Master of Science in Textile Engineering

Course content

The Master in Textile Engineering is a two-year master’s programme in the field of textile engineering. The programme was developed in the framework of and with full support of the Erasmus programme of the European Union. It was and still is a unique programme offering advanced education in Textile Engineering in which the latest developments in the textile field as well as contemporary teaching methods are incorporated. The most renowned specialists in the multidisciplinary domain of textiles in Europe and beyond are brought together. The programme benefits from significant industry participation. Graduates have acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes that ensure their impact on technological innovation, creativity, quality and management in industry as well as in academia.

Course structure

The programme of the Master in Textile Engineering is a full-time programme, organised at different locations, lectured in English. All major universities in Europe and worldwide offering a textile degree participate in the programme. As such, the programme benefits from the strengths of all participating universities, allowing to cover all modern areas related to textiles. Each of the three first semesters are organised in a different host university.

The fourth and last semester is dedicated to 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 as well as from industry. 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 blended learning, case studies, projects, practical work in laboratories etc. To link theory with practice, industry is actively involved.

Master's Dissertation 
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.

Career perspectives

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. Graduates go for a career in academia and industry.

The jobs imply technical functions, R&D functions and (general) management functions mainly in three types of sectors:

  • the textile and clothing industry;
  • sectors that supply textile companies with raw materials, chemical products and machines;
  • end users such as transportation (cars, planes, trains), medical products, furniture and many more.

Employment has an explicit international dimension thanks to the international and global character of the programme itself. .