Textile Engineering (BS): Product Engineering 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: Product Engineering concentration focuses on the design of new and innovative products and is the most multi-disciplinary and flexible. Students may concentrate on specific areas of interest including bio-medical materials, sports textiles, and composites. Some students in this concentration choose to double major in Biomedical Engineering while others minor in Material Science. 

  • 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.
  • Our courses deal with the application of scientific and engineering principles to the design and control of all aspects of fiber, textile, and apparel processes, products, and machinery

For more details about the program, see description under the College of Engineering and the TECS TE website.

Contact

Dr. Philip Bradford
Associate Professor and Textile Engineering Program Director
Department of TECS
919.515.1866
philip_bradford@ncsu.edu

Plan Requirements

Orientation
E 101Introduction to Engineering & Problem Solving 11
E 115Introduction to Computing Environments1
T 101Strategies for Success in the Wilson College of Textiles1
Mathematical & Physical Science
MA 141Calculus I 14
MA 241Calculus II 14
MA 242Calculus III4
MA 341Applied Differential Equations I3
CH 101Chemistry - A Molecular Science 13
CH 102General Chemistry Laboratory 11
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
Major Requirements
E 102Engineering in the 21st Century2
TE 105Textile Engineering: Materials and Systems2
TE 110Computer-Based Modeling for Engineers 13
TE 200Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering3
TE 201Fiber Science4
TE 205Analog and Digital Circuits4
TE 301Engineering Textile Structures I: Linear Assemblies3
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 Quality Improvement3
TE 424Textile Engineering Quality Improvement Laboratory1
ST 370Probability and Statistics for Engineers3
PCC 301
PCC 304
Technology of Dyeing and Finishing
and Technology of Dyeing & Finishing Laboratory
4
GC 120Foundations of Graphics3
MAE 206Engineering Statics3
or CE 214 Engineering Mechanics-Statics
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
Fundamentals of Economics
Concentration Requirements
MSE 201Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials3
MAE 214Solid Mechanics3
or CE 225 Mechanics of Solids
TE 463Polymer Engineering3
Concentration Elective9
GEP Courses
Acad Writing Research 14
GEP Humanities6
GEP Social Sciences3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies2
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts)3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives3
GEP U.S. Diversity (verify requirement)
GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement)
Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement)
Total Hours125

