BSc in Textile ScienceDr B.M.N College of Home Sciences
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First Year Content
The first year provides the knowledge platform with lecture material based on fundamental subjects such as, the Nature of Materials, Fibre Properties, Yarn Production, and the Manufacture of Knitted and Woven Fabrics. Additional lectures in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computation further complement the scientific and analytical programme. To effectively develop the skills of the technologist, laboratory sessions are integrated into studies alongside lectures and seminars. The study programme also incorporates an Introduction to Textile Management, Accounting Techniques and the Business Economics behind Textile and Clothing Operations to ensure a fundamental understanding of the business and markets.
Second Year Content
Having established the foundations of the technology programme students expand their knowledge into Polymer Technology, Colour Science and Production Technologies. In addition in response to the increasingly diverse needs of industry, subjects such as 'Smart' Materials, Electrotechnics and Biotechnology are also incorporated into the learning programme reflecting the ongoing evolution of textiles and technology.
Final Year Content
In the final year students are taken to the leading edge of textile science and technology and its possibilities as a "fabric of life" material. In addition to studying advanced concepts in Computerised Fabric Design, the Environmental Impact of Textiles, Textile Finishing, Nonwovens Technology, Mechatronics and Production Management, the impact and application of Composite Materials, Biomaterials and Polymer Technology are also explored.
During the Final Year students undertake an extended project which continues throughout the academic year and is designed to enhance their research and analytical abilities, and develop their personal skills. Recent projects have included such diverse areas as ink-jet printing, the recycling of textile fibres, the computerisation of pressing, ethical textile management, computerised clothing design for the disabled and novel dye chemistry. Such work can further evolve into major research projects, with final year students having the opportunity to continue into specialised postgraduate research.