Internship Participation

Internship Participation

It is our hope that students will receive a meaningful engineering experience by the end of the industrial attachment. For the attachment to be effective, it is important that besides honing engineering technical skills, students should also be exposed to some, if not all, of the following:

  • Human Relations – working with professionals in a corporate environment
  • Computer Applications – using technology 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 industrial safety
  • Quality Control – awareness of quality in the work performed
  • Productivity – awareness of measures taken to improve the productivity at the workplace
  • Marketing – awareness of methods of product promotion

Placement Timeline to note

Application for employers to publish internship posting begins on 9 Jan 2018 and below are the internship placement timelines for your reference.

Internship ActivityVacation Internship Programme (VIP) 3 monthsIndustrial Attachment Programme (IAP) 6 monthsRemarks
Submission of internship positions/projects period23 Jan to 30 Apr 20189 Jan to 25 May 2018Each posting will last for a month. Employers can choose to extend the end date for another month thereafter without having to re-enter the job details.
Start date for student to view and apply for internship positions/projects postedBeginning of Feb 2018Beginning of Feb 2018Companies can choose to provide offer as early as possible to secure their desired talents.
Internship period14 May to 3 Aug 20189 Jul to 28 Dec 2018VIP: 12 weeks
IA: 24 weeks

Internship Posting & Company Registration

To facilitate a single system login, we have embarked onto the NUS TalentConnect portal hosted by the NUS Centre for Future-ready Graduates (previously known as the NUS Career Centre). The TalentConnect portal is the same friendly NUS job portal that you have been using to reach out to students across all NUS faculties!

As such, we would like to encourage you to leverage on the portal and begin by:

– Step 1: Login to the NUS TalentConnect portal

– Step 2: After you have login, click on the “Jobs & Internships Management” on the left column of the web page and select “Job/Internship postings”.

– Step 3: Click on the “Create job/internship” icon

– Step 4: Click on “FoE Internship Programme” and select “Yes” to enter into the selection of internship programmes under the Faculty of Engineering.

– Step 5: From the drop down list of internship programmes, select either “FOE Vacation Internship Programme (VIP)” or “FOE Industrial Attachment Programme (IAP)”.

– Step 6: Enter the internship/project title and other required information as well as your preferred way of receiving students resumes


Important note to employers

(1) If you have not obtained the complimentary account to the NUS TalentConnect portal, please proceed to register your company via Sign-up.

(2) As the Vacation Internship Programme (VIP) and the Industrial Attachment (IA) programme are credit bearing modules, students will have to apply and accept through the NUS TalentConnect portal. In the case where you would like to record students application through your company recruitment system, you can direct students to do so AFTER you have offered and they have accepted these offers via our NUS TalentConnect portal.

(3) Steps in offering students in the NUS TalentConnect portal:

1. Under each student record, select “Accepted” under the employer status column

2. Click “Offer position” icon

Roles & Responsibilities

A member of the Faculty of Engineering will serve as the main contact point for employers, in liaising on the student’s internship for continual assessment and in ensuring a mutually rewarding internship experience. Students are required to submit to the Faculty progress reports describing their internship responsibilities, contributions, and learning outcomes and undergo oral presentations and assessments with their internship mentor and workplace supervisor.

Administrative Information

Work Hours & Internship Allowance

Students will follow the official working hours of the internship host organisation. The recommended monthly allowance for BEng students is SGD1,000. As a guide, industries are providing an allowance in the range of SGD800 to SGD1500 monthly. CPF contributions are exempted for employers with respect to the students (via Government Gazette Subsidiary Legislation Supplement No.28 dated 1 June 1973).

Evening Classes & Study leave

Some students may wish to take evening modules while on Industrial Attachment. The modules are typically conducted on-campus from 6pm onwards. Employers supporting the evening modules during the internship period are requested to permit students to leave work earlier for the classes as well as grant examination leave for mandatory examinations.

National Service & In-Camp Training

Male students may be called upon for National Service (NS) duties while on internship. The Faculty of Engineering does not require the student to compensate for the number of days at the ICT for up to 3 weeks of ICT. Employers may discuss with students in mutual agreement for extending the internship period to make-up for the ICT days.


All full-time matriculated students of NUS subscribe to a compulsory Insurance Scheme as part of the student’s miscellaneous fees. Employers are recommended to purchase additional insurance with a higher coverage for high risk work environment or activities that that are excluded under NUS’s policy as well as covering interns under their organisation’s insurance schemes such as medical or workmen’s compensation.

Employment Pass

Employment pass is not required for International students who are registered for the for-credit internship under EG3611 Industrial Attachment and EG3612 Vacation Internship Programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will my internship postings be approved?

Due to the high volume of internship postings to be approved, all post will be reviewed at the end of each month. For example, if you were to post an internship opportunity on 1 Feb, it would be reviewed at the last week of Feb. Upon approval, you will receive an email notification from us.

How can I extend my post after a month’s time?

You can extend each posting by indicating a new end date in the NUS TalentConnect portal without having to re-enter the posting details.

Why am I receiving error messages to login to the Industrial Attachment (IA) portal?

Please be informed that we have transited to the NUS TalentConnect Portal for companies to post their internship opportunities. This is to convenient employers who are hiring students and alumni across NUS faculties through using one single login. Do visit the NUS TalentConnect portal to select select “FOE Internship Programme” and enter the internship/project title and other required information as well as your preferred way of receiving students resumes. If you have not obtained the complimentary account to the NUS TalentConnect portal, please proceed to register your company via the sign up page.

Can I direct students to my company portal to apply for IA and VIP instead of using the NUS TalentConnect portal?

Thank you for your interest in engaging our engineering student and providing them with these learning opportunities. We would like to encourage you to proceed with registering and postings these internship opportunities in the NUS TalentConnect portal. As Industrial Attachment (IA) programme is a credit bearing module, students will have to apply and accept through our system to be recognized by the faculty.

Can I post all internship roles under a single posting?

Unlike job postings, each internship post will be reviewed and approved individually by academics to ensure the internship/project scope fulfills the curriculum requirements. Students will also have to apply to specific post to enroll themselves into an approved internship placement through the NUS TalentConnect portal. 

How do I contact and offer the students?

Please contact the students directly for interviews and selection. However, do remember to provide your offers through the NUS TalentConnect portal as students will have to apply and accept their offers through the NUS TalentConnect portal to be recognized by the faculty.

Contact us

Engineering Undergraduate Internship Team at

Internship Participation