At NYP’s School of Engineering, we take your learning journey beyond books, and let you gain real-world work experience, too. In your final year, you will be attached to a company for your Internship Programme (ITP).
SEG works closely with companies from various sectors - aerospace, precision engineering, automation, electronics, energy, telecommunications, biomedical, materials science, business and information technology - to let you have a fulfilling and enriching internship experience.
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 Advanced & Digital Manufacturing
• Diploma in Aeronautical & Aerospace Technology
• Diploma in Aerospace Systems & Management
• Diploma in AI & Data Engineering (starting from 2024)
• Diploma in Biomedical Engineering
• Diploma in Electronic & Computer Engineering
• Diploma in Engineering with Business
• Diploma in Infocomm & Media Engineering
• Diploma in Nanotechnology & Materials Science
• Diploma in Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Low Feng Rong (Diploma in Robotics & Mechatronics) did his internship at Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Company (SSMC), a world-class foundry manufacturing CMOS integrated circuits. He was attached to the Advanced Mechatronics Section responsible for the repair and refurbishment of heavy electrical and mechanical parts such as radio frequency generators, valves, motors, etc. Feng Rong managed to design a totally new mechanical fixture for mounting, holding and securing various heavy parts. A complete bill of materials and an animated video of how the device works was also presented and strongly endorsed by his supervisor who sent the design for fabrication.
Peh Li Yi (Diploma in Nanotechnology and Materials Science) did her internship at Essilor Center for Innovation & Technologies AMERA in Singapore. Essilor is the world leader in prescription lenses with more than 170 years of experience and history.
During her internship, she was attached to the tinting group. She got a lot of hands-on experience on the different processes of achieving coloured lenses. She was exposed to various machines and had the opportunity to operate them. Her good performance during the internship landed her a job with the company, which she joined after her graduation.
Myra Shee Hui (Diploma in Engineering with Business) did her internship at Siemens Mobility, a leading provider of urban, interurban and freight transportation solutions. She was tasked with the responsibility of supporting the various business development activities at the Sales and Projects Division. Myra participated in two major sales projects, cost-benefit analysis for SMRT Downtown Line maintenance and a tender submission for the Jurong Region Line Service, where she worked closely with both internal and external stakeholders.
Nur Sarah Binte Jani (Diploma in Biomedical Engineering) did her internship at Medtronic Asia Pacific, the world’s largest medical device company. During her internship, Sarah was involved in managing all small equipment repairs for the Restorative Therapies Group. Sarah was also responsible for assembling and testing products with compliance to quality control specifications, standard operating procedures requirements, and technical methods.
Jolene Soon (Diploma in Aeronautical & Aerospace Technology) joined Singapore Aero Engine Services Pte Ltd (SAESL) as an intern and Trainee Technician at SAESL. Her internship ran concurrently with a one-year, fully-sponsored Technician training programme, a comprehensive initiative encompassing initial company familiarisation, classroom instruction, and hands-on training. Guided by her Industry Supervisor (IS) and Industry Internship Mentor (IIM) at SAESL, she seamlessly merged academic learning with practical experience, refining her technical knowledge & skills and shaping her career aspirations through structured mentorship. Now a certified aircraft engine technician, Jolene stands ready to contribute to the industry while advancing her professional development.
Wu WeiZheng (Diploma in Advanced Digital Manufacturing) completed his internship at Yangbum Engineering Pte Ltd. This company specializes in a broad spectrum of precision engineering services, with a notable focus on the manufacturing of precision-turned components, providing solutions to clients across diverse industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, manufacturing, and electronics. During his internship, WeiZheng had the opportunity to work across several departments, aligning with the apprenticeship training he received. This hands-on experience allowed him to gain practical insights into various aspects of the company's operations. He effectively applied the knowledge he had acquired in the classroom to real-world scenarios and actively contributed to multiple projects aimed at enhancing the company's processes. These projects encompassed areas such as test cut evaluation, Tool Plate & Masking Jig Design, and more. Through his involvement in these projects and his comprehensive apprenticeship training, WeiZheng accumulated valuable experience and exposure. This exposure has been instrumental in helping him chart a well-informed career path, as he gained insights into the different facets of the precision engineering industry by working across various departments within the company.
Devin Cameron Goad (Diploma in Aerospace Systems & Management) did his internship at Singapore Airlines, the flag carrier of Singapore which provides both passenger and cargo services from her hub located at Singapore Changi Airport. Devin was attached to the SIA Quality Department of Engineering Division (SIAED). Being in the Quality Department, Devin helped with consolidating documents vital to the safety of SIA aircraft as well as assisted in preparing and presenting for an audit. He also worked on improvements to streamline the aircraft sales Airworthiness Directives listing of SIA.
