Information for Students

Comparison between ATAP and SIP

FeaturesATAPSIPSIP II
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 their monthly and final reports.

Students will not be given the MCs and will be awarded a CU grade if they:
- Fail to complete the three months attachment programme;
- Withdraw from the internship mid-way without valid reasons and/or without consulting the School

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
(Graded)
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. In order to count your internship as SIP, your internship job scope has to be computing related and able to add value to your degree programme.
  4. CEG students should follow the internship guidelines for CEG students. Please refer to http://www.ceg.nus.edu.sg/ia/
  5. 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.
  6. 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 (http://www.nus.edu.sg/cfg/contact-us). 

**For safety consideration while on internship, please see https://inetapps.nus.edu.sg/osh/portal/safety_guideline.html

SIP May - August 2018: Requests for conversion of self-initiated internship applications into SIP:

12 February to 24 April 2018: 
(1) Students are to inform the companies from which they had obtained the internship from, to create an account in our portal:
https://ntsa1.comp.nus.edu.sg/intern/#, 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.

ALL APPROVALS MUST BE SOUGHT FOR PRIOR EMBARKING ON ANY SELF-INITIATED SIP IF YOU WISH TO EARN CREDITS. NO RETROSPECTIVE CONVERSION IS ALLOWED

 

Your self-sourced internships will have to fall between our official SIP period (May-Aug) in order to be considered for conversion into SIP. Slight variations of around 1 or 2 weeks are still acceptable. 

 

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
 
Deadline for Self-Sourced Internship Application
27 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

 

Selection and Completion of Attachment 

Students participating in the May-Aug 2018 rollout of SIP may choose up to five projects at https://mysoc.nus.edu.sg/~projadm/ from Round 1: 5 to 11 Feb 2018 and Round 2: 26 to 30 Mar 2018.  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 21 Mar 2018 for Round 1 and 16 Apr 2018 for Round 2. They must confirm whether they accept the project allocated by 25 Mar 2018 for Round 1 and 18 Apr 2018 for Round 2.

On acceptance of a project, no changes will be entertained. Students who have accepted 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: Student Internship Programme (SIP) on their academic transcript.

 

FYP and SIP:

Students who have started FYP projects in January 2018 are NOT ALLOWED to participate in SIP.

 

Selection Criteria

Students should have attained at least 70MCS.

Applicants should submit their application at : https://mysoc.nus.edu.sg/~projadm/

 

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:
https://mysoc.nus.edu.sg/~projadm/ -> 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.

 

Assessment Criteria

Aside from your company supervisor, students will be assigned an academic supervisor who will be assessing their progress during your internship.

At the start of your internship, students will have to work with your company, and academic supervisors to come up with a self-defined learning objective for the internship. Students will then have to submit the learning objective in the Project Admin System for the company and academic supervisor’s approval. The objective will not be deemed as accepted until the approval from both the company and academic supervisors are indicated in the system.

Your assessment will be based on the following:

    1. Amount of value delivered to the company

    2. Technical knowledge/skills demonstrated during the internship

    3. Office soft skills demonstrated during the internship

    4. Compliance with expected professional standards and ethics in the workplace

    5. Verbal communication skills

    6. Written communication skills

    7. Understanding of the business in the company you are interning with (company structure/process workflow, career progression/path in the company)

Assessment will be based on the student’s written report, feedback from the company supervisor, and the face-to-face presentation with the assigned academic supervisor.

 

Module Deliverables

Learning Objective

The Learning Objective should be set within 2 weeks after the start of the internship. Each student needs to identify at least one objective each in the following categories:

  • Deliverables Based on the company’s requirements on the job scope. The objective for deliverables has to be related to your degree programme.

  • Technical Skills This covers the ability to solve technical problems related to the job scope. Example: Job task is to design a time-critical program. The Technical Skill objective could be to aim to improve algorithm design skills so that program runs efficiently.

  • Life Skills Soft skills which help in ensuring a successful internship. Examples of Life Skill objective could be to aim to improve presentation skills since presenting weekly updates to your company supervisor is required. Other Life Skills could include negotiation skills, communication skills, time management skills, problem solving skills, etc.

Students will need to propose a strategy to achieve your stated Objectives, and also include a method of evaluation to measure improvements.

Students will need to evaluate if they had achieved their Learning Objective at the end of their internship.

 

Monthly Progress Update

Students are required to submit a progress update every month at https://mysoc.nus.edu.sg/~projadm/ to state the work done during the month and their personal reflection. The progress update will be viewed by both company and academic supervisors.

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

 

Final Report

Students will have to submit a final report at the end of their internship which will cover (1) the work done in your internship project, (2) the achievement of your self-designed objective, (3) any problem and challenges, (4) career path.

*Note that even though you may be working on the same project with the same company, as another student, project reports need to be written individually in your own words. Students will be investigated for plagiarism If the reports are found to be too similar.

The project report format may be found here. You are to upload the report at https://mysoc.nus.edu.sg/~projadm/ in pdf format.

A copy of your final report must also be uploaded to the Digital Library https://dl.comp.nus.edu.sg by the same deadline stated.

 

Presentation to Academic Supervisor

Students will be required to give a short presentation to their academic supervisor at the end of the internship. Students will be responsible for contacting their academic supervisor to make the arrangements for the presentation.

Students are to discuss the format and contents of the presentation (length of your presentation, content/focus of the presentation, will slides be required, etc) with their academic supervisor.

We suggest that arrangements for the presentation with the academic supervisor be made 2 weeks before the end of the internship in order to have sufficient time to fix a presentation date while allowing yourself time to complete your internship report before the submission deadline.

 

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.

 

Leave and Time-Off to Attend to School Matters

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 their pay; however, this policy may vary from organisation to organisation.

Students are advised to abide closely by the Human Resource practices of the organisation.

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

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

 

Reservist (In-camp training)

Students who are required to go on reservist training need to inform the School (attn: Ms Nur Arifah at arifah@nus.edu.sg) 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. 

 

Allowance

Students will be paid a monthly allowance directly by the organisation. The allowance to be paid is determined by the organisation and agreed upon by the student before the start of the internship. The minimum recommended amount of S$1,000 per month. Organisations are exempted from making CPF contributions. Students will follow the working hours of the organisation in which they are attached to.

 

Insurance

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.

 

Visa

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 SIP 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.

Enquiries

Student enquiries may be directed to Ms Nur Arifah at SoCFamily@comp.nus.edu.sg