At NYP’s School of Engineering, you go beyond books, and gain real-world, work experience too. In your final year, you will be attached to companies as part of a 12-week or 24-week Internship Programme (ITP).
In bringing you the ITP, we work closely with companies from various sectors, including aerospace, precision engineering, automation, electronics, energy, telecommunications, biomedical, materials science, business and information technology.
Through the ITP, you can:
- Apply your knowledge and skills to gain a better understanding of the industry and companies you can work for in the future
- Relate to a real work environment and learn the importance of work values and cultures
- Experience a company’s culture, learn to work across teams and appreciate the dynamics of interpersonal relationships
- Deepen your skills so that you are ready to pursue your dream career after graduation
If you are pursuing any of these courses, you are eligible for the ITP:
• Diploma in Aeronautical & Aerospace Technology
• Diploma in Aerospace Systems & Management
• Diploma in Biomedical Engineering
• Diploma in Digital & Precision Engineering
• Diploma in Engineering with Business
• Diploma in Electrical Engineering with Eco-Design
• Diploma in Electronic Systems
• Diploma in Multimedia & Infocomm Technology
• Diploma in Nanotechnology & Materials Science
• Diploma in Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
• Diploma in Telematics & Media Technology
If your organisation is interested to hire our students as interns or if you want more information on this programme, please contact:
Local Internship Contact (12/24 weeks ITP)
Mr Mark Lee
Tel: (65) 6550-0791
Email : email@example.com
Mr Wong Gee Tin
Tel: (65) 6550-0816
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Park Yong Hee and Joshua Chen (both Diploma in Biomedical Engineering 2016), did their 24-week internship at Lonza Biologics Tuas Pte Ltd, a multinational large-scale biologics manufacturing company serving the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. During their internship, Yong Hee was actively involved in the planning and execution of actual projects to optimize biologic yield and virus reduction process, as well as servicing customers’ requirements, while Joshua was involved in projects for reengineering caustic tanks according to new customers’ specifications and relocation of warning sensors meeting GMP and GDP requirements.
Gary Goh (Diploma in Biomedical Engineering 2017) did his 24-week internship at AbbVie (Singapore) Pte Ltd, an international biopharmaceutical company, spinned off from Abbott Laboratories. Gary was assigned to the quality-validation department, and was involved in the development and testing of new validation processes and protocols. He performed so well during his internship that he was offered a permanent position at the company when he finished his studies at NYP.
If you prefer to gain overseas exposure, you can apply for the Overseas Internship Programme (OITP). This programme gives final-year students the opportunity to work abroad and gain global experience. If selected, you will be attached to an organisation overseas for three to six months.
Through this programme, you will learn to appreciate and understand the challenges of working and living abroad. It will be an enriching and memorable experience as you work in an environment that is socially and culturally different from Singapore.
You can look forward to a wide range of opportunities, thanks to our close collaboration with international organisations. Since the OITP started in 1994, our students have been placed in companies across the globe, in countries such as Germany, France, UK, Austria, Finland, US, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, Vietnam and South Africa.
If your organisation is interested to hire our students as interns or if you want more information on this programme, please contact:
Overseas Internship Contact (OITP)
Mr Looh Chee Wai
Tel: (65) 6550-0534
Mr Patrick D’Cruz
Tel: (65) 6550-0519
Two SEG’s students from DPE were selected by OPM, Japan for an overseas internship (OIP). Both students were attached to the R&D department from 10 July to 22 Sep 2017. This internship has provided them an enjoyable, fruitful and unforgettable 2.5 months learning experience in the local work culture and helped them to improve their grasp of the Japanese language. This OIP gives final year students an opportunity to work in overseas companies, and gain regional and global exposure to the latest development in Hybrid Metal Additive Manufacturing Technology for precision engineering.
One SEG and one SCL students participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at the National Institute of Technology, Nara College. The SEG student worked on an autonomous navigation using SLAM. This will allow a vehicle to map the environment and move autonomously. The students experienced the living in Japan and embrace Japanese culture first-hand. They experienced and participated in Japanese Tea ceremony, prepared and cooked their own meals and tasted good and authentic local Japanese food. This three-month internship has both been an enriching experience for them and provided them with a memorable overseas learning journey.
Two students (DME and DEB) embarked on this new 12-week OIP opportunity at Tamkang University. In the 12 weeks of attachment, they worked with robotic researchers in the TKU Intelligent Control Laboratory to build a mobile manipulator robot. On top of applying what they had learned in NYP, they have to learn concepts that are more advanced and tools that are new to them to achieve the project objectives. Apart from working hard, they had also travelled much to see Taiwan and immerse into the Taiwanese culture.
Two SEG students participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at the National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College. The students embarked on various R&D projects during their overseas internship programmes. Vanessa researched on fast and accurate personal authentication using ear acoustics and Guo Ming did his research on rare metal free compound semiconductor thin film solar cells. The students had a great learning experience doing research work with the NIT professors and they learned to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. The attachment also offered a wonderful opportunity for the students to experience the Japanese culture and gain valuable friendships with the Japanese and international students.
Two SEG students participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at Flinders University, Australia. The students embarked on various R&D projects during their overseas internship programmes. Elson was tasked to research on a dual cure polymer system for additive manufacturing and Tom was tasked to research on producing carbon nanotubes for solar cells fabrication. The students had a great learning experience doing research work with the professors at Flinders University and they learned to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. The attachment also offered a wonderful opportunity for the students to experience the life of living abroad and gain valuable friendships with the people they worked with.
“I am glad that NYP offers the overseas internship programme as I am able to experience life in an unfamiliar place, bringing me out of my comfort zone. This allows me to become a more independent
Four SEG Students from TMT and ASM participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at the National Institute of Technology Toyama College in Toyama prefecture, Japan. During their stay there, they had the chance of developing R&D projects ranging from Artificial Intelligence and Robotics to Numerical Simulation for Natural Disasters. Apart from the projects, the students also have the unique experience living in Japan like a local resident, while learning, embracing, and experiencing the Japanese culture first-hand, including preparing and cooking their own meals. The students also gained valuable experience living independently in a foreign country and travelling across cities.
Two SEG and one SCL students participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at the National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College. The two SEG students worked on the development of a social robot “Ruth”, collaborating with the local Japanese students, under the close supervision of Prof Kuchii. Both Gerald and Javen researched and developed the software algorithms to enable the social robot to detect the onset of depression for the elderly people and solutions to enhance their daily lives. Apart from the projects, the students experienced living in Japan like a local resident. They prepared and cooked their own meals and have tried good and authentic local sushi and sashimi. The attachment has offered a wonderful opportunity for the students to experience the Japanese culture and gain valuable friendships with the Japanese and other international students.
Two SEG DME’s student participated in the first ever 12-week OIP at Korea Polytechnics (KOPO). They attended CNC programming and machining courses at KOPO. Classes usually starts in the morning and in the afternoon. They also worked on group design project and fabricated the parts themselves. This internship had exposed the students to CAD and CAM technology. From this internship programme, the students gained valuable immersion experiences in the Korean culture, language, food and work ethics.
Two SEG students participated in a three-month overseas internship programme at ESIEE Paris France. The students embarked on various R&D projects during their overseas internship programme. Aloysius Cho worked on “Exploration of open source vision systems for navigation of unmanned vehicles” while Abigail Tan worked on “Development of adaptive cruise control for a driverless vehicle using MATLAB-Simulink”. This three-month internship has both been an enriching experience for them and provided them with a memorable overseas learning journey.
Two SEG students participated in a four and a half month OIP at the National Taiwan Normal University. The students worked on the Robotis Thormang3 humanoid robot and enabled the robot to perform a long list of tasks. Besides being exposed to the Chinese culture, the student also had the opportunity to mix around with other students from other countries, like South Korea and Canada. After this programme, they have reaffirmed their interest in Mechatronics engineering and will be pursuing further studies and career in this field.
Khoo Yee Shun from DEB was on a 5-month internship at SHL (Scandinavian Health Ltd) Group, which is a leading medical devices company manufacturing advanced drug delivery systems. Yee Shun interned at the Supply Chain Intelligence department and was very involved in the data migration process from the company’s existing legacy Enterprise Resource Planning system to the new SAP S/4 HANA system. He also helped in the establishment and roll-out of an improved Sales and Operation Planning process for SHL to align customer demand within the organization and match it to supply from the different departments. He benefitted tremendously interacting with both Taiwanese colleagues and interns of other nationalities in a dynamic and challenging real-life working environment.
