Industry Induction and International Internship Programme

Industry Induction and International Internship Programme

As Singapore’s university of applied learning, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) aims to integrate learning and industry by incorporating applied industry components into undergraduate teaching and learning, with the goal of positioning our students to be industry-ready graduates.

SIT’s Industry Induction (II), which focusses on producing work-ready graduates in partnership with industry, encourages companies to engage students from the very first year of their studies. Not only does an early introduction to the companies’ business and culture create a mutually beneficial relationship between the students and the companies; it also provides companies with ‘green harvesting’ opportunities to spot talent who could become potential employees in their companies.

Industry Induction 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 partnership and innovation.

SIT-conferred degree and joint degree programmes include the following components: 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 a programme structure is shown below:

International Internship Programme (IIP)

International Internship Programme (IIP) is the overseas equivalent of Industry Induction (II) Programme. It aims to provide international experience to students through 2 – 4 months of 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 through the overseas work stint. IIP may also lead to opportunities for students to embark on Overseas Integrated Work Study Programme (OIWSP), which is between 8 – 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. 

Why shall students participate in II & IIP during the break?

Early introduction to the companies’ business and culture gives you a head start towards building a mutually beneficial relationship with the companies. Industry Induction 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. From this programme, you stand to gain the following:


Will II & IIP be graded?

II & IIP are not compulsory, therefore not graded.

What would the students typically do?

Students will spend time with their companies to familiarise themselves with the companies & 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 & craft projects for IWSP / Capstone.

Will students be paid?

For II, it is decided by the company to pay students as they see fit. 

For IIP, stipend will be determined by market rates within the city/country.

How long is II & IIP?

The induction can last from 2 to 4 months.