Undergraduate Professional Internship Programme (UPIP) 

UPIP is an initiative by the Science Dean's Office to give science undergraduates practical on-the-job training through structured internship during their undergraduate study.  Internship helps students craft a fulfilling university journey through meaningful work experience. The Faculty coordinates partnerships with external organisations and provides the necessary foundation and support to science students to faciliate their internships.

UPIP was introduced in Academic Year (AY)2011/2012 as an elective programme allowing students to learn about career preparation and job seeking processes, hone their interpersonal, communication and other soft skills, while exposing them to the day-to-day working enviroment.

 

For Students  

Students participating UPIP will undergo experiential learning to improve their repertoire of interpersonal communication skills, overall effectiveness and improve their self confidence. Through this structured programme, students will be faced with the challenges of competing for, and securing a job position in an organisation, and applying their discipline-related knowledge and professionalism in a working environment.

Through UPIP students are expected to be able to

  • Plan their academic and career development strategies. Students can test out their interests and develop their long-term career plans.
  • Gain knowledge on business etiquette.
  • Acquire soft skills in teamwork, safety consciousness and the use of their hard skills in the workplace.

Upon successful completion of the internship, students will also be awarded with Unrestricted Modular Credit (MC) that would count towards their graduation requirement. 

More information for students can be found here > For Students or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 

For Employer/Partners

Employing organisations can expect to meet enthusiastic interns who are able to work on a variety of projects. Via the programme, our student interns add value to the employer by 

  • Increasing their productivity : Interns provide additional manpower resources to accomplish company goals. Interns can act as support to the existing staff.
  • New ideas and perspectives : Interns bring with them domain knowledge and skills learnt through their undergraduate studies. They have new ideas, insights, and processes that will benefit the workforce and employers.
  • Find future employees : Internships are a great way to attract possible future employees. Internships offer a trial period in which the employer is able to assess the skills of an intern. Interns can become successful employees contributing to the company.
  • Improve leadership and supervisory skills : Through the mentoring of interns, staff develop skills as leaders and supervisors.
  • Give back to the community : By hiring interns, companies are helping to promote and benefit the educational system.

For information about offering internships to Science students, please visit For Employers/Partners webpage.

For specific queries or support relating to partnership in the Faculty's Internship Programme, please contact Dr. Murugesan Sethu - Head, Strategic Partnerships & Development at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +65 65168198 ail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

UPIP Department Coordinators

These coodinators are the liaison between departments and the UPIP Administrator in the Science Dean's Office.

 Major(s)

 UPIP Coordinator

 Email

 Chemistry  Dr. Hoang Truong Giang  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 Life Sciences  A/Prof Henry Mok Yu-Keung  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 Applied Mathematics

 A/Prof Leung Man Chun

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 Mathematics
 Quantitative Finance
 Physics  A/Prof Lim Hock Siah, Paul  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 Statistics

 A/Prof Lim Tiong Wee

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 Data Science & Analytics
 Computational Biology  Prof Greg Tucker-Kellogg  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 Food Science & Technology  Dr Liu Mei Hui  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 Phamaceutical Science         Dr. Yau Wai Ping                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.