Textiles

 

Master | Textiles

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: GRE

The Master of Textiles is a non-thesis degree that may be completed totally online. Its objective is to provide students with an opportunity to strengthen their educational background by providing flexibility for completion of coursework within set parameters determined by course professors. There is no thesis or foreign language requirement. A final comprehensive oral examination is required.

Eligibility

Candidates with a bachelor's degree in textiles, or in any other related area, may apply to the master's program.

Cost

This master's degree requires 30 credits. At 2018-19 tuition rates, the cost of the required graduate courses is $453 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,261 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the program is $13,590 for North Carolina residents and $37,830 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.

Plan of Study

Students are held to the same requirements as the on-campus Master of Textiles degree, and must follow the rules outlined in the Graduate School Administrative Handbook.

  1. The degree must be completed within six (6) years of the date of the first course taken.
  2. Students must be continuously enrolled once they begin their graduate program. Students may request one leave of absence following graduate school guidelines.
  3. A minimum of 30 credit hours is required to complete the degree.
  4. A Plan of Work is required.
  5. Students must work with an adviser throughout the program. A Graduate Committee is not required.
  6. No more than six (6) credit hours of independent study courses (TT/TTM 630) are allowed on the Plan of Work.
  7. No minor can be declared.
  8. Nine (9) credit hours of supporting courses from outside the department are allowed on the Plan of Work. This may be increased to 12 hours for students taking 6-credit hour classes in the College of Design.
  9. A maximum of 12 credit hours of relevant courses taken as post baccalaureate studies (PBS) at NC State may be included in the program with the approval of the student’s adviser.
  10. All course work must be at the 500 level or above. However, up to 3 credit hours of advanced undergraduate 400 level coursework from outside of the department may be allowed on the Plan of Work.
  11. Graduate students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to remain in the program and must have a 3.0 GPA or higher at the time of graduation.

Note: The two-semester on-campus residency usually required of all master’s students has been waived for students completing this online degree program.

Career Prospects

Students completing the Master of Textiles may find productive careers in the textile supply chain, in research laboratories, in government agencies or in higher education. This degree is of particular value to those who have some professional experience between the time they received their undergraduate degree and the time they enter the graduate degree program or who have specific career goals in the textile industry.

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 Program (TOP) students must complete the program within 6 calendar years from the date of the first course in their Plan of Work.
Graduate programs that are to be earned totally through TOP are designed for maximum flexibility. Below is a list of TATM Online Course Offerings. Please note that not all courses are offered every semester, and may be cancelled due to low student enrollment.

TT 500 - Understanding the Textile Complex

Units: 3

This course provides an overview of product development, processing, managing, financing, etc., for the textile industry. It is designed to give new graduate students basic preparations for more advanced, required textile courses. Students will also gain insight into the research being conducted within the College of Textiles.

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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2019 Spring Term 2019 Fall Term

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 Spring

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Fall Term

TT 505 - Advanced Nonwovens Processing

Units: 3

Mechanisms used in the production of nonwoven materials. Design and operation of these mechanisms. Process flow, optimization of process parameters, influence of process parameters on product properties.

Offered in Spring Only

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2019 Spring Term

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 Only

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2019 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 of a set of experiments intended for product development. Students work in teams to design, fabricate and evaluate nonwoven products.

Offered in Fall Only

TT 520 - Yarn Processing Dynamics

Units: 3

Principles and practice involved in modern yarn and manufacture; including machine-fiber interactions occurring during different processing stages. Not normally for credit for undergraduate textile majors.

Offered in Fall and Spring

TT 521 - Filament Yarn Production Processing and Properties

Units: 3

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. credit not allowed for both TT 521 and TT 425

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

TT 549 - Warp Knit Engineering and Structural Design

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Spring Only

TT 550 - Production Mechanics and Properties of Woven Fabrics

Units: 3

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. Not normally for credit for undergraduate textiles majors.

Offered in Spring Only

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2019 Spring Term

TT 551 - Advanced Woven Fabric Design

Units: 3

Design and production requirements for highly specialized woven fabric structures. The laboratory activities will include a project on design from concept to final production and finishing.

Offered in Fall Only

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2019 Fall Term

TT 553 - Formation and Structure of Woven and Knitted Fabrics

Units: 3

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. Students will not be allowed credit for TT 553 and [TT 541, TT 549, and TT 550].

Offered in Spring Only

TT 591 - Special Studies in Textile Technology

Units: 1 - 4

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.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

TTM 501 - Textile Enterprise Integration

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Fall Only

TTM 530 - Textile Quality and Process Control

Units: 3

Quality control and improvement methods for textile processes and products including quality systems, statistical control chart procedures, process capabilities, acceptance sampling plans, textiles process and product designs, on-line and off-line control systems and specific quality factors governing textile products and processes and their variabilities.

Offered in Spring Only

TTM 561 - Strategic Technology Management in the Textile Complex

Units: 3

Management approaches and strategies for forecasting, planning, creating, and implementing technology changes in textile industry complex undergoing rapid market place and global competitive changes.

Offered in Spring Only

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2019 Spring Term

TTM 573 - Management of Textile Product Development

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Spring Only

TTM 581 - Global Textile and Apparel Business Dynamics

Units: 3

An overview of the economic, competitive, tchnological 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.

Offered in Fall Only

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2019 Summer Term 1 2019 Fall Term

TTM 582 - Global Textile Brand Management and Marketing

Units: 3

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 will not be allowed for both TAM 482 and TAM 582. Graduate standing.

TTM 585 - Market Research In Textiles

Units: 3

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.

Offered in Spring Only

TTM 588 - Global Perspectives in Textiles Supply Chain Management

Units: 3

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. Students may not take this course more than once for the same global perspective.

TTM 591 - Special Studies in Textile Technology Management

Units: 1 - 4

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.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Spring Term

 
Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
FallJun 25 (US); Mar 1 (Int)
SpringNov 25 (US); Jul 15 (Int)

Dr. Lisa Chapman

Director of Graduate Programs, Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management

College of Textiles

919.513.4020
llparril@ncsu.edu