Concentrations

Contact Information

Program

Name: Muthu Govindaraj
Position: Program Director & Professor, Engineering Programs
Telephone: 215-951-2684

Admissions

Telephone: 215-951-2800

B.S.E. Engineering students choose an engineering concentration in their sophomore year. This major provides the flexibility to obtain a general engineering education while developing depth in a specialized field. 

  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Textile Engineering

Learn more about each offering

Industrial and systems engineers organize the people, information, energy, materials and machines involved in the production process.

As a student in the industrial and systems engineering concentration, you will learn to make systems work better, more safely, and more economically. You will learn applications in manufacturing, like integrating design and management, quality control and the human factors of engineering; as well as in management, dealing with operations, business planning, financial analysis and project management.

As a senior, you will complete a capstone design project that ties together all skills learned in the program. Recently, for example, students designed and simulated the product flow through a new distribution center being built by industry partner company, Destination Maternity.

This concentration coupled with the core engineering education requirements of the B.S.E in Engineering provides a broad education with unique focus that enables graduates to participate in the industrial and systems engineering field and as well as broader engineering practice.

For a listing of all the courses for the B.S.E. Engineering major with Industrial and Systems Engineering concentration please review the Course Catalog.

Textile engineers work with fibers, yarns, fabrics, and finishes to improve current textile-based products and create new products. They may also perform research to develop uses for new fibers, yarns, fabrics, or textile finishes.

As a student in this concentration, you will have the added benefit of Philadelphia University’s rich textile legacy to prepare you for success in the rapidly changing global textile industry. You will develop an understanding of traditional and non-traditional textile processes and the trends of increased use of electronics, control systems, and automation. You will learn about modern textile applications in automotive, aerospace, geotextiles, and other areas.

As a senior, you will complete a capstone design project that ties together all skills learned in the program. Recently, for example, textile engineering students evaluated whether sheathing textile loom picker hooks in novel coatings reduced fabric production costs by extending lifetime of the hooks.

This concentration coupled with the core engineering education requirements of the B.S.E in Engineering provides a broad education with unique focus that enables graduates to participate in the textile engineering field and as well as broader engineering practice.

For a listing of all the courses for the B.S.E. Engineering major with Textile Engineering concentration please review the Course Catalog.