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Nonwoven Science and Technology

 

Graduate Certificate | Nonwoven Science and Technology

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: Not required

Designed to give recognized academic credentials and advanced expertise in nonwoven science and technology to NC State graduate students and others who hold a bachelor’s degree but are not enrolled in a degree program.

The Graduate Certificate in Nonwoven Science and Technology, offered by the Textiles Online Program of the 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 Technology.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

An application form for the Graduate Certificate in Nonwoven Science and Technology is required. Applicants submit a resume identifying educational preparation and work experiences and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work.

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
  2. Be a degree student in good standing in an NC State University graduate program
  3. Have a master's degree

Provisional Admission

  • Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirements may be admitted provisionally based on past work experiences as a professional in textiles or a textile related field. Students who are admitted provisionally must earn at least a "B" average in the first three courses of the certificate program in order obtain full admission into the certificate program.

The student will receive a letter of approval upon program acceptance. Students prepare and submit a contract using the Certificate Contract Application prior to completing the first course after being accepted into the program.

Students may begin taking courses for the certificate in Fall or Spring.

PLAN OF STUDY

  • The certificate requires 15 credit hours.

Core Courses- 6 credit hours

TT 504 - Introduction to Nonwovens Processes and Products

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Fall and Summer

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TT 503 - Materials, Polymers, and Fibers used in Nonwovens

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Fall Only

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TMS 762 - Physical Properties Of Fiber Forming Polymers, Fibers and Fibrous Structures

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Years

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2016 Spring Term

Advanced Courses - minimum 9 credit hours

TT 505 - Advanced Nonwovens Processing

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Spring Only

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TT 406 - Bonding Fundamentals in Nonwovens

Units: 3

Fundamentals of fluid mechanics and heat transfer mechanisms during the bonding of nonwovens. In-depth description of hydroentangling, thermal bonding and needle punching techniques. Modeling methods and laboratory work are assigned.

Offered in Fall Only

TT 507 - Nonwoven Characterization Methods

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2016 Spring Term

TT 508 - Nonwoven Product Development

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Fall Only

Tuition Level: Graduate

Resident
Cost per Credit Hour: $411.88
Total Estimated Cost for 15 Credits Completed at NC State: $6,178.20

Non-resident
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,007.88
Total Estimated Cost for 15 Credits Completed at NC State: $15,118.20

Approximate cost per semester: $3,706.92 based on 9 credit hours

Note: There may be additional fees associated with Distance Education courses for verification of student identity for proctored examinations. These fees will be paid directly by the student to the proctor or facility and are not charged to your student account.

More about Online and Distance Education Tuition

Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details

Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi

Program Coordinator

919-515-1822
bpourdey@ncsu.edu