Timetable WS 2018/19
Last Update : 28.8.2018
(Subject to modifications at any time, please be aware of actualizations marked in red)
All documents are available in PDF format via the links in the download area.
The lists for the practical trainings are based on the registration examined at the beginning of the winter term. The lists are exclusively published in the glass box next to the Dean's Office, building G.
Computer Application Practical Training - examination rules 2010
In the new curriculum „PO 2017“ the course "Computer Application Practical Training" is not included any more and is replaced by "Scientific working and study tools".
Students in the "PO 2010" who have not received the certificate so far can participate in the SEP (Scientific working and study tools) till SS 2020 to receive the former certificate.
Pls note the SEP will start already in the introduction week 24. - 28.9.2018.
we would like to welcome you at the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences. We wish you a good start and are very pleased to warmly welcome you in Mönchengladbach.
Your Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology
Bachelor Study Course (English), Winter Semester 2018/2019
Textile and Clothing Management
Master Study Course (English), Winter Semester 2018/2019
Management of Textile Trade and Technology
The Introduction Week for the freshmen students will take place from 24 to 27 September 2018.
Please find below the programme as well as detailed information about the introduction week for students beginning in winter term 2018/2019.
Modifications in the introduction week program are possible. We will always upload the updated program here (see timestamp on the first page of the program). To be up-to-date, please look it up regularly, especially before preliminary courses / introduction week starts.
Preliminary courses of winter semester 2018/2019 will take place daily from 17 to 21 September 2018.
Please note: No registration necessary! All preliminary courses (Chemistry / Mathematics ) can be attended without advance notification.
For more details concerning the preliminary courses please take a look at the programme of the introduction week (page 7).
Erasmus and further Exchange Students, Winter Semester 2018/2019
The Introduction Week for Erasmus and further Exchange Students students will take place from 24 to 27 September 2018.
Please find below the programme as well as detailed information about the introduction week for students beginning in winter term 2018/2019.
The curriculum is an important part of the examination regulations. It lists the study and examination accomplishments which are necessary to obtain the Bachelor or Master Degree.
The outlined time sequence of the study elements is not compulsory for students. However, the plan demonstrates how the study programme may be accomplished in the regular study time frame. Moreover, it has to be considered that the lecture offers and semester timetables are scheduled in accordance with the curriculum.
With the start of the WS 2017/18 the Faculty introduces new examination regulations and related curriculums for all degree programmes. Thus, the download-section contains both the curriculums of the "PO 2010/12" as well as of the "PO 2017".
The most important changes of the new examination regulations have been summarised in one document. This can be seen via the link below.
Important hint: everyone who is thinking about changing to the new examination regulations should be aware of the fact that not all (new) lectures and examinations of all semesters are offered in the WS 17/18 but only the ones of the first semester. In SS 2018 those of the second semester are offered, and so on. Parallel to this, the lecture offers of the old examination regulations expire one after the other.
The curriculums only provide information on the name, scope, type of lecture and on the time reference of the lecture. Detailed information on the content, prerequisite knowledge and recommended literature can be found in the module handbooks.
In this download-section you can find versions of them related to the old and the new examination regulations. In the PO 2017 we distinguish between the branch of study and the study emphases. Moreover, there are module handbooks for the elective courses (WPF) in the German Bachelor and Master courses.
Please also be aware that the module handbooks for PO 2010/12 are only available in German.
Please consider: Lectures are currently updated and may slightly deviate from the module handbooks.
If you would like to take a look at the module handbooks of previous years, please contact the Dean's secretary. Hereby, it has to be mentioned that module handbooks only became compulsory with the introduction of the Bachelor and Master Degrees. Thus, there do not exist any handbooks for the diploma degree study programmes.
The Workshop Scientific Method is a type of „Container" which can be filled with various, individually selected courses.
The different offers which are accepted in accordance with the Workshop Scientific Methods are divided into block seminars offered by the Faculty 07, for the Workshop Scientific Methods accepted courses of the HLL, language courses (only in PO 2010) and certain elective courses from the German study courses.
The exact explanation of the proceeding information and an overview of accepted HLL courses and electives can be found in the document "Workshop information", see download-section.
