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Politeknik STTT Bandung

This training course has been developed in the framework of the Erasmus+ project Smart textiles - Modernisation of curriculum of Textile Engineering and Textile Technology in Indonesia, Malaysia and Pakistan (SMARTEX).

The main outputs of SMARTEX are the modernisation and internationalisation of Higher Education Institutes in Malaysia, Indonesia and Pakistan, in the context of the priorities identified in the New EU Consensus in Development and the EU Higher Education in the World.

In this framework, 15 updated and new courses in textiles are offered, and distributed through this online platform. Furthermore, national and international internships will be promoted and supported.

The objectives of the project are:

·       To analyse the competences necessary for graduates of textile engineering and related faculties' bachelor studies in Asian universities as far as technical and smart textiles are concerned.

·       To update the curriculums of Asian Universities, by developing new or by updating existing courses in textile engineering and related faculties' bachelor studies.

·       To integrate innovative teaching/learning methods into the reformed curriculum of Asian Universities.

·       To develop learning material for the new and updated courses and their correspondence to ECTS.

·       To promote the internationalisation of Asian HEIs by implementing international exchanges of staff and students.

·       To build capacity of academic and administrative staff of Asian HEIs by organising training sessions for them in European HEIs.

·       To enhance the competitiveness of Asian HEIs' graduates in the labour market with the organisation of national and international internships in companies.

The training course uses a blended learning methodology that consists of an e-learning part through the e-learning platform and face-to-face workshops and coaching sessions.

The e-learning phase has as objectives:

-        to bring together the participants and create the teams,

-        to introduce the themes to the participants and

-        to work on the main theoretical principles of the training course.

The total duration of the training will be 14 weeks.

At the end, the course will lead to a final assessment and certification based on the learners’ assessment, according to the European framework.

This course is part of the Bachelor of Textile Chemistry. The course will introduce the students to smart textiles in all their forms. A general introduction of smart textiles and the classification is first given. The key functions of smart materials are presented, after which textile ergonomics is covered. A broad range of application areas of smart textiles is presented: for sports, medicine, protection and creatives. Attention is given to product design and some specific materials are covered in more depth, such as microcapsules and adaptive polymers. The students finish the course with a group project in which they create a prototype smart textile/garment.

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding the concepts of smart materials and smart textiles including the concepts of passive smart, active smart, very smart; evolution; sensoring, data processing, actuation, energy storage, and communication.
  • Having a good knowledge about smart and functional textile materials and structures, their basic materials, and how to convert classical devices into fiber-based structures.
  • Having sufficient knowledge and insight about the development of future of textile technology.
  • Having a good knowledge and understanding about various basis of constructing smart materials and/or smart products: electronic-based and non-electronic-based (polymers, dyes, etc.)
  • Having ability to construct an idea about making smart products or smart materials.

This course is part of the Bachelor of Textile Engineering. The course will introduce the students technical textiles. A general introduction is first given. The fibers for technical textiles and production processes are given in detail, with special attention to nonwoven fabrics, composites and electro-spinning.

Application areas are highlighted, such as protective textiles.

The students finish the course with a group project.

Learning outcomes

  • Has an ability to apply the development of science and technology of technical textiles in the textile industry and daily life
  • Understand the concept of fabric-making process on non-woven machines, characteristics and applications
  • Understand the concept of composite textile, smart textile, textile comfort, protective textile, characteristic and applications

This course is part of the Bachelor of Garment Production. The course will introduce the students to advanced garments and smart textiles. A general introduction of both is first given. The key functions of smart materials are presented, after which textile comfort is covered. PCM, SMM, Chromism are covered in depth. Wearable electronics are presented, including conductive polymers, optical fibers, soft circuits and more. The students finish the course with a group project.

Learning outcomes

  • Know the concepts: advanced garment, smart textiles, smart materials, textile comfort, sensoring, data processing, actuation, storage, communication. For example; smart suits of the future; mechanical actuators, chemical actuator, release mechanism; colour change; electrotextiles; optical fibers; functional textiles; smart textiles
  • Obtain and understanding of functional textile materials; obtain knowledge of smart and functional textile materials and structures and their basic materials, to convert classical devices into fiber-based structures