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
- A minimum of 30 credit hours is required to fulfill the degree requirements.
- Students must take a minimum of five 3-credit courses from the approved offerings:
Analysis and Design of Yarn Production Systems
Dynamics of Fabric Production Systems
Textile Systems and Control
Lean Six Sigma Quality
Textile Information Systems Design
Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering
Special Studies in Textile Engineering and Science
Textile Technology Seminar
Master’s Supervised Teaching
Master’s Supervised Research
Master’s Thesis Research
Summer Thesis Research
Master’s Thesis Preparation
Textile Instrumentation and Control Systems
Multivariable Linear Systems Theory
Mechanics of Twisted Structure
Mechanics of Fabric Structure
Fiber and Polymer Microscopy
TMS(FPS, MSE) 761
Mechanical and Rheological Properties of Fibrous Material
Physical Properties of Fiber Forming Polymers, Fibers and Fibrous Structures
Characterizaton of Structure of Fiber Forming Polymers
Introduction of Nonwovens
Advanced Nonwovens Processing
Bonding Principles in Nonwovens
Nonwoven Characterization Methods
Nonwoven Product Development
Evaluation of Biotextiles
- Six hours of TE 695 (Thesis Research), which count toward the 30 credit hour minimum requirement.
- Two semesters of TE 601 (Graduate Seminar), which count toward the 30 credit hours minimum requirement.
- 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
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.