Bachelor in Textile Engineering & Management (SDP)
Textiles & Fashion
Ba of Engineering
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The international clothing and textiles market is, without a doubt, a very dynamic one. To be successful in this industry you need to be able to draw not only on your technical knowledge of textiles, but also increasingly on a sound understanding of business principles.
150 Years ago, textile production was centred in Enschede and the surrounding area and therefore textiles are essential for the history of the city. Likewise, a textile course has been on offer in Enschede for the past 150 years. The Textile Engineering and Management programme, unique in the Netherlands, is based in Enschede at Saxion University of Applied Sciences.
The content of the course developed over the years; as much of the manufacturing was transferred to the Far East, the course moved from covering just materials and production to include, in addition, the study of business principles and commercial developments.
We are offering a one-year Textile Engineering & Management course, in Enschede, for students who already have a good grounding in materials and construction and who now wish to learn more about the international clothing and textile business. This course start ups with a base covering all aspects of the textiles trade, taking into account the latest global developments, and provides you with the knowledge and skills required to enable you to build a successful career within this sector.
During the first half year of the course students acquire the necessary fundamental knowledge to be able to choose one of three specialisations in the second half year:
- Product Management Fashion, focus on purchasing, product quality, textile technology and clothing manufacture/garment technology
- Product Management Textiles, this course pays significant attention to the other important textiles sectors, namely interior design and technical textiles. As well as being interesting from a materials point of view, these two sectors are witnessing frequent technological innovations and hence offering interesting career prospects for the future.
- Marketing & Sales, highlighting business economics, marketing, merchandising and e-commerce.
First half year start-up programme
|Final Thesis I||1||3|
|Final Thesis II
|Business Process Management
Second half year specialisations to choose from
|1. Product Management Fashion||Quarter||Credits|
|Project Fashion Event||3/4||8|
|2. Product Management Textiles||Quarter||Credits|
|Smart Textiles Event||3/4||8|
|3. Marketing & Sales||Quarter||Credits|
|Strategic Change Management||3||8|
A team of several enthusiastic lecturers, many of whom have worked in the textiles sector, teach this course using modern real-life business cases to challenge and inspire the students. The lecturers are very helpful in sharing their knowledge and experience, whilst encouraging the student’s personal development too. The course programme is very varied, comprising a mix of lectures, seminars, practical sessions and projects, ensuring all the material covered is directly relevant to practical situations in the textiles business.
Lessons are held in two buildings: one is steeped in history, dating from the early days of Enschede's textiles course. The other is brand new (opened in September 2009) and ideally suited to the dynamic world we are helping to prepare you for. It’s a fantastic building with lots of glass and light, providing an inspiring base for around 450 enthusiastic Dutch and German students who are keen to immerse themselves in all aspects of today’s world of textiles.
A minimum of three years of foreign higher education (leading to a bachelor’s degree) in Textiles or a closely related field. Application to be assessed by the Faculties’ Exam board (result final and binding).
General requirements can be found here.
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Students with business skills have a wealth of options open to them in the dynamic international world of clothing and textiles. Some realistic examples of first jobs within the fashion, interior design and manufacturing sectors are: purchasing assistant, production assistant, product specialist, merchandiser, junior product manager, junior logistics manager, sales product manager, concept designer, quality controller.