Textile Engineering (BS): Machine Design Concentration

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The B.S. in Textile Engineering (administered jointly by the Wilson College of Textiles and the College of Engineering) is an interdisciplinary curriculum drawing on diverse science and engineering principles. Textile engineering students develop a unique background, through the curriculum, undergraduate research opportunities, summer internship experiences, and design projects ranging from the development of artificial arteries to the design of novel high-tech sporting and personal protective equipment. Textile engineers also design computer information systems that can integrate a worldwide distribution program eliminating a company’s reliance on regional stockpiles or streamline an industrial process using Six Sigma quality which can result in saving millions of dollars. The program offers small class sizes with personal attention from faculty. With the focus on interdisciplinary research, the opportunities for textile engineers have never been brighter. Students in this degree program will participate in the TE/TT Capstone Design Program, where projects are sponsored by industry partners and government agencies.

The Textile Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The TE program has three concentrations allowing a customized curriculum that fits different educational goals. The concentrations emphasize Information Systems Design, Chemical Processing and Product Engineering. Minors in associated engineering fields (e.g., Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, and Materials Science) as well as foreign language minors are strongly encouraged as part of the academic plan. For exceptional students, dual degree programs with Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering provide a bachelor degree in two engineering majors with one additional semester of course work. For more details about the program, see description under the College of Engineering and the TECS TE website.

Plan Requirements

Writing and Speaking
ENG 101Academic Writing and Research 14
Adv Writing & Speaking 3
Humanities & Social Sciences
Literature3
History, Philosophy, Religion3
GC 120Foundations of Graphics3
GEP Social Sciences3
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts)3
EC 205Fundamentals of Economics3
Science, Tech & Society3
Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement)
Non-English Culture (verify requirement)
Mathematics & Science
MA 141Calculus I 14
MA 241Calculus II 14
MA 242Calculus III4
MA 341Applied Differential Equations I3
CH 101
CH 102
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
and General Chemistry Laboratory 1
4
PY 205
PY 206
Physics for Engineers and Scientists I
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists I Laboratory 1
4
PY 208
PY 209
Physics for Engineers and Scientists II
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory
4
ST 370Probability and Statistics for Engineers3
Physical Education
GEP Health and Exercise Studies2
Major Requirements
E 101Introduction to Engineering & Problem Solving1
E 115Introduction to Computing Environments1
CSC 116Introduction to Computing - Java3
CE 214Engineering Mechanics-Statics3
or MAE 206 Engineering Statics
PCC 301
PCC 304
Technology of Dyeing and Finishing
and Technology of Dyeing & Finishing Laboratory
4
TE 200Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering3
TE 201Fiber Science4
TE 205Analog and Digital Circuits4
TE 301Engineering Textile Structures I: Linear Assemblies4
TE 302Textile Manufacturing Processes and Systems II4
TE 303Thermodynamics for Textile Engineers3
TE 401Textile Engineering Design I4
TE 402Textile Engineering Design II4
TE 404Textile Engineering Lean SixSigma Quality3
TE 424Textile Engineering Quality Improvement Laboratory1
T 101Strategies for Success in the Wilson College of Textiles2
Concentration
MSE 201Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials3
TE 435Process Systems Analysis and Control3
TE 463Polymer Engineering3
TE 467Mechanics of Tissues & Implants Requirements3
CE 225Mechanics of Solids3
or MAE 214 Solid Mechanics
CE 215Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics3
or MAE 208 Engineering Dynamics
Total Hours126

