If you choose the 3½-year full bachelor of engineering (BEng) programme in Materials Science and Product Design, you have taken the first steps towards becoming a key employee in the textile and furniture business.
The programme gives you broad knowledge of materials and processes. You’ll get expert knowledge of new and innovative materials, such as those that can make textiles last longer and adjust to body temperatures.
You’ll also get insight into modern processing technology so you can be part of optimizing techniques, product design, product development processes, financial considerations, and production in manufacturing companies.
Range of subjects based on your speciality
The programme stretches over seven semesters. The course structure is based on common subjects and a range of subjects based on your speciality, whether textiles or furniture.
You’ll also get to test your skills in an internship during the fifth semester.
Subject areas that runs across the semesters
Science of engineering
You are taught mathematics, statistics, physics and chemistry.
Materials science and qualities
You learn about materials for textile and furniture, smart materials, nanomaterials, and organic biodegradable materials.
You’ll also learn about mechanical properties such as tensile strength, elasticity, abrasion resistance. You’ll study the effects of light, chemicals and aging resistance, as well as colour fastness to washing.
You will gain knowledge of product design and industrial methods of processing as well as a profound insight into the relevant areas that qualify you to solve process related problems.
You learn about: Quality control and environmental control, including companies’ social responsibilities (CSR) and sustainability; statistical methods and theories of measurement; and project management including staff management and project methods.
You learn about cultural understanding and cross-cultural communication.
You will be taught how to write academic papers.