ÉNEPS: a path of excellence for professional bachelor students

ÉNEPS is a unique higher education program fostering academic success and vocational work-linked training to university students. It enables these graduates to prolong their studies at university technology institutes.


Created in 2009, ÉNEPS enables young people with vocational training in the manufacturing sector to obtain an academic education and a university diploma in technology (DUT). It also opens up opportunities for students to pursue studies to earn a Bachelor’s, Master’s or an Engineering degree.

Key figures

  • 339 first-time students since 2009
  • 4 training courses
  • In 2014, 54% of ÉNEPS students pursued post-DUT studies and 98% of students with a DUT or an undergraduate diploma found a job
  • 51% of 2015 graduates pursued post-DUT studies and 70% of those who had chosen to enter the job market were on permanent contracts (CDIs)

Educational approach

A tailor-made education

  • Adjustment to the vocational A-level profile: fewer students per class, fewer lecture courses, project- and problem-based learning modules.
  • Personal and professional development: strengthening self-esteem and the commitment to education.
  • Innovation and education: mathematics (creation of a Small Private Online Course), materials science, English (language workshops in partnership with IDEFI Innovalangues) and more.

A dynamic partnership with industry

A dozen partners, including Schneider Electric, Orange, Bouygues Bâtiment Sud-Est, Caterpillar, VINCI Construction France and more.
  • Internships and work-study contracts
  • Visits to companies and worksites
  • Meetings with professionals

Continuous support

  • Academic and personal support: one teacher-tutor for each student, dedicated hours for study and mentoring
  • Specific financial aid
  • University residence accommodation guaranteed
  • Opening to culture: invitations to museums and theatres, visit to Expo 2015 in Milan, exploring Paris and more
Updated on February 24, 2020