Textile Engineering (MS)

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Master of Science Degree Requirements

Students are required to take a total of 8 courses (24 credits of graded coursework), meeting criteria #1 and #2 below, courses may count toward both criteria (e.g. all TE and some TC courses). Additional courses must be of the graduate level (500-level or above) and be relevant to the field of study.

TECS Core Courses15
Criteria #1 1
See "Criteria #1" listed below
Engineering Content Courses12
Criteria #2
See "Criteria #2" listed below
TECS Seminar2
Research / Independent Studies6-9
Select either "Option A" or "Option B"
Option A 2
Independent Study
Master's Supervised Research
Master's Thesis Research
Summer Thesis Research
Option B 3
Independent Study
Independent Study
Total Hours32-36

Criteria #1

Select a minimum of five courses from the TECS faculty-taught courses listed below15
Total Hours15

TC Prefix

500-Level Courses
TC 530The Chemistry Of Textile Auxiliaries
TC 561Organic Chemistry Of Polymers
TC 565Polymer Applications and Technology
TC 589Special Studies In Textile Engineering and Science
700-Level Courses
TC 704Fiber Formation--Theory and Practice
TC 705Theory Of Dyeing
TC 706Color Science
TC 707Color Laboratory
TC 710Science of Dye Chemistry, Dyeing, Printing and Finishing
TC 720Chemistry Of Dyes and Color
TC 771Polymer Microstructures, Conformations and Properties
TC 791Special Topics In Textile Science
TC 792Special Topics In Fiber Science

 TE Prefix

500-Level Courses
TE 505Textile Systems and Control
TE 533Lean Six Sigma Quality
TE 540Textile Information Systems Design
TE 550Clothing Comfort and Personal Protection Science
TE 551Human Physiology for Clothing and Wearables
TE 562Simulation Modeling
TE 565Textile Composites
TE 566Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering
TE 570Polymer Physics
TE 589Special Studies In Textile Engineering and Science

TT Prefix

500-Level Courses
TT 503Materials, Polymers, and Fibers used in Nonwovens
TT 504Introduction to Nonwovens Products and Processes
TT 505Advanced Nonwovens Processing
TT 507Nonwoven Characterization Methods
TT 508Nonwoven Product Development
TT 520Yarn Processing Dynamics
TT 521Filament Yarn Production Processing and Properties
TT 530Textile Quality and Process Control
TT 532Evaluation of Biotextiles
TT 533Lean Six Sigma Quality
TT 581Technical Textiles


500-Level Courses
TTM 501Textile Enterprise Integration
700-Level Courses
TMS 761Mechanical and Rheological Properties Of Fibrous Material
TMS 762Physical Properties Of Fiber Forming Polymers, Fibers and Fibrous Structures
TMS 763Characterization Of Structure Of Fiber Forming Polymers
FPS 710Science of Dye Chemistry, Dyeing, Printing and Finishing
FPS 750Advances in Fabric Formation, Structure, and Properties
FPS 770Advances in Polymer Science

Criteria #2

Select a minimum of four courses from the Engineering graduate-level classes12
TE 500+
Any graded (non-research) TE/TMS course at the 500 level or higher
Engineering 500+
Any graded (non-research) Engineering course at the 500-level or higher, such as, but not limited to prefixes: CHE, MSE, NE, BME, ENG, CSC, etc.
Total Hours12

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree Requirements

The Accelerated Bachelors/Master’s (ABM) degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students at NC State an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at an accelerated pace. These undergraduate students may double count up to 12 credits and obtain a non-thesis Master’s degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree, or obtain a thesis-based Master’s degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree.

This degree program also provides an opportunity for the Directors of Graduate Programs (DGPs) at NC State to recruit rising juniors in their major to their graduate programs. However, permission to pursue an ABM degree program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School. Admission is contingent on meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entering the graduate program.


Full Professors

  • Roger L. Barker
  • Ahmed El-Shafei
  • Harold S. Freeman
  • David Hinks
  • Tushar K. Ghosh
  • Russell E. Gorga
  • Peter J Hauser
  • Samuel Mack Hudson
  • Warren J. Jasper
  • Jeffrey Allen Joines
  • Martin William King
  • Marian G. McCord
  • Behnam Pourdeyhimi
  • Jon Paul Rust
  • Renzo Shamey
  • Richard J. Spontak
  • Alan E. Tonelli
  • Xiangwu Zhang

Associate Professors

  • Pamela Banks-Lee
  • Philip Bradford
  • Emiel DenHartog
  • George Lawrence Hodge
  • Jesse Jur
  • Richard Kotek
  • Wendy E. Krause
  • Jerome Lavelle
  • Sonja Salmon
  • Nelson Vinueza

Assistant Professors

  • Januka Budhathoki-Uprety
  • Xiaomeng Fang
  • Ericka Ford
  • Wei Gao
  • Jessica Gluck
  • Bryan Ormand
  • Eunkyoung Shim
  • Mengmeng Zhu

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Raymond Earl Fornes
  • Hechmi Hamouda
  • Benoit Maze

Emeritus Faculty

  • Robert A. Barnhardt
  • Robert Alan Donaldson
  • Aly H. El-Shiekh
  • Raymond Earl Fornes
  • Perry L. Grady
  • Bhupender S. Gupta
  • Gary N. Mock
  • Mansour H. Mohamed
  • William Oxenham
  • Stephen Dean Roberts
  • Carl B. Smith
  • Moon Won Suh
  • Michael Herbert Theil

Adjunct Faculty

  • Gisela de Aragao Umbuzeiro