Five SEG students participated in a 10-week Overseas Internship Program (OIP) at Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania. The five students were posted to the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at Gannon University to work on the various R&D projects. Hui Qi and Ziping worked on how to program an autopilot drone for HIL (hardware-in-the-loop) real-time simulation, while Kaiguang and Andrew worked on Cherenkov radiation detector intended to be used on high-altitude balloon at near space and during the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Clara worked on centralizing data connection module via Google Data Center. During this internship aboard, they were challenged to adapt to their new environment and to work on their respective projects. This internship has provided them a meaningful, enriching and an unforgettable experience, equipping them with a global mindset. They had the chance to experience the American culture, food and work ethics, and interact with people of different nationalities during their stay there. This, they were sure, will better prepare them for future endeavours in education and work career, either locally or overseas.
Two SEG DPE’s students participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at the Georg Fischer Machining Solutions, Switzerland. At GF, both students have hands-on training and observations on the assembly of highly precision CNC milling machines. Each of the students have completed two mini- projects involving research on the megatrends and short-term & long-term solutions of tracking system of spindle repair status for Step Tec Ag. Through this internship programme, both students have gained valuable immersion experiences in the Swiss culture, language, food and work ethics.
Five SEG DPE’s students participated in a 2.5-month overseas internship programme at Sansyu Precision Pte Ltd, located at Takahama City, Aichi, Japan. During their overseas attachment, all the five interns have gained hands-on experience and trained in mould design, tooling fabrication, mould assembly and 3D printing process. From this internship programme, the students have gained valuable immersion experiences in the Japanese culture, language, food and work ethics.
Two SEG DPE’s students participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at North Star Imaging based in Minnesota, USA. Attached to the Application Department, Rebecca was involved in part inspection services for various companies around the world, by applying CT and DR scanning technologies. Attached to the Engineering Department, Shu Zhe was involved with the design, engineering change orders and turntable performance analysis & evaluation. Throughout this internship programme, the students have gained valuable immersion experiences in the local US culture, language, food and work ethics
Two SEG DPE’s students participated in a 5-week overseas internship programme at the Sodick Co. Ltd. Japan. Both students, Chia Hui and Emily were engaged on various engineering projects such as electrode design and optimisation of machining parameters for electrical discharge machining. They were also trained in the latest development of silicone injection moulding and metal 3D printing technology. Through this overseas internship programme, both students have also gained valuable immersion experiences in the Japanese culture, language, food and work ethics.
Two SEG students participated in a 5-month overseas internship programme at TVS Motor at Hosur, India. The students were posted to the production engineering department where they embarked on different production engineering and improvement projects. Jonathan was tasked to improve the efficiency of a milling machine work-cell and Edmund’s project involved the reduction in production space of 50% with the use of technology. Both students have a great and yet unique working and learning experience in a fast-paced and fulfilling attachment.
Two SEG DPE’s students participated in a 3.5 month overseas internship programme at RLC Callender, UK. The two students worked together with a group of professional engineers to design jig and fixture for turbine engine components. This overseas internship has provided them a fun-filling experience as they had the opportunity to learn the British culture, their working life and also visited many places of interest.
Two SEG students participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at Edmund Optics Barrington, USA. The two students were posted to the manufacturing department, Mathew developed a shadow box system for CNC machine and Yuelong setup 2 lapping machines. The internship has provided them a wonderful and unforgettable 3-month learning journey as they experienced local culture and got to see snow for the first time!
Three SEG students participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at ESIEE, Paris France. They embarked on various R&D projects and implemented them on LabVIEW to gather data for their studies. Jabir worked on a project that involved using powered wireless hertzian beams to supply energy to a building, Gim Long worked on how to reduce fuel consumption of an aircraft using solar power and Kartik worked using wireless hertzian “beam rails” to guide cars and trucks in a town street. This 3-month internship has been a fun-filled and enriching experience for them. They had the chance to interact with people of different nationalities during their stay there and this helped them to widen their social circle. Furthermore, they have gained invaluable immersion experiences in the French culture, language, food and work ethics and this will help to better prepare them for future overseas work or education.
