Postgraduate Program

MS Textile & Apparel

Master of Textile & Apparel program aims to create a higher learning culture that enables students to:

1. Apply creative problem-solving techniques to develop sustainable solutions to issues challenging the Textile & Apparels industry.

2. Give students an exposure of modern and advanced industrial developments, research methodologies and their applications in industrial environment

3. Develop novel approaches to solve technological problems and shortcomings

4. Appreciate technological, environmental, economical and cultural factors that may influence, manufacturing & processing conditions and mode of applications

5. Strengthen the capabilities of graduates in production, quality, research and development activities in Textile products industry

6. Establish and strengthen linkage with the industry for the mutual benefits

At the time of completion of Master of Textile & Apparel program, the students will be able to:

1. Apply knowledge of advance sciences.

2. Identify, formulate and solve problems.

3. Apply acquired technical knowledge to design and modify processes for customized finished products.

4. Design a novel and advanced textile system, component, product or process to meet certain desired needs within realistic constraints and conditions such as economic, environmental, social, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.

5. Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

6. Work individually as well as in a team in a diverse environment.

7. Enter industry with the techniques, skills and tools required to be able to solve real world problems in textile and apparel.


First Semester

Code Course Title Credit Hours
 TE-5072  Technical Textiles  3(3-0)
 TE-5074  Novwoven Technology  3(3-0)
 ACF-5042  Clothing Comfort  3(3-0)
 TE-5076  Protective Textiles  3(3-0)

Second Semester

Code Course TitleCredit Hours
 TE-5078  Research Methodology  3(3-0)
 ACF-5043  Quality Management in Clothing  3(3-0)
 TE-5071  Advanced Materials  3(3-0)
 TT-5065  Production, Planning, Control in Textiles  3(3-0)

Third Semester

Code Course TitleCredit Hours
 -  Research Thesis  3(0-3)

Fourth Semester

Code Course TitleCredit Hours
 -  Research Thesis  3(0-3)
 -  Total Credit Hours  30

*Optional subjects for those who willn't adopt "Research thesis" and subject to the approval of AC as per new Graduate Policy

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Course Specifications

Technical Textiles (TE–5072)

Technical textiles comprise textile materials and products manufactured and used primarily for their performance and functional features rather than for their aesthetics. The global technical textiles market is estimated to be worth US$150 billion. The objective of this course is to give the students a broad and detailed overview of the market size, manufacturing technologies, properties, and end-uses of different categories of technical textiles, including; textiles used in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; textiles for buildings and construction; technical components of clothing; textiles used in civil engineering; household technical textiles; textiles used in filtration, cleaning and process industries; textiles used for healthcare and hygiene; textiles used in automobiles,

railways and aerospace; textiles used for environmental protection; textiles used for packaging; textiles for

personal and property protection; and textiles used in sports and leisure.

Recommended Book:

AR Horrocks, SC Anand, Handbook of technical textiles. Elsevier, (2000).

NonwovenTechnology (TE-5074)

Nonwoven materials are used worldwide in various applications, including construction, apparel, hygiene products, wet wipes, medical dressings, automotive end uses, geotextiles, home furnishings, and filtration. Hence, knowledge of how nonwoven fabrics are structured, manufactured, and engineered for required end-uses is important and relevant in various industries. Nonwovens are advantageous because of their ease of manufacture, versatility, and low production cost compared to other textile manufacturing methods. This course aims to introduce students about nonwoven textiles and their manufacturing processes, characterization & testing methods. The course covers various web formation, web bonding and finishing methods. An overview of product developments in key application areas is also an integral part of the course.

Recommended Books:

George Kellie, Advances in technical nonwovens, Elsevier (2016).

Clothing Comfort (GM–5043)

The objective of this course is to introduce the students with the science of clothing comfort. The course will start with the introduction to comfort, clothing comfort and types of comfort. The course will further elaborate the visual comfort, tactile comfort, physiological comfort and thermal comfort. In addition the students will get acquainted with the effect of body shape, body measurements and fabric properties on different types of comfort. The course also includes comfort of non-wearing products i.e. office chair, car seat etc. 