For the Workshop Scientific Methods a docket is available. Please download it, print it and record the courses that you visited; after the course you have to get a signature proving your participation (when taking an examination in this course or receiving a certificate, a signature is not necessary). When having received all 6 credit points please hand the docket in to the Chair of the Examinations Board. Afterwards the Workshop Scientific Methods will be recorded as complete in the examination office.
For the information supply also moodle is used. An instruction for this can be found in the download section as well.
The application for the block seminars of the FB07 in the WS 2018/19 is terminated since 16th of September and the participant lists are published on moodle and in the main building in a printed version.
Please consider the following rule: If you are assigned for a block seminar and do not attend without signing off at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance, you will automatically be excluded from all other seminars of that semester.
For signing-off an online form is available, see link below.
The Workshop Final Thesis is compulsory for all students of the Bachelor degree programmes. It is interconnected with the Bachelor thesis and cannot be completed in earlier semesters. Please inform yourself in the guidelines about the details of this and apply for it via the online-form.
For technical and legal reasons it is not possible to submit an application, judicial remedies or other examination-related statements via email to the Examinations Board, to the Chair of the Examinations Board or to the employees of the Examinations Office.
Procedural steps of this kind can only be transmitted by written documents via mail, telefax, or orally to the Chair of the Examinations Board or to employees of the Examinations Office.
The Examination Board is responsible for the organization of the examinations and the tasks defined in the examination regulations. It is an independent body of the Hochschule Niederrhein and authority in the sense of administrative procedure and administrative procedure law. It consists of the chairperson, his or her deputy and five other members. The chairperson, the deputy chairperson and two other members are elected by the faculty council from among the professors, one member from the academic staff and two members from among the students.
The Department of Textile and Clothing Technology has two Examination Committees, one for German-language courses and one for English-language courses.
In the right download-section you can check the current examination schedules.
The examinations of the Winter Term 2018/19 take place from the 21th of January 2019 until the 8th of February 2019. Please also observe the information published in the glass box of the Examinations Board in our Faculty.
The room allocation of the students can be found on the admission lists in the hallway to the Spinning Lab and the Computer Lab (shortly before the day of the examination).
The final version of the examination schedules corresponding to the published lists in the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology is binding.
Last update: 03.01.2019
Here you can find various information on examinations.
In the (right) download-section, forms are available for the obligatory application for examinations or for the withdrawal from an examination due to illness.
With winter semester 2017/18 the faculty has introduced new examination regulations "PO 2017" for all study courses.
the following rules apply for the termination of the old study courses "PO 2010/12":
Application period: 25.11. - 9.12.2018
Examination period: 21.1. - 8.2.2019
Application period: 19.05. - 02.06.2019
Examination period: 01.07. - 19.07.2019
3rd examination period 2019
Application period: 25.08. - 02.09.2019
Examination period: 16.09. - 25.09.2019
Application period: 24.11. - 08.12.2019
Examination period: 20.01. - 07.02.2020
Application period: 17.05. - 31.05.2020
Examination period: 29.06. - 17.07.2020
3rd examination period 2020
Application period: 23.08. - 31.08.2020
Examination period: 21.09. - 30.09.2020
In the download part you can find a conversion table for the conversion of the attained number of points in an examination to the corresponding mark (based on a total number of achievable points of 100).
In addition you can download Excel-files with the help of which you can calculate your current average grade as well as a forecast for the total grade. Of course the calculation depends on the version of the examination regulations. Please take care to select the rigth file.
Approval of examination achievements and study times
In the download-section on the right side you can find a link for the approval regulations of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences as well as an information sheet of the Faculty. Please read through carefully and contact the respective Chair of the Examination Boards for the arrangement of a meeting for consultancy.
Since SS 2016 the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology has changed the admission proceedings for the Master Degree Programmes "Textile Produkte" and "Management of Textile Trade and Technology". The new procedure is defined in separate regulations.
The details about the assignment of points and about the reuqirements are summarized on a seperate page (see link below).
