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 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. 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. .