Information for Students
Comparison between ATAP and SIP
|Duration||24 weeks- full time||12 weeks- full time||12 weeks- full time|
|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||Refer to table below||Refer to table below|
|Allowance per month||Minimum of S$1,200||Minimum of $1,200||Minimum of $1,200|
|Evaluation type||Monthly, Interim and final reports||Monthly and Final reports||Monthly and Final reports|
|Assignment of supervisors||Academic supervisors assigned by the School|
*Please check your respective degree requirements for the fulfillment of your Industry Experience Requirement
*IS & BZA students are not able to use two SIPs to fulfill their Industry Experience Requirement
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. However, students from Cohort 2021-22 and after, who require to fulfil the Communities and Engagement pillar under the University Level Requirement (such as GEN% or related modules offered by UTCP, NUSC, etc.) will be allowed to read SIP concurrently during the daytime (3-4 hours) a week, subject to employer's approval, during the internship 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;
- Fail to submit their monthly and/or final reports without valid reasons; and/or
- Withdraw from the internship mid-way without valid reasons and/or without consulting the School; and/or
- Withdraw their acceptance from the host organisation without valid reason.
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
|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.
Students are to note the following:
- Students who are already on ATAP are not allowed to reduce its duration to turn it into a SIP attachment.
- A minimum period of 12 weeks is required.
- 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.
- CEG students should follow the internship guidelines for CEG students. Please refer to https://ceg.nus.edu.sg/ia/
- 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.
- 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).
Self-Initiated Internship Application
Students who had obtained their own internships and wish to request for the conversion of their internship into SIP should inform the companies to post the internship position in the NUS TalentConnect portal hosted by NUS Centre for Future-Ready Graduates (CFG).
If the company do not currently have an account on NUS TalentConnect portal, please get them to register their company here.
Queries on the NUS TalentConnect portal may be channelled to email@example.com.
Please inform the company to post the SIP position on TalentConnect under ‘Internship – School of Computing’ and the SIP work term. Students will have to obtain the 6-digit job ID from the company and submit this form:http://tinyurl.com/SelfSourcedInternship after the position has been posted for us to review and process.
Detailed instructions can be found in the announcements page under "Computing Internships" upon login at the NUS TalentConnect portal.
IMPORTANT: Students are responsible for ensuring the company puts in the project in the system by the specified self-sourced conversion deadline.
ALL APPROVALS MUST BE SOUGHT FOR PRIOR TO 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 - Jul) in order to be considered for conversion into SIP. Slight variations of up to 1 week from the official internship start date is still acceptable provided the minimum internship period is met.
Students who have accepted an internship and subsequently withdraw their acceptance (whether verbal, email, contractual, or on NUS TalentConnect), or fail to complete the attachment with their host organisation, will receive an "Completed Unsatisfactory (CU)" grade for Student Internship Programme (SIP) on the transcript.
Submission of internship positions/projects
12 December 2022
Each posting will last until the end of the student application period
Student to view and apply for internship positions/projects
6 February 2023
Companies to indicate offers on system
By 21 April 2023
Self-Sourced Conversion Deadline
21 April 2023
Student acceptance grace period
5 working days from offer date
|8 May 2023
28 July 2023
Student Internship Programme (SIP)
Please select the appropriate internship type and Internship Programme
Computing - SIP (8 May 2023 to 28 July 2023)
Deadline for Final Reports & Presentations
4 August 2023
Deadline for Final Feedback/Evaluation (Company)
*Deadline for reports for the other months is within 1 week of the following month
|11 August 2023|
Selection and Completion of Attachment
Students participating in the May-Jul rollout of SIP may apply for projects as per the dates stated in the table above.
After students have made their project selection, companies will review and shortlist the students who have chosen their projects. Students should have their undergraduate examination 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.
On acceptance of a project, no changes will be entertained.
Students who have accepted a project (whether verbal, email, contractual, or on NUS TalentConnect) 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 are to get written approval from their FYP supervisors if they intend to participate in SIP from June to Aug in the same calendar year.
Students should have attained at least 70 MCs.
Applicants should submit their application at: NUS TalentConnect
Students are expected to work with the host company full-time during their internship.
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 the internship, students will have to work with their respective 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.
The assessment will be based on the following:
Amount of value delivered to the company
Technical knowledge/skills demonstrated during the internship
Office soft skills demonstrated during the internship
Compliance with expected professional standards and ethics in the workplace
Verbal communication skills
Written communication skills
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.
The Learning Objective should be set within two 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 the 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 the 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.
Students will have to submit a final report at the end of their internship which will cover
- The work done in the internship project,
- The achievement of student's self-designed objective,
- Any problem and challenges faced,
- 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. Students 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 contents of the presentation (length of the 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 two 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.
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: AskIR@comp.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.
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$1,200 per month. Organisations are exempted from making CPF contributions. Students will follow the working hours of the organisation in which they are attached to.
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.
Termination of Internship
Employers and students should complete the entire internship period or the mutually agreed upon period.
In case of early internship termination by either party, notice must be given to NUS School of Computing before a termination notice is issued. With the termination, the student would receive an unsatisfactory grade for the internship unless special considerations are applied.
NUS School of Computing reserves the right to initiate early termination of an internship at its discretion.
Student enquiries may be directed to AskIR@comp.nus.edu.sg.