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ESB Engineer in Science and Technology of Wood and Biosourced Materials (Master)

Engineer in Science and Technology of Wood and Biosourced Materials (Master)

Nantes, France

3 Years


Full time

Request application deadline

27 Aug 2024

EUR 5,950 / per year *


* for the 2023-2024 academic year



Engineers trained at ESB are capable of using wood and other biosourced materials in an innovative way.

They master scientific and technical knowledge, lead teams and manage projects. They use new technologies and place their approach in a logic of circular economy.

The realization of projects, collaborative and interdisciplinary work associated with experimentation on a scale of 1, constitute a strong singularity of the ESB engineering program.


ESB engineers are trained to promote wood and biosourced materials .

Aware that these materials are the answer to environmental and societal challenges , they are committed to designing and building a sustainable future.

Leaders of the teams they supervise, ESB engineers rely on their scientific and technical knowledge and their managerial skills to successfully complete the projects they manage.

Specialists in bio-based materials, they use new technologies and proven methods to make choices with optimized impacts.

They are able to put innovation into the processes for which they are responsible, in a broad spectrum of activity sectors (construction, transport, capital goods).

Sensitive to market expectations, they are able to imagine uses and services to make life easier for users.

The sense of the concrete and the collective is developed on the basis of full-scale projects and experiments ... so many singularities which characterize the ESB engineering program

State recognition

The ESB is accredited by the Engineering Qualifications Commission (CTI) to issue the engineering diploma.

The diploma benefits from the EUR-ACE label which validates the conformity of the training with European standards.

Obtaining the ESB engineering diploma confers the master's degree (bac+5).


Lessons and scenarios

The training is organized around the succession of teaching periods devoted to a subject then periods of implementation.

  • The teaching periods (ENS) correspond to the contribution of knowledge provided in Teaching Units (EU). The lessons can take different forms: courses, practical work, tutorials ... face to face or distance (e-learning).
  • Scenario periods (MES) allow the application of lessons through case studies, projects or workshops. In the case of apprenticeship, the scenarios are carried out in the host companies (ENT).

Individualization of training

Allowing students to individualize their path is a strong axis of the training program.

During schooling, students choose:

  • elective lessons,
  • a second living language,
  • the subjects of certain projects which are left to the initiative of the students,
  • a minor and a major (specialized UE sets) to affirm the professional project,
  • a 2nd minor which will enrich the training profile.
  • the possibility of doing a gap year or a semester with an ESB partner.

The international

Each student-engineer must carry out an international mobility of at least 8 weeks during their schooling.

For students, it is carried out in different ways: internship, semester of study in one of the 38 partner establishments or even a double diploma (Russia, Chile, Switzerland or Brazil).

For apprentices, international mobility takes the form of a company mission at the end of semester 6.

Insertion and placement

Upon graduation, graduates invest in many sectors of activity: construction, housing products, capital goods, environment.

There are many challenges for engineers who wish to imagine, design and deploy innovative solutions that meet the needs of our society in a sustainable manner.

Situation after graduation

Situation of young graduate engineers 4 months after their exit.

  • First job found before leaving school: 76%
  • First job found in less than 2 months: 89%
  • Jobs based abroad: 13%
  • Current jobs found in the host company of the apprenticeship contract (apprentice engineers only): 56%
  • Current jobs from the end of study internship (face-to-face engineers only): 50%
  • Median gross annual salary including bonuses and benefits in France: € 35,800


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