Compulsory Internship Programme (CIP)

For cohorts 2016 and onwards, students pursuing NM major will have to complete the Compulsory Internship Programme (CIP). The objective of the CIP is to ensure that all students gain industrial experience through a well-structured internship programme and be able to apply academic theories to practice.

 

Pre-requisites

  • NM Major students who have completed 4 semesters of study or promoted to ARS3
  • Read and passed a minimum of 80 MCs (of which 24 MCs of NM modules)
  • Students pursuing Communications Management placements are strongly advised to have read NM2219, NM2220 and NM3219
  • Students pursuing interactive media placements are strongly advised to have read NM2216
  • Students pursuing game design placements are strongly advised to have read NM3216
  • Additional pre-requisites might apply for certain employers

 

Duration and Modular Credits

Students are required to complete 20 weeks with an organisation under NM3550Y Communication and New Media Internship. Students will receive 12 modular credits upon completion.

 

MOOC modules

Students are required to read two MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) modules, while on the internship. Exemptions from this requirement will be on a case-by-case basis. Students will be required to register for the MOOC modules while registering for the internship.

 

Timeline

July to November period

Instructional Period of the preceding semester

Action

Recess Week

Department sends out available openings to students

Week 7-8

Last day for students to send in their applications to employers through the department

Week 9 – 11

Employers shortlist candidates and conduct interviews

Week 12

Employers send offer letters to successful candidates

Week 13

Students accept/reject offer letters

Reading week

Students complete administrative procedures of the internship such as submitting offer letter to the department, register for MOOC modules and other admin procedures

Internship (July – November)

Students undergo internship with respective employer

 

 

 

December to April period

Instructional Period of the preceding semester

Action

Recess Week

Department sends out available openings to students

Week 7-8

Students send in their applications to employers through the department

Week 9 – 11

Employers shortlist candidates and conduct interviews

Week 12

Employers send offer letters to successful candidates

Week 13

Students accept/reject offer letters

Reading week

Students complete administrative procedures of the internship such as submitting offer letter to the department, register for MOOC modules and other admin procedures

Internship (December - April)

Students undergo internship with respective employer

 

Assessment and supervision

Students will be assigned an academic supervisor who will guide and monitor the students during the duration. Additionally, a worksite supervisor will also guide the student at the workplace, the worksite supervisor will also sign the reports that are to be submitted by the student, as well as complete a feedback form.

 

Processing of grades

 

Uploading of Grades

 

Internship Period

Semester 1

Semester 2

Grades due

July – Nov (Sem 1)

NM3550Y (IP)

NM3550Y (Final)

Early December

Dec – Apr (Sem 2)

 

NM3550Y (Final)

Early May

 

Tuition Fees

Regular semester fees is applicable, as the students receives academic credit. Refer to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/UG/fees.html for the latest fees.

 

Allowance

The department recommends a minimum monthly allowance of $1000. No CPF contributions are required