- Yarn Engineering
- Fabric Engineering
- Wet Processing Engineering
- Apparel Engineering
- Textile Engineering Management
- Textile Fashion & Design
- Industrial & Production Engineering
- Textile Machinery Design & Maintenance
- Dyes & Chemicals Engineering
- Environmental Science & Engineering
There are some (seven textile college so far updated in the BUTEX official website) affiliated textile engineering colleges with BUTEX maintaining the same course curriculum and offering the same B.Sc. in Textile Engineering degree under BUTEX. In addition to BUTEX, Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET), Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) and Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University (MBSTU) are offering Textile Engineering degrees simultaneously.
On top of that, some contemporary researches are also being carried on consumer behaviour, fashion design, fashion retailing, sustainable fashion, textile marketing & merchandising etc. though there are a few funding scopes for these fields. Textile higher studies with funding are absolutely too much competitive now. Because textile graduates should do their higher studies in either material science (nanomaterials, nanocomposites, acoustic textiles, graphene, carbon nanotubes, nanomembrane etc.) or in polymer chemistry (dyes & chemicals, anti-bacterial properties of textiles, ultrasonic-bioscouring, flame retardant properties of textiles etc.)
But it is true that, if you can make yourselves competent you can go anywhere. It is not necessary to work directly on textile issues. And importantly textile engineering education abroad is not the same as in Bangladesh. In this modern age, almost everything essential has been invented. So what the researchers are working on!!! Yes, they are tirelessly working on optimizing the inventions, in fact, that means they are working on how to improve the efficiency of anything already invented. They are focusing especially on the material phases or properties characterizations. So keep in touch with the recent trends and be updated.
Another very important issue is having research publications. Usually, our students are not brought up in an environment where doing publications is encouraged. However, graduates should have a certain number of research publications to cope up with the highly competitive race where thousands of competent candidates from all over the globe participate. Yet, one thing should be kept in mind, indiscriminate publications add no value to the CV (Curriculum Vitae) rather devaluate the candidates. Graduates must fix her/his research focus from the bachelor level and act accordingly if s/he wants to pursue higher studies later on. Extra-curricular activities undoubtedly help potential candidates to achieve her/his goal.
Application to the potential professor must be eye-catching; otherwise most of the time they do not reply to the email. If the potential candidates have some previous experiences like project works, publications, conference proceedings etc. on that research area, there is a huge possibility of having positive mail-back from the professors. Candidates should make some paper works like preparing a standard CV, a tentative research proposal, a statement of purpose (SOP) etc. Higher studies aspirants should make a list of the world-renowned universities along with scholarships or funding opportunities, application deadlines etc. and must act accordingly.
Department of Textile Engineering Management, BUTEX