Textile engineering applies scientific techniques to design and control of fiber, textile and clothing processes, and machinery. These techniques include natural material, material’s interaction with machines, safety, and waste and pollution control.
Career prospects in this professional include process engineering, research, and development, selling and managing the apparels, quality control, control of waste management, pollution control and regeneration, corporate management. Textile chemistry students can find employment in dyeing and finishing, technical services, product development, and environmental control. Textile management students enter as a management trainee which leads them to corporate management. Industrial engineering, product development, human resource, marketing and inventory control are the other career options. Starting salary can be around 15000 per month. A textile engineer with 3-4 years experience can earn around 40000 per month with attractive perks and amenities.
Interest in mathematics and chemistry is a must for the candidates. Ability to work cooperatively and co-ordinately is welcome. Analytical and logical thinking is also required. Problem-solving skills, decision making power, ability to keep calm under pressure, drawing skills and communication skills are the other required attributes.
Basic minimum education of 10+2 with good aggregate marks in physics and mathematics is required to get the admission into B.E. or B.Tech in textile engineering. One can pursue a master degree in textile after bachelor. Ph.D. is the option for those who are interested in research and academic.
Merits and Demerits
This field is very dynamic and challenging, one has to keep updated himself continuously. Remuneration is good but one has to work long hours sometimes.