ENSAIT is the leading textile school in Europe and is accredited by the CTI (Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur) and is a member of the CGE (Conférence des Grandes Ecoles). The ENSAIT engineering degree is now recognised throughout the world.

The two types of training at ENSAIT (BAC +5)

The engineering degree can be obtained by the initial route or by apprenticeship training: 

The ENSAIT curriculum includes :

  • teaching in the form of courses, lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work.
  • personal work in the context of internships in companies or end-of-study projects, active participation in professional events
  • group projects (1st year project, 2nd year)
  • a compulsory period abroad in the form of an internship, a semester of study at a foreign university or a dual degree course.

The programme ends with an 18-week end-of-study project in a research laboratory or company in France or abroad.

ENSAIT is a partner of 50 universities around the world. The engineering students benefit from a minimum of one semester of experience abroad, within the framework of university exchanges. Depending on the type of engineering course (initial or apprenticeship), students can choose between:

  • A semester of exchange
  • A double degree
  • Internships and/or the end-of-study project abroad
  • the e-team programme
  • A gap year abroad

More than 300 companies around the world also welcome ENSAIT student-engineers for long-term internships or for their end-of-study projects.


The admission and entry routes to ENSAIT are different depending on the candidate’s background and the training envisaged (initial or apprenticeship). Click on the following link to find all the entrance exams:

And after graduation?

33 000 € gross annual salary of employment

20 days of average job search time of job search

61% of students have a job before graduation

Our graduates testify

Passionate about macromolecular chemistry and wishing to differentiate myself, I chose to enter ENSAIT. The richness and diversity of the subjects taught quickly attracted me. Specialising in textiles means having a very broad technical base of knowledge, from preparation to finishing. At the head of a nonwovens production company for 10 years, I now manage the linen division of the Cap Seine group, 4 companies in which we manage numerous innovative technologies. I am proud to have passed through ENSAIT, the school that allowed me to acquire the background necessary to adapt to all the textile professions.

Karim Behlouli

Class of 2002

During my three years at ENSAIT, I had the opportunity to do an exchange at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute and the chance to do my internship in the luxury industry. Today, I am passionate about my job as sportswear and leather project manager at Chanel. Often travelling to Italian and French manufacturers, my knowledge of the industry is a real asset for understanding and negotiating.

Alice Roiné

Class of 2016

After an extremely rewarding first experience in the industrial world, I am now a product engineer at the Decathlon shoe design centre. I guide strategic decisions and am responsible for the production and marketing of new products. What did ENSAIT give me? Specific technical knowledge, real added value that has enabled me to become a reference in textile components.

Martin Bourret

Class of 2015

In 2017, I joined the Research & Innovation team of Valeo's Thermal Systems division. The company develops and produces air filters for cabin air conditioning systems. I work closely with other countries, in particular with the Toluca site in Mexico and Shashi in China.

Morgane Lucas

Class of 2015

I entered ENSAIT for its textile speciality but also for its multidisciplinary training. Textiles are a material that surrounds us every day. After my engineering course, I did a 3-year thesis on innovative textiles at GEMTEX, the school's research laboratory. Today I work as a textile Research & Development Manager at Brochier Technologies in the Lyon region. This company develops luminous textiles based on optical fibres for all sorts of applications: medical, automotive, transport, culture, etc.

Anaëlle Talbourdet

Class of 2016

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