Three SEG students participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at the National Institute of Technology, Kurume College. The students embarked on various R&D projects during their overseas internship programmes. Zheng Jie worked on heat treatment behaviour of multi-component white cast iron with 9% chromium, Leon synthesized Zirconium nanoparticles and observed them under the TEM and Norman created ruby with spark plasma sintering.
Two SEG students participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at the National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College. The students embarked on various R&D projects during their overseas internship programmes. Chui Kwan researched on the effect of Rutin on increasing glucose update and glycogen super compensation in vivo, and Akmal worked on the effect of heat treatment on muscle atrophy caused by short-term high-fat diet and muscle disuse on rats.
Three SEG students participated in a 4-month overseas internship programme at Aztech Dong Guan, China. The three students were posted to the R&D department, and they worked on optical testing of LED lighting products, mobile apps prototyping and router firmware. During the internship abroad, they were challenged to adapt both personally and professionally. They had wonderful experiences in training and also the local culture. They improved the written and spoken aspects of the Chinese Language, and enhanced their awareness of the key China markets. The internship provided them a meaningful and an unforgettable journey equipping them with a global mind-set. They believe that in the competitive state of today’s job market, having global work experience under their belt is one of the very best things they can do for their prospective career.
SEG DMIT’s student, Tay Kun Yao, went to Redmond USA for a 15-week DigiPen Poly Foundation Course. The course is part of the Young Talent Programme (YTP) – Market Immersion under IE Singapore. During the course, Kun Yao got the opportunity to take 1st year University level modules in Game Programming, Maths and Computer Science. He was also involved in 2 projects - developing a robotic tank that can navigate a maze and a command driven interactive game. He had the opportunity to work with students of different nationalities and expanded his network of friends. It wasn’t all studies and no play, Kun Yao took part in a pumpkin carving event organised for international students during Halloween week and explored the sights and culture of the greater Seattle area during his spare time. Overall, Kun Yao had a unique learning experience that will better prepare him for further studies.
SEG student, Timothy participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at British Columbia Institute of Technology, BCIT. He was posted to Novadaq, a medical device company that specializes in endoscopic fluorescence imaging systems for real-time visualization of blood perfusion. The student had the opportunity to work with specialists in different technical fields and developed programming skills in medical image processing and data analysis. He also immersed in local culture and enjoyed the working experience as a member of a project team.
Two SEG DPE’s students participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at the Rohde & Schwarz, Germany. The students have embarked on various R&D projects covering the improvement of wave-guide performance and production process scheduling. Through this internship programme, the students have gained valuable immersion experiences in the German culture, language, food and work ethics.
Three SEG DPE’s students participated in a 2.5-months overseas internship programme at Sansyu Precision, Japan. During the OIP, the three interns had experienced the real working life in mould design and precision tooling. These experiences further deepen and broaden their skill and knowledge on the systematic approach to mould design & assembly of the mould. They were also taught on the process flow of precision engineering production cycle – from meeting the customer, understanding the requirements and to the production of quality final products. This OIP had provided students Amin, Lay Yong and Wei Jian a brand new learning platform – giving them an opportunity to experience the working culture of another country, experience working life and gain many practical experience from the Japanese experts. Positive attributes such as punctuality, responsibility, independence and time-management were also inculcated during this OIP.
Two students from SEG took part in the overseas internship programme at Aztech Dong Guan, China. They were posted to the R&D Department where they work on Java coding, Android-based programming, research and testing of LED products, and more. The internship has provided a very fruitful and adventurous 3 months experience which the students find valuable and eye-opening. The work experience at a foreign country is truly magnificent which exposes them to the unique foreign culture of the land and its diversity. While staying aboard, the students has a glimpse of the international market which is a special and insightful experience for them.
Three SEG students participated in a 4.5-month overseas internship programme at Scandinavian Health Limited (SHL), Taiwan. SHL is currently the world largest maker of drug delivery system. SHL manufactures manual drug pen-injectors and auto-injection system. Students were attached to the Automation System Department and undertook several projects ranging from test development to characterization of equipment.
