Graduate Textiles Courses

Graduate programs that are to be earned entirely through Textiles Online programs are designed for maximum flexibility. Students may also choose to enroll in a class-by-class basis. Registration information is included on each program page.

NOTE: If you wish to register for a course but do not meet the prerequisites, the instructor may be willing to provide you with written permission to waive the course prerequisites. Contact the instructor to secure the permission you need to register for the course.

Master of Textiles Master of Science in Textile Chemistry Certificate in Nonwoven Science and Technology

 

Master of Textiles Degree

The Master of Textiles requires 30 credit hours of study with a final oral examination. Students are assigned an advisor and develop a Plan of Work. Textiles Online students must complete the program within 6 calendar years from the date of the first course in their Plan of Work.

For more information, visit the Master of Textiles page, or click each course below to read a full description.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Theories, experimental evidence and characterization methods of the molecular fine structure of fiber forming polymers in the solid state. Characterization methods include X-ray diffraction, microscopy, infrared, thermal and magnetic resonance.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Fundamentals of raw material used in nonwoven processes. Raw material production, chemical and physical properties of nonwoven raw materials and assessment of material properties. Introduction of structure/property relationships for these materials and how these relationships influence end use applications.

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  • Credit hours: 3
  • Corequisites: TT 503
  • Description: Fiber web/nonwoven fabrics produced directly from fibers or their precursors. Physical and chemical nature of local bonding and fiber entanglement. Viable process for producing these fabrics. Economic justification for process and production. Product/process interaction. Plant visits whenever possible.

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  • Credit hours: 3
  • Prerequisites: TT/NW 503, TT/NW 504
  • Description: An in-depth understanding of the mechanisms and processes used in the production of nonwoven materials. Design and operation of these mechanisms and processes. Process flow, optimization of process parameters, influence of process parameters on product properties.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Prerequisites: TT/NW 505
  • Description: Fundamentals of fluid mechanics and heat transfer mechanisms during the bonding nonwovens. Provide engineering and in-depth description of hydroentangling, thermal bonding and needle punching techniques. Modeling methods and laboratory work are assigned.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Corequisites: TT/NW 505
  • Description: Fundamentals of methods used in evaluating properties and performance of nonwovens. Assessment of thermal, mechanical, moisture transport and barrier properties of nonwovens. Reliability and interpretation of test results.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Prerequisites: TT/NW 505, TT/NW 507
  • Description: Fundamentals of nonwoven product development. In-depth knowledge of the materials, processes and nonwovens products. Design a set of experiments intended for product development. Students work in teams to design and evaluate nonwoven products.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Principles and practice involved in modern yarn and manufacture; including machine-fiber interactions occurring during different processing stages.

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  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Structure, properties and processes for manufacturing and treating continuous filament yarns. Response of fibers to elevated temperatures, twist, false twist and various bulking processes. Yarn structures and properties required for stretch and molded fabrics. Independent laboratory and critical literature review in general area of filament yarn processing, properties and test methods.

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  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Engineering analysis of tricot and raschel machinery. Design of yarn let-off and fabric take-up mechanisms. Studies of fabric production techniques and quality control systems. Theory of production optimization and the properties of fabrics. Complexgeometrical loop models and their application.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Interrelation between mechanics of production and mechanical properties of woven fabric; unit operations required to prepare yarns for weaving and the mechanism employed in weaving; fabric structure, geometry and mechanical properties; designing forspecific fabrics properties.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Theory and practice of structural design and technology requirements for highly specialized woven fabrics. Emphasis upon resultant physical behavior of different fabrics and their components.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: The interrelation between the mechanics of production and mechanical properties of woven and knitted fabrics; unit operations required to prepare yams for weaving and knitting and mechanisms employed in weaving and knitting; fabric structure, geometry and mechanical properties; designing for specific fabric properties.

 

  • Credit hours: 1-4
  • Description: Special Studies in Textile Technology to fulfill needs not covered by current offering. Student and faculty required to submit topics to be covered to director of graduate programs within first week of semester.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Discussion of philosophy, strategy and technology of enterprise integration for textile manufacturing. Survey of enabling technologies such as computer-aided design; computer-aided manufacturing; material handling systems; information systems for control, supervision and planning; and internet resources.