In addition to the practical experience, Devin benefited from structured mentorship provided by his supervisor and colleagues who guided him through the complexities of quality assurance in the aviation sector, offering insights and advice that go beyond the classroom learning environment. This mentorship contributed to Devin's understanding of the industry's nuances and best practices thus prepared him to be future-ready to work in the aviation industry.
Wong Ho Yin from the Diploma in Electronic & Computer Engineering received the SHINE cadet scholarship from Singtel, one of Asia's leading telecommunications companies. During his internship at Singtel, Ho Yin applied machine learning to recognise and classify the type of faults in satellite broadcast, created and trained data models to produce more accurate results through Natural Language Processing & used data visualisation tools for the team to gain deeper insights into data. He also supported users on-board a new system and participated in different phases of testing cycles.
The mentorship provided during the internship was invaluable. Ho Yin was able to clarify work-related doubts and bridge knowledge gaps by seeking guidance from his supervisors, who were very willing to share their expertise. This internship offered him a firsthand look into the workings of the industry, and he may consider pursuing it as a potential career path in the future.
Teo Peck Hsia (Diploma in Infocomm & Media Engineering with a specialisation in UX Design & Engineering), did her internship at VISEO ASIA. She collaborated with the design team to create innovative designs that would ensure a positive user experience. During her internship, she had the opportunity to interact with clients and gather valuable feedback on her designs. Her infographic design was particularly well-received by the client, which led to more infographic projects for the design team. Peck Hsia found her internship at VISEO ASIA to be an eye-opening experience as it expanded her knowledge on user experience and enabled her to develop lifelong skills. She also gained more confidence while working with industry partners. Her internship experience and mentor provided guidance and put her in good stead to become a UX designer with her further studies and career goals.
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.
Two SEG students pursuing Diploma in Digital Precision Engineering participated in a 2-month overseas internship programme at Arburg, in Lossburg, Germany. The internship provided Seungho and Kington a very rewarding and enriching experience, working with international colleagues from different Arburg subsidiaries from Malaysia, China and Brazil. They had the opportunity to be attached to the Assembly, Production and Applications Departments, working on plastic injection machines, assembly machines and data analytics. The scenic mountainous landscape of Lossburg is an added highlight to the internship.
Three SEG students participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at Stryker, Suzhou, China. The students were posted to different departments, Wei Qin in the Reliability & Quality Assurance Department working on product quality assurance, Ceppellin in the Continuous Improvement Group working on data analytics, and Rachel in the Engineering Department working on the documentation of an on-going project. During the internship, the students experienced the work ethics and culture in China and learnt new technical and professional skills; they also visited many places of interest and learnt the rich Chinese history and culture.
Seven SEG students participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme offered by the National Chi Nan University in Puli, Taiwan. Throughout the duration of the internship, the students worked under the supervision and guidance of the university professors and graduate students, embarking on various R&D projects. Kyo and Clarissa worked on using artificial intelligence for image and video processing, Qhairul researched on CMOS capacitive fingerprint sensor chips, Jemima and Gina developed IoT systems, Qing Tian and Max worked on the implementation of the hardware-in-the-loop and augmented reality simulation of a robotic arm. The internship offered the students a wonderful opportunity to experience and explore the unique Taiwanese food and culture.
SEG student, Xuan Ming, did a 3-month overseas internship programme at the Tan Chong Subaru Automotive in Bangkok, Thailand. He was attached to the logistic and assembly line departments, and embarked on various projects involving warehousing and integrated manufacturing system, working on production processes enhancement and automotive assembly line balancing. The internship also offered him a wonderful opportunity to experience and learn the Thai language and culture by cultivating friendship with many colleagues in the company.
Four 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. Seetoh Hwee Hong researched on semiconductor thin film solar cells. Evien researched on relation between chemical structure and antioxidant activity. Shu Min created an augmented reality application in unity for use in visualizing human anatomy imaging data. Adren researched on classifying different types of Eczema using deep learning algorithm. The students had a great learning experience. 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.
Four SEG students participated in a 3-month overseas internship programme at National Institute of Technology, Kurume College. The students embarked on various R&D Projects during their overseas internship programmes. Anson Liew created a distance/motion detector PCB for the use of preventing collision. Edison Kwok research on cars powered by electrified road. Edmund Yang researched on an image classifier for Diabetic Retinopathy. Godwin Tong researched in crack detection on pavement/road. The students had a great learning experience. 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 were selected by OPM, Japan for an overseas internship. Both students were attached to the R&D department. This internship has provided them an enjoyable, fruitful and unforgettable learning experience in the local work culture and helped them to improve their grasp of the Japanese language. This 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.
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
Two SEG students participated in the first ever 12-week Overseas Internship 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 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.
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 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.
SEG 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.
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.
For company or organisation is interested to offer internship for our students or if you want more information on this programme, please contact:
|Type of Internship
Mr Jensen Goh
Ms Norpipah Bte Ibrahim
Dr Foo Yong Wee
Mr Patrick D’Cruz
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).