Students who opt for Textile Technology can choose between core study areas in Textile Management and Sustainability or Textile Technologies.
The core study area in Textile Management and Sustainability 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 (origin, ecological footprint, mechanical, thermal and chemical resistances) for the raw materials used as well as for the production processes, manufacturing technologies and circular technologies are part of this specialisation area. The course also imparts essential knowledge for sustainable textile processing: the use of chemicals such as dyes, novel water-saving finishing processes for fashionable jeans, or manufacturing methods that minimize the discharge of fibrous microplastics into the environment. Valuable basic skills in technology enable engineers to develop new, environmentally friendly products and sustainable processes. Finally, it is important how sustainability can be made visible with the help of eco-labels such as GOTS, green button or Ökotex. That, too, has to be learned.
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 Tiangong University, PRC China.