The new study course at the University of Albstadt-Sigmaringen was designed with the future in mind: Together with Groz-Beckert the University has started a course in "Textile Product Technology - Technical Textiles" for the winter semester 2009/2010. Over a standard period of study lasting seven semesters, including an internship semester, students can acquire the international title "Bachelor of Engineering".
Groz-Beckert played a major
role in developing and supporting this study course. In partnership with the
university, the course content and its processes were discussed and fixed after
The company also offers its own trainees who choose the course the opportunity to apply for a grant. According to this scheme, students are offered financial support and spend most of their semester break, as well as the internship periods, with the company. This gives them the chance early on to gain insights into a comprehensive field of activity and to put their personal skills and inclinations to optimal use.
In the opinion of many experts, Technical Textiles are among the driving forces of growth in industry and present major opportunities for future developments. They are the basis for innovative materials and processes that enable new applications and undreamed-of possibilities.
The Bachelor study course in "Textile Product Technology - Technical Textiles" deals comprehensively with the production and processing of technical textiles. From the design to the finished product, it examines the entire process. The student acquires knowledge of all the relevant types of technical textile, and of nonwovens in particular. The topics of study include their respective physical, chemical and biological properties and different joining technologies, as well as potential spheres of application and the requirements placed on the end-product.
Content of study course:
The study course entails a very high degree of practical training. During projects in the laboratories at the University, the students can put their ideas into practice and develop their own concepts and products. The following laboratories are available to them:
The students are taught social and managerial competencies and, as part of a semester abroad, they can gather international experience at a partner university. On completion of the study course they can then embark on careers in the following fascinating areas:
After gaining their Bachelor degree they can continue studying at the University of Albstadt-Sigmaringen for a Master's degree in "Textile and Apparel Management". Bachelor students require three semesters to gain their Master of Science degree.