E-Team European Masters Degree in Advanced Textile Engineering

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Course content
The Master of 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 of 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.

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.

European Masters Programme in
Textile Engineering
A joint enterprise between Textile Departments
of major European Universities

This two-year programme (2017 - 2019) is organised at
three or four different locations within the group of participating universities

Venue Autumn Semester 2017
Ghent University, Belgium

Local coordinator:
Prof. Dr. L. Van Langenhove
e-mail: lieva.vanlangenhove@ugent.be
Fax: +32 9 2645846

Venue Spring Semester 2018
“Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Romania

Local coordinator:
Prof. Dr. M. Blaga
e-mail: mirela_blaga@yahoo.com
Fax: +40 232 230 491

Venue Autumn Semester 2018
Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Greece

Local coordinator:
Prof. Dr. G. Priniotakis
e-mail : gprin@puas.gr
Fax : +30 210 538 1150


Participating universities

Participating universities
Universiteit Gent (Belgium)
University of Zagreb (Croatia)
Technical University of Liberec (Czech Republic)
Tampere University of Technology (Finland)
ENSAIT Roubaix (France)
ENSISA Mulhouse (France)
Technische Universität Dresden (Germany)
Technological Education Institute of Piraeus (Greece)
Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
Universiteit Twente (the Netherlands)
Lodz University of Technology (Poland)
Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
“Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi (Romania)
University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
University of Maribor (Slovenia)
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
University of Borås (Sweden)
Ege University (Turkey)
Istanbul Technical University (Turkey)
Uludag University (Turkey)
University of Leeds (UK)
University of Manchester (UK)
North Carolina State University, CoT (USA)
Texas Tech University (USA)

Spring semester 2019, at one of the participating universities

General information:

Universiteit Gent
Department of Materials, Textiles & Chemical Engineering
Technologiepark 907
9052 Zwijnaarde (Gent)

URL : http://MaTCh.UGent.be/
Tel. : +32 (0)9 264 57 50
Fax : +32 (0)9 264 58 46

General Coordinator:
Prof. Dr. ir. Lieva VAN LANGENHOVE, Gent (Belgium)