Textile Technology Management (TTM)

TTM 106  Yarn Formation, Classification and Numbering Systems  (1 credit hours)  

The course addresses techniques available for manufacturing staple and filament yarns, classification of yarn types, and processes involved in manufacturing staple and filament yarns. The course covers hands-on calculations and measurements of yarn numbering systems including direct and indirect systems.

Prerequisite: TT 105; Corequisite: MA 131 or MA 141 (Calculus I)

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TTM 501  Textile Enterprise Integration  (3 credit hours)  

Discussion of philosophy, strategy and technology of enterprise integration for textile manufacturing. Survey of enabling technologies such as computer-aided design; computer-aided manufacturing; material handling systems; information systems for control, supervision and planning; and internet resources.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Background in textile manufacturing.

Typically offered in Fall only

TTM 510  Apparel Technology Management  (3 credit hours)  

Role of the apparel complex in manufacturing and supplying products on demand to meet the quality and performance of the global customer. The critical juxtaposition of the textile supply together with retail demand studied to understand constraintson m

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status

Typically offered in Fall only

TTM 515  Apparel Production  (3 credit hours)  

Concepts and practices for the production of apparel items, beginning with development of basic fit blocks and extending through the reation of stylized garments using pattern engineering techniques, supported by computerized pattern development.

Typically offered in Fall only

TTM 517  Advanced Computer-Aided-Design for Fashion  (3 credit hours)  

Exploration of industry design software for apparel and other sewn products. U4ia visual design software, 3D to 2D pattern generation software, Gerber Accumark or Lectra pattern design programs, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and other programs used by the industry to create, market and/or visualize products will be taught. Peripheral equipment essential to the design and visualization process will be included.

Typically offered in Spring only

TTM 530/TT 530  Textile Quality and Process Control  (3 credit hours)  

Quality control and improvement methods for textile processes and products including quality systems, statistical control chart procedures, process capabilities, acceptance sampling plans, textiles process and product designs, on-line and off-line control systems and specific quality factors governing textile products and processes and their variabilities.

Prerequisite: TT 420, Corequisite: ST 511 or ST 515

Typically offered in Spring only

TTM 533/TE 533/TT 533  Lean Six Sigma Quality  (3 credit hours)  

Systematic approach (Lean Six Sigma philosophy) for improving products and processes. Defining the improvement opportunity, measurement system analysis, data collection, statistical analysis, design of experiment (DOE) methods, and statistical process control (SPC) methods. Application of Lean Six sigma methods to improve product or process.

Prerequisite: ST 361 and ST 371, or equivalent

Typically offered in Spring only

TTM 535/TT 535  Research Methods and Management  (3 credit hours)  

Basic principles and methods of academic and industrial research, research ethics, search of knowledge bases, research hypothesis, scientific paradigm, theory development, optimal research design and execution of scientific experiments, regression methods, survey design, use of variance components for samping scheme, model building and validation, principles of industrial R&D, project design and management, intellectual property rights, and maximization of research output.

Prerequisite: ST 361, Graduate standing

Typically offered in Spring only

TTM 545  Weft and Warp Knit Engineering and Structural Design  (3 credit hours)  

This class is for both designers, engineers, and technicians for garment applications and machine technologies, to design and create a wide range of products using non-traditional materials and techniques, with the options of knitting in both two and three dimensions. Applications can be but are not limited to sports, medicine, Industrial, electronic and entertainment, transportation, interior design, and furniture.

