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

Internship Participation

Employers are invited to participate in the internship programmes and the projects/positions may be submitted according to the placement timeline for the next internship intake via the Engineering Internship Portal. The faculty reviews and approves the projects submitted.

ActivityPeriod
Submission of internship positions by companies6-8 months before start of internship
Student application4-5 months before start of internship
Companies interview & select students4-5 months before start of internship
Confirmation of placements2-3 months before start of internship

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.

Insurance

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.

Contact

Engineering Undergraduate Internship Team at enginternship@nus.edu.sg

Internship Participation