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Master Programme (Two Year) in Textile Engineering

120 credits, full-time 100%

Application code: HB-9252A
First day of application: 2018-10-16
Number of Places: 10
Start: 2019-09-02
Place of Study: Borås
Language of instruction:
Instructional time: Day
Application fee: 900 SEK
EU/EEA citizens and exchange students are not required to pay fees.*
Tuition fee: 50,500 SEK first payment
202,000 SEK full tuition fee
EU/EEA citizens and exchange students are not required to pay fees.*

*For more information regarding which countries are included in the EU/EEA, please read more here.

Here, the starting point is textile fibres: What do they consist of, what significance do they have, and what could be done with them. This education links together and specialises in different elements that develop theoretical as well as practical knowledge. One of these recurring elements throughout the education is the sustainability perspective.


This education is the only one in its kind in Scandinavia, and one of few in Europe. It is designed for students with a bachelor’s 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 faculty’s 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 the latter facilitates exploratory proof-of-concept studies before moving to larger scale. The staff’s competence is unique and enables a strong research basis of the education.
During the first year, courses are offered in subjects such as textile materials 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 various different industrial positions in production, quality, or research and development departments. Or perhaps you want to specialize even further in textile engineering by opting 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. Alumni's are found in automotive industry, healthcare, outdoor, special protective garments, highly specialized start-ups that are hosted or have been collaborating with Science Park Borås that are hosted in the same textile hub complex downtown Borås.

To learn more about the programme and to check how well prepared you are for it please check out self-assessment test. It is intended for your eyes only. See link below:

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