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Master | Textiles

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: GRE

Designed for students to earn a master's degree without attending structured classes on a university campus. Provides flexibility for completion of course work within set parameters determined by the course professor.

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. There is no thesis or foreign language requirement. A final comprehensive oral examination is required. Please visit the department web site for current admission requirements and curriculum information.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in Textiles, or in any other related area, may apply to the Master's program.

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 degree via TOP.

    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. 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 Textiles Online Programs (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 Only

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    2016 Spring Term 2016 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 Summer

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    2016 Spring Term 2016 Fall Term

    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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    2016 Spring Term 2016 Fall 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 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

    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 Only

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    2016 Spring Term 2016 Fall Term

    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

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    2016 Spring Term 2016 Summer Term 1 2016 Fall Term

    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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    2016 Spring Term

    TT 551 - Advance Woven Fabric Design & Structures

    Units: 3

    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 not allowed for TT 451 and TT 551

    Offered in Fall Only

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    2016 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

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    2016 Fall Term

    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

    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

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    2016 Spring Term

    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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    2016 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

     

    Tuition Level: Graduate

    Resident
    Cost per Credit Hour: $411.88
    Total Estimated Cost for 30 Credits Completed at NC State: $12,356.40

    Non-resident
    Cost per Credit Hour: $1,007.88
    Total Estimated Cost for 30 Credits Completed at NC State: $30,236.40

    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
    FallJun 25 (US); Mar 1 (Int)
    SpringNov 25 (US); Jul 15 (Int)

    Dr. Yingjiao Xu

    Associate Professor, Associate Department Head, Director of Graduate Programs

    College of Textiles

    Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management North Carolina State University

    Campus Box 8301, Raleigh, NC 27695-8301

    919.515.1858