Three SEG students participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at the National Institute of Technology, Kurume College. The students embarked on various R&D projects during their overseas internship programmes. Azmi worked on mitochondrial DNA haplotype, Ng Yee on synthesis of Ga-doped ZnO nanoparticles by fundamental liquid phase method and using TEM to observe the microstructure of nanoparticles and Wei Long worked on structural and functional analysis of photosynthetic proteins
Internship at the Land of the Rising Sun! – Four SEG students participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at the National Institute of Technology Toyama College, embarking on various R&D projects during their stay in Japan.
Nelson developed an android-based portable kitset for measuring fluoride concentration in drinking water, Alvin built an autonomous Hexacopter, Wei Yang conducted a study on satellite communication and global positioning system and Tian Yu worked on surface electromyography.
Through interactions with their Japanese counterparts, they have gained valuable immersion experiences in the local Japanese culture, language, food and work ethics.
The 3-month overseas internship proved to be a real eye-opener for the four SEG students who were attached EISEE Paris. They learnt much of the way the French people lived and worked, and their way of life and culture. Justin worked on a LabVIEW project that finds the optimized trajectory for a plane to reduce the duration of flight and to minimize the fuel consumption to increase engine efficiency. Liang Guan did an Arduino-based solar project on photovoltaic pumped hydroelectric energy storage (PV-PHES) in order to produce electric power using stored water during periods of high electrical demand. Bak Zhat and Mai Cong worked on an enhanced car door lock systems to reduce instances of car theft. All of them valued the practical experience that the internship offered, which kept them actively and excitedly busy, and they believe that it has given them a head start for the industry life that awaits them back in Singapore. They loved everything about Paris and France – the food, the museums, the landmarks, the people and the friends they made. They wished that the internship period was longer than 3 months!
Two SEG students under the sponsorship of IE Singapore’s Young Talent Programme (YTP) – Market Immersion, participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at Aztech Dong Guan, China. Posted to the R&D department, Raymond worked on Internet-of-things (IoTs), Java coding and android-based system and Gerald worked on research and testing of LED lighting products. The internship has provided them an adventurous, fruitful and unforgettable 3-month learning journey – wonderful experiences in the local work culture and history, improved their Chinese Language spoken and written ability, enhanced their awareness of the key China markets and better prepared them for an international career.
“This 3 months in China, jumping around city to city exploring the China culture and history made me learn a lot about them and understanding them better than looking through books or documentary. I thought I wouldn’t survive through the internship in another country, but I’m glad to say that I completed my 3 months in China and was happy about it. I always thought that when I’m working in future will be working in Singapore. Now that I have this additional exposure to working aboard, I feel that I wouldn’t mind to have a career that allows me to stay in another country or hoping around globally.” – Raymond
“This overseas internship training program has exposed me to many new things in life and it has changed the way I look at things. The world is much bigger than I thought it would be and I've experienced part of it, it doesn’t stop here and if I ever have a chance I would like to explore more in other parts of the world and see the differences between one and another but not in a "comparison" point of view but in an "room for improvement" point of view in terms of work culture and job execution because that’s what makes us better.” – Gerald
If you are an international student, enrich your student life here and deepen your skill sets via our Foreign Student Exchange Programme, which offers outstanding students an internship and attachment opportunity with us.
With our strong industry links, we provide challenging, interesting and practical projects relevant to your training and academic goals. You will get opportunities to contribute, implement and work on industry-related projects.
This programme benefits both international and local students, as new friendships are forged between diverse groups of students, adding to an enriching polytechnic experience.
We offer a wide range of specialised fields, including:
- Engineering Informatics (IT)
- Info Communication
- Computer Aided Engineering (FEM/Mould Flow Analysis)
- Biomedical Engineering
- Micro Systems (MEMS)
- Robotics & Automation
- Wireless Technology
- Embedded Technology
- Rapid Prototyping
- Computer Integrated Manufacturing
- Microelectronics & IC Design
- Photonics Technology
- Communications & Networking
- Web-based Services & Products
- Mobile Computing
- Interactive Media
- Machine Vision
We have established strong academic ties with several international institutions and universities. We have also signed several memorandums of understanding with partner universities, including the University of Queensland (Australia), Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Electronique et Electrotechnique (France), Fachhochschule Potsdam (Germany), Fachhochschule Esslingen (Germany) and Fachhochschule Mannheim (Germany).