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Graduate Certificates | Nonwoven Science and Engineering

Nonwoven Science and Engineering

Entrance Exam: Not Required
Wilson College of Textiles

The Graduate Certificate in Nonwoven Science and Engineering, offered by the Textiles Online Program of the Wilson College of Textiles, provides graduate students and non-degree graduate-level students the opportunity to develop recognized academic credentials and advanced expertise in Nonwoven Science and Engineering.


Applicants must apply through the Graduate School for the Graduate Certificate in Nonwoven Science and Engineering. Applicants submit a resume identifying educational preparation and work experiences and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework.

Applicants must meet one of the three following requirements:

  1. Be a graduate of an accredited four-year college or university, and have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale in their last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study, or
  2. Be a degree student in good standing in an NC State University graduate program, or
  3. Have a master’s degree.

The certificate must be completed within four (4) calendar years from the date the student starts the first course. Awarding of the certificate requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better in all of the required courses.

Plan of Study

The Graduate Certificate in Nonwoven Science and Engineering requires a minimum of 15 credit hours (or 5 classes).

Career Prospects

The Graduate Certificate in Nonwoven Science and Engineering from the Wilson College of Textiles opens the door to rewarding careers in advanced materials and processes fields. Professionals with specialized education in nonwoven materials are especially in demand by employers in the automotive, aerospace, and healthcare industry.

How graduates use the knowledge delivered by this program depends on each professional’s background. Chemical engineers optimize nonwoven material processes, while process engineers typically enhance manufacturing processes, especially in textiles, filtration, and geotextiles. Professionals working in materials and process engineering bridge development and production gaps. Textile engineers and designers innovate textile products, including specialized apparel, medical textiles, and eco-friendly materials.

Program graduates are prime candidates for career advancement in sustainable material development, manufacturing refinement, and textile design.