Masters Programs

MS Textile Engineering

The Master of Textile Engineering is a two-year master’s program offered by National Textile University in Textile Engineering. In this program, students learn about the latest developments in textile in a wide range of subjects covering advanced materials, nanomaterials, 3D textiles, fiber-reinforced composites technology, and new processes and machines to manufacture textile products.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

MS Textile Engineering program aims to create a higher learning culture that enables students to:

  1. Demonstrate excellence in the application of knowledge and advanced methodological skills to conduct independent and original research in textile engineering.
  2. Develop cognizance of the social, ethical, and environmental standards of society and industry. 
  3. Pursue continuous professional development, establish collaborations, and engage in teamwork to bring excellence in professional practice.

Program Learning Objectives (PLOs)

MS Textile Engineering program aims to create a higher learning culture that enables students to:

  1. Apply acquired technical knowledge at an advanced level in their particular field to design/modify processes/products.
  2. Analyze the problems, design solutions, and perform research to meet specified needs.
  3. Apply knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, and legal issues and understand the impact of engineering solutions for sustainable development
  4. Understand and apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities, and norms. 
  5. Improve their knowledge, skills, and attitude continuously for pursuing lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments


First Semester

Code Course Title Credit Hours
 TE-5001  Textile Materials and Processes  3
 TE-5002  Sustainability in Textiles  3
 TE-5003  Research Methodology  3
 TE-5004  Advance Characterization Techniques  3
 TE-5005 Introduction to textile manufacturing and processing Zero CR course for non-textile back ground students
  Total 12

Second Semester

Code Course Title Credit Hours
 TE-50--  Elective-I  3
 TE-50--  Elective-II  3
 TE-50--  Elective-III  3
 TE-50--  Elective-IV  3
  Total 12

Third & Fourth Semester

Code Course TitleCredit Hours
 TE-6071  Research Thesis  6
  Total Credit Hours 30


Rules for the selection of an elective course

  • At the end of the first semester, the list of available electives will be displayed/shared with the students.
  • The electives will be offered on the availability of relevant faculty/facilities.
  • The students will choose four electives from the given elective list within the given time limit.
  • The final elective list will be displayed/shared with the students soon after finalizing the elective subjects.
  • Students, who opted for the non-offered electives, will have to choose among the offered elective courses.

List of Elective Courses 

Sr. No.


Course Name



Advance Textile Structures



Advanced Coloration Technologies



Textile Composites



Surface Functionalization of Textiles



Technical Textiles



Protective Textiles



Medical Textiles



Textile modeling and Simulation



Mechanics of Textile Assemblies



Nonwoven Technology



Smart Materials



Production Planning and Control






Advanced Pattern Construction Techniques



3D Textile Structures



Numerical Methods in Textile Engineering



Performance Clothing






Quality Assurance in Textiles



Denim Manufacturing and Processing



Filtration in Textiles



Electrospun materials and Applications



Textile Comfort



Advancement in Natural and Manmade Fibers



Recycling in Textiles



Chemistry of Dyes and Pigments

Course Specifications

Course Name



Textile Materials and Processes

This course aims to enable students to learn about natural fibers like cotton, silk, jute, banana, hemp, etc, and manmade fibers like polyester, nylon, polypropylene etc. All the manufacturing processes are also introduced in this course to the students. These processes include ginning, spinning, weaving, knitting, processing, and garment manufacturing.

Handbook of Natural Fibres: Volume 2: Processing and Applications By Ryszard M. Kozlowski; Handbook of Technical Textiles, A R Horrocks;
Process Control in Textile Manufacturing, Abhijit Majumdar

Sustainability in Textiles

This course covers the fundamentals of sustainability and the implications of materials and processes used in the textile wet processing industry. The students study a range of sustainability principles that address lifecycle assessment, including eco-footprint analysis, embedded energy and environmental impact of textile dyeing and finishing processes. The students will also be introduced to sustainable textile fibers, enzyme biotechnologies for sustainable textile processing, key sustainability issues in textile dyeing and environmentally friendly plasma technologies for textiles. It also covers the latest technologies for sustainable textile dyeing.

Sustainability in the Textile Industry, Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu


Research Methodology

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 literature survey, formulate research hypothesis, design research experiments, graphically present, analyze and interpret the experimental data, and draw valid conclusions. Additionally, the students will be able to 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.

