SIP - Information for Students

Information for Students

Comparison between ATAP and SIP

Module code CP3880 CP3200 CP3202
Module credits 12 6 6
Duration 24 weeks- full time 12 weeks- full time 12 weeks- full time
To whom it is offered CS/ IS/ BZA/ CEG students CS/ IS/ BZA/ CEG students

CS students

How many times offered in each AY Twice a year Once a year Once a year
Pre-requisite – modules Specific modules as per list Must complete minimum of 70 MCs (i.e. total MCs attained at the point of application which includes modules registered in the semester of application). Completed CP3200
Tuition fees Payable as per regular term -  
Allowance per month Minimum of S$1000 recommended Minimum of S$1000 recommended Minimum of S$1000 recommended
Evaluation type Interim and final reports Final report Final report
Assignment of supervisors Academic supervisors assigned by the School Academic supervisors assigned by the School Academic supervisors 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-August. The internship attachment should be with one single company for the entire duration of the programme

Students’ progress on projects will be monitored during attachment, and an assessment of their performance will be made (on Completed Satisfactory/Completed Unsatisfactory (CS/CU) basis) at the end of the attachment, based on final reports.

The following table reflects the module arrangements for SIP:

SIP (CP3200 / CP3202) Period Module Arrangement Remarks
*Special Term I *Special Term II
May – Jul CP3200 / CP3202
(IP Grade)
CP3200 / CP3202
Grades will be backdated to STII and reflected by mid of Semester I of new AY.


*Note: You do not need to pay the NUS Special Term Fees for having the SIP module registered during the Special Terms.

You are to note the following:

  1. Students who are already on ATAP are not allowed to reduce its duration to turn it into a SIP attachment.
  2. A minimum period of 12 weeks is required.
  3. CEG students should follow the internship guidelines for CEG students. Please refer to
  4. Students are to consider carefully, taking into account their study plans before they accept any offer because any withdrawal after acceptance is not acceptable and will result in them getting the CU grade.
  5. We will not be able to issue you with the CPF exemption letter if you are not converting your self-sourced internship into SIP. You may obtain such letters from the Centre for Future-ready Graduates ( 

**For safety consideration while on internship, please see

SIP May - August 2016: Requests for conversion of self-initiated internship applications into SIP:

29 February to 29 April 2016: 
(1) Students are to inform the companies from which they had obtained the internship from, to create an account in our portal:, and submit the project/job scope for the School’s approval, during the above period. If the company has an existing account in our system, they may skip this step.

(2) E-mail Ms Nur Arifah with the following information: 

     (i)         Project code and title of the project that the company submitted.

      (ii)        Proof of acceptance from the company. Email confirmation would suffice.

     (iii)       Details of the start and end date of the internship.

If the project is approved, we will assign you to the project at the backend.


IMPORTANT: Students are responsible for ensuring the company puts in the project in the system by the deadline stated.



Your self-sourced internships will have to fall between our official SIP period (May-July) in order to be considered for conversion into SIP. 

Attachment timeline

The timeline for May to August 2016 rollout of SIP is as follows:

Online system opens for companies to submit project proposals
14 Dec 2015 – 5 Feb 2016
Round 1
Online system opens for students to select projects
15 Feb – 28 Feb 2016
Companies to interview and shortlist students
29 Feb – 25 Mar 2016
Notification to students of projects allocated
28  Mar – 3 Apr 2016
Confirmation by companies to allocate projects to students and Submit Commencement Forms
6 Apr 2016
Round 2
Online system opens for students to select projects
4 Apr – 6 Apr 2016
Companies to interview and shortlist students
7 Apr – 20 Apr 2016
Notification to students of projects allocated
21 Apr – 24 Apr 2016
Confirmation by companies to allocate projects to students and Submit Commencement Forms
27 Apr 2016
Deadline for Self-Sourced Internship Application
20 Nov 2015
Deadline for Self-Sourced Internship Application
29 Apr 2016
Attachment period
9 May – 29 Jul 2016
Deadline for student final project report
12 Aug 2016
Deadline for company final feedback form
5 Aug 2016


Selection and Completion of Attachment

Students participating in the May-Aug 2016 rollout of SIP may choose up to four projects at from 15 Feb till 28 Feb 2016. Students should note that some companies may have restrictions for certain internship positions, including that the student must be a Singapore citizen. In such cases, only students who meet the special requirement will be able to view the details of the project.

