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Department of Polymer and Textile Sciences

The Department of Polymer and Textile Sciences was created in October 1980 and offers a Five Year degree Programme in Polymer and Textile Sciences. It is based on the three main sciences of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. In the first year, students will take courses in Chemistry, Applied Mechanics and Mathematics and thus be able to apply scientific knowledge to the solution of problems involving both chemical and physical principles.

The course covers all aspects of Polymer and textile sciences including fibre science; synthesis and mechanism of formation of polymers, structure and properties of polymers; man-made fibre production, analysis, testing, yarn manufacture, weaving mechanism and fabric structure; non-woven and knitting technology; chemistry and technology of dyeing, printing and finishing; chemistry of dyes and intermediates, textile engineering, design in textiles, economics, production and financial management studies.

Some elective courses in various areas of Polymer and Textile Sciences, textile engineering and textile design will be offered in the final year to meet the individual requirements of the student and to give it a certain degree of specialization.

Graduates in Polymer and Textile Sciences will be concerned with the conception, design, construction, and management of complete systems of labour, machinery and processes for the most efficient production of textiles.

The Polymer and Textile Sciences Programme will thus prepare the students to begin a career in production, research and development and management with textile manufacturing and man-made fibre companies in the country.

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Main Campus Ahmadu Bello University
Zaria - Nigeria


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