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

1st year

Common core

+ 8 week internship in France or abroad

(Missions: worker/technician)

2nd year

Common core

+ International semester

Academic exchange in one of ENSAIT's 30 international partner universities

+ 12-week internship in France or abroad

(Missions : assistant engineer)

Choice of a major
TOEIC test (minimum score: 830/990 points)

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.

3rd year

Common core

+ End-of-studies project: 18-week internship in France or abroad

You carry out a project in a company using all the knowledge and skills you have acquired during your three years at Ensait.

Specialization according to the major chosen in the 2nd year
Double degrees available in 3rd year

Additional information

Further study after the textile engineering degree

International mobility

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:

  • The program in parallel with the Ecole Centrale de Lille called “Filière Centrale Entrepreneurs (Click here to know more about)
  • An “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” option during the 3rd year
  • The support of our partner, Euramaterials, a cluster serving the materials processing industries.

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. 

Jobs and opportunities

12 days

Average duration of job search


Gross annual salary at hiring


of employees have a job before graduation

The professions of the textile engineer


quality engineer

supply chain engineer

production engineer

design office engineer

product manager

environmental engineer

r&d engineer

textile laboratory manager

Our graduates testify