Textile and Clothing Technology
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Are you interested in an excellent education in textile and clothing technology, fashion management or design?

Are you looking for good career opportunities after a successful graduation?
Are you hoping for an international study environment with a creative flair?
Then you are in the right place at the faculty of textile and clothing technology!

Join the student community of about 2000 students in our department. Courses taught in German and English, a share of foreign students of 19 percent from more than 50 nations, cooperations with many partner universities and companies from other countries prepare you for our globalized industry.

In addition to the lectures, seminars, internships and projects, you have the opportunity to work and experiment with the most modern machines and equipment in our excellently equipped laboratories.

The cooperation between the faculty and the textile and clothing industry in the fields of research, development and technology transfer is very successful and manifests itself in a close collaboration between the university, the Textile and Fashion Institute Mönchengladbach (TFI) and the Research Institute for Textile and Clothing at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences (FTB), as well as the Public Textile Testing Institute (ÖP) and industrial partners.

Find out more about it:

  • here on our websites
  • at one of our study advice appointments
  • take part in our taster study
  • or request information material

Boys' Day

On 26.04.2018 is Boys' Day! - Your future day

You still don’t know what you would like to do after school?

Think about your career and study choice and shape your future!

On Boys' Day the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences opens its doors and gives you the opportunity obtain an insight into the faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology. Even though more than 80% of the students are female, the course portfolio offered by the faculty is diverse and, contrary to the widespread opinion, deals not only with clothing, home textiles and fashion, but with the entire process chain "from the fiber to the product". This includes technical textiles, which are used as innovative materials, e.g. in automotive technology and aeronautics, for buildings or protective clothing (fire brigade, police, bulletproof vests, military, BC protection ...), as well as smart textiles and wearables.

Therefore, take the opportunity and get to know Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, where currently about 14.000 students are studying in ten different departments at the locations in Mönchengladbach and Krefeld.

Textile and Clothing Technology

The study course Textile and Clothing Technology includes textile and clothing technology as two fields of study. After an identical basic study, students have the opportunity to determine their own specializations within these tracks.

The Bachelor's programme is organized in a practical manner and provides important basic knowledge and skills in the fields of natural sciences and economics within the first semesters. Graduates of this study course are able to control and monitor processes of the textile chain.

With a completed degree in Textile and Clothing Technology, exciting perspectives in numerous fields of activity in the textile and clothing industry open up for you.

The standard time to a degree is seven semesters.

Textile Technology

Studierende im Textil-Maschinenlabor

Students who opt for Textile Technology can choose between core study areas in Textile Management or Textile Technologies.

The core study area in Textile Management encompasses a broad spectrum of innovative topics from the entire field of textile technology and management sciences. In Clothing Technology fundamental knowledge and insights are delivered extending from design theory via thread, surface and finishing technologies to quality management and quality assessment of textile materials. Subjects from the field of management theory, such as organisation, marketing and human resources set the key accents in this programme.

Students in the core study area of Textile Technologies acquire a particular knowledge of the relevant technologies used in spinning, weaving, knitting, narrow fabrics, nonwovens and composite materials. Innovative materials are discussed in particular in the field of technical textiles. The complex requirements for the raw materials used as well as for the production processes and manufacturing technologies are part of this specialisation area. How the quality of the manufactured products can be tested and assessed is taught in the area of ​​quality management.

Subjects (Extract)

Basic Study Stage:

  • Textile and Clothing technology
  • Textile Products
  • Information Technology
  • Economics and Business Administration
  • Mathematics and Technical Drawing


Main Study Stage:
(depending on Core Study Area)

  • Clothing Production
  • Human Resources Management
  • Finishing
  • Style Development
  • Pattern Design


Profile

Standard Time to a Degree: 7 semesters

Courses Start: Winter semester

Application Procedure: Local Admission Restriction

Admission requirements:

  • General higher education entrance qualification (University or Fachhochschule), School-leaving certificate from a Specialised Upper Secondary School (Fachoberschule) or other equivalent certificates (e.g. entrance examination to "Master Craftsman/Craftswoman studies: "Meisterstudium")

Language of Instruction: German

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Clothing Technology

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Students who choose Clothing Technology as their field of study can specialise either in the core study area of Product Development or in Clothing Management.

