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. To specialize in textiles is to have a very broad technical base of knowledge, from preparation to finishing. At the head of a non-woven 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 textile professions.
INITIAL ENGINEERING TRAINING
full-time studies OVER 3 YEARS
Initial training in textile engineering
The fields of application of textiles cover an increasingly wide spectrum. From natural fibers to artificial, synthetic, technical, intelligent and now connected fibers. In a constantly and rapidly changing environment, ENSAIT trains dynamic and versatile engineers who are familiar with the most innovative techniques and cutting-edge sectors, and who are capable of providing the best possible advice to the textile industry.
The role of the ENSAIT engineer is to innovate, design, manufacture, and test new products, new materials, new technologies, and new processes that meet the requirements of the sector while respecting the values of the company and environmental standards. He/she is capable of managing the organizational, economic, human and technical aspects of a project. He/she knows how to choose, buy and supply in compliance with quality standards.
Objectives of the training
The specific skills of the ENSAIT engineer
- Recognize the basic textile processes and situate them in the textile production chain (actors, materials, relative costs).
- Recognize the basic textile structures, their treatments and their assembly, differentiate and classify them
- To know, measure and characterize the properties of basic textiles
- Define the requirements for the reproduction of a basic textile product
- To analyze an existing product and describe all the steps and its elaboration
- Relate the basic textile properties to their structure and/or process and vice versa. Example: choose the right materials according to the desired properties.
- Associate textile products and processes with their application context (functional specifications)
- Integrate eco-design
Content of the training
Choice of a major
Fashion & Services Engineering
Specialized teaching on the implementation of a highly competitive industrial architecture adapted to the new requirements of the fashion and clothing market.
Technical Textile Engineering
Possibility of a gap year between the 2nd and 3rd year.
The request for a gap year is a procedure for temporary suspension of studies that is not part of the student’s usual curriculum. It requires the creation of a substantial file and a real reflection on the part of the student on the quality and meaning of his or her project.
Specialization according to the major chosen in the 2nd year
Parallel courses available in 3rd year
Double degrees available in 3rd year
Further study after the textile engineering degree
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.
During the three years of ENSAIT’s textile engineering program, engineering students can follow the path of entrepreneurship.
Various modules are available to help them create their project:
Competitions and admissions in 1st / 2nd year
International students (Bachelor or Master degree)
This competition is a recruitment on title, intended for foreign students holding a scientific or technological diploma from Bac + 2 to Bac + 4.