Typically offered in Fall only

TTM 561  Strategic Technology Management in the Textile Complex  (3 credit hours)  

Management approaches and strategies for forecasting, planning, creating, and implementing technology changes in textile industry complex undergoing rapid market place and global competitive changes.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status

Typically offered in Spring only

TTM 573  Management of Textile Product Development  (3 credit hours)  

The course focuses on an integrated approach to new product design, development and marketing of textile products. This integrated approach includes a) innovation strategy and opportunity identification, b) the design process for textile products, c) market launch, and d) managing innovation. The course include diverse textile end-uses, including apparel, home textiles, transportation textiles, and medical textiles. Trends in textile product development are reviewed. The dynamics of business analysis and strategy, design prototypes, and product analysis and recommendation are analyzed.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Spring only

TTM 579  Textile Design Collection Studio  (6 credit hours)  

Execution of creative projects addressing textile design problems through synthesis of background research and investigation, and knowledge from previous courses; preparation of work for portfolio, juried exhibition and participation in industry based competitions. Professional textile design practices including advanced portfolio development concepts and presentation, development of textile collections for specified end uses with emphasis on ideation, refinement and design development, and visual communication. FTD-TD ABM and TATM graduate students only.

Prerequisite: FTD 374, FTD 475, FTD 476

Typically offered in Spring only

TTM 580  Consumer Perspectives in Fashion  (3 credit hours)  

Introduction of concepts and theories related to consumer behavior. Analysis of apparel and textile consumers and their decision making processes as well as internal and external influencing factors. Application of consumer behavior models to investiga

Typically offered in Spring only

TTM 581  Global Textile and Apparel Business Dynamics  (3 credit hours)  

An overview of the economic, competitive, tchnological and market dynamics of the international textile and apparel industries. Trends in demand, output and trade are reviewed. The dynamic forces shaping and transforming the industry internationally are analyzed. Patterns of change at the global, regional, national and company level are explained and the outlook for the industries is considered.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status

Typically offered in Fall and Summer

TTM 582  Global Textile Brand Management and Marketing  (3 credit hours)  

The course provides an understanding of the global textile brand management and marketing environments, global markets, and marketing programs and organizations. Specific topics include a) the economic, social, political/legal, and cultural environments; b) global textile market opportunities and challenges; c) global textile and apparel marketing strategies, and d) creation and management of global textile and apparel marketing programs. Credit will not be allowed for both TAM 482 and TAM 582. Graduate standing.

Typically offered in Fall only

TTM 583  Strategic Planning for Textile Firms  (3 credit hours)  

Elements of competitive strategy and planning methods within the textile complex with emphasis on the concepts of strategy in a mature industry, defining business in a global industry, resource allocation through strategic planning methods and implementing strategy in a single business and multi-business firms.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Fall only

TTM 585/BUS 585  Market Research In Textiles  (3 credit hours)  

A study and analysis of quantitative methods employed in market research in the textile industry. Function of market research and its proper orientation to management and decision making.

Prerequisite: TAM (EC) 482

Typically offered in Spring only

TTM 587  Advanced Fashion Collection Studio  (6 credit hours)  

Graduate level fashion product design. Design and production of a "collection" using various methods of generating patterns for garments, such as flat pattern, draping CAD design techniques. Relationship of body configuration and fabrication to garment design. Emphasis on ideation, creativity, communication, fit quality and exhibition of a fashion collection. Work culminates in a fashion show or static exhibition. Restricted to TATM majors.

P: FTM 315,317, and 318 or FTD215, 216, and 321

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TTM 588  Global Perspectives in Textiles Supply Chain Management  (3 credit hours)  

Study and analysis of global textile supply chains. Field trips to textile related companies and organizations are required. Students will conduct a research project on global supply chain issues. Course taught off campus for non US global perspectiv

TTM 591  Special Studies in Textile Technology Management  (1-4 credit hours)  

Special Studies in Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management to fulfill needs not covered by current offerings. Student and faculty required to submit topics to be covered to director of graduate programs within first week of semester.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

TTM 601  Seminar  (1 credit hours)  

Discussion of scientific articles of interest to the textile industry; review and discussion of student papers and research problems.