The core study area in Clothing Management trains young engineers and professionals for the highly diverse and versatile range of technical and business administration tasks in the clothing industry. Students get to know about manufacturing and process technology in the areas of classical clothing, workwear and protective clothing as well as technical textiles. In addition, students are provided with the foundations of ergonomics and aspects of factory planning. Sustainability, quality management and ecology are also part of the study content (curriculum).

Studies in Product Development focus on teaching comprehensive knowledge and skills in all fields of the textile supply chain. Students learn how the planning, control and logistical handling of relevant processes in the clothing technology industry can be organized. Furthermore, they are familiarized with the core areas of style development such as clothing construction, pattern design and grading, so that graduates are able to implement models for specific target and product groups after their studies. Production-related study contents, as well as lectures and courses on product data, quality and personnel management complement the studies.

Subjects (Extract)

Basic Study Stage:

  • Textile and Ready-to-Wear Clothing Technology
  • Textile Products
  • Information Technology
  • Economics and Business Administration
  • Mathematics and Technical Drawing


Main Study Stage:
(depends on the Core Study Area)

  • Clothing Production
  • Human Resources Management
  • Finishing
  • Style Development
  • Pattern Design
     

Profile

Standard Time to a Degree: 7 semesters

Courses Start: Winter semester

Application Procedure: Local Admissions Restrictions

Admissions Requirements:

  • General higher education entrance qualification (University or Fachhochschule), School-leaving certificate from a Specialised Upper Secondary School (Fachoberschule) or other equivalent certificates (e.g. entrance examination to "Master Craftsman/Craftswoman studies: "Meisterstudium").

Language of Instruction: German

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Dual Studies

The dual study combines practice and theoretical knowledge in a unique way. In parallel to the undergraduate studies, the students are going through a training course in an industrial company, especially designed to complement the studies. In addition to financial independence, this ensures a high practical relevance. The mutual influence of practical contents from in-company training on the one hand and the theoretically and scientifically oriented study on the other hand allows for both an unmatched practical orientation and a broad, practicable basic knowledge. The dual study course is an ideal preparation for the demands on an engineer in the professional world. This combination of professional training and study is appreciated and respected worldwide.

Imparting the same study contents, the first two study semesters are completed part-time (two days a week) in parallel to the training in the company and are, therefore, distributed over a total of four semesters. The remaining study period is completed in full-time study.

The standard time to a degree is nine semesters.

Textile and Clothing Technology dual

Dual Studieren

In the dual study course, too, students can choose between two main fields of study: Textile Management and Textile Technologies or Clothing Technology and Product Development.

With its focus on textile management, the field textile technologies covers a subject spectrum ranging from the entire textile and finishing technology to quality management, quality assessment and management theories. Other subjects such as organization, marketing and human resources are also taught intensively. Following the Textile Technologies track, students can focus on the technologies of spinning, weaving, knitting, narrow textiles, finishing, and technical textiles.

In the field of clothing technology one of the specialization possibilities is clothing management. Here, engineers are prepared for the versatile technical and managerial tasks of the clothing industry as junior and senior managers. The focus of the study course lies on the areas of manufacturing techniques and production processes for the clothing production. In addition to this, in-depth courses are offered in economical and ergonomical sciences. Students following the other area of specialization, product development, acquire comprehensive knowledge and skills in all areas of clothing construction, such as pattern making, stencilling, model construction and fitting control.

Courses start: Winter semester

Application procedure: No admission restrictions

Admission requirements:

  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or school-based and practical part of the advanced technical college certificate
  • 2-year training contract in the occupational areas of the textile or clothing industry

Language of instruction: German

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Design Engineering

The degree programme leading to a Design Engineering degree encompasses the two core study areas of textiles and fashion. In particular, this degree programme aims to combine design and technology in equal parts. This combination provides the graduates with a broad basic knowledge, which is the ideal preparation for meeting the requirements of an innovative and global textile and clothing industry.

