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NED University of Engineering & Technology

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.

The course will introduce the students to various aspects of Protective textiles including fibre properties, applications, and the functional properties of the end products in areas such as medical textiles and protective clothing. Coatings, heating elements, and ergonomy are also covered.   The students finish the course with a group project.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this training course, the participants will be able to suggest clothing adaptations to add advanced protective elements.

The course will introduce the students to various aspects of Geo-textiles including fibre properties, applications, and the functional properties of the end products in areas such as industrial textiles and building engineering. Coating, laminating, and nano-technology are also covered as methods to functionalize the textiles. The students finish the course with a group project.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this training course, the participants will be able to suggest clothing adaptations to add advanced protective elements.

The course will introduce the students to various aspects of technical textiles including fibre properties, applications, and the functional properties of the end products in areas such as automotive, medical, industrial, protective clothing and engineering applications. Students will be able to understand the different functional end-uses of technical textiles other than apparel and clothing, and home furnishing items. The students finish the course with a group project.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this training course, the participants will be able to:

The course will introduce the students to smart textiles in all their forms. An overview of smart textiles and the classification is first given. All different ways to create conductive textiles are presented, before moving on to textile sensors and actuators. Specific attention is given to polymers, SMA and microcapsules.  All types of applications are presented, specifically the smart protection. A basis of product design for smart textiles is given, and the students finish the course with a group project in which they create a prototype smart textile/garment.

Learning outcomes

  • Know the concepts: passive smart, active smart, very smart; evolution; sensoring, data processing, actuation, storage, and communication. Knowledge of micro-encapsulation; shape memory material, electrotextiles, smart textiles.
  • Obtain an understanding of functional textile materials; obtain knowledge of smart and functional textile materials and structures and their basic materials, to convert classical devices into fibre based structures.

The course will introduce the students to textile composites. They learn all practical aspects, the different forms (woven, knitted), the resins used.  The students finish the course with a group project.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this training course, the participants will be able to suggest where composites can replace other materials, and the optimal construction method for a specific use case.