University Catalog 2024-2025

Textile Engineering (MS)

Master of Science Degree Requirements

Students are required to take a total of 8 courses (24 credits of graded coursework), meeting criteria #1 and #2 below, courses may count toward both criteria (e.g. all TE and some TC courses). Additional courses must be of the graduate level (500-level or above) and be relevant to the field of study.

TECS Core Courses15
Criteria #1 1
See "Criteria #1" listed below
Engineering Content Courses12
Criteria #2
See "Criteria #2" listed below
TECS Seminar2
Research / Independent Studies6-9
Select either "Option A" or "Option B"
Option A 2
Independent Study
Master's Supervised Research
Master's Thesis Research
Summer Thesis Research
Option B 3
Independent Study
Independent Study
Total Hours32-36

The TE courses may also count towards criteria #2 as listed there


At least 6 credits of research or independent study courses, the first 6 credits are always recommended to be TC 630


6 credits of independent study

Criteria #1

Select a minimum of five courses from the TECS faculty-taught courses listed below15
Total Hours15

TC Prefix

500-Level Courses
TC 530The Chemistry Of Textile Auxiliaries3
TC 561Organic Chemistry Of Polymers3
TC 565Polymer Applications and Technology3
TC 589Special Studies In Textile Engineering and Science1-4
700-Level Courses
TC 704Fiber Formation--Theory and Practice3
TC 705Theory Of Dyeing3
TC 706Color Science3
TC 707Color Laboratory1
TC 710Science of Dye Chemistry, Dyeing, Printing and Finishing3
TC 720Chemistry Of Dyes and Color3
TC 771Polymer Microstructures, Conformations and Properties3
TC 791Special Topics In Textile Science1-6
TC 792Special Topics In Fiber Science1-6

 TE Prefix

500-Level Courses
TE 505Textile Systems and Control3
TE 533Lean Six Sigma Quality3
TE 540Textile Information Systems Design4
TE 550Clothing Comfort and Personal Protection Science3
TE 551Human 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

TT Prefix

500-Level Courses
TT 503Materials, Polymers, and Fibers used in Nonwovens3
TT 504Introduction to Nonwovens Products and Processes 3
TT 505Advanced Nonwovens Processing3
TT 507Nonwoven Characterization Methods3
TT 508Nonwoven Product Development3
TT 520Yarn Processing Dynamics3
TT 521Filament Yarn Production Processing and Properties3
TT 530Textile Quality and Process Control3
TT 532Evaluation of Biotextiles3
TT 533Lean Six Sigma Quality3
TT 581Technical Textiles3


500-Level Courses
TTM 501Textile Enterprise Integration3
700-Level Courses
TMS 761Mechanical and Rheological Properties Of Fibrous Material3
TMS 762Physical Properties Of Fiber Forming Polymers, Fibers and Fibrous Structures3
TMS 763Characterization Of Structure Of Fiber Forming Polymers3
FPS 710Science of Dye Chemistry, Dyeing, Printing and Finishing3
FPS 750Advances in Fabric Formation, Structure, and Properties3
FPS 770Advances in Polymer Science3

Criteria #2

Select a minimum of four courses from the Engineering graduate-level classes12
TE 500+
Any graded (non-research) TE/TMS course at the 500 level or higher
Engineering 500+
Any graded (non-research) Engineering course at the 500-level or higher, such as, but not limited to prefixes: CHE, MSE, NE, BME, ENG, CSC, etc.
Total Hours12

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree Requirements

The Accelerated Bachelors/Master’s (ABM) degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students at NC State an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at an accelerated pace. These undergraduate students may double count up to 12 credits and obtain a non-thesis Master’s degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree, or obtain a thesis-based Master’s degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree.

This degree program also provides an opportunity for the Directors of Graduate Programs (DGPs) at NC State to recruit rising juniors in their major to their graduate programs. However, permission to pursue an ABM degree program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School. Admission is contingent on meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entering the graduate program.


  • Roger L. Barker
  • Ahmed El-Shafei
  • Harold S. Freeman
  • David Hinks
  • Tushar K. Ghosh
  • Russell E. Gorga
  • Warren J. Jasper
  • Jeffrey Allen Joines
  • Martin William King
  • Marian G. McCord
  • Behnam Pourdeyhimi
  • Jon Paul Rust
  • Renzo Shamey
  • Richard J. Spontak
  • Alan E. Tonelli
  • Xiangwu Zhang
  • Philip Bradford
  • Emiel DenHartog
  • George Lawrence Hodge
  • Jesse Jur
  • Richard Kotek
  • Wendy E. Krause
  • Jerome Lavelle
  • Sonja Salmon
  • Nelson Vinueza
  • Januka Budhathoki-Uprety
  • Xiaomeng Fang
  • Ericka Ford
  • Wei Gao
  • Jessica Gluck
  • Bryan Ormond
  • Eunkyoung Shim
  • Mengmeng Zhu

Assistant Professor

  • Amanda Mills

Emeritus Faculty

  • Pamela Banks-Lee
  • Robert A. Barnhardt
  • Robert Alan Donaldson
  • Aly H. El-Shiekh
  • Perry L. Grady
  • Bhupender S. Gupta
  • Peter J Hauser
  • Samuel Mack Hudson
  • Gary N. Mock
  • Mansour H. Mohamed
  • William Oxenham
  • Stephen Dean Roberts
  • Carl B. Smith
  • Moon Won Suh
  • Michael Herbert Theil

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Hechmi Hamouda
  • Benoit Maze
  • Jialong Shen
  • Tova Nykaila Williams

Adjunct Faculty

  • Gisela de Aragao Umbuzeiro