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Technical Degree “Wood and Furniture Applications”

In short

  • Course duration : 1 year
  • Full-time study, Apprenticeship
  • Recruitment criteria : 2-year university diploma in scientific field, wood sector or mechanical or production engineering

GENERAL PRESENTATION AND OBJECTIVES

Our technical degree ‘Wood and Furniture Applications’ aims to prepare students for work as overseers and executives in small and medium sized companies in the wood industry, more especially in furniture and joinery branches. The goal is to provide thorough training in the basics as well as in management and human sciences to promote career advancement.

COURSE ORGANIZATION

Full-time study
Full-time students follow the complete cursus. Possibility of exemption from certain modules only on presentation of validated experience.

The course includes 450 teaching hours, a supervised project and an internship.

Apprenticeship
Students are recruited for a period of one year, from 1st September of the current year to 31st August of the following year.

The course includes 450 teaching hours, a supervised project and periods in-company.

Students alternate from 4 to 6 weeks between the school and the company.

INTERNSHIPS AND PROJECTS

Full-time study
A 130-hour supervised project is an integral part of the course.

The 16 weeks of internship are split into 2 stages : 5 weeks at the beginning of the year to enable students to discover the company and define their areas of work, then a final stage lasting 11 weeks.

Apprenticeship
A supervised project is an integral part of the course.

The course is supplemented by 32 weeks in company.

FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

The technical degree ‘Wood and Furniture Applications’ is a vocational training course. Graduates’ access to further courses (Master’s degree) depends on the decision of faculty in charge of courses applied to.

Within the global framework of ENSTIB courses, the technical degree can enable graduates to enroll in our Master’s teaching diploma, option technological and professional training, on behalf of the Lorraine Graduate Teacher Training School.

According to their results, students may apply for ENSTIB’s engineering course, via a 1st-year entrance exam (in full-time or apprenticeship study).

APPRENTICESHIP

Schedule

WHAT IS THE APPRENTICE’S STATUS IN THE COMPANY ?

An apprentice is an employee of his or her company and therefore under its responsibility, via the apprenticeship supervisor. (S)he must carry out the tasks given. Throughout the 3 years of training, under the guidance of the supervisor, the apprentice will address specific tasks, build experience and gradually extend his/her responsibility within the company.

The in-company supervisor decides when and how to allocate these responsibilities. The tasks to be given to the apprentice and the relevant skills are listed in detail at the start of each semester. At the end of each semester, the supervisor returns a qualitative assessment of the apprentice’s capacities.

Programme

Students

Apprentices

9 ECTS
100h

General subjects

  • Management and Communication
  • Foreign Language
  • Business administration

9 ECTS
100h

9 ECTS
80h

Scientific Subjects

  • Wood sciences
  • Statistics
  • Materials solidity

9 ECTS
80h

18 ECTS
270h

Professional Subjects

  • Product design and manufacturing
  • Project and quality management
  • Management and workflow
  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Industrial IT

18 ECTS
270h

6 ECTS
150h

Supervised Project

6 ECTS
150h

18 ECTS
16 semaines

Internship

18 ECTS
32 semaines

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Jérôme HAUCK

Promotion 2011

I did a technical degree in Wood and Furniture Applications at ENSTIB, with block release to the company Bieber Bois in Walhambach, which specializes in exterior carpentry. On my graduation in 2011, I was hired on an open-ended contract in their design department where I immediately realized how useful my training at ENSTIB would be.

On my graduation in 2011, I was hired on an open-ended contract in their design department where I immediately realized how useful my training at ENSTIB would be.

I do computer–aided design and searching for machining solutions every day here. I still work for Bieber Bois, but I’ve also set up my own carpentry and interior fittings company.