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:
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.
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.
(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” (hyperlink) must be completed and submitted to the Faculty for review and approval via selecting the Self-initiated category on the Enhancement Programmes portal.
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.