Textile Chemistry - Online and Distance Education

Textile Chemistry

 

Courses

The Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS) Department grants an MS TC (Option B) degree to students who fulfill the 35 -hour course work requirements in textile chemistry, and who pass the Department’s final comprehensive oral examination. Students enrolled in this program must develop a Plan of Graduate Work under the direction of his or her TC faculty advisor.

Students must take a minimum of 35 credit hours to fulfill the degree requirements, including:

At least six (6) courses from the following list of approved TC courses.

Substitutions must be approved by the Director of Graduate Programs.

TC 530 - The Chemistry Of Textile Auxiliaries

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Spring Only

TC 561 - Organic Chemistry Of Polymers

Units: 3

Principles of step reaction and addition polymerizations; copolymerization; emulsion polymerization; ionic polymerization; characterization of polymers; molecular structure and properties.

Offered in Fall Only

TC 565 - Polymer Applications and Technology

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Spring Only

TC 589 - Special Studies In Textile Engineering and Science

Units: 1 - 4

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.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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TC 704 - Fiber Formation--Theory and Practice

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Spring Only

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2022 Spring Term

TC 705 - Theory Of Dyeing

Units: 3

Mechanisms of dyeing. Application of thermodynamics to dyeing systems. Kinetics of diffusion in dyeing processes.

Offered in Spring Only

TC 706 - Color Science

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Fall Only

TC 720 - Chemistry Of Dyes and Color

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Spring Only

TC 771 - Polymer Microstructures, Conformations and Properties

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Even Years

TC 791 - Special Topics In Textile Science

Units: 1 - 6

Intensive treatments of selected topics in textile, polymer and fiber science.

Offered in Fall and Spring

TC 792 - Special Topics In Fiber Science

Units: 1 - 6

Study of selected topics of particular interest in various advanced phases of fiber science.

Offered in Fall and Spring

TE 566 - Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Fall Only

TMS 500 - Fiber and Polymer Microscopy

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Fall Only

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 Spring Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Years

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2022 Spring Term

TMS 763 - Characterization Of Structure Of Fiber Forming Polymers

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Fall Only

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 and Spring

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Six (6) hours of independent study

Independent Study credit hours will not be included as part of the coursework.

TC 630 - Independent Study

Units: 1 - 3

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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Two semesters of Graduate Seminar

TC 601 - Seminar

Units: 1

Discussion of scientific articles and presentations; review and discussion of student papers and research problems.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term

Up to three (3) courses (9 credit hours) are to be chosen from supporting areas.

Graduate programs that are to be earned totally through Textiles Online Programs (TOP) are designed for maximum flexibility. Please note that not all courses are offered every semester, and may be cancelled due to low student enrollment. Not all courses listed in the NC State Course Catalog can be provided through TOP.