EG3601: Industrial Attachment Programme (12 MCs)






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Attachment & Eligibility

< For Students of Cohort AY2013/14 and BEFORE>

Students who have completed Stage 2 (4 semesters of study) may spend a semester in an organisation for 24 weeks under EG3601 Industrial Attachment Programme. Students will only be sent to select companies that have a good track record or have good potential in providing interns with excellent industrial or research training.

<Students Admitted from AY2014/15 and AFTER>

Please refer to your home department for your major requirement.

IA Assessment, Mentors, Report Writing and Submission


The Mentors (or Academic Advisors) are by default the Liaison Officers for IA/VIP. Mentors will review the internship progress, provide guidance and feedback for meaningful learning outcome for the mentees. Company visits may be made upon request of companies or students. The mentor does not refer to the department coordinator. Students are to refer to the mentor-mentee list from their respective home department.


One internship report is required for submission for every six weeks of the attachment. The first three reports should comprise of 5-7 pages and be submitted by the end of the 7th, 13th, and 19th week respectively. The fourth and final report should comprise of 15-20 pages and be submitted within one month of the 24th week of the attachment. Pictures/graphcharts/tables may be accompanied with a detailed description on the type of work performed/equipments used/results attained. Illustration tools are excluded from the page count.

The reports are used for academic continual assessment. In order to qualify for 12 MCs, the reports must be of satisfactory quality (ie. graded Satisfactory/Pass). Late submissions of any of the reports may result in an overall CU grade.

The first report should include the company’s internship training schedule (see Download Forms) and a journal description of the internship progress. The final report should carry intellectual contents to highlight specified learning outcomes gained from the attachment. In addition to contents relating to week 19-24, the final report should also have one or more sections to sum up the  experiences for the entire internship program. An online feedback is to be completed along with the submission of the final report.

Weekly activities should be documented on the Log Sheet. It is mandatory to obtain clearance from your host organization (IA Clearance Form endorsed by your direct company supervisor) BEFORE the report is uploaded in pdf. format of not more than 5MB onto the secured Enhancement Programme portal. The logsheet and Clearance Form MUST be submitted (under Appendix) together with your report. The mentor will be notified by the system when a report has been uploaded.

An online Student Feedback is to be submitted along with the final internship report.

IA Report: Read Guidelines on writing IA report


Safety Induction

The faculty works with the Office of Safety, Health and Environment in ensuring that all students are competent in basic workplace safety knowledge before the embarkation of the industrial internship. It is a pre-requisite for students to attend one of the Safety Induction Talk scheduled twice each year. Students who did not attend the talk are required to complete and pass an Assessment before they may receive credits for the internship programme.

Roles of Participating Companies


Supervisors in the companies will:

  • Provide mentoring for the students on their progress and accomplishments

  • Document and sign the students' log sheet

  • Review the students' IA reports and sign the Report Clearance Form provided by the students

  • Perform an evaluation of the students' work by completing an online Evaluation at the end of the internship


Students may apply for IAP through (1) Faculty-placement or (2) Self-initiated category.


This category applies to students who are interested in applying to positions reserved on the web-portal.

*New Placement Process for IAP 2015* Please select the Faculty-IAP category on the web-portal. Students may select up to 10 positions during the Placement Exercise. Companies with interviewing requirement will contact candidates directly during the period 'Companies to Interview and Offer'. Offer(s) are updated by the companies on the web-portal and students shall update their response on the offer(s) during the period 'Online Acceptance of Offer by students'. Once an offer is accepted, the module EG3601 Industrial Attachment Programme will be enrolled for the student by the Office of Undergraduate Programmes.