The term Design is defined as conscious shaping or arrangement. The engineering part of the study is constituted by training in the construction of industrially, technically manufactured products. In order for a product to successfully enter the market, a multidisciplinary knowledge is needed during the development process. Design engineers therefore combine construction and design competence.

In order to gain admission to this course a prior aptitude test must be passed.

The standard time to degree is seven semesters.

Textiles

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The core study area of Textiles constitutes the design of fabrics for clothing, fashion, interior textiles and technical textiles from the draft to the development of a market oriented collection.

In the module design analysis and Methodology, students learn to use the artistic and technical characteristics and functions of textile materials and patterns. Innovative methods of surface structuring, pattern design and material application are imparted, which can be realised in textile design and production technology. The module surface texturing, in turn, is subdivided into the courses of warp construction, jacquard technology and fabric construction. In addition, students gain important knowledge about textile materials and production processes in the field of fiber and yarn technology. The module finishing gives students the opportunity to acquire a basic knowledge of the processes and technologies in the area of textile finishing and specifically in the sub-areas of pre-treatment, coloring and coating. In the field of technical textiles, the prospective design engineers will learn about the requirements for technical textiles by means of selected examples from the areas of automotive interior and personal protective equipment as well as medical and hygienic products.

The goal is to be able to plan, design and develop a textile product at the end of the studies. Students can use the modern equipment available at the university as well as the various CAD systems, which enable practice-oriented studies.

Subjects (Extract)

Basic Studies:

  • Fundamentals of Textile and Ready-to-Wear Clothing Technology
  • Textile Products
  • Theory of Creativity
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics and Chemistry


Main Study Stage:
(depends on the Field of Study)

  • Creative Technology Fashion/Textiles
  • Quality Management
  • Surface Texturing
  • Clothing/Textile Design
  • Technical Textiles and Finishing
  • Pattern Design
  • Collection Development Fashion/Textiles


Profile

Standard Time to a Degree: 7 semesters

Courses Start: Winter semester

Application Procedure: Local Admissions Restrictions

Admissions Requirements:

  • General higher education entrance qualification (University or Fachhochschule), School-leaving certificate from a Specialised Upper Secondary School (Fachoberschule) or other equivalent certificates (e.g. entrance examination to "Master Craftsman/Craftswoman studies: "Meisterstudium").
  • Successful Completion of the aptitude test


Language of Instruction: German

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Fashion

Entwurfsbuch für eine Kollektion

Studies in the field of fashion aim to qualify engineers who are able to create aesthetic and functional clothing, while also taking industry and market-specific requirements into consideration. A wide range of elective subjects such as CAD courses, fashion photography and fashion theory offer room for individual specialization. The close connection with the engineering degree in the field of clothing technology qualifies the students for pattern construction and manufacturing processes. Within this field of study the students acquire important knowledge in the area of industrial clothing construction. The intensive analysis of the shape and material properties of individual product groups provides a good basis for innovative ideas. Students learn to interpret model sketches and to transform them independently into basic and subsequent model construction. Furthermore, competencies are taught that enable students to do both develop their own collection independently and realise it technically according to industrial standards.

The special aim of this course is to combine design and technology in equal parts. The combination of design and technology optimally prepares students for the requirements of an innovative and global textile and clothing industry.


