M.Sc. Textile Engineering

RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University

Program Description

M.Sc. Textile Engineering

RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University

Textile Engineering in Germany


Germany is worldwide the primary location in researching and developing new technologies in mechanical engineering industries and textile production. Germany is also one of the biggest producers of technical textiles. The RWTH Textile Engineering department (ITA) has been honoured frequently for their innovations and leading position in textile engineering (e.g. Techtextil Innovation Award 2015). The M.Sc. in Textile Engineering at the RWTH Aachen University offers an interdisciplinary curriculum drawing on diverse science and engineering principles. The programme provides knowledge on the latest development in textile technology in a wide range of subjects covering high-performance fibres, 3D-textiles and new processes and machines to manufacture textile products. In June 2015, the programme has - in addition to the accreditation by ASIIN e.V. - also been accredited by the Textile Institute.

A textile engineer is someone who...

  • develops a nano-composite material for high-performance textiles
  • invents new fibre-reinforced plastic materials for application in aeronautics or car racing such as “Formula 1”
  • develops advanced polymer blend technology for product improvements in textiles and composites
  • improves and develops innovative methods in production of fibre-reinforced plastic materials
  • designs smart fibres which are able to monitor vital signs to support more independence to those with cardiovascular disease treatment

...to make a difference. Is this you?

An International and Interdisciplinary Master

The Master’s programme in textile engineering bears an international focus. This RWTH degree course enables graduates to work in diverse industries and fields of work worldwide, for example and among others in: aviation, automobile industry, filter technology and naturally directly in textile engineering and construction. With the Master of Science in Textile Engineering students gain specialized knowledge in developing and constructing textile machinery, new operations and production processes, as well as manufacturing and processing natural and synthetic fabrics. They will also study the development and research of new fabrics, including the use of composite materials. Graduates will thus gain a specialized qualifications profile and a range of specialized expertise. They will acquire professional competencies in textile engineering and textile technology as well as cross-disciplinary social and personal skills through integrative and interdisciplinary learning and teaching methods.

Through its internationality, its focus on interdisciplinarity and its training of highly-qualified young professionals, this graduate Master’s degree course contributes to putting project and research results directly into practice. This will be effected by means of research- and practice-based master theses, which develop from laboratory work or direct involvement in research projects.

Students will learn how to

  • design machines
  • develop new products, new processes and new machines
  • improve existing textile products, processes and machines
  • simulate textile products, processes and machines


Successful participants receive a Master of Science degree (M.Sc.) awarded by the RWTH Aachen University. With this degree graduates become part of the German textile research community at one of the top universities for engineering in the world and can apply after the graduation directly for a leading position in the industry. In addition, students with outstanding academic performance shall be inspired to pursue an ongoing academic career at RWTH and its location in Aachen.

Master's College Textile Engineering

In the degree programme M.Sc. Textile Engineering, the compulsory courses are taught in English, while most of the elective courses and research projects starting in the 2nd semester are conducted in German. The programme is being taught bilingually in order to prepare the Textile Engineering students for a possible future career in the German textile industry. International applicants must therefore inherit basic German language skills (B1) upon the time of enrolment in October. Therefore, the RWTH International Academy offers a preparatory Textile Engineering Master's College with German language courses as well as technical courses prior to the start of the semester. That way, applicants will have the chance to acquire the requested German knowledge until the B1 level prior to the beginning of your master studies at RWTH Aachen University. The courses will start in Mid-June and run until the beginning of the official semester in Mid-October. Right after the admission in March, students without any prior German knowledge will have to prepare themselves with the help of an online course in order to reach a level of A 2.1 before they come to Aachen in June. The German courses in Aachen will start off with the level A 2.1 in June and will take place every day, Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day. You will finish the classes with the required B 1 level in October. Next to the German courses, you will have the chance to cover missing technical knowledge in thermodynamics, mechanics and machine design to fulfil the admission requirements. In addition, during your free time, you will be included in a social programme with excursions and events to get to know the city and university. More information: https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/index/education-formats/mastercolleges/masters-college-textile-engineering

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 1, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2017
3 semesters
Full time
13,500 EUR
Mar. 1, 2017
Start date Oct. 2017
Germany Aachen, North Rhine Westphalia
Application deadline Mar. 1, 2017
End date Request Info
Duration 3 semesters
Price 13,500 EUR
4,500 EUR per semester (3 semesters)