< 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
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.
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.
Read Guidelines on writing IA report
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
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
||05 Jan - 19 Jun 2-15
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
Students who are on overseas IA are NOT allowed to register for any
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
IA Students are encouraged to
purchase their own insurance policy in addition to the mandatory insurance
under the University Health Scheme for additional coverage.
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.
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,
letter from the faculty,
Offer letter from company,
Other supporting documents
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
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
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.
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
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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