The SPMS Co-operative Education Programme (SPMS-CEP) places selected students in well-established companies for work experiences throughout their four years of studies at NTU.
Starting from the first year, each participating student joins a credit-earning structured job training programme with a company. This experience enhances the student's education with practical work experiences, enabling them to progressively master practical skills for their future careers.
Practical Training — The job training programmes are designed jointly by SPMS and the participating companies to supplement students' academic knowledge with practical examples.
Mentoring by SPMS Professors — Participating students are personally mentored by SPMS professors to ensure good programme outcomes.
In-depth Exposure — Extended training experiences with the same company provides exposure to different functions within the organisation.
Career Opportunities — The skills and insight acquired by participating students can give them a good advantage for potential future hires!
Each students in the SPMS-CEP works in a chosen company for a total of 50 work weeks, spread over three work terms:
- Work Term 1: End of first year, 10 weeks, mid-May to late-Jul
- Work Term 2: End of second year, 10 weeks, mid-May to late-Jul
- Work Term 3: Between third and fourth year, 30 weeks, (early-Jan to late-Jul) OR (mid-May to early-Dec)
During the final 30-week work term, students may choose to undertake a final year project with the company. This project contributes to the graduation requirements of the NTU degree programme.
Participating companies include, but are not limited to:
International Flavors and Fragrances, Asia Pacific — Lubrizol Southeast Asia
PricewaterhouseCoopers — PSA International —
Shimadzu Asia Pacific
Sumitomo Chemical Asia —
Sumitomo Seika Singapore
How to Apply
Applicants must apply to an SPMS degree programme before applying to the SPMS-CEP. The application period for Academic Year 2019 is 01 March 2019 – 15 April 2019 (updated).
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The following materials are needed for the application:
- Cover Letter and Resume (as a single file, in PDF format)
- Entry qualification transcript (in PDF format)
- A brief explanation of interest in the programme
Please note that these application materials will be forwarded to the participating companies.
For all enquiries, please email SPMS_COOP@ntu.edu.sg.
Students may enter the SPMS-CEP either at the point of admissions to their major programme, or after the first semester of studies. To be admitted to the SPMS-CEP, students must successfully secure an internship placement with a participating industrial partner (the SPMS-CEP will facilitate this placement).
For students majoring in Mathematical Sciences, the SPMS-CEP is considered a distinct programme track. Any students who later decide to opt out of the SPMS-CEP must convert to a standard track, and comply with the respective AU requirements.
AU requirements (for students admitted in AY2019/2020 or later)
Students in the SPMS-CEP are required to complete three Professional Attachments/Internships, during the following periods:
- Year 1 Special Semesters I & II (10 weeks),
- Year 2 Special Semesters I & II (10 weeks), and
- Year 3 Semester 2 + Special Semesters I & II (30 weeks)
OR Year 3 Special Semesters I & II + Year 4 Semester 1 (30 weeks).
The course codes and titles, for students in the different major programmes, are shown below: