BEng in Textile Engineering
Importation of textile products such as clothing, carpets, bandages, and other fabrics or textile products used in different fields has a negative impact on the economy of our country. The production of textile products has declined in the past years. Besides textile engineers are few and most of them are trained abroad. As such there is a need to rejuvenate the textile industry in our country through training of experts who can spearhead production of textile products in our country. The need for textile products is always increasing since it is proportional to population growth. As the establishment mandate of Malawi Institute of Technology and Department of Engineering, we are supposed to develop the textile engineering curriculum necessary to equip students with practical skills and theoretical knowledge as in line with policies of the Republic of Malawi.
The programme aims to produce high calibre graduates that will apply principles and techniques of mechanical and Textile engineering, especially designing and developing the processes, equipment and procedures that create all these fibers, yarns and fabrics.
Students graduating from this programme can work in various capacities in the textile manufacturing chain. They can be involved in process design and equipment manufacturing. It is a field that has a lot of potential.
-General Chemistry I
-Algebra and Trigonometry
-Mechanics and Thermal Properties of Matter
-Language and Communication Studies I
-Introduction to Computer Applications
-Electricity and Magnetism, Vibration and Waves
-General Chemistry II
-Language and Communication Studies II
-Mechanical and Electrical Workshop Practice
-Textile engineering science and workshop practice
-Engineering Drawing and Design (Intro. to Auto-CAD)
-Safety Health and Environment
-Optics and Nuclear Physics
-Fluid Mechanics I
-Strength of Materials
-Computer Applications in Textile Engineering
-Probability and Statistics
-Foundation of Graphics and Design
-Dyeing and Finishing processes
-Electrical Devices and Circuits
-Fluid Mechanics II
-Textile and polymer Engineering
-Heat and Mass Transfer
-Textile Engineering Process Design
-Fashion Design and Apparel Engineering
-Instrumentation and automation Fundamentals
-Maintenance of textile machines
-Structure mechanics of fabrics
-Robotics and Nanotechnology in Textile Engineering
-Pneumatics, Weaving and Knitting technology
-Computer aided pattern and woven fabric design
-Smart textiles and modern developments in textile industry
-Engineering and Society
-Raw Materials and Processing Methods
-Business Management & Entrepreneurship
-Six sigma, quality control and assurance
Entry in Year 1:
MSCE, “O” Level, IGCSE, GCE at least six credits including; Biology, Physics, Chemistry (or Physical Science), Mathematics and English. In addition the candidate should have a grade of no more than 4 in each of the following subjects: Physical Science (or Physics and Chemistry), Biology and Mathematics for MSCE or B for IGSCE in all the above subjects.
Entry in Year 2:
i. A-Level with at least a C grade in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. or
ii. Diploma in relevant field from recognized institution.
Any other related qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning may be assessed by the Admissions Office.