in 2 or 3 years.

Teaching mode: Distance mode – Limited face to face sessions in the form of lecture hours and laboratory work, printed course materials and online teaching (where available).

Language of study: English

Programme Code :
BI33
Programme Category :
Degree Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Textile and Apparel Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology
Programme duration :
Minimum 4 Years
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Fashion Design and Product Development

obtained three passes in any stream, at the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination, Sri Lanka, in one sitting, or, completed the Certificate in Industrial Studies in Apparel technology offered by the Open University of Sri Lanka, or, completed the Advanced Certificate in Industrial Studies in Apparel technology offered by the Open University of Sri Lanka, or, completion of any foundation Programme offered by the Open University of Sri Lanka, or, secured an equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the Senate

Starting date of issuing applications :
6th January 2019
Application closing date :
Extended till 30th June 2020
Programme commencing date :

Tuition fees
Level 3 and 4 – 1150/= LKR per credit
Level 5 and 6 – 1750/= LKR per credit

This Under Graduate programme is conducted by the department of Textile and Apparel Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology. Contact the coordinator, Dr. MER Perera for further details.

Address :
Department of Textile and Apparel Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda
Contact :
011 288 1310
Email :

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