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

Advanced Characterization Techniques

This course introduces different physical, chemical and mechanical characterization techniques, including XRD, SEM, TEM, chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, UV/Vis spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, tensile testing, impact testing, bending, shear and hardness testing.

Advanced Techniques for Materials Characterization, By A.K. Tyagi

Advance Textile Structures

Advances in Textile Structures will present the most recent advances in the production of three-dimensional fibrous structures and how their use has resulted in the creation of novel fabrics.

Advances in 3D Textiles by X Chen, Watson’s Advanced Textile Design by Z Grosicki

Advanced Coloration Technologies

This course will cover the application of different dyes on a variety of textiles substrates. The students will learn the physical aspects of dying, the properties of polymeric fibrous with respect to dyeing behavior, the theory of machines involved in the batch-wise and continuous dyeing process, union dyeing, blend dyeing containing smart and technical textiles. The course will focus on advanced dyeing and printing techniques such as supercritical fluid dyeing, nitrogen dyeing and digital printing of textile substrates and their application. The students will also gain knowledge of the thermodynamic aspect of dyeing including adsorption isotherm. During this course, students should be able to define and optimize recipes and parameters to develop the dyeing process of a particular substrate. At the end of this course, the students will be able to dye different types of textiles including fibers, yarn, knitted fabric, woven fabric and technical textiles made of different fibrous materials.

Advances in the dyeing and finishing of technical textiles by M.L. Gulrajani, Woodhead Publishers, Elsevier, 2013.

Textile Composites

Composites are the materials of 21st century. They have vast applications in sports, defence, automotive, aerospace engineering, medical sciences, building/construction material, and many other sectors. This course is designed to provide students with thorough knowledge of fundamental issues of fibers reinforced composites. Students will develop an understanding of how composites are made from different fibers and how the inherent properties and layout of fibres affect the mechanical behavior of composites. They will also learn the techniques used to characterize the structure and properties of composite materials. They will also gain the practical experience of making fiber-reinforced composites and characterize their behavior through mechanical properties.

D. Hull, T. W. Clyne, An Introduction to Composite Materials, Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed. (2012) P K Mallick, “Fiber Reinforced Composite: Materials, Manufacturing and Design” CRC Press, 3rd Ed.


Surface Functionalization of Textiles

The overall objective of this course is to teach students about the surface preparation, modification, and surface treatments of textiles. The students will learn the different techniques of functionalization such as physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, surface grafting, enzymatic surface modifications etc. The students will also learn the surface functionalization using plasma treatment, nanoparticles to impart different functionality to textiles such as antibacterial, superhydrophobicity, moisture management and self-cleaning characteristics. At the end of this course, the students will be able to prepare textiles with multi-functionality in different fields of life such as activewear, sportswear, medical textile and protective textiles.

Functional Finishes for Textiles by Roshan Paul, Woodhead Publishing, 2015.

Technical Textiles

Technical textiles comprise textile materials and products which are 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.

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

Protective Textiles

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 odor, particulate matter, static charge, ultra-violet radiation, chemical, biological, nuclear and electrical hazards. The course deals with selecting suitable raw materials for protective textiles as well as their manufacturing and testing techniques.

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

Medical Textiles

This module aims to furnish students with the advanced specialized knowledge and skills required to design and develop polymer and fiber-based products for use in medicine and healthcare. It progresses students’ knowledge and skills needed for designing new medical products, devices and processes. The module covers materials/tissue engineering, non-implantable materials (wound dressings, hygiene products), the healthcare environmentmaterials (surgical gowns), materials to reduce healthcare-associated infection, therapeutic drug delivery technologies as well as fundamental aspects of legal and ethical issues involved within the medical practices.

VT Bartels, Handbook of medical textiles, Woodhead Publishing, (2011)

Textile modeling and Simulation

Textile engineering involves complex processes that are not easily expressed numerically or simulated, such as fiber motion simulation, yarn to fiber formation, melt spinning technology, optimization of yarn production, textile machinery design and optimization, and modeling of textile/fabric reinforcements. This subject will cover mathematical modeling and computer simulation to improve the quality, efficiency and economic success of textile technology.

Simulation in Textile Technology by D Veit, Modelling and Predicting Textile Behaviour by X Chen


Mechanics of Textile Assemblies

This course will look at all aspects of textile structure and mechanics, including the latest technology and techniques, as well as fiber assembly for major application areas. The mechanics of materials and key mechanical concepts, such as stress, strain, bending and shear will be discussed, but also structure and mechanics will be examined in-depth, including fabric type, covering yarns, woven fabrics, knitted fabrics, nonwovens, tufted fabrics, textile composites, laminated and coated textile fabrics, and braided structures.

Structure and Mechanics of Textile Fibre Assemblies (The Textile Institute Book Series) 2nd Edition, by Peter Schwartz (2019)

Nonwoven Technology

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. The objective of this course is to introduce students to 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.

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

Smart Materials

The course is designed to discuss polymers that are used as smart materials in the areas of biotechnology, medicine, and engineering. At the end of the course, the students will be able to answer these questions: How do we distinguish ‘smart materials’? and How do they work? The course will also lay the groundwork for assimilation and exploitation of this technological advancement.

Smart Materials: Integrated Design, Engineering Approaches, and Potential Applications, Edited By Anca Filimon (2018)

Production Planning and Control

Production planning and control refer to two strategies that work cohesively throughout the manufacturing process. Production planning involves what to produce, when to produce it, how much to produce, and more. A long-term view of production planning is necessary to fully optimize the production flow. Production control uses different control techniques to reach optimum performance from the production system to achieve throughput targets. In this course you will learn the basic concepts of Production, Manufacturing processes, selection of system for optimizing inventory, Product management to advanced planning and control techniques as such lot sizing, EOQ method, Order size calculation, Break-even analysis, Assembly line balancing and many more.

Production Planning and Control by D.R. Kiran


This course deals with an in-depth understanding of the relationship between the physical properties and materials dimension. It will cover the different synthesis and characterization techniques of one-dimensional and two-dimensional nanostructures. The applications of these nanomaterials with respect to their properties in various fields of advanced materials will be studied in detail.

Guozhong Gua, Nanostructures & Nanomaterials, Synthesis, Properties & Applications, Imperial College Press (2003)


Advanced Pattern Construction Techniques

This course focuses on computerized body measuring systems, creating patterns shapes by computer, construction of primary and secondary block patterns, computer pattern grading, Pattern design procedures, Pattern modification for garment size and fit, CAD technology for customization, and product data management system.

1. Computer-aided Pattern Design and Product Development by Alison Beazley and Terry Bond (2003)                                                                                     2. Concept of Pattern Grading by Kathy K. Mullet (2015)

3D Textile Structures

This course covers 3D Textile structures, their properties, and their uses within the textiles industry. At the end of this course the students will be able to present the most recent advances in the production of three-dimensional fibrous structures and with the development of novel fabrics, including knitted, braided, and non-woven textiles, and the main uses of three-dimensional textiles.

Advances in 3D Textiles, 1st Edition, by X Chen (2015)

Numerical Methods in Textile Engineering

Familiarization with the up-to-date numerical methods in engineering and the application thereof to some typical mechanical problems in textile and clothing technology. This subject will cover new concepts, methods, and applications explain the advanced principles and techniques that can be used to solve textile.

Advances in Modeling and Simulation in Textile Engineering by Nicholus Akankwasa

Performance Clothing

This course focuses on Protective clothing (extreme weather, NBC, injuries), Medical clothing (therapeutic, biosensing), Sportswear  (performance-enhancing), Vanity clothing(body sculpting, body support), cross-functional clothing  (military, space suits) and special needs clothing (disabled, elderly, pregnant)

1. Designing with smart textiles. S. Kettley. 2016
2. Electronics in textiles and clothing. A. Kumar, 2016
3. E Textiles. T. Dias, 2015
4. Functional Clothing Design “From Sportswear to Spacesuits”. Susan Watkins, Lucy Dunne, 2015


All three classes of composite materials are included in the course: polymeric matrix composites (PMC), as well as metallic and ceramic matrix composites (MMC and CMC), though the main focus is on PMC. Dominantly, conventional (that is using micro size reinforcement) composites are discussed. Nanocomposites (that is using nanosized reinforcement) are included in the course but to a lesser extent because the industry is mainly using conventional composites. Nevertheless, nanocomposites are making great research and growing engineering impacts, following science and development in the field of nanoparticles.

