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.
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.