Literature

Literature List A
AFS/ENG 248Survey of African-American Literature
AFS/ENG 349African Literature in English
AFS 448/548/ENG 448/548African-American Literature
ENG 206Studies In Drama3
ENG 207Studies in Poetry3
ENG 208Studies In Fiction3
ENG 209Introduction to Shakespeare3
ENG/FL 219Studies in Great Works of Non-Western Literature3
ENG/FL 220Studies in Great Works of Western Literature3
ENG/FL 221Literature of the Western World I3
ENG/FL 222Literature of the Western World II3
ENG/FL 223Contemporary World Literature I3
ENG/FL 224Contemporary World Literature II3
ENG 232Literature and Medicine3
ENG 246Literature of the Holocaust3
ENG 249Native American Literature3
ENG 251Major British Writers3
ENG 252Major American Writers3
ENG 255Beyond Britain: Literature from Colonies of the British Empire3
ENG 260Reading Literature and Exploring Textuality3
ENG 261English Literature I3
ENG 262English Literature II3
ENG 265American Literature I3
ENG 266American Literature II3
ENG 267LGBTQI Literature in the U.S.3
ENG/FL 275Literature and War3
ENG/WGS 305Women and Literature3
ENG 339Literature and Technology3
ENG 340Literature, Art, and Society3
ENG 341Literature and Science3
ENG 342Literature of Space and Place3
ENG 361Studies in British Poetry3
ENG 362Studies in the British Novel 3
ENG 369The American Novel of the 19th Century3
ENG 370American Fiction, Twentieth Century and Beyond3
ENG 372American Poetry, Twentieth Century and Beyond3
ENG 376Science Fiction3
ENG 377Fantasy3
ENG 380Modern Drama3
ENG 382Film and Literature3
ENG 385Biblical Backgrounds of English Literature3
ENG 390Classical Backgrounds of English Literature3
ENG/FL 394Studies in World Literature3
ENG 399Contemporary Literature 3
ENG/FL 406Modernism3
ENG/FL 407Postmodernism3
ENG/WGS 410Studies in Gender and Genre3
ENG 420Major American Author3
ENG 439Studies in English Renaissance Literature 3
ENG 451/551Chaucer3
ENG 452Medieval British Literature3
ENG 453Studies in Nineteenth-Century British Literature3
ENG 46218th-Century English Literature3
ENG 463The Victorian Period3
ENG 464British Literature and the Founding of Empire 3
ENG 465British Literature and the Dissolution of Empire3
ENG 466Transatlantic Literatures3
ENG 468Studies in Nineteenth-Century American Literature3
ENG 470American Literature, Twentieth Century and Beyond3
ENG 486Shakespeare, The Earlier Plays3
ENG 487Shakespeare, The Later Plays3
Literature List B
ENG/FL 219Studies in Great Works of Non-Western Literature3
ENG/FL 220Studies in Great Works of Western Literature3
ENG/FL 221Literature of the Western World I3
ENG/FL 223Contemporary World Literature I3
ENG/FL 224Contemporary World Literature II3
ENG/FL 394Studies in World Literature3
ENG/FL 406Modernism3
ENG/FL 407Postmodernism3
FLF 301Survey of French Literature from the Middle Ages through the Enlightenment3
FLF 302Survey of French Literature from Romanticism to the Contemporary Period3
FLF 492Seminar in French Studies3
FLG 320Introduction to German Literature3
FLG 323Twentieth Century German Literature3
FLG 325German Lyric Poetry3
FLR 303Russian Literature in Translation: The Nineteenth Century3
FLR 304Russian Literature in Translation: The Twentieth Century3
FLS 341Literature and Culture of Spain I3
FLS 342Literature and Culture of Spain II3
FLS 343Literature and Culture of Spain III3
FLS 351Literature and Culture of Latin America I3
FLS 352Literature and Culture of Latin America II3
FLS 353Literature and Culture of Latin America III3
FLS 492Seminar in Hispanic Studies3
HON 202Inquiry, Discovery, and Literature3

