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NC State’s College of Textiles, and the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM), prepares future leaders for the textile, apparel, home/furniture, fashion and retail industries. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, undergraduate and graduate programs (Fashion and Textile Management; Fashion and Textile Design) incorporate global marketplace dynamics with a strategic management focus. Our graduates incorporate “art/design” + “science/technology” + “management” concepts in creative problem-solving. Our program is equipped with access to and experiences utilizing the latest industry technologies. The majority of the students have an enriching and intensive study abroad experience. Our program faculty works closely with industry partners, including the Department’s 24-member Industry Advisory Board, to develop academic and experiential “real world” learning experiences. Student internships combined with a global alumni network provide an additional “value-added” experience, with our students prepared to make an immediate impact in diverse companies throughout the global supply chain. Career paths of our graduates are in the areas of: brand marketing, merchandising, retail, sourcing, private brand development, market analyst, design, product development, supply chain, and public relations and communications.

Degrees are distributed as "Master of Textiles" and "Master of Science" without pathway specifications.

Master of Science in Textiles Degree

The objective of the Master of Science (MS) in Textiles is to prepare students for careers that require independent research skills, including designing, planning, and carrying out research projects. Students can choose to focus their studies in one of the following areas of specializations: Textile and Fashion Design, Retail and Brand Management, Textile Technology, and Textile Management. The MS degree requires a minimum of 36 hours of study including a thesis and typically takes 2 years to complete. Students interested in continuing with a Ph.D. in Textile Technology and Management (TTM) or Fiber and Polymer Science (FPS) are encouraged to pursue the MS degree.

Master of Textiles Degree

The Non-Thesis Master of Textiles (MT) program offers preparation and career advancement for students with interests in the design, management, and technological perspectives of the textile industry. The program is available on campus and online via Distance Education (DE) with flexibility to accommodate a breadth of student needs. The MT degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours and can be completed in only two semesters (1 year) of full-time on campus study or up to a maximum of six (6) years for part time on-campus or DE students.

Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

The Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s (ABM) degrees in the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM) are designed to provide exceptional undergraduate students in the Fashion and Textile Management (FTM) and Fashion and Textile Design (FTD) programs with the opportunity to complete a BS degree (in FTM or FTD) and a TATM Master’s degree in 5 to 5 1/2 years. Students in the ABM program can choose to pursue a non-thesis track in which they can potentially complete a Master of Textiles (MT) degree within 12 months after obtaining a Bachelor’s (BS) degree in FTM or FTD. Alternatively, students can choose the thesis track in which they can potentially complete a Master of Science in Textiles (MS) degree within the18 months following obtaining a BS degree in FTM or FTD.

Admission Requirements

Students with a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree may apply to either of the degree programs. Students apply with degrees in textiles, engineering, management, or design. The minimum acceptable overall Grade Point Average (GPA) is a 3.0 out of 4.0, based on most current U.S. universities. Students should have 20 credit hours in mathematics and natural sciences in their undergraduate degree. Degrees must be obtained from a four-year, accredited university. Graduate transfer credits can only be from other U.S. universities, and must be approved by the student’s graduate committee. Certificates and diplomas are not recognized as undergraduate degrees.

Student Financial Support

Competitive financial aid in the form of assistantships may be available for full-time Master of Science students.

Other Relevant Information

The Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management houses a Digital Design lab which specializes in 3D Body Scanning, Direct Digital Printing, Whole Body Knitted Garments, and Computer Aided Apparel and Fabric Design. Additionally, the department includes the Fashion Studio, The Textile Management Sciences Lab, Textile Design Studio, Braiding Lab, Three-Dimensional Weaving Lab, and an Advanced Testing Lab that will allow students to experience hands-on advanced textile technology and management.

Faculty

Professor

  • Kristin A. Barletta
  • A. Blanton Godfrey
  • Maureen Grasso
  • Byoungho Ellie Jin
  • Traci A. M. Lamar
  • Karen K. Leonas
  • Pamela McCauley
  • Marguerite Moore
  • Abdel-fattah M. Seyam
  • Yingjiao Xu

Emeritus Professor

  • Robert A. Barnhardt
  • Subhash K. Batra
  • Nancy L. Cassill
  • R. Alan Donaldson
  • Aly El-Shiekh
  • Cynthia L. Istook
  • Trevor J. Little
  • Nancy B. Powell
  • Gary W. Smith
  • Moon Won Suh
  • Sam C. Winchester

Assistant Professor

  • Kate Nartker
  • Janie F. Woodbridge

Research Assistant Professor

  • Shaghayegh Arangdad

Associate Professor

  • Kate Annett-Hitchcock
  • Helmut Hergeth
  • Kavita Mathur
  • Delisia Matthews
  • Lisa Parrillo-Chapman
  • Anne Porterfield
  • Lori F. Rothenberg
  • Minyoung Suh
  • Andre J. West

Adjunct Professor

  • Jaap Schut
  • Thomas Theyson

Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • Cassandra Kwon
  • Mohamad Midani

