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.
INITIAL ENGINEERING TRAINING
INITIAL TRAINING TEXTILE ENGINEER
Over 3 years - BAC +5
The initial curriculum of the ENSAIT engineer includes
- courses in the form of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work.
- Personal work in the context of internships or end-of-study projects,
- active participation in professional events group projects throughout the curriculum (in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd years)
- a compulsory period abroad in the form of an internship, a semester of study in
- a foreign university or a dual degree program.
The program ends with an 18-week end-of-study project in a research laboratory or a company in France or abroad.
Second year options
1. Engineering of Technical Textiles
The objective of the ITT option is to train engineers capable of imagining, designing and producing, at the prototype stage or industrially, innovative products based on fibrous materials for a wide variety of application sectors: hygiene, medical, automotive, aeronautics, construction, civil engineering, industry, composites, personal protection, etc.
2. Fashion and Service Engineering
The main objective of the IMS option is to train engineers capable of collaborating in the implementation of a highly competitive industrial architecture adapted to the new requirements of the fashion and clothing market.
The gap year
The request for a gap year is a temporary suspension of studies from the usual course of study for students. It requires the constitution of a complete file and a real reflection on the part of the student on the quality and the meaning of his project.
The commission meets four times: in April, June, mid-July and early September to study the students’ applications for a gap year. Applications must be complete and sent to all members of the Commission.
The Commission will apply strict and fair criteria for the evaluation of the files, including:
- progress in the search for an internship,
- quality and meaning of the project,
- engineering skills mobilized,
- link with the textile engineering curriculum,
- margin of autonomy granted,
- academic level and grades of the student.
In order to determine the skills used by the student during this period, please refer to the ENSAIT engineer’s skill set.
The file to be provided in support of your gap year application must contain the completed gap year application form, a CV, a cover letter and all supporting documents that allow us to measure the content and progress of the gap year project.
A foot in the company
They have a double objective :
- to lead you towards an engineer’s behavior,
- to bring you knowledge of the textile industry or distribution, of the business world.
You will learn to manage a team and a project.
You will do two internships during your studies at ENSAIT, one in the first year lasting 8 weeks and a second in the second year lasting 12 weeks.
The SPRINT Project
The Sprint Project is a 100-hour student project carried out in a textile innovation framework, in groups of 4 to 5 people. It allows a synthesis of scientific and technological knowledge and places the student engineer in a real complex problem requiring engineering skills. Project topics vary but are related to tomorrow’s trends, a sector of activity (health, e-commerce, etc.), technologies, properties, concepts or research transfer. The subject comes from teachers or companies and must be validated beforehand by a project committee that examines the content of the project and its implementation.
The End of Study Project (PFE)
You carry out a project using all the knowledge and skills you have acquired during your three years at Ensait. This project includes scientific, technological or technico-economic aspects. The School manages the confidentiality of the subjects within a contractual framework if the company requests it. The project takes place over 18 weeks on a full-time basis, from mid-February to the beginning of July (with the possibility of extending to September).
During the three years of the ENSAIT textile engineering program, the engineering student can follow the path of entrepreneurship.
Different modules are available to help them create their project:
- A parallel program with Ecole Centrale de Lille called “Filière Centrale Entrepreneurs”
- An “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” option during the 3rd year
- The support of our partner, Euramaterials, a cluster serving the materials processing industry.
ENSAIT is a partner of some fifty universities around the world. Student-engineers benefit from a minimum of one semester’s experience abroad as part of a university exchange program. The student has the possibility to choose between :
- At least one semester of exchange
- A double degree
- Internships and/or the end-of-study project abroad
- 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.
Students from CPGE (MP, PC, PSI, PT, TSI)
For the written exams, ENSAIT uses the following banks of grades:
- E3A-Polytech for the MP, PC and PSI streams,
- PT for the PT stream,
- CCINP for the TSI stream
Registration for the competitive entrance exams, the written tests and the call for candidates to enter the school are managed by these mark banks and the Service Concours des Écoles d’Ingénieur (SCEI): http://www.scei-concours.fr
69 places available for the start of the 2022 academic year
Details of available places:
- MP: 8 places
- PC: 34 places
- PSI: 14 places
- PT: 10 places
- TSI : 3 places
Students from any scientific background (minimum of 2 years of higher education)
This competition is a recruitment on title, intended for students :
- holders of a DUT in scientific and technological specialties
- holders of a licence 2 sciences and technology
- from any scientific CPGE including ATS, TB, BCPST, TPC (except MP, PC, PSI, PT, TSI)
- holders of a BTS in scientific or technological specialties
3 places available for the start of the 2022 academic year
This competition is a recruitment on title, intended for foreign students holding a scientific or technological diploma from Bac + 2 to Bac + 4.
3 places available for the start of the 2022 academic year
Initial training competition for entry into the 2nd year
Students from any French or international scientific background (minimum 4 years of higher education)
The competition is open to holders of a Master M1 in science or science and technology. Your degree can be French or international.
Recruitment to the 2nd year is based on a portfolio and an interview.
5 places available for the start of the 2022 academic year
And after graduation?
Our graduates testify
Karim BehlouliClass 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 RoinéClass 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 BourretClass 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 LucasClass 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.