After students have made their project selection, companies will review and shortlist the students who have chosen their projects. Student should have their undergraduate examinations results on standby so that the documents may be provided on demand to companies for review. Companies may interview the students at their own discretion. Students will be notified of the projects they have been allocated by 28 Mar 2016. They must confirm whether they accept the project allocated by 3 Apr 2016.

On acceptance of a project, no changes will be entertained. Students who have acceoted a project and subsequently withdraw their acceptance, or fail to complete the attachment with their host organisation, will receive a "Completed Unsatisfactory (CU)" grade for CP3200/CP3202: Internship on their academic transcript.


FYP and SIP:

Students who have started FYP projects in January 2016 are NOT ALLOWED to participate in SIP.


Selection Criteria

Students should have attained at least 70MCS.

Applicants should submit their application at :


Full-time Attachment

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

Training Commencement Forms

You may view the necessary information pertaining to your internships from: -> Project Management (Login) -> Commencement Report

It is the students’ responsibility to inform Ms Nur Arifah if there are any changes to the Company Supervisor details stated in the Training Commencement Form.


Each student project will be co-supervised by the organisation's supervisor and an Academic Supervisor from the School.


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.



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.


Medical Leave

Students are to inform their supervisor at the organisation if they are sick or need to consult a doctor. They are not to take leave without their supervisor’s prior knowledge. Students on medical leave will need to submit a medical certificate to their supervisor.


Vacation Leave

Paid vacation leave for students can only be granted at the discretion of the organisation.


Reservist (In-camp training)

Students who are required to go on reservist training need to inform the School (attn: Ms Nur Arifah at and the host organisation upon receipt of their reservist training notification. Students who have received reservist training notification prior to accepting an internship offer must inform both SIP Admin Office and the host organisation before accepting the internship offer. SoC will not request for reservist training deferment on behalf of students going on SIP. 


School Matters

Student should request permission from the host organisation to attend to school matters such as registration of modules, etc.


Project Presentation

The School does not require students to do a project presentation, but the company may do so at its discretion.

Project Reports

Students are to submit a final report at the end of the attachment. An online system has been implemented for report submission, company feedback and academic supervisor grading.

The project report format may be found here. You are to upload the report at in pdf format (the clearance form and log sheet are to be scanned). 

Company supervisors will be provided with a link where they can provide the final feedback on your performance online.

A copy of your final report must also be uploaded to the Digital Library by the same deadline stated.



Students will be paid a minimum recommended amount of S$1,000 per month. Organisations are exempted from making CPF contributions. 



Students are strongly encouraged to purchase their own insurance policy before going for their industrial attachment. However, it is compulsory for students going for overseas ATAP to purchase additional insurance with a more comprehensive coverage.



Students on overseas attachment may need to apply for a visa from the host company. For that purpose, students should request an offer letter from the organisation, which should be submitted to the local embassy/high commission/consulate with the necessary application forms and other support documents.

Disclaimer of Liability

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


Tuition Fees

Although students will not attend lectures and tutorials on campus during the attachment period, they are given formal credits.  When students are claiming credits as part of the curriculum, they need to register with the university and pay the tuition fees for that credit to be formally recognised. 

Tuition fees are not computed based on actual hours of services students received nor the facilities they actually use. It is based on the cost of providing students with the complete education needed to graduate, including both resource-intensive and not so resource-intensive components, divided among semesters. Besides, students on ATAP can continue to access facilities, e.g., medical services, the library, computer and sports facilities. In some instances, students need to make use of such facilities during their industrial attachment.


Student enquiries may be directed to Ms Nur Arifah at