The programme of the Master of Textile Engineering is a full-time programme, lectured in English. All major European universities offering a textile degree participate in the programme. As such, the programme benefits from the strengths of the already existing textile programmes in Europe, and covers all modern areas related to textiles.
The programme is organised at different locations: the students spend one semester (four to six months) at different universities (i.e. host universities). Specialised lecturers can come from the host university as well as from another participating university. The last semester of the two-year programme is meant for the dissertation at one of the participating universities (to be chosen by the student) under supervision of a tutor, possibly in co-operation with the industry.
Students who are admitted spend one year and a half (three semesters) in three geographically spread regions in Europe where they are taught by a large number of professors of the participating universities. Each lecturer passes on his or her specific knowledge in a course module covering one or two weeks.
Next to the traditional lecturing methods, active methods are used such as case studies, presentation of papers, practical work in laboratories etc. To link theory with practice, company visits in the host country are regularly organised.
The master's Dissertation is a requirement for every candidate to obtain a master's degree. The master's dissertation is an original piece of research work. It aims to develop and strengthen the research capacity skills of the students. The student selects a topic and is given guidance by a promoter or supervisor. The master's dissertation consists of a literature review part, a theoretical reflection and an original analysis of the topic.
The degree master of textile engineering can lead to different careers involving textile knowledge in the broadest sense of the word. Students obtain a thorough understanding of all aspects related to textiles and are hence well-prepared for jobs requiring elaborate knowledge in textiles. The jobs imply technical functions, R&D functions and (general) management functions.
Employment has an explicit international dimension thanks to the international and global character of the programme itself.