Recommended Books:

1.         Textiles and human thermophysiological comfort in the indoor environment. R. Angelova, 2016.

2.         Improving comfort in clothing. G. Song, 2011.

3.         Science in clothing comfort. A. Das, 2010.

Protective Textiles (TE–5076)

The focus of this course is the development and characterization of textiles for protection from fire and heat, cold, water and wind, ballistics, cuts and stabbing, microbes and odour, particulate matter, static charge, ultra-violet radiation, chemical, biological, nuclear and electrical hazards. The course deals with the selection of suitable raw materials for protective textiles as well as their manufacturing and testing techniques.

Recommended Books:

Shahid-ul-Islam, Advances in functional and protective textiles, Elsevier, (2020).

Research Methodology (TE–5078)

The overall aim of this course is to enable the students to identify a research area, identify a research problem, formulate the research question, conduct a literature survey, formulate research hypothesis, design research experiments, graphically present, analyze and interpret the experimental data, and draw valid conclusions. Additionally, the students will write a research proposal, critically analyze research papers, and write a short literature review with proper citations and referencing. The students will practice relevant statistical tools and techniques using a statistical software package. The students will also become familiar with plagiarism and other ethical issues in research, patents, copyrights and trademarks, thesis, and research paper writing styles.

Recommended Books:

Research Methods: A Practical Guide For Students And Researchers by Willie Tan (2017).

Quality Management in clothing (GM–5042)

The objective of this course is to make the students understand the philosophy of different quality management systems. This course includes an introduction to quality, quality systems, and quality management through a survey of the various philosophies, principles, techniques and procedures used by various organizations and/or managers to assure customer satisfaction of product and/or service. Some other topics are relationship between quality and competitiveness, costs of poor quality, AQL and quality culture. This course will also introduce different quality tools and techniques like brainstorming, Pareto analysis, cause and effect diagram, Kaizen, value stream mapping, decision-making, process control and process capability.

Recommended Books:

1. Effective implementation of quality management systems. B. Purushothama, 2010.

2. Acceptance sampling in quality control. E.G. Schilling, 2009.

3. Quality management in the clothing and textile industries, A. J. Chuter, 2002.

Advanced Materials (TE–5071)

The objective of this course is to give the students an overview of various types of materials used for advanced engineering applications. The students will learn about the properties and applications of various polymeric, ceramic, metallic, bio- and composite materials ranging from nanoscale to macro scale. In addition to various physical and mechanical properties, various functional aspects of the materials will also be covered in the course including: shape memory effect, self healing, phase change, fire retardant behavior and energy harvesting properties. At the end of the course, the students should be able to select suitable materials for various engineering applications, particularly for making advanced technical textile products.

Recommended Books:

AR Horrocks, SC Anand, Handbook of technical textiles. Elsevier, (2000).

Production, Planning and Control in Textiles (TT–5065)

The course enables the students to design of inventory & other relevant systems, different textile production planning models & capacity requirement planning. The course includes Analysis and design of inventory, Deterministic and stochastic inventory models, production, and scheduling control systems, Material Requirement Planning (MRP), Master Production Scheduling (MPS), and Aggregate Planning. It will also provide key knowledge about Warehouse, Importance of warehouse, Types of warehouse, Layout planning of warehouse, warehouse security, safety and maintenance, Warehouse operations, introduction to warehouse management system, functions of warehouse management system, a step towards intelligent WMS. Introduction to Lean Manufacturing will also be included in this course.

Recommended Book:

Production Planning & Control in Apparel Manufacturing, Prasanta Sarkar.

Lean Six Sigma (GM-5045)

The objective of this course is to introduce the concept of learn manufacturing, Six Sigma, and integration of both i.e. lean Six Sigma. The course aims at strengthening students' conceptual as well as practical knowledge that will also help them in handling the different problems faced in the clothing industry efficiently. They will be able to implement different tools and techniques of above mentioned systems to control and improve their existing system along with quality enhancement and proper utilization of the available resources. The Students will gain in-depth knowledge of methodologies of lean manufacturing, and Six Sigma with both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Recommended Books:

1. How to implement lean manufacturing, Lonnie Wilson, 2010.

2. Integration of lean SixSigma and high performance organizations, Tom Devane 2004.

Nanomaterials (AME–5071)

This course introduces the fundamental principles needed to understand the behavior of materials at 18 National Textile University the nanometer scale and the principles of electrostatic and steric stabilization. It provides an introduction to different types of nanoscale materials i.e. zero dimension, one dimension and two dimension nanostructures. Homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation and subsequent growth of nanostructures are discussed in detail. It also covers the physical and chemical techniques to synthesize nanostructures/nanomaterials and their characterization techniques like x-ray techniques, scanning probe microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy etc. The effect of size on properties of materials like mechanical, electrical, optical, melting point etc as well as application of nanomaterials in diverse field is included in this course.

Recommended Book:

Andy Nieto, Nanomaterials and their Applications (2020).

Research Thesis (AME-6071)

The Research Project module will enable the students to bring together the knowledge and skills acquired in the earlier modules to investigate a selected topic reviewing the literature, presenting seminars, and preparing material in the form of a publication. The project will demonstrate the student’s capabilities to perform independently but supervised research to solve practical problems utilizing the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills attained. The overall purpose of the module is to develop in the students an understanding of the steps involved in planning and conducting a research project and in communicating the findings both orally and in writing. The project work can be undertaken in an industrial concern, where possible, ensuring both the relevance to the employer access to appropriate facilities, and allowing sufficient time to be spent on the practical work. Alternatively, projects could be based and carried out at the university. In case of collaboration with other national and international research institutes and universities the final semester research projects can be completed at mother and collaborated organization.

Career opportunities for students after Completion of the Program


The graduates of MS Textile & Apparel would be able to find opportunities in diverse areas such as apparel industry, textiles manufacturing industry, apparel traders, research & development industry, and product development etc. He/She may also able to get opportunities in academia as a faculty member and research officer etc.

Eligibility Criteria

1. A candidate seeking admission to MS Textile & Apparel must possess a BS Textile Engineering, BS Textile Engineering Technology, BS Textile Science, BS Apparel Technology or 16 years equivalent degree from HEC recognized institution with a minimum CGPA 2.00/4.00 or 3.00/5.00 in semester system or 60% marks in annual/term system.

2. The applicant must pass NTS/NTU-GAT (General) test with minimum 50/100 marks prior to apply (please see Test Banner for more information on main page of this website).

3. The applicant must not be already registered as a student in any other academic program in Pakistan or abroad.

4. Result waiting applicants may apply for admission, however their merit will be finalized only on submission of final BS/M.Sc or equivalent official transcript or degree.

5. The student will submit his/her publication from his/her thesis research work and submit to his/her supervisor. Final defense will be held after the submitted publication of student will be notified as “Under Review” or “Under Consideration” by a journal. It will be compulsory for graduate student to include his/her Supervisor’s name in his/her publication.

6. Relevant Admission Committee will determine relevancy of terminal degree and decide deficiency course/s (if any) at the time of admission interview, the detail of which will be provided to the student in his/her admission letter/email.

7. Deficiency course/s will be treated as non-credit and qualifying course/s for which student will also pay extra dues as per fee policy. Those course/s will neither be mentioned in student’s final transcript nor will be included for calculation of CGPA. However, the student may obtain his/her a separate transcript for completion of deficiency course/s.

Merit / Admission Criteria

Admission merit will be calculated as per the following criteria:

Merit / Admission Criteria Weightage
BS or Equivalent 60% weightage
NTS-GAT (General) 30% weightage
Interview 10% weightage


Fee Head1st 2nd3rd4th
Admission Fee (Once) 25000 - - -
Certificate Verification Fee (Once) 2000 - - -
University Security (Refundable) 5000 - - -
Red Crescent  Donation (Once) 100 - - -
University Card Fee (Once) 300 - - -
Degree Fee (Once) - - - 5000
Tuition Fee (Per Semester) 30,000 30,000 21,000 21,000
Library Fee (Per Semester) 3000 3000 3000 3000
Examination Fee (Per Semester) 3000 3000 3000 3000
Medical Fee (Per Semester) 2000 2000 2000 2000
Student Activity Fund (Per Semester) 2000 2000 2000 2000
Endowment Fund (Per Semester) 1000 1000 1000 1000
TOTAL 73,400 41,000 32,000 37,000