Information for Companies


Comparison between ATAP and SIP

Duration 6 months- full time 3 months- full time
Participating Students CS/IS/CEG students CS/IS/CEG students
How many times offered in each AY Twice a year Once a year, during the University’s long vacation May-Aug)
Student profile Read certain modules Accumulated at least 70 MCs
Pre-requisite for students modules Specific modules as per list Must complete minimum of 70 MCs
Allowance per month Minimum of S$1000 Minimum of S$1000 recommended
Evaluation type Interim and final reports Final report
Assignment of supervisors Academic supervisors assigned by the School Existing mentors assigned by the School

As SIP is a full-time attachment programme, students on attachment are not allowed to take any modules offered by the University during the attachment period.

Students who are graduating in Semester 2 in May are not allowed into SIP during the vacation period in the same AY.

Students cannot break up the period of attachment. They must serve their internship for three months between May-July.

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Attachment Timeline

Timeline for May to Aug 2018 rollout of SIP is as follows:

Online system opens for companies to submit project proposals
12 Dec 2017 – 2 Feb 2018
Round 1
Online system opens for students to select projects
5 Feb – 11 Feb 2018
Companies to interview and shortlist students
12 Feb – 16 Mar 2018
Notification to students of projects allocated
21 Mar – 25 Mar 2018
Confirmation by companies to allocate projects to students and Submit Commencement Forms
28 Mar 2018
Round 2
Online system opens for students to select projects
26 Mar – 30 Mar 2018
Companies to interview and shortlist students
2 Apr – 13 Apr 2018
Notification to students of projects allocated
16 Apr – 18 Apr 2018
Confirmation by companies to allocate projects to students and Submit Commencement Forms
24 Apr 2018
Attachment period
14 May – 3 Aug 2018
Deadline for student final project report
27 Jul 2018
Deadline for company final feedback form
3 Aug 2018


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Submission of Project Proposals

Companies take part in SIP by invitation. On registration, companies will be provided with the necessary information so that they may submit project proposals online. The project proposal submission period for the forthcoming deployment of SIP is 12 Dec 2017 - 2 Feb 2018.

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Selection of Candidates for Internship

 After students have made their project selection, companies may review the CVs of students who have chosen their projects, and shortlist them online. Companies may also choose to interview students who have chosen their projects via an online scheduling system, and finalise their offers to students online.

When a student has confirmed with the School on the acceptance of a project offer from a company, the company will be informed accordingly. Once a student has been allocated to a company project in this manner, the School will not permit changes to the student’s choice. Students who subsequently withdraw their acceptance, or fail to complete the attachment with their host organisation, will receive a "Completed Unsatisfactory (CU)" grade for CP3200: Internship on their academic transcript.

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Full-time Attachment

Students are expected to work with the host company full-time during their internship.

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Each student project will be co-supervised by the student’s mentor from the School.

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Dress Code and Reporting Procedure on the First Day of Attachment

Students should dress appropriately in office attire and take with them their Identification Card, Bank Account Number, Bank Name and Branch.

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Students may be granted leave at the host organisation’s discretion. For non-official matters that are beyond the scope of project work with the organisation, the organisation has the right to deduct the student’s pay; however; this policy may vary from organisation to organisation. Students are advised to abide closely by the Human Resource practices of the organisation.

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Medical Leave

The student is entitled to paid sick leave (prorated), including medical leave issued by a dentist, if:

  • The student has served the employer for at least 3 months.
  • The student has informed or tried to inform the employer within 48 hours of his/her absence.
  • The student’s sick leave is certified by the company's doctor or a government doctor (including doctors and dentists from approved public medical institutions).
  • Please refer to table below for more details:


No. of months of internship completed Paid outpatient non-hospitalisation leave (days) Paid hospitalisation leave (days)
3 5 15
6 and thereafter 14 60


Student is to submit the Medical Certificate to the employer.

Please inform the faculty’s programme administrator should the student be absent from work without notification within 48 hours.

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Vacation Leave

Organisations may grant leave entitlements or benefits to student in accordance to their HR policies.


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Compassionate Leave

Compassionate leave is allowed for the bereavement of parents, grandparents and siblings. The number of compassionate leave given should follow that of the company's HR policy. The student has to submit a duplicate copy of the death certificate to the company.

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School Matters

Organisations should release students if they request to attend to school matters such as registration of modules, etc. Organisations may verify the request with the School's ATAP coordinator.

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The School takes a serious view of students whose performance is unsatisfactory. Please inform the School's ATAP coordinator if there is any misconduct on the part of the students attached to your organisation.

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Project Reports

Students are to submit to their SoC project supervisor a final report at the end of their internship.

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We recommend that students be paid a minimum of S$1000 per month. Organisations are exempted from making CPF contributions for the interns they take in under SIP. Based on past years record, the average allowance for students on SIP is $1500.

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Students are strongly encouraged to purchase their own insurance policy before going for their industrial attachment.

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Organisations should provide an offer letter to students on overseas attachment to apply for a visa.

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Travel and Accommodation for Overseas Deployment

Organisations should make and pay for the travel and accommodation arrangements of interns deployed overseas.

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Disclaimer of Liability

The School will not be held liable or responsible for any change to properties and/or injuries suffered during attachment.

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Company enquiries may be directed to

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