University Catalog 2023-2024

Nonwoven Science and Technology (Certificate)

The Nonwovens Institute offers a University Graduate Certificate in Nonwovens Science and Engineering through the Wilson College of Textiles.  The program is available to students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at NC State as well as non-degree seeking graduate level students. Any student seeking a certificate in Nonwovens Science and Engineering must be a graduate of an accredited four-year college or university. The goal of this certificate is to provide recognized academic credentials in Nonwoven Science and Engineering.


Applicants must apply through the Graduate School for the Graduate Certificate in Nonwoven Science and Engineering. Applicants submit a resume identifying educational preparation and work experiences and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework.

Applicants must meet one of the three following requirements:

  1. Be a graduate of an accredited four-year college or university, and have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale in their last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study
  2. Be a degree student in good standing in an NC State University graduate program
  3. Have a master’s degree

The certificate must be completed within four (4) calendar years from the date the student starts the first course. Awarding of the certificate requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better in all of the required courses.

Plan Requirements

Required Courses15
Introduction to Nonwovens Products and Processes
Materials, Polymers, and Fibers used in Nonwovens
Physical Properties Of Fiber Forming Polymers, Fibers and Fibrous Structures
Advanced Nonwovens Processing
Nonwoven Characterization Methods
Nonwoven Product Development
Total Hours15