Subjects (Extract)

Basic Studies:

  • Fundamentals of Textile and Ready-to-Wear Clothing Technology
  • Textile Products
  • Theory of Creativity
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics and Chemistry


Main Study Stage:
(depends on the Field of Study)

  • Creative Technology Fashion/Textiles
  • Quality Management
  • Surface Texturing
  • Clothing/Textile Design
  • Technical Textiles and Finishing
  • Pattern Design
  • Collection Development Fashion/Textiles


Profile

Standard Time to Degree: 7 semesters

Courses Start: Winter semester

Application Procedure: Local Admissions Restrictions

Admissions Requirements:

  • General higher education entrance qualification (University or Fachhochschule), School-leaving certificate from a Specialised Upper Secondary School (Fachoberschule) or other equivalent certificates (e.g. entrance examination to "Master Craftsman/Craftswoman studies: "Meisterstudium").
  • Successful Completion of the aptitude test


Language of Instruction: German

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Aptitude Test

Design-Engineering

The faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology requires a successfully passed aptitude test, short EFP, as a prerequisite for the admission to the study course Design Engineering.

The exam takes place once a year. A written application for participation must be sent to the Dean's Office by 30th April of the respective year.

For the written application please use the form from the download area "EFP".

Please fill out this form completely and send the signed form to the pre-printed address. If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to contact us via e-mail or telephone. You can find contact details below.

Upon receipt of the application, we will send you an invitation letter containing all details regarding date, place and procedure of the test.

The aptitude test is held as a one-day examination with different tasks. You don’t have to hand in a folder, neither on the exam day, nor before. The examination is carried out separately for the study areas "Textiles" and "Fashion". In case the test was not passed the first time, it can be repeated a maximum of two times in total.

Successful aptitude tests usually remain valid for three subsequent enrolment periods.

A summary as well as details on the expiry of the aptitude test can be found in the download section "EFP" in the PDF-file "Explanations".

 

Contact and further information:

Hochschule Niederrhein
Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology
Webschulstr. 31, 41065 Mönchengladbach, Germany
Phone: + 49-2161-186-6011
Fax: + 49-2161-186-6013
E-mail: design-07@fh-niederrhein.de

Frequently Asked Questions

Textile and Clothing Management

In the wake of increasing internationalization and shifting textile markets, a growing number of graduates with fluent English skills and interface competencies is in demand. The degree programme Textile and Clothing Management is specifically tailored to the needs of the international textile and clothing sector. The programme is offered completely in English. In this course, the students acquire an overarching knowledge about textile and clothing technology as well as management practice.

The standard time to degree is seven semesters.

 

Double degree

In regards to the Bachelor's degree course, it is possible to obtain the exclusive German-Chinese double degree in "International Textile and Clothing Management" in cooperation with the Tianjin Polytechnical University / PR China.

The standard time to degree is eight semesters.

Details Textile & Clothing Management

Studierende bei der Projektarbeit

Students of the degree programme „Textile and Clothing Management“ acquire detailed management and leadership qualifications. This course combines different modules from the fields of textile and clothing, natural sciences, business and management. The students obtain the English specialist language and together with the interdisciplinary approach of the programme, graduates acquire extensive multidisciplinary problem-solving competencies taking into account the specifics of different international cultures.

In each semester projects offered, in which individual solutions are developed with a cross-departmental and practice-oriented approach.

Subjects (Extract)

  • Basics of Textiles
  • Communication and Project Management
  • Economics
  • Human Resources Management and Law
  • Accounting and Controlling
  • Clothing Technology
  • Computer applications
  • Quality Control and Ecology
  • Marketing and Logistics
     

Profile

Standard Time to Degree: 7 semesters

Courses Start: Winter semester

Application Procedure: Local Admission Restriction

Admission requirements:

  • General higher education entrance qualification (University or Fachhochschule), School-leaving certificate from a Specialised Upper Secondary School (Fachoberschule) or other equivalent certificates (e.g. entrance examination to "Master Craftsman/Craftswoman studies: "Meisterstudium")

Language of Instruction: English

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Master Textile Products

The Master's degree program “Textile Products“ is divided into the areas of textiles, clothing and design. In this study course students learn to think in an analytical and interconnected way, thereby being able to approach complex problems systematically.

The standard time to degree is three semesters.

