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
Engineering undergraduate students are required to undergo a #compulsory internship, in the form of a 20-week internship (EG3611A 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:
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.
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.
Engineering internship procedures
Step 1: Choose either of the 2 application options mentioned below and proceed with making IA/VIP applications to companies.
Step 2: Be contacted by companies for interviews.
Step 3: Receive and accept company offer.
Step 4: Students will be added to the IA/VIP IVLE to view all the requirements (e.g. report format and submission deadlines) a week before the official IA/VIP commencement date.
Option 1: Application through the NUS TalentConnect portal
The faculty actively engages industries for opportunities for students. Organisations may provide internship opportunities through participating in the Industrial Attachment Programme (IAP) and Vacation Internship Programme (VIP) where the internship openings are made available for students to apply to on the NUS TalentConnect Portal.
– Applications to be made via the NUS TalentConnect Portal and select “Engineering Internship Programme” to view the list of IA and VIP positions approved by the respective departments.
– Students who have fulfilled their pre-requisites for IAP or VIP will be notified by the Careers & Internship team with all application details via email. Students should approach their respective departments if they did not receive the email notification or unable to access the “Engineering Internship Programme” category of internship postings in the NUS TalentConnect portal.
– All internship postings under the “Engineering Internship Programme” category have been approved by the respective departments and will be recognized as credit bearing IA and VIP internships.
– Application through the “Non-compulsory Internship (During vacation period)” WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED as approved IA and VIP internships. Students who applied for positions under the “Non-compulsory Internship (During vacation period)” category will have to seek approval under the self-source route.
– All offers MUST BE ACCEPTED via the NUS TalentConnect portal to be qualified under IAP or VIP.
– The above process do not apply to students who choose to go through the self-sourced route.
– Students who require assistance in preparing themselves for resume writing and skills in handling interviews are encouraged to approach their engineering Careers Advisors.
Option 2: Self-sourced internship
While the faculty engages the industries, students have the option to source for their desired companies that are not listed in the NUS TalentConnect portal.
Please sign in with your NUS student ID via myEngineeringInternships for more information on the application procedures and frequently asked questions.
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.
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.
Engineering career activities
Please refer to the following web link for updated list of career activities for engineering students.