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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
(Jul-Dec)(Jan-Jun)(May-Jul)(Jul-Dec)(Jan-Jun)(May-Jul)(Jul-Dec)(Jan-Jun)
BiomedicalIAIA
ChemicalIAIA
CivilIAIA
ComputerIAIA
ElectricalIAIA
EnvironmentalIAIA
Engineering ScienceVIPVIP
Industrial & SystemsVIPIAIAVIP
Materials ScienceIAIA
MechanicalIAIA

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• 9 July – 28 December 2018
• January – June 2019
14 May – 3 August 2018
Pre-requisiteFor Cohort 2014/15 to 2016/17
1. Completed at least 70MCs*, AND
2. Passed at least five Level 2000 core modules*
3. Students are highly encouraged to complete the following modules prior to their internship:
- CFG future-ready module (Roots & Wings 1.0 or Roots & Wings 2.0 or Career Catalyst)
- ES2331 Communicating Engineering
4. Students are highly encouraged to complete the following modules prior to or during their internship:
- EG2401 Engineering Professionalism
*Students are to refer to their BEng degree for the specific module pre-requisites.

For Cohort 2017/18 and after
1. Completed at least 70MCs*, AND
2. Passed at least five Level 2000 core modules*
3. Students are highly encouraged to complete the following modules prior to their internship:
- CFG future-ready module (Roots & Wings 1.0 or Roots & Wings 2.0 or Career Catalyst)
4. Students are highly encouraged to complete the following modules prior to or during their internship:
- EG2401 Engineering Professionalism
*Students are to refer to their BEng degree for the specific module pre-requisites.
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. 2 internship reports
iii. 2 oral assessment & presentation
iv. 1 self-evaluation report
i. Work plan
ii. 1 internship report
iii. 1 oral assessment & presentation
iv. 1 self-evaluation report
Tuition FeesPer regular semester feesNo

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 after securing their IA/VIP placements either through NUS TalentConnect portal or the Engineering Enhancement Portal (for self-sourced route).

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 “FOE 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 in early February 2018 via email. Students should approach their respective departments if they did not receive the email notification or unable to access the “FOE Internship Programme” category of internship postings in the NUS TalentConnect portal.

– All internship postings under the “FOE 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.

ActivityTimeline
Company submission of internship opportunities via the NUS TalentConnect portal• IAP (EG3611): Jan to May 2018
• VIP (EG3612): Jan to Apr 2018
Student application via the NUS TalentConnect portal• IAP (EG3611): Feb to Jun 2018
• VIP (EG3612): Feb to Apr 2018


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.

Important note: Deadline for VIP Self-sourced application will be extended till 9 May 2018. No further extension will be allowed. 

 

Please sign in with your NUS student ID via myEngineeringInternships for more information on the application procedures and frequently asked questions.

 

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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