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Philadelphia University's Textile Engineering Program Earns Accreditation

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Philadelphia University recently received accreditation for its bachelor of science degree in Textile Engineering from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). This academic program joins an elite group of ABET-accredited programs offered in the U.S.

Since the institution's founding in 1884 as a textile school, Philadelphia University has been a worldwide leader in textile education, with undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of textile engineering, textile design, fashion design, fashion apparel management, and textile and apparel marketing.

"Textile engineering is both personally and professionally rewarding -- a field of engineering where one can practice a wide range of activities that benefit society," said David Brookstein, Sc.D., dean of the School of Textiles and Materials Technology at Philadelphia University. "Textile engineers develop and produce products for consumer goods and a wide range of high performance systems such as life-saving artificial arteries and other biomedical devices, aerospace fibrous composites, automotive products, and protective clothing for the military, law enforcement officers, and rigorous outdoor activities."

For additional information regarding the newly accredited textile engineering program or other textile and apparel programs offered at Philadelphia University, please contact Dr. Brookstein (brooksteind@PhilaU.edu) or visit http://www.philau.edu/. For more information about the accrediting organization, ABET, go to http://www.abet.org/.

Philadelphia University is a fully accredited, private university with 3,500 part- and full-time students from 38 states and 42 countries. The University offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs leading to the bachelor of science, bachelor of architecture and master's degrees. Academic programs encompass architecture, design, business, textiles, fashion, science and health.

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