VAE AND DPE
Obtaining a diploma through VAE (Validation of the Acquisition of Experience) and DPE is one of the ways of obtaining diplomas in the same way as initial training, continuing training or apprenticeship.
The candidate must compile a file in which he or she provides proof that he or she has acquired the skills covered by the diploma, highlighting his or her professional experience, training and personal achievements. The validation panel makes its decision on the basis of the file and after an interview with the candidate.
The selection board may award the diploma in its entirety or not. It decides on the extent of the validation and, in the case of partial validation, on the nature of the knowledge and aptitudes to be tested and/or further training.
Activities as an employed or self-employed person or as a volunteer will be taken into account. The knowledge and skills acquired must be justified in whole or in part by the knowledge and aptitudes required to obtain the Diploma applied for. The validation panel comprises a majority of teacher-researchers and persons whose main activity is not teaching and who are competent to assess the nature of the knowledge and skills – particularly professional knowledge and skills – for which validation is requested.
L'ENSAIT has set up two VAE systems, drawn up in accordance with Decree No. 2002-590 of 24 April 2002 on VAE by higher education establishments:
The examination leading to the award of the title of state-qualified engineer (D.P.E.) enables functional engineers to obtain the title of graduate engineer by validating their professional experience and achievements.
Validation is based on an interview and, if successful, a dissertation. These tests allow us to verify that the candidate has the skills specific to the engineer, whether transversal or linked to the speciality applied for, and a high level scientific and technical culture.
It leads to the award of an engineering title, issued by the State in one of the 24 existing specialities, unlike the other engineering degrees which bear the mention of the school that has completed an engineering training. The list of specialities is set by the order of 19 August 2005.
The title of D.P.E. engineer is awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education. It confers the grade of master.
Any candidate with at least five years of professional practice in functions commonly entrusted to engineers may apply for an ECD:
- on the website of the Ministry of National Education, section administrative forms,
- on request at the ENSAIT for candidates who wish to take the examination tests in the Textile Materials speciality
Director of Training