Textile Technology (BS): Technical Textiles Concentration

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The B.S. in Textile Technology provides students with basic knowledge of fiber materials, science and technologies of fiber processing, as well as fiber-based product design and development. The curriculum prepares students in product design and development processes, beginning with understanding of application to material selection to appropriate technologies to utilize.

The Textile Technology degree program offers a well rounded versatile degree, which prepares graduates to collaborate effectively with professionals in a global interdisciplinary environment. After introductory exposure to several of the fundamental aspects of fiber science and textile technology, the student can build additional depth in one of the three concentrations of Medical Textiles, Technical Textiles, and Textile Supply Chain Operations or stay in the general degree which allows students the flexibility of designing their own interest or transferring from other programs or community colleges. The Medical Textiles concentration covers design and methods of production of state-of-the-art textile products and devices used in medical applications including sutures for wound closing to cardiac support devices. The Technical Textiles concentration covers design principles, understanding of applications, and technologies relevant to the vast array of technical textiles materials and products used in such areas as transportation, storage, packaging, automobile engineering, geotechnical engineering, and much more. This concentration offers two options: Materials and Nonwovens. The Textile Supply Chain Operations concentration focuses on the design, management, and coordination all the activities required to transform raw materials into finished textile products to retail. Students in this degree program will participate in the TE/TT Capstone Design Program, where projects are sponsored by industry partners and government agencies.  More information about the degrees is available on the TECS TT website.

Plan Requirements

Orientation
T 101Strategies for Success in the Wilson College of Textiles1
Acad Writing Research 14
MA/ST and Natural Sciences
MA 141Calculus I 14
MA 241Calculus II4
ST 311Introduction to Statistics3
or ST 370 Probability and Statistics for Engineers
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
4
PY 208
PY 209
Physics for Engineers and Scientists II
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory
4
Major Requirements
EC 205Fundamentals of Economics3
FTM 217The Textile Industry3
MT 366Biotextile Product Development3
PCC 302Technology of Textile Wet Processing4
TE 200Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering3
TMS 211Introduction to Fiber Science3
TT 105Introduction to Textile Technology3
TT 327Yarn Production and Properties4
TT 331Performance Evaluation of Textile Materials4
TT 341Knitted Fabric Technology3
TT 351Woven Products and Processes3
TT 380Management and Control of Textile and Apparel Systems3
TT 401Textile Technology Senior Design I4
TT 402Textile Technology Senior Design II4
TT 404Introduction to Nonwovens Products and Processes 3
TT 431Quality Management and Control In Textile Manufacturing3
TT 481Design and Technology of Technical Textiles3
Technical Textiles Concentration
Technical Textiles Electives17
GEP Courses
GEP Humanities6
GEP Social Sciences3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies2
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts)3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives5
GEP U.S. Diversity (verify requirement)
GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement)
Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement)
Total Hours120

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 Writing

Technical Textiles Concentration

BME 466Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering3
BME 566Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering3
CH 220Introductory Organic Chemistry3
MSE 201Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials3
MSE 255Experimental Methods for Structural Analysis of Materials2
MSE 300Structure of Materials at the Nanoscale3
MSE 380Microstructure of Organic Materials3
MSE 455Polymer Technology and Engineering3
MT 471The Chemistry of Synthetic and Natural Bipolymers3
NW 405Advanced Nonwovens Processing3
NW 408Nonwoven Product Development3
NW 504Introduction to Nonwovens Products and Processes 3
NW 505Advanced Nonwovens Processing3
NW 508Nonwoven Product Development3
PCC 1063
PCC 301Technology of Dyeing and Finishing3
PCC 304Technology of Dyeing & Finishing Laboratory1
PCC 350Introduction to Color Science and Its Applications2
PCC 461Chemistry of Polymeric Materials3
PCC 466Polymer Chemistry Laboratory3
PCC 471The Chemistry of Synthetic and Natural Bipolymers3
PY 570Polymer Physics3
T 497Independent Research in Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Materials Science I1-3
TE 463Polymer Engineering3
TE 466Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering3
TE 533Lean Six Sigma Quality3
TE 550Clothing Comfort and Personal Protection Science3
TE 551Human Physiology for Clothing and Wearables3
TE 566Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering3
TE 570Polymer Physics3
TT 405Advanced Nonwovens Processing3
TT 407Characterization Methods in Nonwovens3
TT 408Nonwoven Product Development3
TT 504Introduction to Nonwovens Products and Processes 3
TT 505Advanced Nonwovens Processing3
TT 508Nonwoven Product Development3
TT 533Lean Six Sigma Quality3
TTM 533Lean Six Sigma Quality3

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
CH 101
CH 102
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
and General Chemistry Laboratory 1
4
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 4
MA 141 Calculus I 1 4
TT 105 Introduction to Textile Technology (CP) 3
T 101 Strategies for Success in the Wilson College of Textiles 1
 Hours16
Spring Semester
MA 241 Calculus II 4
PY 205
PY 206
Physics for Engineers and Scientists I
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists I Laboratory
4
TMS 211 Introduction to Fiber Science 3
FTM 217 The Textile Industry 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
 Hours15
Second Year
Fall Semester
EC 205 Fundamentals of Economics 3
PY 208
PY 209
Physics for Engineers and Scientists II
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory
4
TT 327 Yarn Production and Properties (CP) 4
TT 380 Management and Control of Textile and Apparel Systems 3
GEP Humanities 3
 Hours17
Spring Semester
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics 3
TE 200 Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering 3
Technical Textiles Elective 3
TT 351 Woven Products and Processes (CP) 3
TT 341 Knitted Fabric Technology (CP) 3
 Hours15
Third Year
Fall Semester
TT 404 Introduction to Nonwovens Products and Processes 3
GEP Social Sciences 3
Technical Textiles elective 3
PCC 302 Technology of Textile Wet Processing 4
TT 481 Design and Technology of Technical Textiles 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
TT 331 Performance Evaluation of Textile Materials (CP) 4
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts) 3
MT 366 Biotextile Product Development 3
Select two Technical Textiles electives 5-6
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives 2-3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
TT 401 Textile Technology Senior Design I 4
GEP Humanities 3
Textile Textiles Elective 3
 Hours13
Spring Semester
Technical Textile Elective 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives 2-3
TT 402 Textile Technology Senior Design II 4
TT 431 Quality Management and Control In Textile Manufacturing 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours120