Engineer - Clothing technology (Clothing design)
Tasks and activities at a glance
specialized in clothing technology with a focus on clothing design plan and design models
and collections in technical or industrial companies up to the productivity. They work in
different industries and trades of clothing manufacture. In addition, they work in studios
for clothing design.
They develop models and
collections in the clothing industry, plan and direct the work in pattern workshops or pattern
studios. Here state-certified engineers specialized in clothing technology with a focus on
clothing design monitor the development of prototypes. They ensure that designs are balanced
translated into sections and series models and the individual designs are coordinated
harmoniously to product groups and / or added to a collection. They guide their staff by
different tasks and contribute to their education and training. They also construct their
own design-draw or computer-aided design cuts according to sketches from well-tested model
or change sections considering the fashion trends. They develop the patterns and models
until their productivity. Therefore they simplify e.g. cut lines so that garments can be
produced cost-effectively. They also calibrate the cuts; resize them to the dimensions of
the different clothing sizes. They also select materials and accessories and finally monitor
the implementation of the collections by the production.
They produce pattern and model cuts in offices, design or model studios or workshops.
In production shops, they monitor the production. If they participate in education and
training, they are also active in classrooms.
The education at a glance
State-certified engineers specialized in clothing technology with a focus on clothing
design is a state law regulated training at technical schools.
Length of training
The full-time training lasts 2 years.
Further information about the profession
Engineer - Clothing Technology (Clothing design) can be found at:
- the database for training and job descriptions.
Source BERUFEnet-an offer from the Federal
Employment Agency - state: (1 / 2010).