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.

The following scheme shows the rough structure of the study program "Innovative Textiles":

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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. 

Research at Campus Münchberg


Hof and Münchberg are not only university locations but also important centers for textile and material research. The textile and material research is concentrated in the Institute for Materials Science (ifm) and the Fraunhofer-Application Center for Textile Fiber Ceramics.

More information about the research facilities can be found under the following links:



International Textile Summer

Also this year the International Textile Summer School took place in the period from July 10 to July 31 at Hof University of Applied Sciences. A total of 24 students from India, China and Australia attended the Summer School, which has been held for the sixth time.

After a welcome dinner with the organizers of the Summer School, Prof. Dr. Nico Behrendt and Kirsten Gebhardt, the participants were greeted the following day by the President of the Hof University, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Lehmann, and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Dr. Tobias Plessing, warmly welcomed.














New Building at Campus Münchberg

 Since autumn 2016, a modern technical textile center for the production, finishing and analysis of different textile materials as carbon fibers and nonwoven is built at campus Münchberg and should be finished in spring 2019. In the new building modern laboratories and machines for research and teaching will be available. An even closer cooperation with the regional industry will be possible.

 As you can see on the picture, the construction of the building is proceeding well. The interior is currently being installed and the first machines and technical equipment will be delivered soon.




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Program structure



Study plan



Contact person

Prof. Dr. Nico Behrendt | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Nico Behrendt

Program Head and Academic Advisor

Engineering Department
Innovative Textiles

Hochschule Hof, Department Münchberg
Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg

Room: V 103C
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 8540
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 8540
E-Mail: nico.behrendthof-university.LÖ

 Elisa Dähne | University of Applied Science Hof

Elisa Dähne

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: elisa.daehnehof-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: S 006
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