The Erasmus Programme is a European programme facilitating the mobility of exchange students (housing and travel expenses) participating in an internship abroad. It also funds educational projects between teaching entities in Europe.
Projects in vocational education sections
At Dorian, three vocational education degrees are offered :
• signmaking and signage
• technical and scientific glassblowing
• topographic surveying
All 3 of these programs include numerous work placements in the industry. One of our objectives is to obtain funding for some of these work placements from the Erasmus
Programme for our most motivated students.
We have made a request to the Erasmus Programme to fund 8 internships of 1 month each for 4 student of the vocational education program in signmaking and signage and 4 students of the vocational education program in technical and scientific glassblowing.
Host companies in Great Britain and Italy were selected by the educational team for value they add to students educational experiences, insofar as glassworking techniques and practices vary greatly in these countries from those in France.
Our request is currently undergoing thorough evaluation by the Erasmus Programme commission, and, if accepted, will cover two years from September 2016 to September 2018.
Projects in undergraduate school sections
At Dorian, we offer 8 undergraduate certification options (BTS):
- Certificate in Digital Systems with concentration in Electronics and Communication
- Certificate in Digital Systems with concentration in Information Technology andNetworks
- Certificate in Standardisation of Mechanical Products
- Certificate in Industrial Design
- Certificate in Design and Production of Automated Systems
- Certificate Topographical Surveying
- Bachelors Degree in City Planning, Environment and Geomatics It is important to specify that the “BTS” certificate corresponds to a 2-year program, while the
Bachelors Degree comprises a full 3-year “License,” and as such consists in the 180 European credit hours (ECTS) required by this type of degree. Finally, note that the first six programs listed belong to two technical sectors relating to electronics, one being Digital Systems and the other Mechanics and Automation. Meanwhile the last two programs listed belong to the professional sector of topographic surveying.
Our bid to enroll our 8 higher education courses in Erasmus Programme has four objectives:
1. Obtain the ECHE (Erasmus Charter for Higher Education)
2. Allow our students to pursue internships and work placements abroad
3. Host foreign European students in our classes
4. Participate in international education partnerships
Objective 1: obtain the ECHE
We have applied for ECHE accreditation from the Erasmus agency in Brussels. This contract form binds us to our commitments towards the European Commission and our future partners.
Any action taken inside the Erasmus Programme is subject to obtaining the ECHE. Therefor, all three following aims objectives will take place from September 2016 if the Erasmus Commission validates our application.
Objective 2: offer work experience opportunities abroad
Our students in the BTS (technical certificate) programs participate in a work placement at the end of their first year. Our aim, with the help of Erasmus funding, is to allow the most
Objective 3: host foreign students in our educational programs The Erasmus Programme allows students to pursue their education abroad from the second year of undergraduate school or college. Dorian is well equipped and ready to host European students in its STS section and deliver them the French « BTS » degree. In order to do so, the only requirement for the students is to have the requisite knowledge and skills, as would local students acquire during their first year of higher education. Thus, we would select foreign programs which seem to cover the same basics, and would also participate in this effort by detailing the content of our programs. motivated amongst them to complete a 2-month long work placement abroad in Europe.
Objective 4: participate in international educational partnerships. We would like to implement an international project development. The idea is to team up students in similar domaines from different European schools/universities around a technical project. Then, either from a collaborative or competitive approach between teams, we would like to allow them to meet with each other in a hosting school/university to evaluate their response to the technical project.