The Minor in the Science of Nonwovens is available to all undergraduate students enrolled in the University as degree candidates, except Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management majors. The nine hours of required courses provide a comprehensive overview of nonwoven products and processes including various manufacturing techniques, and product/process/property interactions. Six elective hours may be chosen from areas including bonding technologies, nonwoven characterization methods and nonwoven product development.
Required Courses (9 credit hours)
TT 203 Materials, Polymers and Fibers Used in Nonwovens
TT 305 Introduction to Nonwovens Processes and Products
TT 405 Advanced Nonwovens Processing
Elective Courses (6 credit hours)
Six credit hours should be selected from the following list after consultation with the minor advisor.
TT 406 Bonding Fundamental in Nonwovens
TT 407 Characterization Methods in Nonwovens
TT 408 Nonwoven Product Development
NOTE: Some of these courses have prerequisites. Permission to waive prerequisites must be obtained from the course instructor after evaluation of student's academic background.
Admissions and Certification of Minor
All undergraduate students enrolled in NC State as a degree candidate, other than TATM majors, are eligible for admission to this minor program. Students seeking to pursue the Minor in the Science of Nonwovens should contact Dr. Pamela Banks-Lee, the Minor Advisor, as listed below.
Dr. Pamela Banks-Lee will serve as advisor and certify completion of the minor. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification can be found with 3328 College of Textiles and should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student's final semester at NC State.
Contact PersonDr. Pamela Banks-Lee