Plastics and Textile Technology M.Sc.


Key Info

Basic Information

Master of Science
Start of Studies:
Winter Semester, Summer Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
3 semesters
ECTS Credits:
90Mehr Informationen

What does that mean?

ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies.


Admission Requirements

  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations Mehr Informationen

    What does that mean?

    A first recognized university degree, through which the necessary education background for the Master course of study can be proven. The necessary knowledge needed in order for studies to be successful is determined in the respective exam regulations (PO).

  • Proficiency in German --- Mehr Informationen ---

    What does that mean?

    You must provide documentation of your language skills for the language of instruction at the time of enrollment. The exam regulations stipulate the relevant requirements.

Admission to First Semester


Admission to Higher Semesters


Dates and Deadlines


The goal of this course of study of the RWTH Aachen Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is the broad training of mechanical engineers, who may be employed in all technical fields in the industry in research and development as well as in production and distribution.

The Master programs are scientific, research-oriented degree programs, aligned towards basic principles and methods. They enable students to be successful professionally successful over their entire career, because they are not restricted to learning current material, but also learn theoretical underlying fundamental concepts and methods, that last longer than current trends.

Mastering machines as well as the ongoing and innovative development of new and existing machines, process and materials ensures the economic prosperity or Germany by way of a technological advantage. Both plastics technology and textile technology in particular offer both exceptional and diverse professional opportunities for your engineers in light of the constantly growing applications of plastics and technical textiles. Plastics and technical textiles are everywhere from car interiors to highly-functional airplane components to our daily consumer products.

Plastics Technology

The goal of the plastics technology program is to enable engineering students to take the special characteristics of plastics and use them as best they can to solve problems wherever plastic materials have advantages over other materials.
The chemistry and physics of polymers form the basis for working with plastics. They explain the substance behavior of plastics during processing and also in their application. Exact knowledge of the various processing techniques is the prerequisite when it comes to choosing the best production process with regard to feasibility and profitability. The theoretical program is completed by practical lab exercises in polymer chemistry and plastics processing. In these labs, the basic principles of polymer synthesis and processing technologies for plastics engineering are explained clearly and in a hands-on manner.

Textile Technology

The program focuses mainly on the development and the design of textile machines and new processes to manufacture all kinds of textiles. Spinning machines for cotton are just as much a part as are intelligent air jet weaving machines, synthetic fiber production and processing and processes to manufacture technical textiles for use in composites and the medical textiles.


Degree Content

The three semester long course of study is broken down into two parts. During the two semester long examination period, students complete all required and elective modules. In the final third core semester, students independently work on a defined scientific topic and write their Master thesis.

An outline of the degree content is given in the curriculum, which you can find on the faculty overview page of courses of study.



A prerequisite for starting studies in a first university degree, with which the necessary background education can be proven, as determined in the exam regulations. The exam board determines whether it fulfills the entrance requirements. On the faculty website you can find detailed information on how to apply.


Career Prospects

After successfully completing the Master's program, it is possible for students to apply for doctoral studies at one of the chairs in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. A profession in any technical field and almost any branch and sector of industry both domestically and abroad is possible. Futhermore, graduates are able to successfully work in integrative and interdisciplinary topic areas.


Module Handbook and Examination Regulations

The module handbook provides a description of all modules of a degree program and offers a comprehensive insight into the program contents.

The examination regulations are comprised of legally binding provisions on learning objectives, prerequisites for study, the course structure and processes, and examination procedures.

Regulations that generally apply to all Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, including information on language proficiency requirements, can be found in RWTH's General Examination Regulations. These general regulations are further specified and complemented by the subject-specific examination regulations.

If two examination regulations are valid for a degree program during a transition phase, the most current version shall apply to students enrolling in the program for the first time.

Please note that only the German examination regulations are legally binding.

Module Handbook
Subject-Specific Examintion Regulations
RWTH's General Examination Regulations



The Plastics and Textile Technology course of study is offered by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.