Adv Writing & Speaking

Communication
COM 110Public Speaking3
COM 112Interpersonal Communication3
COM 211Argumentation and Advocacy3
Advanced Writing
ENG 287Explorations in Creative Writing3
ENG 288Fiction Writing3
ENG 289Poetry Writing3
ENG 292Writing About Film3
ENG 316Introduction to News and Article Writing3
ENG 323Writing in the Rhetorical Tradition3
ENG 331Communication for Engineering and Technology3
ENG 332Communication for Business and Management3
ENG 333Communication for Science and Research3
Foreign Language
ANT 351Contemporary Culture in Japan3
FLA 201Intermediate Arabic I3
FLA 202Intermediate Arabic II3
FLA 203Intermediate Arabic Conversation I1
FLA 204Intermediate Arabic Conversation II1
FLA 301Advanced Intermediate Arabic I3
FLA 318Egyptian Culture through Film3
FLA 330Media Arabic3
FLA 440Modern Arabic Short Story3
FLC 201Intermediate Chinese I3
FLC 202Intermediate Chinese II3
FLC 203Intermediate Chinese I Conversation1
FLC 204Intermediate Chinese II Conversation1
FLC 301Intermediate Chinese III3
FLC 302Intermediate Chinese IV3
FLC 351Modern Chinese Popular Culture3
FLC 401Advanced Chinese: Readings in Literature and Social Sciences3
FLC 402Advanced Chinese: Readings in Literature and Science3
FLF 201Intermediate French I3
FLF 202Intermediate French II3
FLF 212French: Language, Culture, and Technology3
FLF 301Survey of French Literature from the Middle Ages through the Enlightenment3
FLF 302Survey of French Literature from Romanticism to the Contemporary Period3
FLF 306French Business Communication3
FLF 307Business French3
FLF 308Advanced Conversation: Contemporary French Cultures3
FLF 309French Phonetics and Pronunciation3
FLF 310Advanced Written Communication3
FLF 315French Civilization and Culture3
FLF 318The Heritage of French Cinema3
FLF 321French Cultures and Contexts3
FLF 401French Graduate Reading3
FLF 4113
FLF 425Literature, Cinema and Culture of the Francophone World3
FLF 492Seminar in French Studies3
FLF 502Variety in Language: French3
FLF 511Approaches to French Translation3
FLF 516Art and Society in France3
FLF 521French Cultures and Contexts3
FLF 525Literature, Cinema and Culture of the Francophone World3
FLF 592Seminar in French Studies3
FLF 595Special Topics in French3-6
FLG 201Intermediate German I3
FLG 202Intermediate German II3
FLG 212German Language, Culture, Science, and Technology3
FLG 301Advanced German3
FLG 302German Oral and Written Expression3
FLG 307Business German3
FLG 311Introduction to German Translation3
FLG 315Germanic Civilization and Culture3
FLG 318New German Cinema and Beyond3
FLG 320Introduction to German Literature3
FLG 323Twentieth Century German Literature3
FLG 325German Lyric Poetry3
FLG 390German Studies Topics3
FLG 398Independent Study in German1-6
FLG 401German Graduate Reading3
FLG 420Current Issues in German-Language Media3
FLG 430Cultural Artifacts in the German-Speaking Countries3
FLG 440Green Germany: Nature and Environment in German Speaking Cultures3
FLG 492Senior Seminar in German Studies3
FLG 499Internship in Germany, Austria, or German-Speaking Switzerland1-6
FLI 201Intermediate Italian I3
FLI 202Intermediate Italian II3
FLI 208Intermediate Italian Conversation3
FLI 308Italian Reading and Conversation3
FLI 315Italian Civilization and Culture 3
FLI 318Italian Society Through Cinema3
FLJ 201Intermediate Japanese I3
FLJ 202Intermediate Japanese II3
FLJ 203Intermediate Japanese Conversation1
FLJ 204Intermediate Japanese II Conversation1
FLJ 301Intermediate Japanese III3
FLJ 302Intermediate Japanese IV3
FLJ 342Classical Japanese Literature in Translation3
FLJ 344Early Modern Japanese Literature in Translation3
FLJ 345Modern Japanese Literature in Translation3
FLJ 351Contemporary Culture in Japan3
FLJ 401Advanced Japanese I3
FLJ 402Advanced Japanese II3
FLN 201Intermediate Hindi-Urdu I3
FLN 202Intermediate Hindi-Urdu II3
FLN 203Intermediate Hindi-Urdu I Conversation1
FLN 204Intermediate Hindi-Urdu II Conversation1
FLN 301Twentieth Century Hindi & Urdu Fiction3
FLN 302Modern Hindi & Urdu Poetry3
FLN 401Hindi Literature and South Asian Cultural Contexts3
FLP 201Intermediate Portuguese I3
FLP 401Brazilian Portuguese for Spanish Speakers3
FLR 201Intermediate Russian I3
FLR 202Intermediate Russian II3
FLR 303Russian Literature in Translation: The Nineteenth Century3
FLR 304Russian Literature in Translation: The Twentieth Century3
FLR 318Russian Cinema and Society3
FLS 201Intermediate Spanish I3
FLS 202Intermediate Spanish II3
FLS 212Spanish: Language, Technology, Culture3
FLS 295Intermediate Special Topics in Spanish3
FLS 331Spanish Oral and Written Expression I3
FLS 332Spanish Oral and Written Expression II3
FLS 333The Sounds of Spanish3
FLS 335Spanish for Native and Heritage Speakers3
FLS 336Spanish for Business3
FLS 337Spanish for Tourism in the Hispanic World3
FLS 340Introduction to Hispanic Literatures and Cultures3
FLS 341Literature and Culture of Spain I3
FLS 342Literature and Culture of Spain II3
FLS 343Literature and Culture of Spain III3
FLS 351Literature and Culture of Latin America I3
FLS 352Literature and Culture of Latin America II3
FLS 353Literature and Culture of Latin America III3
FLS 360Hispanic Cinema3
FLS 395Study Abroad Programs in Spanish3
FLS 399Intensive Spanish Oral Proficiency Workshop1
FLS 400Methods and Techniques in Spanish Translation and Interpretation3
FLS 401Spanish Graduate Reading3
FLS 402Introduction to Spanish Linguistics3
FLS 405Spanish-English Comparative Grammar3
FLS 411Topics in the Culture of Spain3
FLS 412Topics in the Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean3
FLS 413Spain and the Americas in Transatlantic Perspective3
FLS 492Seminar in Hispanic Studies3
FLS 495Advanced Study Abroad Programs in Spanish3
FLS 502Linguistic Structure of Spanish3
FLS 503Spanish Applied Linguistics3
FLS 504Spanish Language Change and Variation3
FLS 509Spanish Phonetics and Phonology3
FLS 512Spanish in the United States
FLS 515History of Spanish Language3
FLS 520Survey of Hispanic Literature and Culture
FLS 528Don Quixote3
FLS 530The Cultural Production of Spanish Democracy3
FLS 553The Latin American Avant-Garde3
FLS 554The Sixties in Latin America3
FLS 563The Latin American Novel3
FLS 592Seminar in Hispanic Studies3
FLS 595Special Topics in Spanish1-3
GRK 201Intermediate Greek I3
GRK 202Intermediate Greek II3
LAT 201Intermediate Latin I3
LAT 202Intermediate Latin II3
PER 201Intermediate Persian I3
PER 202Intermediate Persian II3

