Student Internship Programme (SIP)


Information for Students


Comparison between ATAP and SIP

Features ATAP SIP SIP 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/CEG students CS/IS/CEG students CS/IS/CEG students
How many times offered in each AY Twice a year Once a year Once a year
Pre-requisite Ė 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 Existing mentors assigned by the School (applicable for May - Aug 2014 only) TBA

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

Studentsí 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.

You are to note the following:

  1. You are allowed to apply for SIP then ATAP or vice versa.
  2. Students who are already on ATAP are not allowed to reduce its duration to turn it into a SIP attachment.
  3. Students are allowed to self-initiate attachment and convert them to SIP. They are to apply for conversion via the Project Admin System (PAS) only after 9 March 2015. The PAS will be for SIP application for proposals in the system between 16 February to 6 March 2015. Please send an email to Ms Nur Arifah (arifah@nus.edu.sg) for the procedures for conversion of internship into SIP. Please adhere to the deadline of 13 April 2015; no extension will be granted. All approvals must be sought for prior embarking on any self-initiated SIP if you wish to earn credits.
  4. A minimum period of 12 weeks is required.
  5. CEG students should follow the internship guidelines for CEG students. Please refer to http://www.ceg.nus.edu.sg/ia/

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

Attachment timeline

The timeline for May to August 2015 rollout of SIP is as follows:

Online system opens for companies to submit project proposals

15 Dec 14 (Mon)

Deadline for companies to submit project proposals

13 Feb 15 (Fri)

Online system opens for students to select projects

16 Feb 15 (Mon)

Deadline for students to select projects

6 Mar 15 (Fri)

Companies to interview and shortlist students

9 Mar 15 (Mon)

Deadline for companies to interview and shortlist students

27 Mar 15 (Fri)

Confirmation by companies to allocate projects to students

2 Apr 15 (Thu)

Notification to students of projects allocated

6 Apr 15 (Mon)

Deadline for students to accept projects allocated

12 Apr 15 (Sun)

Notification to companies of students attached to them

13 Apr 15 (Mon)

Attachment starts

11 May 15 (Mon)

Attachment ends

31 Jul 15 (Fri)

Deadline for student final project report

7 Aug 15 (Fri)

Deadline for company final feedback form

14 Aug 15 (Fri)

 

Selection and Completion of Attachment

Students participating in the May-Aug 2015 rollout of SIP may choose up to three projects at https://mysoc.nus.edu.sg/~projadm/ from 16 Feb till 6 Mar 2015. 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 6 Apr 2015. They must confirm whether they accept the project allocated by 12 Apr 2015.

When a student has confirmed with the School on the acceptance of a project from an organisation, the module code CP3200/CP3202 will be preallocated to the student's semester 1 record in the following academic year during Round 3A of CORS registration. No changes to project/company will be permitted. 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/CP3202: Internship on their academic transcript.

FYP and SIP:

Students who have started FYP projects in January 2015 should seek the permission of their supervisors before applying for SIP programme during May-Aug 2015.

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.

Supervisors

Each student project will be co-supervised by the studentís mentor 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.

Leave

Students may be granted leave at the host organisationís discretion. For non-official matters that are beyond the scope of project work with the organisation, the organisation has the right to deduct the studentís 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 supervisorís 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 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.

School Matters

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

Project Reports

An online system has been implemented for report submission, company feedback and academic supervisor grading. Students are to submit to their SoC project supervisor a final report at the end of the attachment. The project report format may be found here. You are to upload the report at https://mysoc.nus.edu.sg/~projadm/ in pdf format (the clearance form and log sheet is to be scanned). You do not need to submit a hard copy to the Academic supervisor. Company supervisors will be informed to provide the feedback on your performance online. A login ID and password together with the URL for the feedback will be sent to your supervisor's email 2 weeks before the deadline of the feedback according to the timeline stated above. Kindly inform Ms Nur Arifah at arifah@nus.edu.sg if your supervisor is different from what was stated in the Training Commencement Form sent to you before you start your attachment. A copy of your report must be uploaded to the Digital Library https://dl.comp.nus.edu.sg.

Allowance

We recommend that students be paid a minimum recommended amount of S$1000 per month. Organisations are exempted from making CPF contributions for the interns they take in under SIP.

Insurance

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

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.

Enquiries

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