Textile engineers design fibre, and apparel products using natural or man made materials. Textile engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Students enrolled in a textile engineering program will receive a foundation in engineering courses like machine design, textile product designing, and chemical processing. Degree programs in textile engineering are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
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The Polymer, Textile & Fiber Engineering department at Georgia Tech is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and provides graduate and undergraduate training in textile engineering. Georgia Tech has been ranked one of the top ten public universities in the nation. Students will receive training in the "chemistry, physics and engineering of polymers and fibres." The department also provides competitive scholarships and job placement assistance for its graduates.
Georgia Tech 801 Ferst Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0295
University of Massachusetts -- Dartmouth
The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth provides specialised training in material and textile engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students in the undergraduate program will learn how to develop soft, flexible and fibrous materials with a minor in business, and the option to also specialise in engineering. At the graduate level, students will focus on textile and material research; the emphasis for doctoral candidates will focus on research in biomedical engineering. Prospective graduate students are required to submit their GRE scores along with a statement of purpose.
University of Massachusetts -- Dartmouth 285 Old Westport Road North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300 508-999-8000 umassd.edu
North Carolina State University
The College of Textiles at North Carolina State University offers a wide array of programs in textile engineering. Prospective students can enrol in the undergraduate or graduate program; the department also provides online courses, study abroad programs, and a summer textile exploration program for high school students. In addition to taking general elective courses, students in the undergraduate program must take courses in textile apparel and technology management, textile engineering science, and chemistry in order to successfully complete the program. The College of Textiles also offers a continuing education program to working professionals who are already employed in the textile industry. The professional education program is designed to provide hands-on training in technical textiles courses and textile processing, and is available to employees working in government services, manufacturing, and health care organisations.
North Carolina State University NC State University 203 Peele Hall, Campus Box 7103 Raleigh, NC 27695-7103 919-515-2434 ncsu.edu
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