Visakh P.M., Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites: Zero‐ to Three‐Dimensional Materials and Their Composites (2016)

Quality Assurance in Textiles

Quality assurance is one of the critical departments in the textile sector that maintains the quality of the products according to the end requirements/standards. This course will focus on the quality parameters across the textile value chain, ranging from spinning to garment manufacturing. The fundamentals of quality control and assurance will be discussed alongside the standard testing methods and procedures.

The Fundamentals of Quality Assurance in the Textile Industry (2016) by Stanley Bernard Brahams


Denim Manufacturing and Processing

The objective of this course is to impart the knowledge of denim manufacturing processes emphasizing the preparation of yarn for denim, dyeing of yarn, production of fabric and garments. Various fabric treatments will be taught in detail the dyeing process and chemical washing techniques to attain the various effects for fashion articles. The student will also learn the eco-friendly denim treatment processes such as ozone fading, laser treatment to ensure the sustainable development of denim garments. Sustainability will also be addressed through the reduction of wastewater, recycling of denim garments.

Denim Manufacture, Finishing and Applications Edited by Roshan Paul, 2015 

Filtration in Textiles

This course is designed to learn about the development, testing, and application of filtration and filters. Different materials and methods used for the manufacturing of filters are discussed in detail in this course. Various testing techniques to check the efficiency of filters are also discussed.

Filters and Filtration Handbook, Trevor Sparks and George Chase

Electrospun Materials and Applications

This course covers all electrospun-based materials, ways to develop different nanowebs, different electrospun technologies, and electrospun-based products. All the constraints to develop versatile electrospun products are also covered in this subject.

Electrospinning: Materials, Processing, and Applications, Joachim H. Wendorff

Textile Comfort

The course is designed to overview the role of indoor textiles and clothing as a barrier between the environment and the human body. This also explores the use of textiles as an insulation barrier, examining the relationships between textiles and the environment and textiles and the human body. It also describes a numerical investigation of the transport of air and heat through woven fabrics by means of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and develops, applies, and verifies an original approach for simulating the woven macrostructure as a jet system, presenting proven results.

Textiles and Human Thermophysiological Comfort in the Indoor Environment (2016)
By Radostina A. Angelova

Advancement in Natural and Manmade Fibers

This course gives an overview of advancements in natural fibers extraction, processing and conversion to end product. Newly developed manmade fibers with high functionality are also covered in this course.

atural Fibres: Advances in Science and Technology Towards Industrial Applications: From Science to Market, Raul Fangueiro; Advances in Filament Yarn Spinning of Textiles and Polymers, Dong Zhang

Recycling in Textiles

This subject covers the general issues involved and the technologies concerned with the recycling of textiles. The chemical aspects of textile recycling are also discussed. This course focused on recycled textile products, including nonwovens and alternative fibers. Possible applications of recycled textiles, including using recycled products in the operating theatre, for soil stabilization and concrete reinforcement, are also part of this subject.

Youjiang Wang, Recycling in Textiles (2006)


Chemistry of Dyes and Pigments

The overall objective of this course is to give students the general description of dyes & pigments, the chemistry of dyes & pigments, and their synthesis on lab-scale as well as on an industrial scale. The students will learn the nomenclature of dyes, different chromophoric system, classification of dyes according to their chemical structure, classification of dyes with respect to their application, the physicochemical interaction between dyes and fibrous materials. The students will also learn the chemistry and synthesis of different types of organic, inorganic pigments, and advanced pigments like thermochromic and photochromic pigments. This course will also cover the synthesis and application of novel dyes with added functionality to impart UV-absorbent and antimicrobial characteristics to the textiles.

Colorants and Auxiliaries, Volume I & II by John Shore, 2002.

Career opportunities for students after Completion of the Program

The MS Textile Engineering program aims to create a higher learning culture that enables participants to work in

  • Research and development of textile industry
  • Research institute
  • Researcher and teacher in academic/research Universities
  • Companies for development and manufacturing of machines/parts/textiles


  1. BS Textile Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Chemical Engineering/Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering/ Product and Industrial Design/Materials Engineering/Environmental Engineering or 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. 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.
  6. 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.

Note: 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.

Merit Criteria

Admission merit list will be prepared according to the following criteria.

 MS Textile Engineering
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