Two electives are available under the programme:
- XX3310 / XX3311 Professional Internship Programme is conducted during the Special Term (May to July). 4 UE Modular Credits are awared for successfully completing a minimum of 10 weeks in the employing organisation. This module is available to students majoring in Chemistry (CM), Food Science & Technology (FST), Computational Biology (ZB), Life Sciences (LSM), Mathematics/Applied Mathematics (MA) , Quantitative Finance (QF), Physics (PC), and Statistics (ST).
n.b. UPIP Special Term may be read twice during student's candidature. XX3310 will be assigned first.
- XX3312 Enhanced Professional Internship Programme is conducted in Semester 1 (August to December) or Semester 2 (January to May). Students should spend a minimum 18 weeks in the employing organisation to be awarded the 12 UE Modular Credits. Students majoring in Chemistry (CM3312), Computational Biology (ZB3312), Mathematics/Applied Mathematics (MA3312), Quantitative Finance(QF3312), Life Sciences (LSM3312), Physics (PC3312) and Statistics (ST3312) may participate.
Qualifying students are allowed to participate in XX3310, XX3311 and XX3312 once each during their candidature. These electives are NOT allowed to be taken in year 4, and Enhanced UPIP is NOT allowed to be taken in the graduating semester.
To undertake the UPIP module, please follow the three phases below
Phase 1: Preparation
The Preparation Phase is performed before the start of internship.
"UPIP Send-off" is a short briefing for students who are interning under UPIP. It outlines the reporting requirements for earning credit for internship. Look out for the invitation for the next session.
Meet a Career Advisor to discuss your plans. Students looking for internship/career advise, resume and cover letter help, mock interview sessions, etc, may make an appointment to visit a Career Advisor.
Phase 2: Application
Academic Advisor (AA) for UPIP approves your work plan, reads your weekly journals and eventually decides if your performance in the internship is satisfactory or unsatisfactory. You may choose to contact any academic staff member from the department of your major or your Academic Mentor which was previously assigned to you, and request he/she to be your UPIP AA. Once you have confirmation from the member to be your AA, inform UPIP Administration by providing his/her Name, NUSNET ID and department.
Phase 3: Internship
Students who undertake their internship and read it as UPIP are required to fulfil the following:
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