TEXT401: Fibre Chemistry II (1 Credit Unit)Introduction to man-made fibre chemistry; cellulose derivatives; regenerated cellulosic fibres, regenerated protein fibres, naturally occurring polymers; introduction to polymer synthesis, criteria for fibrte-forming polymers. Synthetic fibres – polyesters, polyamides, polyolefins, polyacrylics etc.
TEXT405: Macromolecules I (2 Credit Units)Interactive forces in polymers. Glass transition temperatures, conformation, synthetic polymers; addition polymerization, free radical and ionic; treatment of kinetics and mechanism. Condensation (stepwise), kinetics and techniques of stereospecific polymerizations. Synthetic organic, ring opening and solid phase polymerization. Copolymerization – block, graft and random, natural polymers.
TEXT411: Textile Testing (2 Credit Units)Properties of fibres, yarns and fabrics and their relevance in assessing the performance of textiles during and after manufacture. Measurement of length, fineness, crimp and impurities of fibres. Tensile testing operation, mechanics. Evaluation of performance criteria. The physical and mechanical properties of textile fabrics, dye fastness and thermal transmission. Evenness testing of sliver and yarns.
TEXT451: Clothing Technology II (2 Credit Units)Principles of clothing manufacture, pattern design and grading, garment making techniques. Laying-up, cutting, fusing and sewing, and the different systems and criteria for their use. (Garment analysis and finishing and works visits).
TEXT403: Textile Production Management (2 Credit Units)Factors affecting productivity, introduction to work study. Inventory management, materials, introduction to work measurement, active maintenance control, linear programming and application. Machine interference, Evolutionary operation, feasibility study, cost-benefit evaluation, human relation in management, handling grievances/discipline situations. Appraisals of subordinates, motivating subordinates effectively. Effective communication in management, management by objectives. Management information systems, budgetary and budgetary control, marketing for production managers, net work analysis (central path method).
TEXT407: Textile Marketing and Financial Management (2 Credit Units)Financial planning and control (balance sheet, profit and loss account, ratio analysis, profit planning, financial forecasting, budgeting), management of working capital working capital, source and forms of short-term financial); capital structure (sources and forms of long term financing/structure and leverage), investment decision (the interest factor, cash of capital budgeting decision.
TEXT421: Yarn Manufacture II (2 Credit Units)Objects of combing, drafting, twisting and winding and working principles of the respective machines – and systems. Ring frame mechanisms; developments in design and operations. Doubling systems, production of fancy, folded and sewing yarns. Reeling and bonding of yarns. Calculations.
TEXT422: Weaving Mechanism II (2 Credit Units)Shedding mechanisms, weft insertion systems, mechanism for producing terry pile fabrics. Centre selvedges and leno motions. Dynamics of cloth formation process. Calculation on production efficiency and power requirements. Faults and remedies. Narrow fabric looms and time studies in weaving.
TEXT432: Fabric Structure and Analysis (2 Credit Units)Fabric classification and weave motion. Twills, sateen, satin, facy, honey comb weave, etc. Basic concepts of other weaves. Reproduction of weaves; introduction to other complex textiles – brocade, damask etc.
TEXT441: Textile Chemical Processing II (2 Credit Units)Colour Index. Dyeing of cellulosic fibres with direct, reactive, vat and sulphur dyes. Dyeing of protein fibres with acid, mordant and premetallised dyes.
TEXT493: Textile Practical I III (2 Credit Units)Combing practicals, calculations, twist calculations, draft and drafting. Testing; determination of count strength, determination of crimp, cotton fibre maturity.
TEXT492: SIWES (6 Credit Units)A long essay based on a study of an appropriate topic in the industry will be submitted to the Department at the end of the industrial attachment. The topic most have been approved by the Head of Department. Part of the work will be presented at the Departmental seminar. A panel of internal examiners will assess this.