Textile Engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the application of scientific and engineering principles to the design and control of all aspects of fibre, 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. The disciple involves extensive study of chemical and physical principles, which is then utilized for the detailed study and analysis of the behaviour of polymers involved in the formation of textile fibre.
Graduates with textile chemistry find careers in dyeing and finishing, technical services, research and development, quality control, process development, polymer science and environmental control. Most graduates of the with textile management program initially enter management trainee programs which can ultimately lead to plant or corporate management. Other career options include technical sales, industrial engineering, product development, marketing, customer relations, human resources, and cost of inventory control.