Diploma in Fashion Design Technology

Diploma in Fashion Design Technology (DFDT)

Programme Intakes
January, April and August


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Combining physical and online world of fashion


Retail/E-commerce Platforms


Related Software




Embark on a stylish adventure and become a fashion expert with Sunway College’s Diploma in Fashion Design Technology (DFDT). This diploma programme is designed to equip students with all the fashion design and tech skills needed to make a name for yourself in this highly competitive industry. Through the use of 3D fashion software, students get the chance to undergo motion fit testing, create prototypes, pattern modification and more.

Programme Details

Intakes January, April and August
Duration 2 Years
Assessments & Examinations 100% Coursework


Entry Requirements

Pre-existing qualification Grade
SPM/O-Level Pass with min. 3 credits
UEC Pass with min. 3 Bs
Special Requirements

Pass a Portfolio review:

Please submit a minimum of 3 pieces of your own creative work in any genre and mediums:

  • Drawing 
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Digital Illustration
  • Clay Art
  • Fashion-Related Art Projects
  • Any other medium


Pass an interview

*In cases where students’ portfolio does not meet expectations.

Programme Structure

Year 1

Students will learn the following subjects in the first year
  • Digital Fashion Illustration
  • Fashion Communication
  • Fashion Drawing
  • Fashion Draping 1
  • Fashion Design 1
  • Introduction to Drafting and Sewing
  • Fashion Draping 2
  • CAD1: Computer Aided Design 1
  • Textiles for Fashion
  • Digital Photography
  • Fashion Cultures and Histories
  • CAD2: Computer Aided Design 2
  • Advanced Drafting and Sewing


Year 2

Students will learn the following subjects in the second year
  • Fashion Design 2
  • Fashion Drafting 3
  • CAD3: Computer Aided Design 3
  • Research and Design for Fashion
  • Men’s Wear Development
  • Final Project
  • Fashion Marketing in E-Commerce
  • Fashion Portfolio
  • Internship (3 months)


MOHE General Studies

Students must pass these MOHE General Studies

For Local Students

  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu) OR Creativity and Innovative Thinking Skills (for students who have a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)
  • Moral Education OR Islamic Studies
  • Kursus Integriti dan Anti-Rasuah (KIAR)
  • Education for Sustainability Development
  • Community Service

For International Students

  • Malay Language for Communication 1 
  • Creativity & Innovative Thinking Skills
  • Moral Education
  • Integrity and Anti-Corruption 
  • Education for Sustainability Development
  • Community Service


Career Opportunities

For graduates, DFDT unlocks many opportunities as they can anticipate attractive job offers, competitive salary packages, and career growth upon completing this diploma programme.

Become a leading fashion mogul as a:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Digital Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Retail
  • Store Manager
  • Fashion Entrepreneur
  • Fashion Advisor
  • Retail Buyer
  • Event Manager
  • 3D & Graphic Designer
  • “Skins”/ Asset Designer (Game/Virtual Store)
  • Social Media Influencer (Fashion/Clothing)
  • Online Store Manager (Fashion/Clothing)

Scholarship Scheme

Students who are interested in pursuing our Diploma Studies or degree programmes in Sunway College and are seeking financial aid can click here for more information.

Downloadable Materials

Detailed information about the Sunway Diploma programme can be found in the Sunway Diploma Studies brochure.

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