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Graduate Certificate in Nonwoven Science and Technology


The Graduate Certificate in Nonwoven Science and Technology, offered by the Textiles Online Program of the College of Textiles, provides graduate students and non-degree graduate level students the opportunity to develop recognized academic credentials and advanced expertise in Nonwoven Science and Technology.

Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi,
Program Coordinator
Phone: 919-515-1822
Delivery Method: Web-based/Online
Admissions Web Page

(What will I learn?)

Core Courses (6 credit hours)

  • TT/NW 504: Nonwoven Products and Processes (3 credit hours)
  • ONE of the following two courses: TT/NW 503: Materials, Polymers and Fibers Used in Nonwovens (3) OR TMS 762: Physical Properties of Fiber Forming Polymers, Fibers and Fibrous Structures (3)

Advanced Courses (minimum 9 credit hours)

  • TT/NW 505: Advanced Nonwoven Processing (3)
  • TT/NW 506: Bonding Fundamentals in Nonwovens (3)
  • TT/NW 507: Nonwoven Characterization Methods (3)
  • TT/NW 508: Nonwoven Product Development (3)
Estimated Total Credit Hours Required: 15

Admissions requirements
(Is this the program for me? How do I apply?)

An application form for the Graduate Certificate in Nonwoven Science and Technology is required. Applicants submit a resume identifying educational preparation and work experiences and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work.

Applicants must meet one of the three following requirements:

  1. Be a graduate of an accredited four-year college or university, and have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale in their last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study
  2. Be a degree student in good standing in an NC State University graduate program
  3. Have a master's degree

Provisional Admission

  • Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirements may be admitted provisionally based on past work experiences as a professional in textiles or a textile related field. Students who are admitted provisionally must earn at least a "B" average in the first three courses of the certificate program in order obtain full admission into the certificate program.

The student will receive a letter of approval upon program acceptance. Students prepare and submit a contract using the Certificate Contract Application prior to completing the first course after being accepted into the program.

Students may begin taking courses for the certificate in Fall or Spring.

Plan of study
(How much time will it take?)

  • The certificate requires 15 credit hours.

Registration information
(When can I start?)

Go to the Graduate School Admissions Web site to apply for admission to the graduate certificate program. Or, to register for courses as a non-degree student, click on "Apply & Enroll." Courses are offered online in Fall, Spring and Summer.

Estimated Tuition and Fees
(How much will it cost?)

Tuition Level: Graduate (View more information about tuition)
Fees: Graduate ASG, Graduate Ed/Tech
Resident: $6,112.05
Non-resident: $13,387.05

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