In the curriculum structure at NTU all Engineering students must successfully complete one of the internship programmes before their graduation.
The purposes of the internship programmes are to supplement NTU's in-house practical professional training and to lessen the on-the-job training of these students when they graduate, as well as to instil in them the right kind of work attitude and work professionalism, so that they can become effective and productive to their respective organisations much sooner than is usual for fresh graduates.
|*10-Week Professional Attachment (PA)
| 20-Week Professional Internship (PI)
- January to May
- August to December
|~30-Week Enhanced Professional Internship (EPI)
* for students enrolled in Double Major, Double Degree and Integrated Programmes only
~ Placements for Enhanced Professional Internship (EPI) will be sourced by the students
Assessment of Students
Participating organisation is required to assign a supervisor, preferably an engineer, to supervise the student and assess his/her work performance during the internship. Students will also be assessed by NTU faculty member.
Participating organisation is also required to provide an internship programme. The programme should emphasize on applications, management and hands-on experience for the student to meet the following internship objectives:
a) to apply knowledge learned in the University;
b) to acquire skills needed to become practice-oriented engineers;
c) to strengthen work values through an improved understanding of themselves and the work environment; and
d) to gain interpersonal skills that promotes personal growth and development.
Allowance and Working Hours
The allowance to be paid to the student will be determined by the organisation. As a guide, for internship in Singapore, organisations are paying S$800 to S$1500 per month (CPF exempted). This subsistence allowance paid to students to meet his/her daily expenses and board and lodging (in the case of foreign student) is not liable to income tax in Singapore, as long as there is no employment contract between the student and the participating organisation.
Students will follow the normal office working hours of the organisation.
For overseas internship, students are normally paid according to the industrial norms in the country of internship.
Organisation taking in a foreign student who is a full-time matriculated or registered student of NTU for local internship programme is exempted from applying for a work permit in respect of that foreign student.
Students are insured against industrial hazards or accidents through a Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme arranged by NTU. The University has also taken up a Public Liability Policy Insurance to indemnify organisations against claims and damages arising as a result of an act committed by NTU students in the course of the internship.
Certificate of Accomplishment
Upon completion of the internship programme, students will be awarded Certificates of Accomplishment, jointly signed by the Director of Career & Attachment Office, NTU and a nominated representative of the organisation.
For more information, please contact Ms Yak Bee Hong at 6790 5764, Ms Ann Lim at 6790 5241 or
Ms Azlina at 6592 1841.
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