Textile Products - Textile

master textil

The field of Textiles in the Master of Textile Products provides graduates with an understanding of how intelligent and innovative processes and textile products are created along the whole production chain and through to industrial manufacturing. This includes information on the design of integrated management systems, on how to avoid and prevent environmental pollutants and contamination, as well as the integration of recycling options for textiles after these have been used. Modern analytical processes, methods for functionalising textiles, and the application of state-of-the-art manufacturing processes round off the studies and the students' research projects.


Subjects (Extract):

  • Textile and Clothing Technology
  • Finishing and Processing of Textiles
  • Selected Textile Technologies
  • Management
  • Natural Sciences

Profile

Courses Start: Summer or winter semester

Application Procedure: No admission restrictions on this Master’s degree programme (However, please observe the admission requirements)

Admissions Requirements

  • Holder of a Bachelor's or Diploma Degree in the field of Textile and Clothing Technology (Fields of Study "Textiles" and "Clothing")
  • Holder of a Degree in the field of Textiles and Fashion Design or Design Engineering (Field of Study "Design")
  • For the admission procedure, see the link "Master Admission"

Language of Instruction: German

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Accreditation: The consecutive degree programme was accredited by the re-accreditation agency ASIIN "Akkreditierungsagentur für Studiengänge der Ingenieurwissenschaften, der Informatik, der Naturwissenschaften und der Mathematik e.V." (ASIIN) in 2004. In 2010 and 2017, the re-accreditation took place without official requirements.

Textile Products - Clothing

master bekleidung

Studies in the field of Clothing qualify students in the development and realisation of product and process innovations. Students get to know innovative product development processes for product development integration into series production. Furthermore, they learn about special measures for the quality assurance of innovative products.


Subjects (Extract):

  • Textile and Clothing Technology
  • Innovative Product Development Processes
  • Read-to-Wear Clothing
  • Management
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
     

Profile

Courses Start: Summer or winter semester

Application Procedure: No admission restrictions on this Master’s degree programme (However, please observe the admission requirements)

Admissions Requirements

  • Holder of a Bachelor's or Diploma Degree in the field of Textile and Clothing Technology (Fields of Study "Textiles" and "Clothing")
  • Holder of a Degree in the field of Textiles and Fashion Design or Design Engineering (Field of Study "Design")
  • For the admission procedure, see the link "Master Admission"

Language of Instruction: German

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Accreditation: The consecutive degree programme was accredited by the re-accreditation agency ASIIN "Akkreditierungsagentur für Studiengänge der Ingenieurwissenschaften, der Informatik, der Naturwissenschaften und der Mathematik e.V." (ASIIN) in 2004. In 2010 and 2017, the re-accreditation took place without official requirements.

Textile Products - Design

luminiszenz

Studies in the field of Design combine design, technology and management, thereby expanding the students' specialist knowledge in the areas of textile and clothing design, with modules on design theory and collection development. In addition, the students can use the textile and clothing specific CAD programmes to develop collections, which can be shown at virtual level. The subjects addressed in the module on innovative product design extend the design-specific competencies beyond the traditional fields of application of a textile and fashion designer, and can be further extended in optional courses and research projects.
 

Subjects (Extract):

  • Textile and Clothing Technology
  • Read-to-Wear Clothing
  • Design Theories
  • Collection Development
  • Management
  • Innovative Product Design


Profile

Courses Start: Summer or winter semester

Application Procedure: No admission restrictions on this Master’s degree programme (However, please observe the admission requirements)

Admissions Requirements

  • Holder of a Bachelor's or Diploma Degree in the field of Textile and Clothing Technology (Fields of Study "Textiles" and "Clothing")
  • Holder of a Degree in the field of Textiles and Fashion Design or Design Engineering (Field of Study "Design")
  • For the admission procedure, see the link "Master Admission"

Language of Instruction: German

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Accreditation: The consecutive degree programme was accredited by the re-accreditation agency ASIIN "Akkreditierungsagentur für Studiengänge der Ingenieurwissenschaften, der Informatik, der Naturwissenschaften und der Mathematik e.V." (ASIIN) in 2004. In 2010 and 2017, the re-accreditation took place without official requirements.

