Integrating learning and industry by incorporating applied industry components into the coursework, SIT position our students to be industry-ready graduates.

Industry Induction (II)

II focuses on producing work-ready graduates, in partnership with the industry, encouraging companies to engage students from the very first year of their studies. Not only does an early introduction to the company businesses and culture create a mutually beneficial relationship between students and companies, it also provides companies with ‘green harvesting’ opportunities to spot the right talent, who could become potential employees in their companies.

II aims to support companies in achieving their talent development initiatives, which will translate to higher productivity and lower training costs. It is part of a larger, integrated framework for the development of sustainable industry partnerships and innovation.

SIT-conferred degree and joint degree programmes include industry components of i) Industry Induction, ii) Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) and iii) capstone project (final year) during a study tenure that ranges from 3 to 4 years, depending on the undergraduate programme. An example of the programme structure is shown below.

Industry Induction

International Internship Programme (IIP)

The International Internship Programme (IIP) is the overseas equivalent of the Industry Induction (II) programme. It aims to provide students with an international experience through a two to four months overseas work stint.

Besides gaining work experience, IIP helps students to develop cultural knowledge and appreciation, build resilience, promote independence, and expand their personal and professional network. IIP may also lead to opportunities for students to embark on Overseas Integrated Work Study Programme (OIWSP), which is between eight to 12 months long. 

Selected funding schemes are available to support students for IIP. These funding will help defray costs associated with overseas work attachment, such as airfare, accommodation, and visa-related expenses. 

Programmes with II & IIP

Chemical Engineering & Food Technology
Infocomm Technology


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    Why should students participate in II and IIP during their study break?

    An early introduction to companies’ businesses and culture gives you a head start towards building a mutually beneficial relationship with the companies. II is the start of your applied learning journey and it enables you to perform more confidently when you subsequently embark on the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) and capstone project. 

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    Will II and IIP be graded?

    II and IIP are not compulsory, and therefore they will not be graded.

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    What would the students typically do during II and IIP?

    Students will spend time familiarising themselves with the companies and their culture. They will also develop key skill sets that will enable them to perform effectively at the onset of IWSP. In addition, they will gain a better understanding of the companies’ needs in the areas of innovation and craft projects for IWSP and capstone project.

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    Will students be paid?

    For II, it is decided by the companies to pay students as they see fit. 
    For IIP, the stipend will be determined by market rates within the city and country.

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    How long is II and IIP?

    The induction can last from two to four months.