University Catalog 2023-2024

Textile Engineering (BS): Information Systems 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: Information Systems Design concentration provides the student with the use of database information systems and is linked with Industrial Engineering, which allows most of the students to minor in IE while some choose to minor/double major in Computer 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.


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

Plan Requirements

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 101
CH 102
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
and General Chemistry Laboratory 1
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 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
PCC 301
PCC 304
Technology of Dyeing and Finishing
and Technology of Dyeing & Finishing Laboratory
GC 120Foundations of Graphics3
MAE 206Engineering Statics3
or CE 214 Engineering Mechanics-Statics
ST 370Probability and Statistics for Engineers3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
Fundamentals of Economics
Concentration Requirements
ISE 135Computer-Based Modeling for Engineers3
ISE 311Engineering Economic Analysis3
ISE 361Deterministic Models in Industrial Engineering3
TE 440Textile Information Systems Design4
Concentration Elective: Select two of the following:6
Supply Chain Economics and Decision Making
Database Applications in Industrial & Systems Engineering
Python Programming for Industrial & Systems Engineers
Data Analytics for Industrial Engineering
Introduction to Simulation
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 Hours126

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
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 2
EC 201
Principles of Microeconomics
or Fundamentals of Economics
or Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics
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 200 Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering 3
TE 110 Computer-Based Modeling for Engineers 3
GC 120 Foundations of Graphics 3
Spring Semester
MA 341 Applied Differential Equations I 3
TE 201 Fiber Science 4
TE 205 Analog and Digital Circuits 4
ISE 135 Computer-Based Modeling for Engineers 3
MAE 206
Engineering Statics
or Engineering Mechanics-Statics
Third Year
Fall Semester
TE 301 Engineering Textile Structures I: Linear Assemblies 3
TE 303 Thermodynamics for Textile Engineers 3
TE 440 Textile Information Systems Design 4
ST 370 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3
ISE 361 Deterministic Models in Industrial Engineering 3
Spring Semester
TE 302 Textile Manufacturing Processes and Systems II 4
TE 404 Textile Engineering Quality Improvement 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
TE 424 Textile Engineering Quality Improvement Laboratory 1
ISE 311 Engineering Economic Analysis 3
GEP Humanities 3
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
TE 401 Textile Engineering Design I 4
PCC 301
PCC 304
Technology of Dyeing and Finishing
and Technology of Dyeing & Finishing Laboratory
GEP Humanities 3
Concentration Elective 3
GEP Social Sciences 3
Spring Semester
TE 402 Textile Engineering Design II 4
Concentration Elective 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives 3
GEP US Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 3
 Total Hours126