Design and Textile Materials

University of Maribor

24 months
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The 2nd-cycle study programme in Design and Textile Materials leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The aim of the programme is to educate graduates who are able to integrate knowledge from the field of textile technologies, new materials and design to develop new advanced textile and clothing products for global market niches. 


Graduates are able to solve problems based on their acquired knowledge of natural sciences, information technology, design, and textile materials and technologies. They are able to plan, design, produce and monitor complex textile technological processes and products by also taking into account the qualities and prices of the products and processes. They have skills in the integration of environmental requirements regarding the problems of textile materials and textile design. They are creative and innovative due to their interdisciplinary study and are able to analyse, synthesise, and predict solutions and consequences. They have the abilities to apply knowledge in practice and they are autonomous in their professional work. They are capable of managing research methods, procedures and processes, and developing critical and self-critical assessments. During their study they will have developed communication skills, particularly communication within an international environment and trained for co-operation and teamwork.

Upon enrolment, students choose one of the two options available:    


"Textile Materials" option:

Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Mechanical Properties of Textile Materials (6)
  • Analytical Methods in Textile (6)
  • Organic Chemistry (6)
  • Polymers (6)
  • Textile Wastewaters Treatment (6)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Textile Performance and Structure Planning (6)
  • Bioactive Textile Materials (6)
  • Structure and Properties of High Performance Fibres (6)
  • Physics – selected topics (6)
  • Application of Colorimetry (3)
  • Advanced Dyeing Processes and Colour (3)

Year 2: 1st Semester

  • Polymer Materials Surface Properties (6)
  • Nano-Materials (6)
  • Eco-Textiles (6)
  • Elective course 1 (6)
  • Elective course 2 (6)


  • Thermal Properties of Textile Products (6)
  • Dyes and Decolouration of Waste Water (6)
  • Methods of Recycling of Polymer Materials (6)
  • Environmental Analytics (6)

Year 2: 2nd Semester

  • Master’s Thesis (30)


"Engineering Design of Textile Materials" option:

Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Mechanical Properties of Textile Materials (6)
  • Interdisciplinarity of Materials Colour (6)
  • Presentation Techniques and Virtual Catalogues (6)
  • Intelligent Textiles (6)
  • Fashion Design (6)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Textile Performance and Structure Planning (6)
  • Development of Collections (6)
  • Visual Communication (6)
  • Eco Design (6)
  • Computer Aided Pattern Design (6)

Year 2: 1st Semester

  • Clothing Engineering (6)
  • Multifunctionality Design (6)
  • Colour and Space Studies (6)
  • Elective course 1 (6)
  • Elective course 2 (6)


  • Fashion Accessories and Footwear Design (6)
  • Style in Architecture and Interior (6)
  • Design of Collection and Style (6)
  • Woven Fabric Engineering Design (6)

Year 2: 2nd Semester

  • Master’s Thesis (30)

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Candidates apply in 2 application periods. However, in the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill.


Slovenian, Partially taught in English


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: (pages 7-8).


The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2020/2021 Academic Year is available at 

Tuition Fee


Full-time students from Slovenia and other EU countries, and full-time students from non-EU countries who are granted international protection, applicants for international protection and persons from countries with which Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreement (i.e. North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, B&H, and Serbia) pay NO TUITION FEE (except the part for studying in English, if applicable) if they have not already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

You may find scholarship opportunities offered by the Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the RS at the following website:

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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