Concentration Electives

Machine Design (Min: 9 Units)
MAE 208, TE/CHE 435, and one other elective with an MAE or TE prefix (selected with the approval of advisor). In addition, students wishing to pursue the machine design focus area should take MAE 206 for their Statics requirement and MAE 214 for their Solids requirement.
CE 282Hydraulics3
CHE 435Process Systems Analysis and Control3
ECE 482Engineering Entrepreneurship and New Product Development I3
ECE 483Engineering Entrepreneurship and New Product Development II3
MAE 200Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design1
MAE 208Engineering Dynamics3
MAE 250Introduction to Aerospace Engineering1
MAE 361Dynamics & Controls3
MAE 420Dynamic Analysis of Human Movement3
MAE 421Design of Solar Energy Systems3
MAE 426Fundamentals of Product Design3
MAE 430Applied Finite Element Analysis3
OR 562Simulation Modeling3
TC 589Special Studies In Textile Engineering and Science1-4
TE 435Process Systems Analysis and Control3
TE 440Textile Information Systems Design4
TE 466Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering3
TE 467Mechanics of Tissues & Implants Requirements3
TE 492Special Topics in Textile Engineering1-3
TE 505Textile Systems and Control3
TE 540Textile Information Systems Design4
TE 550Clothing Comfort and Personal Protection Science3
TE 561Human Physiology for Clothing and Wearables3
TE 562Simulation Modeling3
TE 565Textile Composites3
TE 566Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering3
TE 570Polymer Physics3
Medical Textiles (Min: 9 Units)
Choose three from the following list. Students pursuing this track should also complete BIO 183.
BME 418Wearable Biosensors and Microsystems3
BME 425Bioelectricity3
BME 444Orthopaedic Biomechanics3
BME 484Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering3
BME 540Nanobiotechnology Processing, Characterization, and Applications3
TE 466Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering3
TE 467Mechanics of Tissues & Implants Requirements3
TE 561Human Physiology for Clothing and Wearables3
TE 565Textile Composites3
TE 566Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering3
MSE 485Biomaterials3
Materials & Sci Engineering (Min: 9 Units)
MSE 300 & 455, and one other elective with an MSE or TE prefix (selected with the approval of advisor). In addition, students wishing to pursue the materials science and engineering focus area may take MSE 301 instead of TE 303.
MSE 255Experimental Methods for Structural Analysis of Materials2
MSE 260Mathematical Methods for Materials Engineers3
MSE 300Structure of Materials at the Nanoscale3
MSE 301Introduction to Thermodynamics of Materials3
MSE 335Experimental Methods for Analysis of Material Properties2
MSE 355Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Materials3
MSE 360Kinetic Processes in Materials3
MSE 380Microstructure of Organic Materials3
MSE 420Mechanical Properties of Materials3
MSE 455Polymer Technology and Engineering3
MSE 456Composite Materials3
MSE 460Microelectronic Materials3
MSE 465Introduction to Nanomaterials3
MSE 480Materials Forensics and Degradation3
MSE 485Biomaterials3
MSE 489Solid State Solar and Thermal Energy Harvesting3
TE 435Process Systems Analysis and Control3
TE 440Textile Information Systems Design4
TE 466Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering3
TE 467Mechanics of Tissues & Implants Requirements3
TE 492Special Topics in Textile Engineering1-3
TE 540Textile Information Systems Design4
TE 550Clothing Comfort and Personal Protection Science3
TE 561Human Physiology for Clothing and Wearables3
TE 562Simulation Modeling3
TE 565Textile Composites3
TE 566Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering3
TE 570Polymer Physics3
TE 589Special Studies In Textile Engineering and Science1-4
Protective Textiles (Min: 9 Units)
Choose three courses from the following list
TE 550Clothing Comfort and Personal Protection Science3
TE 466Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering3
TE 566Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering3
TE 565Textile Composites3
TE 589Special Studies In Textile Engineering and Science1-4
TE 561Human Physiology for Clothing and Wearables3

Acad Writing Research

Acad Writing Research
ENG 101Academic Writing and Research4
FLE 101Academic Writing and Research4
Transfer Sequence
ENG 1GEP100 Level English Composition3
ENG 202Disciplinary Perspectives in Writing3

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 1
 Hours15
Spring Semester
TE 105 Textile Engineering: Materials and Systems 1 2
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
E 102 Engineering in the 21st Century (GEP Req) 2
EC 201
Principles of Microeconomics
or Fundamentals of Economics
or Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics
3
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall Semester
MA 242 Calculus III 4
PY 208 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II 3
PY 209 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory 1
TE 110 Computer-Based Modeling for Engineers 3
TE 200 Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering 3
GC 120 Foundations of Graphics 3
 Hours17
Spring Semester
MA 341 Applied Differential Equations I 3
MSE 201 Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials 3
TE 201 Fiber Science 4
TE 205 Analog and Digital Circuits 4
MAE 206
Engineering Statics
or Engineering Mechanics-Statics
3
 Hours17
Third Year
Fall Semester
TE 301 Engineering Textile Structures I: Linear Assemblies 3
TE 303 Thermodynamics for Textile Engineers 3
MAE 214
Solid Mechanics
or Mechanics of Solids
3
ST 370 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3
GEP Humanities 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
TE 302 Textile Manufacturing Processes and Systems II 4
TE 404 Textile Engineering Quality Improvement 3
TE 424 Textile Engineering Quality Improvement Laboratory 1
PCC 301
PCC 304
Technology of Dyeing and Finishing
and Technology of Dyeing & Finishing Laboratory
4
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
GEP Humanities 3
 Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
TE 401 Textile Engineering Design I 4
TE 463 Polymer Engineering 3
Engineering Elective 3
GEP Social Sciences 3
GEP Additional Breadth 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
TE 402 Textile Engineering Design II 4
Select two Engineering Elective courses 6
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours125