VAE AND DPE
VAE and DPE
Obtaining a diploma by VAE and DPE is one of the ways of obtaining a diploma in the same way as initial training, continuing education or apprenticeship.ue ou l’apprentissage.
100% success rate *
*Reference year: 2021
Obtaining an engineering degree through VAE
|Prerequisites||Significant experience in the field of textile technologies.|
|Objectives||Total or partial validation of the textile engineer’s skills based on the nature of the candidate’s knowledge and aptitudes.|
|Ability||Textile, product design, industrial design, clothing|
1. Generic dimension specific to all engineering titles ::
2. Specific dimension of ENSAIT training:
|Access time||Start of training on September 1st or January 1st of the current academic year. The application must be submitted 3 months in advance.|
The candidate must register with the ENSAIT schooling service and enclose payment, within 15 days, of the registration fee, which amounts to 2001 euros for the year 2020-2021 and is broken down as follows
|Methods used||The accompaniment takes the form of an individualized tutoring, face to face with the teacher tutor. The preparation of a complete file, including elements illustrating the candidate’s career path, takes place over a period of 6 to 8 months, during which the candidate will benefit from 8 hours of face-to-face meetings and remote exchanges that are transcribed in a report at each meeting. The support also includes a reading of the file and preparation for the interview with the jury. Coaching must begin within one month of registration.|
No later than eleven months after the application is submitted, the candidate is invited to attend the jury authorized to rule on the VAE.
The members of the jury are appointed by the Director of ENSAIT at least fifteen days before the jury meeting, in consideration of their skills, aptitudes and qualifications and with a view to achieving a balanced representation of men and women.
The jury assesses the nature of the candidate’s acquired experience based on the VAE file submitted and the interview.
The objective of the interview is to verify the skills, aptitudes and associated knowledge acquired as well as the coherence of the project. It also allows for additional elements or details to be provided concerning the candidate’s professional career and activities. These achievements are evaluated in relation to the diploma reference framework.
The jury is sovereign and can, after deliberation :
In the case of partial validation, the VAE jury makes proposals to the candidate as to the nature and method of acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills (training, internship, evolution of the professional activity, report, etc.), as well as the methods of complementary control. This provision should enable the best possible response to be made to the candidate’s professional situation.
|Accessibility||Ensait is located 300m from the Roubaix train station which offers a direct link to Paris. The metro to Lille is 400m away. ENSAIT offers conditions for its students that comply with legal requirements for safety and accessibility, particularly with regard to fire safety, asbestos and accessibility for people with disabilities.|
The law of social modernization of January 17, 2002, which created the VAE, authorizes universities and other institutions of higher education to deliver their diplomas or titles by a means other than training or apprenticeship.
The validation of acquired experience is a right that allows any person, regardless of age, level of study, or status, to have their acquired experience (corresponding to the continuous or not, for a cumulative period of at least three years, of salaried, non-salaried or voluntary activities) validated in order to obtain a diploma, a title or a certificate of professional qualification.
Thus, obtaining a diploma by VAE is one of the ways of obtaining diplomas in the same way as initial training, continuing education or apprenticeship.
The candidate must build a file in which he or she proves that he or she has acquired the skills targeted by the diploma, by highlighting his or her professional experience, the training he or she has taken and his or her personal achievements. The validation jury makes its decision based on the file and after an interview with the candidate.
The jury may or may not award the entire diploma. It decides on the extent of the validation and, in the case of partial validation, on the nature of the knowledge and skills to be tested and/or additional training.
Paid, unsalaried or voluntary activities are taken into account. The knowledge acquired must be justified in whole or in part by the knowledge and skills required to obtain the diploma applied for. The validation jury includes a majority of teacher-researchers as well as people whose main activity is not teaching and who are competent to assess the nature of the knowledge and skills – particularly professional – for which validation is requested.
State Certified Engineer (ECD)
The examination leading to the award of the title of state-qualified engineer (D.P.E.) allows working engineers to obtain a title of state-qualified engineer by validation of their experience and professional achievements.
Validation is based on an interview and, if successful, a thesis defense. These tests verify that the candidate has the skills specific to the engineer, either transversal or related to the speciality applied for, and a high level of scientific and technical culture.
It leads to the delivery of an engineering title, delivered by the State in one of the 24 existing specialties, unlike the other engineering titles which bear the mention of the school which has sanctioned an engineering training. The list of specialties is set by the decree of August 19, 2005.
The title of D.P.E. engineer is issued by the Ministry of Higher Education. It confers the grade of master.
Any candidate with at least five years of professional experience in functions commonly entrusted to engineers may register for the DPE:
- on the website of the Ministry of National Education, under the heading of administrative forms,
- on request at ENSAIT for candidates who wish to take the exam in the Textile Materials specialty