Objectives and Scopes
The EG3602 Vacation Internship Program (VIP) is designed to:
Enable students to translate theories learnt in the classroom and perform assignments in a real world environment.
Instill in students the right kind of work attitude and professionalism through interaction with people in the organizations and observation of their future roles in industry.
Enable students to learn more than what is taught in the academic
context in school.
Enable students to acquire intangible attributes such
as working in a team, and employing their technical skills in the workplace.
EG3602 is an optional module which carries 6 MCs. It is
graded on a Completed Satisfactory/Completed Unsatisfactory basis (CS/CU)
and count towards UEM.
Students participating in this internship may opt to apply through the faculty for
the faculty-VIP placements (end Jan/Feb) or by sourcing for companies on
their own for self-initiated VIP. The internship must have substantial engineering content
(incl. technical skills) and in addition, students should be exposed to some, if not all, of the following:-
Management – including responsibilities and daily routines of an engineer or a technologist, as the case may be, and administrative duties;
Computer applications - using the computer as an aid in planning, designing and analysis of engineering projects
Cost implications - awareness of cost effectiveness in engineering proposals/designs
Safety measures - awareness of importance of safety in the organizations
Quality control - awareness of quality in all jobs done
Marketing – using the relevant technical knowledge in the application of product promotion.
Customer Service – using relevant product knowledge to articulate and communicate with their customers.
Vacation Internship &
The duration of EG3602 must be at least
12 weeks long.
Students are allowed to register and hence obtain MCs for either
EG3602 VIP or EG3601 IAP, but not both.
Students are not eligible to undertake VIP until they have completed Stage 2
(4 semesters of study in NUS), i.e. the May-July vacation after Semester 4 is the earliest
time period allowed to do VIP; with
exception of polytechnic direct-entry students who are on a 3-year
Students can only do VIP during the official May-July vacation period. Only SEP students are allowed to do VIP during term time.
Students are allowed to earn credits for VIP once
Assessment: Mentors, Report writing and
Submission (Important: Please read
The Mentors (or Academic Advisors) are by
default the Liaison Officers for VIP. Mentors should communicate with
companies by e-mail or phone on all VIP matters. Company visits would be
made upon request of companies or students.
The mentor does not refer
to the department coordinator. If you
are unsure who is your NUS mentor, please check
with your respective department.
Students are required to submit two VIP reports. The first report (5-7pages) should be written based on
Week 1-6 of
the internship and the report is to be submitted at the end of the 7th week
of the internship. The second and final report (15-20 pages) is to be submitted within one month upon completion of the internship.
These reports are used for academic continual assessment.
In order to obtain 6 MCs, the reports must be of satisfactory quality (ie.
graded Satisfactory/Pass for both reports). Without which, MCs may not be awarded to the students.
Students are able to view the grade they received for their first report, so
please consult your mentor immediately if you obtained an Unsatisfactory/Fail for
your first report. Late submissions of any one of the two VIP reports
may result in an overall CU grade. Auto-emails will be sent to prompt the
student about the (late) report submission.
The first report should include the company's training schedule (see Download Forms)
and a journal description on your
internship progress. The final report carries intellectual contents to highlight the student’s benefits gained/knowledge
learnt from the internship.
In addition to contents relating to week 7 - 12, it should also have one or
more sections to sum up their experiences for the entire internship program.
Pictures/graphcharts/tables may be
accompanied with a detailed description on the type of work
performed/equipments used/results attained.
Please update your weekly activities on the Log Sheet. Students are to
obtain clearance from your internship host organization (VIP Clearance Form endorsed
by your direct company supervisor) BEFORE you may upload your
report in pdf. format of not more than 3MB onto your Enhancement Program
portal. The logsheet and Clearance Form MUST be submitted (under Appendix)
together with your report. When the report is uploaded, a notification email
will be sent to your mentor for grading online.
Guidelines on writing VIP report
Click here for Step-By-Step Guide to upload VIP Report.
Roles of Participating Companies
Supervisors in the companies will:
Guide, advise, discuss and review with students their accomplishments and progress.
Document and sign the students' log sheets.
Perform an evaluation of the students' work by completing the "Company Feedback Form" (see Download Forms) and returning it to the Administrative Officer in charge of VIP at the end of the internship.
Review the students' VIP reports for any confidential information and sign the Report Clearance Form provided by the students.
VIP registration via the Faculty-VIP placement is usually in
exact dates to be broadcasted via email by the Office of Undergraduate
Programs. VIP registration is via
the Enhancement Program portal online.
Students are given up to 8 choice for selection of companies along with 2
projects per company. You will be 'assign' to one company upon the
announcement of allocated placement results. If an interview is required,
your assigned company will contact you directly for interview(s).
You will have to 'pass' the interview before
your placement with the assign company is confirmed.
We will try to match you to the top
organization of your choice but please
note that you may be assigned to another organization.
Students who have found their own placements or scholars returning to their sponsor companies, please refer to Procedures for Self-initiated VIP.
during full-time VIP
Students are also NOT allowed to register for any other modules
during the special semester once their allocated placement is confirmed by
Students must inform their company supervisor
if they are sick. Each sick-day must be accompanied by a Medical
Grading and Enrollment of
EG3602 VIP module
Students reading EG3602 Vacation Internship
Program will be graded on CS/CU basis. The modular unit and grade of EG3602
will be credited onto your transcript at the end of
Semester 1 of the next Academic Year along with the examination
results for the rest of your modules taken in that semester.
The Office of Undergraduate Programmes will register all VIP students
for EG3602 Vacation Internship Program. Students do not register the module on CORS.