Internships and Student Exchange Programmes

To enhance their learning experience, students may embark on internships and student exchange programmes. Students should work out their study plans carefully if they intend to take part in these.


Internships


To fulfil their compulsory internship requirement, Engineering students in the iDCP from cohort 2016/2017 onwards may complete EG3612 Vacation Internship Programme (VIP) between Semesters 4 and 5 in lieu of EG3611 Industrial Attachement (IA). Students who would like to take a semester-long IA instead of a 3-month VIP may do so in Semester 6 only. They should NOT go for IA in Semester 5 as they are required to complete the second half of EG3301R during this semester.

 

Engineering students in cohorts 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 need to complete EG3611 Industrial Attachment (IA) to fulfil their compulsory internship requirement. The IA should be completed in Semester 6. Students in Engineering Science Programme and Industrial & Systems Engineering may take EG3612 Vacation Internship Programme (VIP) in lieu of IA.

 

Students who intend to participate in student exchange programmes (SEP) and need to complete EG3611 Industrial Attachment (IA) will need to complete the IA during Semester 5 concurrently with the second half of EG3301R (for students in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering), or in Semester 7 concurrently with the first half of EG4301 (for students in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Environmental Engineering).

 

Internships are NOT compulsory for poly-intake students as well as those in the following programmes:

  • Double degree programmes
  • Concurrent degree programmes
  • Chemical Sciences Programme
  • Global Engineering Programme

Students should apply for internships via the Faculty's internship portal. More information about internships may be found on the Office of Undergraduate Programme's website: https://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/undergraduatestudies/internship/if-you-are-a-student/


Student Exchange Programmes


Students in the iDCP can only participate in a semester-long student exchange programme (SEP) during Semester 6 of their candidature. No iDCP project module is scheduled during this semester so as to allow students to do this. Students should NOT go for exchange in Semester 5 because they are required to complete the second half of EG3301R during this semester. More information about student exchange may be found on the Office of Undergraduate Programme's website: https://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/undergraduatestudies/study-abroad/student-exchange-programme-sep/

 

Students who are required to complete a semester-long IA may refer to the section above for their IA-SEP options. They may also consider participating in international summer programmes (i-SP) instead of a full-semester student exchange. More information about international summer programmes may be found on the International Relations Office's website: http://www.nus.edu.sg/iro/prog/isp/index.html


NUS Overseas Colleges


The NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) programmes provide opportunities for students to intern in start-up companies for one semester (short programmes) or two semesters (year-long programmes), while taking a number of credit-bearing courses in a partner university. Students may participate in the NOC programmes to partially fulfil the iDCP modular requirements.

Students who intend to participate in a year-long NOC programme should do so over Semesters 6 and 7. They may be exempted from EG4301 upon their return to NUS in Semester 8, but will need to seek for approval from the iDCP in the semester before leaving for the NOC internship.

Students who intend to participate in a short NOC programme should do so in Semester 6 only since they are expected to complete EG4301 in Semesters 7 and 8.

 

For Engineering students in cohort 2016/2017 onwards, the NOC requirements will be mapped to EG3612 Vacation Internship Programme and the 12 MCs of Innovation & Enterprise electives in the iDCP. Additionally, the NOC requirements may also be used to replace EG4301 DCP B.Eng. Dissertation for those who complete a year-long NOC programme.

For Engineering students in cohorts 2014/2015 and 2015/2016, the NOC requirements may be used to replace EG3611 Industrial Attachment and EG4301 DCP B.Eng. Dissertation.

More details about mapping of NOC modules may be found here:

The NOC programmes are administered by NUS Enterprise. More information about these programmes may be found on their website: http://www.overseas.nus.edu.sg/