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TTM 630  Independent Study in Textile Technology Management  (1-3 credit hours)  

Problems of specific interest in textile and apparel technology. Preparation of report, in a format suitable for publication required. One-page outline signed by advisor must be submitted within first week of semester.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

TTM 632  Special Studies in Textile Product Development  (1-6 credit hours)  

Preq: Graduate standing or PBS student. This course is an Independent Study in Textile Product Development to fulfill needs not covered by current course offerings. Student and faculty are required to submit the topic to be covered to the graduate admin

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

TTM 693  Master's Supervised Research  (1-9 credit hours)  

Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TTM 695  Master's Thesis Research  (1-9 credit hours)  

Thesis research.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

TTM 696  Summer Thesis Research  (1 credit hours)  

For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Summer only

TTM 710  Textile Technology Management  (3 credit hours)  

The course will discuss economic and technical aspects of managing technology in the textile complex. It will explain how technological change can be planned and thus managed, and it will address the required framework for forecasting, planning, creating, and implementing technological change. Cases of technological change in the textile complex will be discussed.

Requirement: 18TTMPHD

Typically offered in Fall only

TTM 731  Decision Models and Applications in Textile and Apparel Management  (3 credit hours)  

This course provides students with an overview of data decision models used in the textile and apparel industry, along with skills to apply them in real-world decision processes. Published academic papers and case studies will augment the teaching and learning in international trade, supply chains, manufacturing processes, quality, marketing, retail and distribution.

Restriction: TTM PhD

Typically offered in Spring only

TTM 750/FPS 750  Advances in Fabric Formation, Structure, and Properties  (3 credit hours)  

The course covers different aspects of the processing of yarns to products (braided, knitted, woven, and their composites) and the interrelation between the production mechanics and structure, geometry and properties of fiber assembly. Topics in the field are assigned and each student is expected to thoroughly study the topics and write critical papers based on structured assignments and specific questions. Conduct projects from concept to fabric formation, analyses, and evaluation.

Prerequisite: TT 550 or TT 551 (or TT 451) or equivalent

Typically offered in Spring only

TTM 761  Supply Chain Management and Information Technology  (3 credit hours)  

Working knowledge of management concepts and information technologies to design and manage supply chain operations in textile complex. Deals with markets and operations distributed geographically and institutionally.

R: Graduate Students Only

Typically offered in Spring only

TTM 785  Doctoral Research Methods  (3 credit hours)  

The course in research methods examines contributions to knowledge among the interdisciplinary streams of inquiry that inform global management in textiles and apparel. The course requires active discourse among students regarding: philosophy of science, dominant research paradigms, assumptions of quantitative and qualitative research methods, application of qualitative and quantitative research methods to areas including but not limited to: product development, technology management, supply chain management, textile economics & trade, marketing strategy and consumer behavior. Students are expected to develop particular understanding of the methods commonly applied in their area of interest.

Requirement: 18TTMPHD

Typically offered in Fall only

TTM 791  Advanced Special Studies in Textile Technology Management  (1-4 credit hours)  

Advanced Special Studies in Textile Technology Management to fulfill needs not covered by current offerings. Students and faculty are required to submit topics to be covered to the graduate administrator before the start of semester.

Prerequisite: Doctoral Student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

TTM 801  Seminar  (1 credit hours)  

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TTM 830  Independent Study  (1-3 credit hours)  

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TTM 876  Special Project TTM  (1-3 credit hours)  

Typically offered in Fall only

TTM 885  Doctoral Supervised Teaching  (1-3 credit hours)  

Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Fall only

TTM 890  Doctoral Preliminary Examination  (1-9 credit hours)  

For students who are preparing for and taking written and/or oral preliminary exams.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

TTM 893  Doctoral Supervised Research  (1-9 credit hours)  

Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TTM 895  Doctoral Dissertation Research  (1-9 credit hours)  

Dissertation research.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

TTM 896  Summer Dissertation Research  (1 credit hours)  

For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Summer only

TTM 899  Doctoral Dissertation Preparation  (1-9 credit hours)  

For students who have completed all credit hour, full-time enrollment, preliminary examination, and residency requirements for the doctoral degree and are writing and defending their dissertations.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Fall and Spring