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Professional Internship

Undergraduates majoring in Mathematical Sciences have the opportunity to undertake an internship or attachment to acquire practical working experience and exposure to the workplace. The internship/attachment may be to industrial organizations, research centres, or educational institutes, either locally or overseas.

 

In the vacation after my third year, I did an internship with Facebook Singapore, doing account management and data analytics as part of the sales and marketing team. Being the only intern with science background, I was able to bring to the team a unique set of skills. Studying mathematics allowed me to develop certain analytical and critical-thinking skills, and I was able to identify insights and pick out trends more quickly than my peers!

Valerie Evangelin Laurent
BSc (Hons) in Mathematical Sciences and Economics

Students who matriculated in Academic Year 2016/2017 or later have two options:

  • MH4903 (22-week internship, 11 AU, read as Major Prescribed Elective).
  • MH4907 (12-week attachment, 6 AU, read as Unrestricted Elective).

For students who matriculated in Academic Year 2015/2016 or earlier, the programme consists of:

  • MH4901 (12-week attachment, 8 AU, read as Major Prescribed Elective or Unrestricted Elective).

In all cases, NTU's Career & Attachment Office (CAO) sources for internship/attachment positions and offers them to interested students. It is also possible for individual students to source for a position themselves; self-sourced positions are subject to approval by the Division and the CAO.

Please refer to the NTU OAS page for the Attachment & Internship schedule. In some cases, students may be required to carry out some follow-up activities within 4 weeks of completion of the internship or attachment.

The MH4901/MH4903/MH4907 modules are graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Each student is required to make presentations on his or her internship/attachment experience, and submit a final report. Assessment is done by both the host organization and an NTU faculty member.

MH4903 - Professional Internship

This is a 22 week internship programme available to students who matriculated in AY16/17 or later. Students taking this may not take MH4900 (Final Year Project) or MH4907 (Professional Attachment).

The MH4903 module counts for 11 AU, and must be read as a Major Prescribed Elective. The module is conducted during either Semester 1 or 2, lasting for 1 Semester; the actual internship, however, extends into the Special Terms. Please refer to OAS for the exact start/end dates.

The key deadlines are as follows:

Action Due Date
Application for Professional Internship
Submit to SPMS General Office, #04-01.
6 months before start of internship
Final Report 22nd week of internship
Final Presentation 23rd week of internship

MH4907 - Professional Attachment

This is a 12 week attachment programme available to students who matriculated in AY16/17 or later. Students who take this may not take MH4903 (Professional Internship).

The MH4907 module counts for 6 AU, and is conducted during Special Terms I and II (summer vacation period). The module must be read as an Unrestricted Elective.

The key deadlines are as follows:

Action Due Date
Application for Professional Attachment
Submit to SPMS General Office, #04-01.
5 months before start of internship
Final Report 12th week of attachment
Final Presentation 13th week of attachment

MH4901 - Professional Attachment

This is a 12 week attachment programme available to students who matriculated in AY15/16 or earlier.

The MH4901 module is conducted during Special Terms I and II (summer vacation period), and counts for 8 AU. Students who are doing or planning to do the Final Year Project (FYP) must read this module as an Unrestricted Elective. Students who are not doing the FYP should read the module as a Major Prescribed Elective.

The key deadlines are as follows:

Action Due Date
Application for Professional Attachment
Submit to SPMS General Office, #04-01.
5 months before start of internship
Final Report 12th week of attachment
Final Presentation 13th week of attachment