Management of Textile Trade and Technology

Building on the competences acquired in the Bachelor's degree programme, students of the English-taught study course Management of Textile Trade and Technology work on project topics in teams and deal with relevant issues from the industry.

The standard time to a degree is three semesters.

The students are involved in ongoing research projects and can approach complex questions at the research institute of the university. The goal is to promote analytical and networked thinking in order to prepare students for the challenges of a globalized world. Depending on the chosen core study area, the focus is either on personnel and financial management, on supply chain management or on international trade, as well as on special textile technologies.

The Master's degree programme is divided into the two fields of study: Trade and Retail and Technical Textiles. Graduates of this study course can work in leadership positions in textile and clothing companies worldwide.

 

Technical Textiles

nanotex

Subjects (Extract)

  • Special Manufacturing Techniques
  • Development and Processing of Protective and Functional Clothing
  • Special Textile Technologies

 

Profile

Courses Start: Summer or winter semester

Application Procedure: No admission restrictions on this Master’s degree programme (However, please observe the admission requirements)

Admissions Requirements

  • Holder of a Bachelor's or Diploma Degree in the field of Textile and Clothing Technology or in the field of Textile and Clothing Management at a German University or comparable degree
  • Proof of sufficient English skills according to the "Common European Framework Level C1" (CEFR C1)
  • For the admission procedure, see the link "Master Admission"

Language of Instruction: English

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Accreditation: The consecutive degree programme was accredited by the re-accreditation agency ASIIN "Akkreditierungsagentur für Studiengänge der Ingenieurwissenschaften, der Informatik, der Naturwissenschaften und der Mathematik e.V." (ASIIN) in 2004. In 2010 and 2017, the re-accreditation took place without official requirements.

Trade and Retail

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Subjects (Extract)

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Global Marketing / Global Trade
  • Financial Management

 

Profile

Courses Start: Summer or winter semester

Application Procedure: No admission restrictions on this Master’s degree programme (However, please observe the admission requirements)

Admissions Requirements

  • Holder of a Bachelor's or Diploma Degree in the field of Textile and Clothing Technology or in the field of Textile and Clothing Management at a German University or comparable degree
  • Proof of sufficient English skills according to the "Common European Framework Level C1" (CEFR C1)
  • For the admission procedure, see the link "Master Admission"

Language of Instruction: English

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Accreditation: The consecutive degree programme was accredited by the re-accreditation agency ASIIN "Akkreditierungsagentur für Studiengänge der Ingenieurwissenschaften, der Informatik, der Naturwissenschaften und der Mathematik e.V." (ASIIN) in 2004. In 2010 and 2017, the re-accreditation took place without official requirements.

HN Navigator

The Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences helps you with choosing the right study programme through the HN Navigator. Use the HN Navigator to get details about study contents and study structures as well as career prospects. In addition, the HN Navigator provides the opportunity to test yourself in a self-assessment with study-related tasks and case studies.

 

Application

We are delighted that you chose to apply for one of the study courses in our department. You can apply for a study course directly online. Click here to get straight to the online application with all further information about the regulations on study place allocation, application deadlines and the registration procedure.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon in the faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology.

 

Approval of examination performances and study time

You already studied at another university in Germany or abroad? In this case, you can get more information here about the possibilities for the approval of examination performances as well as the start in a higher study semester.

 

 

Further education in the Textile and Clothing Industry

As an inter-regional training institute, the Textile and Fashion Institute Mönchengladbach offers training courses, seminars, workshops and discussion sessions on relevant topics, tailored to the specific needs of employees in the textile and clothing industry and neighboring industrial areas.

Find out more about further education offers for the textile and clothing industry on the website of the "Textile and Fashion Institute MG".

 

You will find further information regarding entry requirements, application procedures, numerus clausus (NC) and other formalities via our central Study Advisory Service.

Our specialist advisor will provide you with information on subject-specific topics, if needed.