2.4.1    NUS Overseas Colleges

The NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) programme provides students with the opportunity to work with innovative start-ups or high-growth companies and study at renowned partner universities at one of nine entrepreneurial hotspots across the globe. Students can choose to join the full-year programme or short programme. Under the full-year programme, students will join a company in either Silicon Valley (California), New York, Beijing, Shanghai, or Stockholm for a year. Under the short programme, students will participate in the company for either 6 or 7 months at either Israel, Beijing, Munich, Lausanne or Singapore.

During the internship, students will also get to attend courses at partner universities, namely Stanford University, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Fudan University, Tsinghua University, Tel Aviv University, and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Technical University of Munich, and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. Course credits will count towards the students’ NUS degree academic requirements. At the end of the programme, students will return to NUS to complete their degree.

The programme aims to cultivate and nurture students into enterprising, resourceful and independent self-starters, and eventually to blossom into successful entrepreneurs. Through this unique experience, students get the opportunity to immerse in the innovative and fast-paced start-up culture, acquire entrepreneurial skills, and establish business and personal networks.

Faculty of Engineering students who are undertaking NOC internships (from NOC Jan 2015 intake and onwards) that are relevant to their discipline or major; involving intensive work (e.g. technical design, research, development, experimentation, etc) as well as analysing the viability of the product, idea or service, may apply and seek approval from their faculty and / or department to collectively use NOC internship modules (i.e TR3201, TR3202 & TR3203N/E/P – 28MCs) to fulfil the degree major requirements.

Students are to check with their faculty/ department for updated mapping approval. For the list of modules that can be mapped to BEng requirements, please visit