Timeline for IAP January-June 2015


Faculty-placement Application Exercise for Students 18 Aug - 03 Sep 2014
Companies to Interview students - Round 1 08 Sep - 09 Oct 2014
Students to be informed of the application outcome - Round 1 10 Oct 2014
Online Acceptance of Offer by Students - Round 1 10 Oct - 19 Oct 2014
Companies to Interview students - Round 2 21 Oct - 11 Nov 2014
Students to be informed of the application outcome - Round 2 12 Nov 2014
Online Acceptance of Offer by Students - Round 2 12 Nov - 18 Nov 2014
Safety Induction Dec 2014
Attachment Period 05 Jan - 19 Jun 2-15


Self-initiated IA Application

This category applies to students who would like to apply for credits under the module EG3601 for the offer received through their self-sourced application. Please complete the "Placement Form" and "Internship Training Schedule" (see Download Forms) before proceeding to submit the application via selecting the Self-initiated category on the web-portal with the information from the documents. The application must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the proposed IAP Start date for completion of the administrative process.




Evening Modules during local IA


Students are advised to plan their academic schedule carefully. Students may read up to 2 modules offered in the evenings subject to approval from their IA host organisation to be released from work earlier. Not all organisations allow interns to read evening modules in school while on IA. Before accepting any offers, please check with the organisation if unsure.

  • Reading of day-time modules is strictly NOT allowed (students are expected to intern at the company on a full-time basis);

  • Reading of more than 2 evening modules is strictly NOT allowed (this is regardless on the number of MCs for each module);

  • IA may NOT be taken concurrently with FYP (for Chemical Engineering students who may read IA in their final term)

List of evening modules offered during a semester and the application procedures can be found evening module.


Note: Students who are on overseas IA are NOT allowed to register for any additional modules.





The number of days of leave granted is at the discretion of the host organisation. The maximum number of days of leave allowable under the IAP is however, 7 days (for 24 weeks of IA).



Reservist (In-Camp Training)


Students who have received government service letter for ICT prior to applying for an internship/accepting an offer should indicate on their resume/inform the recruiter the period in which they are required to report for reservist. The faculty will not request for deferment of the ICT on behalf of the student. 





IA Students are encouraged to purchase their own insurance policy in addition to the mandatory insurance under the University Health Scheme for additional coverage.


Note: Students who are going on overseas IA are required to purchase additional insurance for their overseas attachment.



Personal Contact Information


Please ensure that your personal particulars and emergency contact on myISIS is accurate at all times. Students who are going on overseas IA, please inform the following persons before you leave for your overseas attachment.

  • Mentor

  • Department Coordinator

  • Department Administrator/s

  • Dean's Office EP Administrator/s





Students on overseas IA may need to apply for a visa from the host country.

Students can apply for visa at the local embassy with the following:

  • Visa application forms,

  • Student status letter from the Registrar's Office,

  • Internship support letter from the faculty,

  • Offer letter from company,

  • Other supporting documents deemed necessary



Grading basis and Enrollment of EG3601 IAP module


Students reading EG3601 Industrial Attachment Program will be graded on CS/CU basis. The modular unit and grade for EG3601 will be listed on the results slip for two semesters, i.e. Semester 2 with grade “In Progress (IP)” and Semester 1 of the next Academic Year with the final CS/CU grade for IA taken in Semester 2 (January - June).


Note: Extension of IA:-

Students may extend their IA beyond the required 24 weeks on a personal arrangement with the  organisation so long as the extension does not extend into term time. The faculty will not approve/disapprove such an extension. Students shall update their adjusted IAP Period via the Enhancement Programme portal for record purposes. Students are not required to report about the work done during the extended period. For example, if the official IA period ends on 21 June, but is extended till 30 July, submission of the final report is before 21 July and NOT 30 August.



Tuition Fees

Industrial Attachment is an integral part of the engineering curriculum. Although students will not attend classes on campus during the attachment period, they are given formal credits for this as part of the curriculum. 


Tuition fees are not computed based on actual hours of services students received nor the facilities they actually use. It is based on the cost of providing students with the complete education needed to graduate, including both resource-intensive and not so resource-intensive components, divided among semesters.


In contrast to the above, students who take Leave of Absence from the University do not need to pay tuition fees because they are not enrolled for any modular credits towards their graduation requirement.





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