Student Internship Programme (SIP)

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 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. Students who are already on ATAP are not allowed to reduce its duration to turn it into a SIP attachment.
  2. SIP May - August 2016 - Requests for conversion of self-initiated internship applications into SIP: 
    29 February to 29 April 2016: 
    Students are to inform the companies from which they had obtained the internship from, to enter the project information in, during the above period. In order for your application to be processed, you are to email Ms Nur Arifah with the copy of offer letter/email from the company. The offer letter/email from the company should also include the Project Number/Project Title as submitted in the internship portal.

    IMPORTANT: Students are responsible for ensuring the company puts in the project in the system by the deadline stated.
  3. A minimum period of 12 weeks is required.
  4. CEG students should follow the internship guidelines for CEG students. Please refer to

**For safety consideration while on internship, please see

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
30 Mar – 3 Apr 2016
Companies to interview and shortlist students
4 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
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.

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 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.


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.


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 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 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 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


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.


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


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.


Student enquiries may be directed to Ms Nur Arifah at