Adjunct Associate Professor

  • Michael Fralix
  • Genevieve Garland
  • John Meng
  • Mark A. Messura
  • Samuel B. Moore
  • Erin D. Parrish

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Emily Law

Courses

TT 500  Understanding the Textile Complex  (3 credit hours)  

This course provides an overview of product development, processing, managing, financing, etc., for the textile industry. It is designed to give new graduate students basic preparations for more advanced, required textile courses. Students will also gain insight into the research being conducted within the College of Textiles.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Fall only

TT 503/NW 503  Materials, Polymers, and Fibers used in Nonwovens  (3 credit hours)  

Fundamentals of raw material used in nonwoven processes. Raw material production, chemical and physical properties of nonwoven raw materials and assessment of material properties. Introduction of structure/property relationships for these materials and how these relationships influence end use applications.

Prerequisite: MA 141, PY 205, PCC 203

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TT 504/NW 504/NW 404/TT 404  Introduction to Nonwovens Products and Processes  (3 credit hours)  

This course introduces the fundamentals of nonwoven structures, process, and products. It provides performance criteria, raw materials, manufacturing methods, and market outlooks of major nonwoven application segments including hygiene, wipes, filters, medical, automotive, and geotextile. Emphasis is placed on building basic understandings of process/structure/property relationship in nonwoven product and the economic justification for process and production.

Prerequisite: (MA 131 or 141), PY 205; Corequisite: TT 503

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TT 505/NW 505/NW 405/TT 405  Advanced Nonwovens Processing  (3 credit hours)  

Mechanisms used in the production of nonwoven materials. Design and operation of these mechanisms. Process flow, optimization of process parameters, influence of process parameters on product properties.

Prerequisite: MA 231 or MA 241, PY 211 or (PY 205 and PY 206) , TT 305 or TT 404

Typically offered in Spring only

TT 507/NW 507  Nonwoven Characterization Methods  (3 credit hours)  

Fundamentals of methods used in evaluating properties and performance of nonwovens. Assessment of thermal, mechanical, moisture transport and barrier properties of nonwovens. Reliability and interpretation of test results.

Prerequisite: ST 361, Corequisite: TT/NW 505

Typically offered in Spring only

TT 508/NW 508/NW 408/TT 408  Nonwoven Product Development  (3 credit hours)  

Fundamentals of nonwoven product development. In-depth knowledge of the materials, processes and nonwovens products. Design of a set of experiments intended for product development. Students work in teams to design, fabricate and evaluate nonwoven products.

Prerequisites: TT 405 and TT 407

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TT 520  Yarn Processing Dynamics  (3 credit hours)  

Principles and practice involved in modern yarn and manufacture; including machine-fiber interactions occurring during different processing stages. Not normally for credit for undergraduate textile majors.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TT 521/TMS 521  Filament Yarn Production Processing and Properties  (3 credit hours)  

Structure, properties and processes for manufacturing and treating continuous filament yarns. Response of fibers to elevated temperatures, twist, false twist and various bulking processes. Yarn structures and properties required for stretch and molded fabrics. Independent laboratory and critical literature review in general area of filament yarn processing, properties and test methods. credit not allowed for both TT 521 and TT 425

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

TT 530/TTM 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

TT 532  Evaluation of Biotextiles  (3 credit hours)  

Evaluation of the performance of biotextiles and medical polymers in biological and microbiological environments, with an emphasis on "in vitro" and "in vivo" techniques for testing the biocompatibility and biostability of implantable biomedical products. Related issues will deal with quality assurance systems, inspection and sampling plans, ISO certification, GMP's, reference materials and organisms, and the use of accelerated tests an animal trials so as to meet regulatory requirements.

Prerequisite: ZO 160, TC 203, TMS 211, CH 220

Typically offered in Fall only

TT 533/TTM 533/TE 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

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

This course provides students with an understanding and appreciation of the basic principles of research methods when using qualitative, quantitative or a mixed methods approach. This course will provide guidance to students in conducting their thesis project and cover all aspects of a thesis project, including but not limited to the first three chapters, defining the problem, conducting and writing the literature review, use of theories and a conceptual framework, data collection and analyses, ethical considerations and IRB approval, and the Electronic Thesis Dissertation requirements. Students will be assigned additional readings and learning activities that will expand the understanding of the research process. This course is geared to students who have narrowed down their research topic in collaboration with their committee chair.

Restriction: TTM Students, FPS Students, or a Master's of Science in Textiles, Textile Engineering, or Textile Chemistry. Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TT 549  Warp Knit Engineering and Structural Design  (3 credit hours)  

Engineering analysis of tricot and raschel machinery. Design of yarn let-off and fabric take-up mechanisms. Studies of fabric production techniques and quality control systems. Theory of production optimization and the properties of fabrics. Complexgeometrical loop models and their application.