At the beginning of each winter semester the Chairs of the Examination Boards offer information events about the degree programmes and the examination regulations. Hereby, separate events for the English degree programmes as well as for the Freshmen and students in higher semesters of the German degree programmes are organised. A copy of the presentation can be found in the right download-section.
Certificates for the Bafög-Office are issued by the study-focus supervisor. Their names and contact information can be found on the Contacts page. An overview about the requirements needed to get the certificate are listed in the corresponding file available in the download section "Public Notices".
The Bachelor-examination regulations PO 2010/2010 required a compulsory 8-week basic internship until the beginning of the 3rd semester.
ATTENTION: the Faculty has introduced new examination regulations in the winter semester 2017/18. These do NOT require the basic internship anymore.
Here you can find a range of frequently asked questions and answers.
Please consider the specified hints when preparing your final thesis and use the listed examples and sample files.
Information on legal questions concerning the examination regulations of the final thesis and formal requirements for the structure can be found in the PDF-file "Formales" ("Formal Requirements"). Thanks to Prof. Dr. Ständer we can offer a detailed guideline to be downloaded, especially converning quotation rules.
You have the possibility to review old final theses of our Faculty in the library. We have archived the theses in the library since 2012 and they can be researched there via the catalogue search engine.
An important remark about the Bachelor-, Master and Diploma-Theses:
The majority of our Bachelor-, Master- and Diploma-Theses are developed in co-operation with companies from industry. Thus, their contents often include company-intern information or new, innovative approaches which cannot be offered to the public. Therefore, many theses are "inaccessible" so they cannot be reviewed or lent. If you have questions please contact the author of the theses directly. In particularly critical cases not even the publication of the topic is allowed but this is rather an exceptional case. Generally, Bachelor-, Master- and Diploma-Theses are not to be lent.
Inaccessible final theses can be reviewed in the library and are partly available to be lent. Please research in the online-catalogue (link below) and ask the personnel if you are interested. Please take note of the opening hours of the library.
In advance of the final thesis several questions are to be answered: Often candidates ask about the usage of the university's logo on pages of the final theses. This is generally prohibited. The official position of the University of Applied Sciences for students is as follows:
Frequently asked questions and answers have been summarised on a separate page.
Study works are compulsory in all curriculums of the Bachelor Degree Programmes. They are offered each semester. At the end of the previous semester the list with the topics offered is published and an application via online-form is available. Please also consider the published guidelines.
The list of offered topics as well as the list of assignments is published on the right side in the download area.
Please also be aware of the schedule below!
The further time schedule:
Student projects are an important part of the Degree Programmes at the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology, in the Bachelor as well as in the Master Degree Programmes.
Here you can find current news and interesting results and you can apply for the 5th semester projects at certain times.
The basic time schedule for projects (5th sem.) in WS 18/19 is fixed.
The kick-off meeting with compulsory attendance takes place in Z E34/35/36 on the 27th of September 2018. On the 28th of Sptember the first team meetings with compulsory attendance take place.
The time schedule currently looks as follows:
Schedule English Projects WS 2018/19
Please find in the download part the list of offered projects.
For the assignment of the research and development projects in the Master Degree Programmes certain regulations exist which have been specified by the Examinations Board and which can be seen here. Among others you can find the information that you have to apply for them in a written form to Prof. Dr. Mahltig. The application form can be found in the download-section. Please download it, fill it in and sign it together with the supervisor. Afterwards you can hand it in to Prof. Dr. Mahltig.
In the Examination Regulations "PO 2017", newly introduced in the winter semester 17/18, the R&D-Projects are graded with a mark.
One of the big strengths of the Degree Programmes at the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology is the proximity to practice. Therefore, an internship semester or a semester abroad are compulsory. You have the choice whether you want to do an internship or go abroad.
Here you can find a lot of information and contacts for the corresponding opportunities.
Requirements for the Admission:
The internship or the university abroad is chosen by yourself independently. A claim for the assignment of an internship does not exist. The internship semester / semester abroad has to be requested at the Examinations office in written form and has to be authorised. For this the following requirements have to be fulfilled:
The request for an internship semester / semester abroad is authorised if you have collected at least 89 credit points.
