Knitwear Manufacturing & Technology (KMT)
The long-standing trend of producing knitwear and sweaters in Bangladesh or, accordingly, of selling such knit goods abroad has resulted in knit design, knitting, knitwear manufacturing industries and their allied textile industries having an ever greater demand for graduates who possess the interfacial skills and competencies needed and, plus the required English language skills.
Department of Knitwear Manufacturing & Technology at BUFT brings an excellent opportunity by offering a program leading to an undergraduate degree on Knitwear Manufacturing & Technology which prepares students by making them capable of fulfilling that greater need to some extent.
The program has been designed with the philosophy and goal to provide individuals with an environment in which personal and professional aspirations can be fulfilled. The program gives students an opportunity to foster their individual interest at an advanced level, by exploration and experimentation with new approaches to knit fabric design, manufacturing and garmenting, within a dynamic community, supported by professional staffing facilities, contemporary studio space and modern technical resources.
The program offered supports graduates all the way who wish to enhance and further develop as design and manufacturing specialists, within the field of knit fabric design, knit fabric manufacturing, and knitwear design & manufacturing engineering. In addition, the program also encourages the students with demonstrated creative ability who wish to update or develop specialist skills. The program is structured keeping in view the present and future requirements of Bangladesh Knitting Industries.
The ever-growing developments in yarn, texture, colour, materials and composition have given an advantage to the technique of knitting to the extent that knitted fabrics have started replacing woven fabrics. The specialization requires the students to work on state-of-the-art machines like; computerized flat bed machines such as Shima Seiki, Universal and Stoll. The students are also exposed to the techniques and variants in the Circular Knitting manufacturing techniques, possible structure developments, surface treatment, processing and garmenting.
Program of Study
The department functions under the umbrella of faculty of textile engineering of BUFT offers an undergraduate program leading to Bachelor of Science in Knitwear Manufacturing & Technology degree. The program is constructed of an inter-disciplinary curriculum drawing on diverse science, textile engineering, knitting, knitwear manufacturing engineering and principles of merchandising management.
B. Sc. in KMT (Code: 135)
Bachelor of Science in Knitwear Manufacturing & Technology aims at producing graduates with interfacial skills and competencies and English language skills in order to meet the greater demand of knitting, knitwear and their allied textile sectors in Bangladesh.
The program consists of eight academic semesters and a total of 160 credits. The curriculum is imparted through an interdisciplinary thrust for systematic learning. The program is broken into a series of semesters, each comprising a set of subjects and learning experiences. The degree program is completed with an 8-week internship which the students do in a company, followed by the production of a dissertation.
Profile of the program
- Name of the Degree: Bachelor of Science in Knitwear Manufacturing & Technology, abbreviated as B. Sc. in KMT
- Language of Instruction: English
- Number of credits: 160
- Courses Start: Spring (January) & Fall (July) each year
- Standard time to attain the Degree: Four years (eight semesters, six months each)
- Minimum grade to attain the Degree: 2.50 in a scale of 4.00
Students acquire comprehensive knowledge and insights in the field of knitting, knitwear manufacturing, relevant textile engineering, and gain important management and leadership qualifications. They also acquire cross-disciplinary problem-solving competencies and optimized language skills by attending courses and internships taught in English. The program additionally gives them an insight into various foreign mentalities, as well as intercultural knowledge.
The program also focuses on strengthening of key engineering functions of knit garment industries and understanding of industrial engineering and ergonomic techniques. Emphasis is also given on production, planning, control and management practices applicable in the knitting and knit garment industries.