International Master of Science in Textile Engineering

This programme brings textile education in a multidisciplinary way. The strengths of the most renowned specialists in the domain of textiles in Europe are brought together. This ensures that the demands of an industry continuously striving for technological innovation, creativity and quality are fulfilled.

Master's Programme
2 year 120 credits
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
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What

The International Master of Science in Textile Engineering is a two-year master’s programme in the field of textile engineering. The programme is supported by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree. 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 from all over the world in the multidisciplinary domain of textiles are brought together and contribute to the educational activities. The programme’s objectives are acquisition of advanced knowledge in textile science and engineering, personal development and international networking. Knowledge addresses textile materials, processes and applications. Horizontal learning lines include digital technologies, scientific thinking, entrepreneurship and sustainability. Intensive mobility, multicultural student groups and immersion in local cultures guarantee the development of Intercultural competences. Upon completion of the programme, students are awarded a master degree from the universities where they have spent a semester.

For whom

The admission requirements depend on previous degrees (type of degree, country of issue etc ...) or additonal experience.

Structure

The programme of the MSc in Textile Engineering is a full-time two years programme, organised at different locations, lectured in English. The first three semesters are hosted in a different universities (semester 1: Ghent University-Belgium semester 2: rotates between University of West-Attica-Greece, Polytechnic University of Valencia-Spain and University of Haute Alsace-France and in semester 3 students can chose between University of Borås-Sweden and Kyoto Institute of Technology-Japan). The fourth and last semester is dedicated to the dissertation at one of the participating universities. Local and visiting professors teach specific knowledge in course modules that usually cover one or two weeks.

Elective courses allow students to take an international internship or summer school or to follow specialist courses at one of the hosting universities. 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. Students can chose amongst topics proposed by the participating universities. Supervision is guaranteed by three tutors from three participating universities.

Labour Market

The international degree MSc in 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 or 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. .