Traditional education

In addition to general engineering training in the technical textile and distribution fields, you will follow a high level engineering training programme which focuses on an international experience (a 12 week compulsory placement abroad) and the business world.

3 year traditional education programme schedule 


ENSAIT’s traditional education programme lasts for 3 years and combines final year internships with a semester abroad. 


Year 1 Semestre 1
Semestre 2
Science and general teaching
2 months technician internship in France or abroad 

Year 2 Semestre 3 Science and general teaching
Semestre 4 Semester abroad
3 months engineering internship in France or abroad
Year 3 Semestre 5 Spécialism
Semestre 6   Final year project specialising in business or a Masters of Research Degree 

Teaching areas

   Engineering science:  

automation, mineral or organic and macromolecular chemistry, electronics, computing, applied mathematics, mechanics 

Socio-economic sciences and humanities:

management, marketing, administration, languages, entrepreneurship, innovation, quality, labour law, ethics, safety... 

Spécialisms :

composites, information design, logistics, polymers in textiles for technical applications, ennoblement, textile metrology  






  Study programme

  Annual breakdown

32 weeks in year 1 et 2
16 weeks en année 3
Theoretical training for 3 years 2250 hours
2 modern languages minimum English obligatory, European languages, Chinese, Russian, Japanese... 
Work placement in all 3 years   - 5 month internship

 - 2 industrial projects

Work placement assessment  Expertise gained in businesses 
Business location National and international
Funding  Potential internship grants, state scholarship 

Consult the Study Programme for further details 


Second year options 

     1.     Technical Textiles and Advanced Materials: 

The objective of the ‘Technical Textiles and Advanced Materials’ option is to train engineers to innovate, design and manufacture innovative products made from fibre based materials, as a prototype or in industry, for various end-use applications: hygiene, medicine, the automotive industry, aeronautics, construction, civil engineering, industry, composites, personal protection, etc. 

      2.     CMD: Design and Distribution Management:  

The main objective of the Design and Distribution Management option is to train engineers to collaborate on the implementation of highly competitive industrial constructions, adapted to new market requirements in fashion and clothing.


Business experience: internships and projects 

 1. Internships:

These have a dual objective to: 


  • Give an insight into engineering practices
  • Provide an understanding of the textile industry and distribution, in the world of business



You will learn how to manage both a team and a project. 

You will complete two internships during your training at ENSAIT (one internship in the first year and one in the second year). 

2. Projects : 

Second year project

You will work in groups of 5 to answer business related questions. 

This first test takes place over a period of 18 months which is divided into two 48 hour periods (February/May and September/January) allowing for a more comprehensive study. 


Examples of project subject areas: innovative applications of thermochromic materials in the textile industry – high-tech cravats with adjustable colours – light diffusing materials – production of a flexible electrical circuit made from non-woven materials, using a conductive polymer – development of a control panel for mass distribution - online control of engineering work structures – feasibility study of mass customisation within the clothing industry.


Final year project


You will undertake a project with the assistance of outside parties. This project comprises scientific, technological or techno-economic aspects. The graduate school will administer subject confidentiality on a contractual basis, if requested by the company.
The full-time project takes place over a period of 18 weeks from mid-February to the beginning of July (with the possibility of an extension to September).

Examples of project subject areas: synthesis and characterisation of polymers charged in microcapsules of ammonium phosphates - characterisation of fibres used in the manufacturing of a non-woven structure for blood filtration – resistance to temperature and nonflammability of materials in optical fibres – optimisation of the finish removal process for products.


Throughout your training you will be required to undertake further work related to the business world in the form of production of goods and services workshops, communications or professional events. 

A ticket to study abroad

100% of our students have an experience abroad.

L'ENSAIT has established partnerships with a number of universities and businesses throughout the world.

Internships, projects, double diplomas! There are many opportunities to discover different cultures as well as different working practices and management methods. 


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