History, Philosophy, Religion

History
AFS 275Introduction to History of South and East Africa3
AFS 276Introduction to History of West Africa3
HI 205Western Civilization Since 14003
HI 207Ancient Mediterranean World3
HI 208The Middle Ages3
HI 209From Renaissance to Revolution: The Origins of Modern Europe3
HI 210Modern Europe 1815-Present3
HI 215Colonial Latin America3
HI 216Modern Latin America3
HI 221British History to 16883
HI 222History of British Cultures and Societies From 16883
HI 233The World Since 17503
HI 251American History I3
HI 252American History II3
HI 263Asian Civilizations to 18003
HI 264Modern Asia: 1800 to Present3
HI 270Modern Middle East3
HI 275Introduction to History of South and East Africa3
HI 276Introduction to History of West Africa3
HON 290Honors Special Topics - Humanities/US Diversity3
HON 293Honors Special Topics - Interdisciplinary Perspectives/Global Knowledge3
Philosophy
HON 294Honors Special Topics-Humanities3
HON 341Time Travel3
PHI 205Introduction to Philosophy3
PHI 214Issues in Business Ethics3
PHI 221Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHI 250Thinking Logically3
PHI 300Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 301Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 30219th Century Philosophy3
PHI 305Philosophy of Religion3
PHI 310Existentialism3
PHI 312Philosophy of Law3
PHI 313Ethical Problems in the Law3
PHI 325Bio-Medical Ethics3
PHI 340Philosophy of Science3
PHI 375Ethics3
PHI 376History of Ethics3
STS 325Bio-Medical Ethics3
Religion
AFS 343African American Religions3
HI 320Religion in American History3
HON 294Honors Special Topics-Humanities3
REL 200Introduction to the Study of Religion3
REL 210Religious Traditions of the World3
REL 230Asian Religions3
REL 309Religion and Society3
REL 311Introduction to the Old Testament3
REL 312Introduction to the New Testament3
REL 314Introduction to Intertestamental Literature3
REL 317Christianity3
REL 320Religion in American History3
REL 323Religious Cults, Sects, and Minority Faiths in America3
REL 327Issues in Contemporary Religion3
REL 331The Hindu Tradition3
REL 332The Buddhist Traditions3
REL 333Chinese Religions3
REL 334Japanese Religions3
REL 350Introduction to Judaism3
REL 383Religion, Globalism, and Justice3
REL 412Advanced Readings in the Christian Gospels3
REL 413The Life and Letters of the Apostle Paul3
REL 472Women and Religion3
REL 482Religion and Conflict3
REL 489Interpretations of Religion3
SOC 309Religion and Society3
WGS 472Women and Religion3

