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Textile Engineering 

Admissions Information

Those pursuing Textile Engineering must have an undergraduate engineering degree or demonstrated proficiency in the appropriate calculus-based math and core technical competencies. If these requirements are not met, additional coursework may be required prior to admission into the program. Successful applicants typically have a science or engineering background.

Applicants are also expected to meet the following minimum requirements: a GPA of 3.0 or First Class Honors in the Bachelor's degree; GRE scores in the 65th percentile; a TOEFL score of 213 for the computer-based, and 80 for internet-based(international students) OR IELTS scores with an overall band score of at least 6.5; and three letters of reference.

Degree Requirements for Master of Science in Textile Engineering

  1. A minimum of 30 credit hours is required to fulfill the degree requirements.
  2. Students must take a minimum of five 3-credit courses from the approved offerings:

    • TE 501

      Analysis and Design of Yarn Production Systems

      TE 502

      Dynamics of Fabric Production Systems

      TE 505

      Textile Systems and Control

      TE 533

      Lean Six Sigma Quality

      TE 540

      Textile Information Systems Design

      TE 565

      Textile Composities

      TE 566

      Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering

      TE 570

      Polymer Physics

      TE(TC) 589

      Special Studies in Textile Engineering and Science

      TE 601


      TE 602

      Textile Technology Seminar

      TE 630

      Independent Study

      TE 676

      Special Projects

      TE 685

      Master’s Supervised Teaching

      TE 690

      Master’s Examination

      TE 693

      Master’s Supervised Research

      TE 695

      Master’s Thesis Research

      TE 696

      Summer Thesis Research

      TE 699

      Master’s Thesis Preparation

      TE 705

      Textile Instrumentation and Control Systems

      TE(ECE,MAE,FPS) 717

      Multivariable Linear Systems Theory

      TE(FPS,TT,) 781

      Mechanics of Twisted Structure

      TE(FPS,TT) 781

      Mechanics of Fabric Structure

      TMS 500

      Fiber and Polymer Microscopy

      TMS(FPS, MSE) 761

      Mechanical and Rheological Properties of Fibrous Material

      TMS(FPS) 762

      Physical Properties of Fiber Forming Polymers, Fibers and Fibrous Structures

      TMS(FPS,MSE) 763

      Characterizaton of Structure of Fiber Forming Polymers

      TT 504

      Introduction of Nonwovens

      TT 505

      Advanced Nonwovens Processing

      TT 506

      Bonding Principles in Nonwovens

      TT 507

      Nonwoven Characterization Methods

      TT 508

      Nonwoven Product Development

      TT 532

      Evaluation of Biotextiles

      TT 581

      Technical Textiles

  3. Six hours of TE 695 (Thesis Research), which count toward the 30 credit hour minimum requirement.
  4. Two semesters of TE 601 (Graduate Seminar), which count toward the 30 credit hours minimum requirement.
  5. Up to three courses (9 credit hours) are to be chosen from supporting (minor) areas. The courses may be selected from a single field, e.g., textile technology, statistics, or industrial engineering; from two designated fields (co-minor); or from more than one discipline (interdisciplinary minor). No more than one of these courses may be a 400-level course. TE Course Description

Assistantship Information

Financial aid in the form of research assistantships or fellowships are not guaranteed upon acceptance into Textile Engineering; therefore, potential students should apply early to increase their chances of funding. While many students begin their graduate studies without financial support, they do often find some type of support before completing their program.