- Textile engineering
Textile engineering (TE) or textile technology deals with the application of scientific and
engineeringprinciples to the design and control of all aspects of fiber, textile, and apparel processes, products, and machinery. These include natural and man-made materials, interaction of materials with machines, safety and health, energy conservation, and waste and pollution control. Additionally, textile engineers are given training and experience in plant design and layout, machine and wet process design and improvement, and designing and creating textile products.
The courses taken in a typical TE degree program include Textile Engineering Systems, Textile Engineering Design,
Mechanicsof Fibrous Structures, Textile Engineering Quality Improvement, Textile Information Systems Design, PolymerEngineering, Polymeric BiomaterialsEngineering, Mechanics of Tissues & Implants Requirements, Fabric Building Mechanisms, Special Topics in Textile Engineering, Dynamics of Fabric Production Systems, Textile Composites, Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering, Industrial Textiles, Textile Applications in Medicine, Engineering Economics, Basic Electronicsof Textile Manufacturing and Quality Testing Machinery, Dyeing, Printingand other methods of textile coloration, and Industrial Planning and Organization (Moi University, 1991).
Throughout the Textile Engineering curriculum, students take classes from other engineering and disciplines including: Mechanical, Chemical, Materials and
Industrial EngineeringDisciplines. The TE curriculum provides a broad base of fundamental engineering courses as a foundation for studies in textile engineering. Students also learn such fundamental courses as Thermodynamics, Materials Science, Industrial Management, Applied Mechanics, and Engineering Drawing and Design.
textile engineertherefore works with textile materials: fibers, yarns, fabrics, and finishes. Most textile engineers work on product research and development, either improving current textile based products or creating new products. They may also be involved with finding uses for new fibers, yarns, fabrics, or textile finishes.
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