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M.S. Textile Engineering Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Coursework: a total of 8 courses (24 credits of graded course work), meeting criteria #1 and #2 below, courses may count towards both criteria (e.g. all TE and some TC courses). Additional courses must be of the graduate level (500 or above) and be relevant to the field of study.

Criterion #1

Select a minimum of five courses from the TECS faculty taught courses listed below, the TE courses may also count towards criterion #2 as listed there.

PrefixCourse nameCredit hours
TC 530 The Chemistry of Textile Auxiliaries3
TC 561 Organic Chemistry of Polymers3
TC 565 Polymer Applications and Technology3
TC 589 Special Studies in Textile Engineering and Science3
TC 704 Fiber Formation Theory and Practice3
TC 705 Theory of Dyeing3
TC 706 Color Science3
TC 707 Color Laboratory3
TC 710 Science of Dye Chemistry, Dyeing, Printing and Finishing3
TC 720 Chemistry of Dyes and Color3
TC 771 Polymer Microstructures, Conformations and Properties3
TC 791 Special Topics In Textile Science3
TC 792 Special Topics In Fiber Science3
PrefixCourse nameCredit hours
TE 505 Textile Systems and Control3
TE 533 Lean Six Sigma Quality3
TE 540 Textile Information Systems Design3
TE 550 Clothing Comfort and Personal Protection Science3
TE 551 Human Physiology for Clothing and Wearables3
TE 562 Simulation Modeling3
TE 565 Textile Composites3
TE 566 Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering3
TE 570 Polymer Physics3
TE 589 Special Studies In Textile Engineering and Science3
PrefixCourse nameCredit hours
TT 503 Materials, Polymers and Fibers used in Nonwovens3
TT 504 Introduction to Nonwovens Processes and Products3
TT 505 Advanced Nonwovens Processing3
TT 507 Nonwoven Characterization Methods3
TT 508 Nonwoven Product Development3
TT 520 Yarn Processing Dynamics3
TT 521 Filament Yarn Production Processing and Properties3
TT 530 Textile Quality and Process Control3
TT 532 Evaluation of Biotextiles3
TT 533 Lean Six Sigma Quality3
TT 581 Technical Textiles3
PrefixCourse nameCredit hours
TMS 761 Mechanical and Rheological Properties of Fibrous Material3
TMS 762 Physical Properties of Fiber Forming Polymers, Fibers and Fibrous Structures3
TMS 763 Characterization of Structure of Fiber Forming Polymers3
FPS 710 Science of Dye Chemistry, Dyeing, Printing and Finishing3
FPS 750 Advances in Fabric Formation, Structure and Properties3
FPS 770 Advances in Polymer Science3
TM 501 Textile Enterprise Integration3

TECS Core Courses required hours = 15

Criterion #2

Select a minimum of four courses from the engineering graduate level classes, i.e. >=500 level classes offered by an engineering department, including TE/TMS classes; TE/TMS classes would also count towards criterion #1.

PrefixCourse name or descriptionCredit hours
TE500+Any graded (non-research) TE/TMS course at the 500 level or higher3
ENG500+Any graded (non-research) Engineering course at the 500 level or higher, such as, but not limited to prefixes: CHE, MSE, NE, BME, ENG, CSC, etc. When in doubt always contact the DGP.3

Engineering Content Courses required hours = 12

Additional requirements on research, independent studies and seminar

PrefixCourse nameCredit hours
Total required2

Options for research and independent studies:

At least 6 credits of research or independent study courses, the first 6 credits are always recommended to be TE630

PrefixCourse nameCredit hours
TE630Independent Study3
TE693Master’s Supervised Research1-3
TE695Master’s Thesis Research1-3
TE696Master’s Summer Research1-3
Total required Research credits in Option A>= 6

6 credits of independent study.

PrefixCourse nameCredit hours
TE630Independent Study3
Total required independent study/projects in Option B6