Prerequisite: TT 443

Typically offered in Spring only

TT 550  Production Mechanics and Properties of Woven Fabrics  (3 credit hours)  

Interrelation between mechanics of production and mechanical properties of woven fabric; unit operations required to prepare yarns for weaving and the mechanism employed in weaving; fabric structure, geometry and mechanical properties; designing forspecific fabrics properties. Not normally for credit for undergraduate textiles majors.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status

Typically offered in Spring only

TT 551/TT 451  Advanced Woven Fabric Design  (3 credit hours)  

Design and production requirements for highly specialized woven fabric structures. The laboratory activities will include a project on design from concept to final production and finishing.

Prerequisite: (TT 252 or TT 351) and Senior Standing

Typically offered in Fall only

TT 553  Formation and Structure of Woven and Knitted Fabrics  (3 credit hours)  

The interrelation between the mechanics of production and mechanical properties of woven and knitted fabrics; unit operations required to prepare yams for weaving and knitting and mechanisms employed in weaving and knitting; fabric structure, geometry and mechanical properties; designing for specific fabric properties. Students will not be allowed credit for TT 553 and (TT 541, TT 549, and TT 550).

Typically offered in Spring only

TT 561/TE 561  Human Physiology for Clothing and Wearables  (3 credit hours)  

This course will provide students with the knowledge of scientific principles on the interactions between textiles and the human body. The students will learn some basics of human physiology, specifically as it relates to the interactions of the human with clothing and other related body worn products (protective wear, e-textile products and sensors). An important part of this course will focus on the thermal strain of humans when being active and wearing (protective) clothing. As the thermal heat balance is an important part of this course, students will learn to do a basic thermal analysis and computation of the human heat balance, including the influence of clothing. Also test and evaluation methods to assess clothing performance will be addressed on thermal aspects as well as addressing other ergonomics aspects of clothing, such as restriction of movement, visual and auditory aspects.

R: Graduate Standing or Permission of Instructor

Typically offered in Fall only

TT 570  Textile Digital Design and Technology  (3 credit hours)  

This course focuses on design of textile products balancing industry and creative foci. Students will study a range of industry focused technologies and techniques essential to creation of textile products in a technology intensive environment. Basics of textile product design and relevant technologies will be covered along with methods and techniques to improve commercial textile product design process. Students will research in-depth a topic related to textile product design, and present their research in an oral format.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Fall only

TT 571  Professional Practices in Textile Design and Technology  (3 credit hours)  

This course builds on the concepts introduced in TT 570 with increased focus on professional practice and methods. Focus on advanced textile product design topics incorporating an industry focus and utilizing commercial technologies. Students willinvestigate in depth a textile product design industry application, technique or method of interest using individual and tam based strategies. Topics include advanced study of textile product design concepts, techniques and preparation for professional competitions, displays and conferences.

Prerequisite: TT 570

Typically offered in Spring only

TT 581  Technical Textiles  (3 credit hours)  

Performance requirements of various technical textiles. Underlying principles of design and manufacturing of fibrous structures to meet specific needs in mechanical and other behaviors.

Prerequisite: TT 520 or TT 521, and TT 550

Typically offered in Fall only

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

Special Studies in Textile Technology to fulfill needs not covered by current offering. 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

TT 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

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

Problems of specific interest in textile technology. Preparation of report, in format suitable for publication required. One-page outline signed by advisor must be submitted to director of graduate programs within first week of semester. A maximumof 3 credit hours will be allowed towards Master of Textiles Degree. No credit is allowed towards MS (Textiles).

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

TT 676  Special Projects Textile Technology  (1-3 credit hours)  

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TT 685  Master's 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: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall only

TT 690  Master's Examination  (1-9 credit hours)  

For students in non thesis master's programs who have completed all other requirements of the degree except preparing for and taking the final master's exam.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TT 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

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

Thesis Research

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Spring only

TT 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

TT 699  Master's Thesis Preparation  (1-9 credit hours)  

For students who have completed all credit hour requirements and full-time enrollment for the master's degree and are writing and defending their thesis.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Spring only

TT 896  Summer Dissert Res  (1 credit hours)  
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 manufacturing capacities and elasticities.

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)  

This course provides students with an understanding and appreciation of the basic principles of research methods when using qualitative, quantitative or a mixed methods approach. This course will provide guidance to students in conducting their thesis project and cover all aspects of a thesis project, including but not limited to the first three chapters, defining the problem, conducting and writing the literature review, use of theories and a conceptual framework, data collection and analyses, ethical considerations and IRB approval, and the Electronic Thesis Dissertation requirements. Students will be assigned additional readings and learning activities that will expand the understanding of the research process. This course is geared to students who have narrowed down their research topic in collaboration with their committee chair.

Restriction: TTM Students, FPS Students, or a Master's of Science in Textiles, Textile Engineering, or Textile Chemistry. Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

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 investigate consumer behaviors pertaining to textile and apparel products through individualized research projects.

Typically offered in Fall 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 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 perspectives. Students may not take this course more than once for the same global perspective.

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 administrator within the first week of the semester. Either a paper or a presentation of a body of work will be the outcome of this effort.

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