 

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  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Management approaches and strategies for forecasting, planning, creating, and implementing technology changes in textile industry complex undergoing rapid market place and global competitive changes.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: The course focuses on an integrated approach to new product design, development and marketing of textile products. This integrated approach includes a] innovation strategy and opportunity identification, b] the design process for textile products, c] market launch, and d] managing innovation. The course include diverse textile end-uses, including apparel, home textiles, transportation textiles, and medical textiles. Trends in textile product development are reviewed. The dynamics of business analysis and strategy, design prototypes, and product analysis and recommendation are analyzed.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: An overview of the economic, competitive, technological and market dynamics of the international textile and apparel industries. Trends in demand, output and trade are reviewed. The dynamic forces shaping and transforming the industry internationally are analyzed. Patterns of change at the global, regional, national and company level are explained and the outlook for the industries is considered.

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  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: The course provides an understanding of the global textile brand management and marketing environments, global markets, and marketing programs and organizations. Specific topics include a] the economic, social, political/legal, and cultural environments; b] global textile market opportunities and challenges; c] global textile and apparel marketing strategies, and d] creation and management of global textile and apparel marketing programs.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Elements of competitive strategy and planning methods within the textile complex with emphasis on the concepts of strategy in a mature industry, defining business in a global industry, resource allocation through strategic planning methods and implementing strategy in a single business and multi-business firms. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Offered in Fall only.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: A study and analysis of quantitative methods employed in market research in the textile industry. Function of market research and its proper orientation to management and decision making.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Study and analysis of global textile supply chains. Field trips to textile related companies and organizations are required. Students will conduct a research project on global supply chain issues. Course taught off campus for non US global perspectives.

 

  • Credit hours: 1-4
  • Description: Special Studies in Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management to fulfill needs not covered by current offerings. Student and faculty required to submit topics to be covered to director of graduate programs within first week of semester.

 

  • Credit hours: 1
  • Description: Discussion of scientific articles of interest to the textile industry; review and discussion of student papers and research problems.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Problems of specific interest in textile and apparel technology. Preparation of report, in a format suitable for publication required. One-page outline signed by advisor must be submitted within first week of semester.
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Master of Science in Textile Chemistry

The Master of Science in Textile Chemistry (Option B) requires 33 credit hours of study with a final comprehensive oral examination. Students develop a Plan of Graduate Work under the direction of a Textile Chemistry faculty advisor.

For more information, visit the Master of Science page, or click each course below to read a full description.

 

  • Credit hours: 4
  • Description: Introduction to the technology of textile wet processing. Topics include preparation, coloration, and finishing of textile substrates, color science and color measurement. Emphasis on basic science and equipment of textile wet processing.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Industrially important textile chemicals used for enhancing fiber and fabric properties such as durable press, water repellency, anti-soiling, flame retardancy, softness, stiffness, lubricity and other uses. Correlation of effect with structure, end-use influences, interaction with fabric and fibers, sources and synthetic routes, economic and environmental considerations.

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  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Principles of step reaction and addition polymerizations; copolymerization; emulsion polymerization; ionic polymerization; characterization of polymers; molecular structure and properties.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Prerequisites: TC 461
  • Description: Poly[olefins], poly[vinyl chloride], poly[vinyl acetate], poly[urethanes], epoxies, silicones, styrene copolymers used as textile finishes, nonwoven binders, fabric coatings, composites, adhesives, foams, carpet backing adhesives. Emphasis upon synthesis, industrial processes, properties and products.

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  • Credit hours: 1-4
  • Description: New or special course on developments in textile engineering and science. Specific topics and prerequisites identified vary. Generally used for first offering of a new course.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Practical and theoretical analysis of the chemical and physical principles underlying conventional methods of converting bulk polymer to fiber; rheology; melt, dry and wet polymer extrusion; fiber drawing; heat setting; general theory applied to unit processes.

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  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Mechanisms of dyeing. Application of thermodynamics to dyeing systems. Kinetics of diffusion in dyeing processes.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Basis of modern techniques for color specification, measurement, control and communication. Applications of color science to textiles, plastics, color reproduction, computer-based imaging and display systems. Basic concepts taught by computer color graphics.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Correlation of color and chemical constitution, synthetic routes for popular dyes of all important types; electronic mechanisms for reactive dyes; chemistry of dye interactions with light, washing and other in-use influences; economic and environmental considerations.

