Innovative Textiles (B.Eng.)

Key facts  

Academic degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.).
Duration: 3.5 years  (for German students, 2,5 years in Germany for international students
ECTS: 210
Start: October
Language of instruction: Basic studies: German / Core and Specialization: English
Special entry requirements
General entry requirements: successful completion of relevant basic study program – at home university (apply for details)
Study Fees: approx. 1.500 Euro/per Semester
Contribution to Student Services: 93,30 Euro per semester. With the semesters, it might be that the fees vary.

Today the term “textiles” is not just considered a synonym for clothing and home furnishing textiles. Due to the vast progress in development, the field of textiles has advanced to become one of the hi-tech sectors of global industry during recent years. Their versatile functionality has rendered these innovative materials indispensable for technical applications, ranging from automotive to aerospace industries.

The Innovative Textiles study program provides students with a profound foundation in innovative materials science (fibers, yarns, knitted, woven and non-woven fabrics, finishing chemicals) and modern processing technology (surface engineering, finishing). This know-how lays the foundation for mastering materials engineering requirements such as optimizing processes regarding the manufacturing and finishing of textiles, while considering technical, economic and ecological aspects.

This study program prepares students for com­plex engineering tasks in textile and related industries. In fact, our textile engineering graduates are in high demand by industry and government, for a variety of careers in research, development, production, and management, both nationally and internationally.

Students learn together on our international campus during the final two years in international student groups, and fully in the English language, thus allowing them to improve their international skills. The first year of basic studies (covering the basic textile and engineering subjects) takes place at the student’s home universities in the local language.

The Innovative Textiles study program has an interdisciplinary curriculum drawing on diverse science and engineering principles. The program’s core subjects, which include extensive laboratory exercises, are complemented with appropriate electives to provide a curriculum with a broad base of fundamental engineering courses leading up to two specialization options. Participation in laboratory work by students is an integral part of the curriculum. Students develop a unique background, which allows them to pursue undergraduate research, internship experiences, and design projects. The program offers small class sizes with individual care from faculty.

After basic studies, students may choose between two specialization options:

 „Textile Chemistry“: Students are provided with industry-relevant knowledge and skills concerning the finishing of all types of textile materials. Students are thus able to select, develop and optimize suitable processes (dyeing, printing, finishing and coating) as well as any necessary auxiliary product. The range of subjects enables students to carry out the finishing processes for textiles, as well as the production of textile composites, according to ecological and economic requirements.

„Innovative Textiles“: This specialization deals with the application of scientific and engineering principles to the design and control of all aspects of fiber, textile and apparel processes, products and machinery. Students gain knowledge in the areas of production, quality control and the development and design of textile products. With an emphasis on production technologies, such as yarn production, weaving technology, knitting technology and non-woven technology, students are familiarized with the selection of processes and machines used for economic production and optimization of textile parameters, particularly with respect to technical textiles.

Students of both specialization lines participate in extensive practical and laboratory training assignments, in addition to a mandatory practical semester. Students learn to apply their knowledge and skills to complex or unique tasks and to solve problems independently. The ability to integrate in teams and to become effective members of project groups plays an integral role in developing the students’ interpersonal competence.

Upon graduation, our students will demonstrate productive engineering practices, entrepreneurial behavior, research and leadership, or manage­ment within the public, private or academic sec­tors by using the technical, professional, ethical and societal knowledge, skills and attitudes re­quired for success in the complex modern world. 



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Contact person

Prof. Dr. Michael Rauch | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Michael Rauch

Program Head and Academic Advisor

Engineering Department
Innovative Textiles

Hochschule Hof, Department Münchberg
Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg

Room: 512
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 8450
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 8450
E-Mail: michael.rauchhof-university.LÖ

Ulrich Zehendner | University of Applied Science Hof

Ulrich Zehendner

Student Affairs Office
Administrative Assistant

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: A 111
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 3226
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 3226
E-Mail: ulrich.zehendnerhof-university.LÖ


Prof. Oliver Lottes | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Oliver Lottes

Head of Board of Examiners

Engineering Department
Innovative Textiles

Hochschule Hof, Department Münchberg
Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg

Room: 414
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 8580
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 8580
E-Mail: oliver.lotteshof-university.LÖ


Campus Hof

95028 Hof

Campus Münchberg

Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg