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Internships enable students to integrate knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. It enables students to gain insights into the latest developments in the industries, interact with engineers and other professionals and contribute to the industry. Students may intern with or without modular credits. Read on to internships with modular credits for B.Eng. students. Visit the Centre for Future-ready Graduates for non-credit internships.

Compulsory Internship for B.Eng. students of cohort AY2014/2015 and after

Cohorts AY2014/2015 onwards are required to undergo a #compulsory internship, in the form of a 24-week internship (EG3611 Industrial Attachment (IA)) or a 12-week internship (EG3612 Vacation Internship Programme (VIP)). Table 1.1 lists the internship modules and respective periods for each degree programme.

# Students of the following programmes are exempted from the compulsory internship requirement:

  • Double Degree Programme (DDP)
  • Concurrent Degree Programme (CDP)
  • Chemical Sciences Programme (CSP)
  • ^Global Engineering Programme (GEP)
  • Polytechnic-direct intake

Students opting for the module under EG3611 or EG3612 may use the modular credits as “free electives”. The respective home department may be consulted for advise on utilising Free Elective modular credits.

^ Internship is compulsory for ESP students in GEP.

Compulsory internship module and semester for internship
B.Eng. DegreeYear 2Year 2 -> Year 3Year 3Year 3 -> Year 4Year 4
Sem 1Sem 2Special TermSem 1Sem 2Special TermSem 1Sem 2
Engineering ScienceVIPVIP
Industrial & SystemsVIPIAIAVIP
Materials ScienceIAIA

IA and VIP can be taken in one of the two semesters as indicated. Fast-track students graduating in less than eight semesters may read the internship module in an earlier semester that is not the graduating semester. Students in the Design-Centric Curriculum (DCC) follow the internship requirement of their degree programme.

Module Information

EG3611 Industrial Attachment EG3612 Vacation Internship Programme
Modular Credits12 MCs6 MCs
Graduation Fulfilment• Degree requirement (for compulsory internship) OR,
• Unrestricted Electives (for students exempted from compulsory internship)
Minimum Duration24 weeks12 weeks
Internship Period• 10 July – 22 December 2017
• January – June 2018
8 May – 28 July 2017
Pre-requisite1. Completed at least 70MCs*, AND
2. Passed at least five Level 2000 core modules*
*Students are to refer to their BEng degree for the specific module pre-requisites.
Students are recommended to complete the following modules prior to or during their internship semester:
1. CFG future-ready module (Roots & Wings 1.0 or Roots & Wings 2.0 or Career Catalyst)
2. ES2331 Communicating Engineering
3. EG2401 Engineering Professionalism
Grading BasisCompleted Satisfactorily (CS) or Completed Unsatisfactorily (CU)
Evening Modules (6pm onwards) (Day Modules are not allowed)Up to 2 Not allowed
Module Deliverablesi. Work plan
ii. Internship reports (total of two)
iii. Oral assessment & presentation (total of two)
iv. Self-evaluation report
i. Work plan
ii. Internship report (one)
iii. Oral assessment & presentation (one)
iv. Self-evaluation report
Tuition FeesPer regular semester feesNo

Internship Application

There are two routes: (1) Faculty-placement, or (2) Self-sourced internship.

(1) The Faculty actively engages industries for opportunities for students. Organisations may provide internship opportunities through participating in the Faculty-placement where the internship openings are made available for students to apply to on the Faculty’s Enhancement Programmes portal. All internships listed will have been approved by the Faculty for students’ uptake.

The Faculty-placement allows students to select up to five organisations and up to two positions per organisation in each placement exercise. The timeline is indicated in Table 1.2. Details of the placement and the timeline will be provided to students via email.

Faculty confirming the internship positions with companies6-8 months before start of internship
Student application for Faculty-placement4-5 months before start of internship
Companies shortlist students4-5 months before start of internship
Confirmation of placements2-3 months before start of internship

(2) While the faculty engages the industries, students will find some organisations not in the Faculty’s Internship portal. Students are encouraged to self-source for opportunities with organisations they have identified.

To apply for modular credits toward the internship modules for an internship offer received through self-sourced application, the “Placement Form” must be completed and submitted to the Faculty for review and approval via selecting the Self-initiated category on the Enhancement Programmes portal.

Internship Mentor

Students will be assigned to an academic member who will provide mentorship to them for the internship. The assigned NUS internship mentor will be identified for students after their successful enrolment into the internship.

Internship Assessment

The internship will be jointly evaluated by their NUS internship mentor and the internship host supervisor. Guidelines on writing the internship reports and oral presentation will be provided via email.

Exchange Programmes and Internship

The academic calendars of some universities may differ from NUS’. Adjustment to the internship periods are allowed for students on exchange programmes in accordance to the policy stipulated below. Students must ensure they can fulfill the compulsory internship requirement before applying for exchange programmes. Refer to the SEP for details.

  • The internship must commenced no later than 5 days from the date in which the SEP ends, AND
  • The internship must commenced within 3 weeks from the stipulated period for B.Eng. internship, AND
  • The minimum duration of the internship must be fulfilled prior to the start of the new academic semester.

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