During the internship semester / semester abroad you are supervised by a professor of the Faculty. He or she evaluates the suitability of the internship / agrees on the lectures during the semester abroad.
When all admission requirements are fulfilled and when you have found an internship / university abroad of your choice you should concern yourself with the application for the internship semester / semester abroad at the Faculty. The „Antrag auf Zulassung zum Praxissemester" ("Request for the Admission for the internship / semester abroad") has to be signed by you and your supervisor and is afterwards forwarded to the Examinations Office. In case you do an internship please also forward the concluded internship contract (as a copy) to your supervisor, which has to be handed in to Examinations Office together with the „Antrag auf Zulassung" ("Request for the Admission"). When your documents are received in the Examinations Office a decision is made about the admission to the internship semester / semester abroad.
After the termination of the internship semester / semester abroad a 20-page report has to be written and handed in to the supervisor. Moreover, an internship certificate or a certificate of examinations of the partner university abroad must be handed in. These documents as well as the completed "Belegbogen zum Praxis-/ Auslandsstudiensemester" ("Document of Proof for the internship semester / semester abroad") have to be forwarded to the Examinations Office via the supervisor. There the internship semester / semester abroad can be recorded.
For a successful internship semester / semester abroad 30 credit points are accredited.
In the curriculum for the Bachelor Degree Programmes the internship semester / semester abroad is scheduled for the 6th semester but it can also be done in another semester. Please take into account the semester and examination schedules of the partner university or of the internship. Here, an overlapping may occur. For a semester or internship abroad language skills of at least the B2 level are required. Therefore you also have to inform yourself about the possible requirements of the partner university or internship.
The internship semester is intended to offer you the chance to apply the knowledge gained during the studies and to introduce you to professional activities of your later career with the help of practical work in an enterprise of the textile and clothing industry.
Job and internship offers are frequently published on the homepage of the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology.
For tips and recommendations please contact the professors of the respective interest emphasis or contact the study focus supervisor.
There are many different programmes for the sponsorship of a semester abroad. Information about this can be found on the pages of the International Office (IO). The link for the online-applications for ERASMUS+ can be found via "Weiterführende Links" ("Further Links").
Instead of an internship semester a semester abroad at a foreign university can be done as well. The semester abroad serves to enhance the knowledge of the chosen study direction, support the intercultural competence as well as global thinking and improve the skills in the language of the host country.
At all partnerships only a limited number of places for the applicants can be offered. Therefore it is important to obtain information early, to apply early enough and if necessary to choose an alternative.
Many of our partner universities offer lectures in the English language. Please check on the course material on the website of your favourite university.
Credit points (ECTS):
For the semester abroad the allocation of credit points is composed as follows: On the other hand a 20 page- report about the semester abroad has to be handed in to the supervisor after the semester abroad , for which further 10 credit points can be accredited. The selection of courses has to be authorised by the supervisor and is recorded in the written form of a Learning Agreement. During the accreditation of the semester abroad you are awarded with 30 credit points by the Examinations Board. Please take into account that the points achieved in the host country may have to be transferred to ECTS-points (European Credit Transfer System).
The access to the database of the international university co-operations of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences can be found on the pages of the International Office (IO). The link for the online-applications for ERASMUS+ can be found via "Further Links".
The Faculty organises internship opportunities for Bachelor and Master students in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In various certified companies of the textile and clothing industry you may track the complete textile chain in practice as well as collect interesting cultural insights in the production country Bangladesh.
This offer is preferably valid for students who have to do the compulsory internship semester. The time frame and the duration of the internship is also offered to other students but in general the minimum duration should not be below 2 months.
NEW: Short internship in Bangladesh (4 weeks). Bachelor students of higher semesters and Master students can apply. The application form can be found in the download-section via "Forms".
Dates for information events about the internship / semester abroad
Going abroad – Internship or Semester abroad
If you plan a semester or internship abroad the event >>Going abroad<< in the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology is a helpful information source for various preparations and open questions. The event takes place once a year.
During a presentation of the International Coordinator information on preconditions for the internship semester and the semester abroad will be given as well as on partner universities and faculty co-operations, deadlines, application procedures, assistance for forms, financing and sponsorship possibilities as for example the Erasmus+ - Programme.
