This education is the only one in its kind in Scandinavia, and one of few in Europe. It is designed for students with a bachelors degree in the field who can work independently with laboratory work. In order to make the most of out the programme, you need good skills in mathematics, textile manufacturing methods, textile material technology, and textile chemistry. During the education, you develop your knowledge, skills, and assessment skills in textile technology.
The essence of textile engineering is to make textiles maintain their textile feel even when they get new abilities and interactivity through different technical processes. In order to succeed, the processes need to handle the special conditions of the textiles. This is why the courses emphasise process thinking with its aspects of sustainable development, which is also a decisive driving force for the facultys research. During the second year of the programme, the research basis is particularly pronounced. The students practical laboratory skills are trained through written assignments, and the demands on the scientific communication skills increase by every assignment.
The Swedish School of Textiles has well-equipped laboratories, both industrial-scaled and small-scaled research labs, where it is often possible to get faster results out of the conducted experiments. The staffs competence is unique and enables a strong research basis of the education.
During the first year, courses are offered in subjects such as textile material technology, followed by composite technology, and textile chemistry. Biocomposites and composite recycling are links in the sustainability chain. Other courses this year are textile product development and textile electronics and control systems.
The second year begins with courses in functional and smart textiles and what they could offer to society. Now, you need to be well prepared in order to demonstrate your knowledge, abilities, and skills in your degree work in textile engineering. Here is also a methodology course with an extensive literature review and a scientific methods course, both based on the current degree subject.
After graduation, the career paths are open and the students can start working in the industry with production, quality, or research and development. Or perhaps you want to specialise even further in textile engineering by studying for a PhD. Everywhere where there are advanced textile products and technical features, you can now use your broad and deep knowledge and experience to take on new challenges.