The Bachelor of Industrial Studies – Apparel Production and Management program is a four year degree program and is designed to provide a wider theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of garment industry and manufacturing process.

This program is ideal for employees engaged in the area of apparel manufacturing sector without a formal theoretical knowledge about the process. This degree program is also suitable for those who are interested to develop their creative ideas as garment products leading to self-employment as garment manufacture or small scale garment manufacturer.

Objectives of the program

  • The employees who are already in the apparel industry with lack of theoretical wider knowledge of industrial garment production process.
  • This program is ideal for a person who has a deep interest to build a self– employment related to the apparel fields or to establish a small scale garment factory.
  • This program provides an opportunity to enter to the job market in the field of apparel industry at middle level management.

Program duration: Minimum 4 years for applicants entering with A/L qualification, however depending on your available time and capabilities, it is possible to spread over a longer duration.

Applicants entering with higher qualification such as two year diploma or NDT in the relevant field are able to finish within minimum of two years period. Further Details:

Teaching mode: Distance mode, limited lecture hours and laboratory face to face teaching, more printed course material and on line teaching.

Language of study: English

Contents of the program is included with Fibre to fabrics, Fabric structure and analysis, Garment accessories, Garment analysis and sewing machinery, Pattern construction, Production planning and organization, Knitted garment technology, Textile colouration, Quality assurance for textile and clothing, Garment manufacture. All above subjects area covered under diploma in Apparel Production and Management studies, Statistics for industrial studies. Apart from the above subject areas you will also have, Fabric technology, Plant utilities, Ergonomics and Projects. Final year project provides and opportunity to investigate problems by collecting information and finding a solution by systematic approach, collecting data and analyzing. Apart from that you will also improve your communication skills by doing oral and written presentation about the project.

Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Under Graduate Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Textile and Apparel Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology
Programme duration :
Minimum 4 Years
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Apparel Production and Management
Three passes in GCE A/L (any subjects), OR Certificate in industrial studies in Apparel Technology from OUSL, OR completion in 3 subjects from OUSL foundation level. Any higher qualifications in the field of Textile and Apparel will be given exemptions for relevant subjects.
Starting date of issuing applications :
Application closing date :
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Course fee for a student is calculated as given below. (for the academic year 2017/18)
Level 3 and 4, 1 Credit = Rs. 1050/=
Level 5 and 6, 1 Credit = Rs. 1600/= .
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 1442
Email :
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