Master Programme (Two Year) in Textile Technology and Engineering
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
The education follows the different length scales that textiles are made up of. The Polymer technology course deals with atomic and molecular level followed by Fibre and yarn technology, which is further followed by the courses in Advanced textile structures and Textile based composites. During the Textile chemistry course and the Wearable textile electronics the students form tools to manipulate and functionalize textiles. The courses in Product development and the Project course in advanced textiles offer opportunities to study applications, just as the Ethics in the textile value chain course where the technology is put into context. During the project course the student's knowledge in theory of science and research methodology is founded. Further deepening in Advanced textile chemistry followed by Advanced finishing and printing and the course in Smart textiles leaves the students well prepared to show their multitude of skills and abilities during their Thesis project.
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 technology 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.