Students tell about their experiences during their semester abroad and provide helpful tips for accommodation possibilities and costs of living and show photos of their times abroad. Moreover, students talk about their experiences during their internships abroad and inform about formal procedures during the application. Afterwards open questions will be answered and a huge choice of information material to take home will be offered.
The next event date in the ST 2019 will be announced soon.
Information on partner universities, application procedures and deadlines and much more can be received during a personal consultation meeting with our International Tutor.
Consultation hours: Thursday (new date since 16th of November):
Time: 12:30 o'clock - 14:00 o'clock
Frequently asked questions and answers have been summarised on a FAQ-Page.
Our staff is pleased to offer you a personal advisory service.
Information on partner universities, application procedures and deadlines and much more can be received during a personal consultation meeting with our International Tutor
Consultation hours: Thursday:
Time: 12:30 o'clock - 14:00 o'clock
Room: H E10
In case you do have additional questions about your semester or internship abroad please contact Mrs. Konrad or Prof. Dr. Harsch.
The list with tutorials and revision courses can be seen on the right side via "Downloads". Changes will be made and further information will frequently be given.
Information on BAföG, scholarships and other sponsorship possibilities can be found on the university's own homepages.
The sponsorship association of the Faculty, the Textile and Fashion Network (TFN), offers the opportunity of scholarships for staying abroad in co-operation with the Barbara Laura Lebek Stiftung ("Barbara Laura Lebek Association"). A selecting committee of three professors decides about the granting of the scholarship. Detailed information can found via the link. The download-section contains an application form.
In case of problems, also personal problems, you can feel free to contact us.
please fell free to contact us in case of any kind of problems at the university, in case of questions about your studies or in case of problems you might face with a professor. We are Liesbeth (Design Engineer) and Maren (TCM), your liaison tutors of the Faculty 07. Please do not hesitate to contact us and ask questions about the study courses or anything else you would like to address, we are always happy to talk to you (preferably every Thursday during our consultation hour from 13 until 14 o'clock in Room G E04).
You may contact us at any time and you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not hesitate, release your anger and do not swallow everything!
We will find a solution together for any kind of problem. And for a better mood we always offer a lot of candy!
We are looking forward to hear from you!
your liaison tutors
Maren & Liesbeth
The family service gives advice to students and supports them concerning compatibility of studying and parenting and also taking care of close relatives. Please inform yourself via the university's homepage or get in touch.
What do we do?
We represent your interests at our Faculty when dealing with professors, the Dean and all other people that you face during your daily routine at the university.
Whether with a food week, a hot spiced wine festival, a donation campaign or a party - we would like to make your life aside from the lectures as pleasant as possible. You are in good hands from the start until the end of your studies. We are your contact for all kinds of question concerning your studies. And in case we cannot help you we certainly know someone who can. Because we, the Faculty Student Council, are students just like you!
Something should change?
Curriculum, opening hours or the choice of electives? Do you have suggestions about lectures or other concerns? You can put everything in our suggestion and complaint box ("Kummerkasten"). No matter what is on your mind, we trustfully take care of it!
It is very important to write down the date in case of particular current events, to describe the situation fairly exactly and to name a contact person for us, if applicable. You are also welcome to stay anonymous or to leave a contact so we can find a solution together.
Our suggestion and complaint box ("Kummerkasten") can found in the basement of the G-building or you can come and visit us!
Where do you find us?
We are pleased to invite you to a nice conversation or a coffee in our main office in E200 on Thursdays, from 1pm to 2pm. Also outside of the opening hours you are welcome to arrange an alternative date with us. It is easiest to use our Facebook page for this or send us an email.
Were you interested?
Would you like to volunteer during your studies? There is always much to do. Every year we organise multiple events, campaigns and parties and not to forget the Freshmen orientation days. Please come over and become an active part of the Faculty!
If you would like to continue your studies after this current semester you have to re-register.
The re-registration period and all other relevant information can be found via the university's homepage (link below).
Please consider: No more remittance slips will be sent. You can receive all information via the university's email address and via the online services of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences.