University Catalog 2023-2024

Textile Engineering (BS): Chemical Processing 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, The TE program: Chemical Processing concentration is designed to combine both Textile and Chemical Engineering to develop chemical process improvement engineers for industries dealing with fibers and polymers. 

  • 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.


Dr. Philip Bradford
Associate Professor and Textile Engineering Program Director
Department of TECS

Plan Requirements

T 101Strategies for Success in the Wilson College of Textiles1
E 101Introduction to Engineering & Problem Solving 11
E 115Introduction to Computing Environments1
Mathematical & Physical 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
CH 201
CH 202
Chemistry - A Quantitative Science
and Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory
PY 205
PY 206
Physics for Engineers and Scientists I
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists I Laboratory 1
PY 208
PY 209
Physics for Engineers and Scientists II
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory
Major Requirements
E 102Engineering in the 21st Century2
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
or CHE 315 Chemical Process Thermodynamics
TE 401Textile Engineering Design I4
TE 402Textile Engineering Design II4
TE 404Textile Engineering Quality Improvement3
TE 424Textile Engineering Quality Improvement Laboratory1
PCC 301
PCC 304
Technology of Dyeing and Finishing
and Technology of Dyeing & Finishing Laboratory
ST 370Probability and Statistics for Engineers3
MAE 206Engineering Statics3
or CE 214 Engineering Mechanics-Statics
GC 120Foundations of Graphics3
Economics - Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
Fundamentals of Economics
Concentration Requirements
CHE 205Chemical Process Principles4
CHE 225Introduction to Chemical Engineering Analysis3
CHE 311Transport Processes I3
CHE 435Process Systems Analysis and Control3
Concentration Elective 3
Choose from one of the following
Polymer Engineering
Mechanics of Tissues & Implants Requirements
Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering
Clothing Comfort and Personal Protection Science
Human Physiology for Clothing and Wearables
Textile Composites
Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering
Polymer Physics
Special Studies In Textile Engineering and Science
Textile Information Systems Design
Transport Processes II
Thermodynamics of Chemical and Phase Equilibria
Chemical Engineering Lab I
Chemical Processing of Electronic Materials
GEP Courses
Acad Writing Research 14
GEP Humanities6
GEP Social Sciences3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies2
GEP US Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives3
GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement)
Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement)
Total Hours125

Concentration Elective

BME 466Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering3
BME 566Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering3
CHE 312Transport Processes II3
CHE 475Advances in Pollution Prevention: Environmental Management for the Future3
CHE 575Advances in Pollution Prevention: Environmental Management for the Future3
TE 440Textile Information Systems Design4
TE 463Polymer Engineering3
TE 466Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering3
TE 540Textile Information Systems Design4
TE 565Textile Composites3
TE 566Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering3
TMS 565Textile Composites3

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
Spring Semester
CH 201 Chemistry - A Quantitative Science 3
CH 202 Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory 1
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
TE 200 Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering 3
E 102 Engineering in the 21st Century 2
Second Year
Fall Semester
CHE 205 Chemical Process Principles 2 4
TE 110 Computer-Based Modeling for Engineers 3
PY 208 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II 3
PY 209 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory 1
MA 242 Calculus III 4
GEP Humanities 3
Spring Semester
TE 201 Fiber Science 4
MAE 206
Engineering Statics
or Engineering Mechanics-Statics
CHE 225 Introduction to Chemical Engineering Analysis 2 3
MA 341 Applied Differential Equations I 3
GEP Social Sciences 3
Third Year
Fall Semester
ST 370 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3
CHE 311 Transport Processes I 2 3
TE 301 Engineering Textile Structures I: Linear Assemblies 3
TE 303
Thermodynamics for Textile Engineers
or Chemical Process Thermodynamics
GEP Humanities 3
Spring Semester
TE 205 Analog and Digital Circuits 4
TE 302 Textile Manufacturing Processes and Systems II 4
TE 404 Textile Engineering Quality Improvement 3
TE 424 Textile Engineering Quality Improvement Laboratory 1
GC 120 Foundations of Graphics 3
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
TE 401 Textile Engineering Design I 4
PCC 301 Technology of Dyeing and Finishing 3
PCC 304 Technology of Dyeing & Finishing Laboratory 1
Concentration Elective 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
GEP US Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 3
Spring Semester
TE 402 Textile Engineering Design II 4
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Economics  
Principles of Microeconomics  
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics  
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
CHE 435 Process Systems Analysis and Control 3
 Total Hours125