The Textile Technology (Business Management) programme aims to develop individuals with the necessary technical and business expertise required by the global high-tec, textile and clothing industry.
Selected entry requirements English language: Grade C or above in GCSE English language. Grade C or above in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency. IELTS average score of 6 with not less than 5.5 in any one component. Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL) minimum score of 550 (paper based); 213 (computer based). A level: Grades ABC. This should include two subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. GCSE: Minimum grade C in English Language, Science and Mathematics. Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. International baccalaureate: 32 points overall. See A-level entry requirements for subjects required. Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
BSc Textile Technology (Business Management)
There are exciting opportunities in both the high performance technical textiles sector and the traditional apparel market for our graduates with their combination of technical and commercial management skills.
Taught through an integrated series of lectures, seminars, laboratory classes and projects, the first year covers the fundamentals of fibre, yarn and fabric manufacture, the nature of materials, mathematics, physics, chemistry and computation.
The second year builds on the technology taught in the first year with course units in colour, production technology, and electronics while course units in management areas such as accounting, law and work psychology are introduced.
In the final year a research project allows the study of a topic in some depth and enables you to further develop your analytical and personal skills.
Recent projects have included the ethical management of textile production and innovative management techniques. A further range of technology and management subjects is also studied.
The programme prepares students for a variety of careers with many graduates entering technical management positions in the manufacturing sectors of the textile and clothing industry. Companies that have recently employed our graduates include such global companies as Ciba Geigy, Coats Viyella, DERA and Marks and Spencer.