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2.1.4    Internships

Internships are a key facet of our emphasis on learning by doing. Through them, you gain perspectives on real-world issues while working on real-life projects alongside engineering practitioners. Depending on your programme, you would embark on a compulsory* industrial attachment (IA) of at least 20 weeks or a 12-week Vacation Internship Programme (VIP).

Industrial Attachment Programme

The Industrial Attachment Programme is for students who are admitted into the B.Eng. degree requiring a compulsory internship of at least 20 weeks. Internships integrate knowledge and theory learnt in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. It enables students to learn about the latest developments in the industries and to interact with engineers and other professionals as they join projects or tasks that help to develop or enhance their skills whilst contributing to the organization.

EG3611A awards 10MCs for 20 weeks of internship while EG3611 awards 12MCs for 24 weeks of internship. The internships can be performed locally or overseas during the semester and students can apply for the approved internships approved by the Faculty via TalentConnect or seek approval for self-sourced internships.

Students will have to complete the following deliverables as part of the Industrial Attachment.

  • Workplan,
  • Interim presentation and report
  • Final presentation and report

Students will be jointly evaluated by their work supervisor and NUS internship mentor on factors such as professionalism and conduct, verbal and written communication, ability to understand context and apply technical training. The module will be graded on a CS/CU basis and students are only allowed to earn modular credits for completion of one internship.

Students on Industrial Attachment are allowed to take a maximum of two evening modules, subject to approval from the employer. Strictly no day-time modules allowed.

EG2401/EG2401A (Prerequisite ES1531/ES2531) should be read either before or during the semester on internship.

*The following students are exempted from compulsory internship:

  • Engineering Scholars Programme
  • Double Degree Programme (DDP)
  • Concurrent Degree Programme (CDP)
  • Polytechnic-Direct Entry

Students may also fulfil your compulsory internship at the NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC), where you would intern at a start-up company in some of the most exciting technology hubs worldwide. This applies for E-Scholars.

Vacation Internship Programme

The Vacation Internship Programme is for students who are admitted into the B.Eng. degree requiring a compulsory internship of at least 12 weeks. Internships integrate knowledge and theory learnt in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. It enables students to learn about the latest developments in the industries and to interact with engineers and other professionals as they join projects or tasks that help to develop or enhance their skills whilst contributing to the organization.

EG3612 awards 6MCs for 12 weeks of internship. The internships can be performed locally or overseas during the mid-year vacation period and students can apply for the approved internships approved by the Faculty via TalentConnect or seek approval for self-sourced internships.

Students will have to complete the following deliverables as part of the Industrial Attachment.

  1. Workplan,
  2. Presentation and report

Students will be jointly evaluated by their work supervisor and NUS internship mentor on factors such as professionalism and conduct, verbal and written communication, ability to understand context and apply technical training. The module will be graded on a CS/CU basis and students are only allowed to earn modular credits for completion of one internship.

The module applies to students from Engineering Science, Industrial Systems & Engineering and the Innovation & Design Programme, and is also offered as an additional option to students exempted from compulsory internship. Special Term tuition fees are exempted and students on Vacation Internship are strictly not allowed to take Special Term modules.