Science Technology and Society

ANT 261Technology in Society and Culture
ARE 336Introduction to Resource and Environmental Economics
D 231Design History for Engineers and Scientists
EC 336Introduction to Resource and Environmental Economics
ENG 232Literature and Medicine
ENG 376Science Fiction
ENG 425Analysis of Scientific and Technical Writing
FLF 212French: Language, Culture, and Technology
FLG 212German Language, Culture, Science, and Technology
FLS 212Spanish: Language, Technology, Culture
HI 321Scientific Revolution and European Society, 1500-1800
HI 322Rise of Modern Science
HI 341Technology in History
HI 423Women in European Enlightenment
HI 440American Environmental History
HI 481History of the Life Sciences3
HI 482Darwinism in Science and Society
HI 483Science and Religion in European History
HI 484Science in European Culture
HI 485History of American Technology
HI 523Women in European Enlightenment
HI 540American Environmental History
HI 581History of the Life Sciences
HI 582Darwinism in Science and Society
HI 583Science and Religion in European History
HI 584Science in European Culture
HI 585History of American Technology
HON 296Honors Special Topics - Interdisciplinary Perspectives
HON 310The Creative Process in Science: Realities, Comparisons, and Culture Perceptions
IDS 201Environmental Ethics
IDS 303Humans and the Environment
IDS 490Interdisciplinary Methods and Issues
NR 303Humans and the Environment
NR 406Conservation of Biological Diversity
PHI 325Bio-Medical Ethics
PHI 340Philosophy of Science
PHI 440The Scientific Method
PS 314Science, Technology and Public Policy
PS 336Global Environmental Politics
PSY 312Applied Psychology
REL 471Darwinism and Christianity
SOC 261Technology in Society and Culture
SOC 381Sociology of Medicine
SOC 450Environmental Sociology
STS 210Women and Gender in Science and Technology
STS 214Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society
STS 301Science and Civilization
STS 302Contemporary Science, Technology and Human Values
STS 304Ethical Dimensions of Progress
STS 322Technological Catastrophes
STS 323World Population and Food Prospects
STS 325Bio-Medical Ethics
STS 402Peace and War in the Nuclear Age
STS 405Technology and American Culture
STS 471Darwinism and Christianity
STS 490Issues in Science, Technology, and Society
WGS 210Women and Gender in Science and Technology

Semester Sequence 

This is a sample.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
CH 101 Chemistry - A Molecular Science 1 3
CH 102 General Chemistry Laboratory 1 1
E 101 Introduction to Engineering & Problem Solving 1 1
E 115 Introduction to Computing Environments 1
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 1 4
MA 141 Calculus I 1 4
T 101 Strategies for Success in the Wilson College of Textiles 2
 Hours16
Spring Semester
CSC 116 Introduction to Computing - Java 3
GEP Requirement 3
MA 241 Calculus II 1 4
PY 205 Physics for Engineers and Scientists I 1 3
PY 206 Physics for Engineers and Scientists I Laboratory 1
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
 Hours15
Second Year
Fall Semester
MA 242 Calculus III 4
MAE 206
Engineering Statics
or Engineering Mechanics-Statics
3
PY 208 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II 3
PY 209 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory 1
GC 120 Foundations of Graphics 3
TE 200 Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering 3
 Hours17
Spring Semester
MA 341 Applied Differential Equations I 3
MAE 208
Engineering Dynamics
or Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics
3
TE 201 Fiber Science 4
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Economics  
Principles of Microeconomics  
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics  
TE 205 Analog and Digital Circuits 4
 Hours17
Third Year
Fall Semester
TE 301 Engineering Textile Structures I: Linear Assemblies 4
TE 303 Thermodynamics for Textile Engineers 3
MSE 201 Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
TE 435 Process Systems Analysis and Control 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
Speak/Writ/Foreign Lang 3
ST 370 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3
PCC 301
PCC 304
Technology of Dyeing and Finishing
and Technology of Dyeing & Finishing Laboratory
4
TE 302 Textile Manufacturing Processes and Systems II 4
MAE 214 Solid Mechanics 3
 Hours17
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
TE 401 Textile Engineering Design I 4
TE 463 Polymer Engineering 3
GEP Requirement 9
 Hours16
Spring Semester
TE 402 Textile Engineering Design II 4
TE 404 Textile Engineering Lean SixSigma Quality 3
TE 424 Textile Engineering Quality Improvement Laboratory 1
TE 467 Mechanics of Tissues & Implants Requirements 3
GEP Requirement 3
 Hours14
 Total Hours126