 

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  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Exploration of connections between microstructures and properties of polymers afforded by analysis of their conformational characteristics. Analysis of NMR spectroscopy and conformational energy estimates to establish polymer microstructures and resultant sizes and shapes of polymer chains, which then related to their unique and rich variety of physical properties.

 

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  • Credit hours: 1-4
  • Description: Intensive treatments of selected topics in textile, polymer and fiber science.

 

  • Credit hours: 1-3
  • Description: Study of selected topics of particular interest in various advanced phases of fiber science.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: In-depth study of the engineering design of biomedical polymers and implants. Polymeric biomaterials, including polymer synthesis and structure, polymer properties as related to designing orthopedic and vascular grafts. Designing textile products as biomaterials including surface modification and characterization techniques. Bioresorbable polymers.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Polymer microstructures, polymer solutions, polymer physical states [including amorphous polymers, crystalline polymers, polymer melts, melting of polymers, glass-transition, and other transitions], polymer blends, polymer mechanical properties, polymer viscoelasticity and flow, multicomponent polymer systems, and modern polymer topics. The physics of polymer fibers.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Art and science of light and electron microscopy; theoretical and practical aspects of visibility, resolution and contrast. Laboratory practice in assembling, testing and using various microscopes and accessories in analyzing, describing and identifying unoriented and oriented crystalline or amorphous materials. Laboratory emphasis on study of fibers and polymers through transmission microscopy with polarized light.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Experimental results and theoretical considerations of physical properties of fibers and fiber-forming polymers. Electrical, thermal, optical, frictional and moisture properties of these materials. Influence of chemical and molecular fine structure on these properties.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Theories, experimental evidence and characterization methods of the molecular fine structure of fiber forming polymers in the solid state. Characterization methods include X-ray diffraction, microscopy, infrared, thermal and magnetic resonance.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Fundamentals of raw material used in nonwoven processes. Raw material production, chemical and physical properties of nonwoven raw materials and assessment of material properties. Introduction of structure/property relationships for these materials and how these relationships influence end use applications.

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  • Credit hours: 1
  • Description: Discussion of scientific articles and presentations; review and discussion of student papers and research problems.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
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Certificate in Nonwoven Science and Technology

Students must take a minimum of 15 credit hours to fulfill the certificate requirements. For more information, visit the Certificate in Nonwoven Science and Technology page, or click each course below to read a full description.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Fundamentals of raw material used in nonwoven processes. Raw material production, chemical and physical properties of nonwoven raw materials and assessment of material properties. Introduction of structure/property relationships for these materials and how these relationships influence end use applications.

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  • Credit hours: 3
  • Corequisites: TT 503
  • Description: Fiber web/nonwoven fabrics produced directly from fibers or their precursors. Physical and chemical nature of local bonding and fiber entanglement. Viable process for producing these fabrics. Economic justification for process and production. Product/process interaction. Plant visits whenever possible.

View Syllabus

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Experimental results and theoretical considerations of physical properties of fibers and fiber-forming polymers. Electrical, thermal, optical, frictional and moisture properties of these materials. Influence of chemical and molecular fine structure on these properties.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Prerequisites: TT/NW 503, TT/NW 504
  • Description: An in-depth understanding of the mechanisms and processes used in the production of nonwoven materials. Design and operation of these mechanisms and processes. Process flow, optimization of process parameters, influence of process parameters on product properties.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Prerequisites: TT/NW 505
  • Description: Fundamentals of fluid mechanics and heat transfer mechanisms during the bonding nonwovens. Provide engineering and in-depth description of hydroentangling, thermal bonding and needle punching techniques. Modeling methods and laboratory work are assigned.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Corequisites: TT/NW 505
  • Description: Fundamentals of methods used in evaluating properties and performance of nonwovens. Assessment of thermal, mechanical, moisture transport and barrier properties of nonwovens. Reliability and interpretation of test results.

 

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Prerequisites: TT/NW 505, TT/NW 507
  • Description: Fundamentals of nonwoven product development. In-depth knowledge of the materials, processes and nonwovens products. Design a set of experiments intended for product development. Students work in teams to design and evaluate nonwoven products.
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