Professional Internship

Mathematical Sciences majors 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.


testimonial-valerie
I did an internship with Facebook Singapore, in the sales and marketing team. As the only intern with a science background, I was able to bring a unique set of skills. Studying mathematics gave me analytical and critical-thinking skills that allowed me to identify insights and pick out trends more quickly!

Valerie Evangelin Laurent
BSc (Hons) in Mathematical Sciences and Economics
Account Manager, Facebook Singapore

Students who matriculated in Academic Year 2019/2020 or later have two options:

  • MH4912 (20-week internship, 10 AU, read as Major Prescribed Elective).
  • MH4907 (12-week attachment, 6 AU, read as Unrestricted Elective).

Students who matriculated in Academic Year 2016/2017 to Academic Year 2018/2019 have two options:

  • MH4903 (22-week internship, 11 AU, read as Major Prescribed Elective).
  • MH4907 (12-week attachment, 6 AU, read as 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. The precise schedule of the internship is set by CAO. 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 internship and attachment modules are graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

MH4912 - Professional Internship

This is a 20 week internship programme for students who matriculated in AY19/20 or later. Students taking this may not take MH4900 (Final Year Project) or MH4907 (Professional Attachment).

The module counts for 10 AU, and must be read as a Major Prescribed Elective. The module is conducted during either Semester 1 or 2, lasting for one semester. The actual internship, however, extends into the Special Terms.

MH4903 - Professional Internship

This is a 22 week internship programme for students who matriculated in AY19/20 or later. Students taking this may not take MH4900 (Final Year Project) or MH4907 (Professional Attachment).

The 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 one semester. The actual internship, however, extends into the Special Terms.

MH4907 - Professional Attachment

This is a 12 week attachment programme for students who matriculated in AY16/17 or later. Students taking this may not take MH4900 (Final Year Project) or MH4903/MH4912 (Professional Internship).

The module counts for 6 AU, and must be read as an Unrestricted Elective. It is conducted during Special Terms 1 and 2 (summer vacation period).