Co-Operative Education

 

The SPMS Co-Operative Education Programme is a SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree programme that places students in leading companies during their undergraduate studies. Participating students undergo a sequence of credit-earning structured work experiences, learning how to put their academic knowledge to use at the workplace.

Practical Training — The job training programmes are designed jointly by the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) and the participating companies to supplement academic knowledge with practical examples.

Mentoring by Professors — Each participant receives personal mentorship and guidance from an SPMS professor.

In-depth Exposure — Extended training experiences in the same company exposes students to different functions in the organisation.

Career Opportunities — The skills and insight acquired by participating students give them an advantage for future hires!

Applicants must apply to an SPMS degree programme before applying to the SPMS-CEP. The application period is during Semester 2 of the first year of study.

The following materials are needed for the application (please note that these materials will be forwarded to the participating companies):

  • Cover Letter and Resume (as a single file, in PDF format)
  • A brief explanation of interest in the programme

To be admitted to the programme, students must also successfully secure an internship placement with a participating company. The School will facilitate this placement.

For all enquiries, please email SPMS_COOP@ntu.edu.sg.

For students admitted in AY2019/2020 or later

Chemistry and Biological Chemistry
Core60 AU
Major PE (Co-Op)10 AU
Major PE (Non Co-Op)18 AU
GER Core18 AU
GER PE
9 AU
UE (Co-Op)15 AU
UE (Non Co-Op)3 AU
Total133 AU

Mathematical Sciences

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.

Core56 AU
Major PE (Co-Op)8 AU
Major PE (Non Co-Op)22 AU
GER Core18 AU
GER PE
9 AU
UE (Co-Op)17 AU
UE (Non Co-Op)4 AU
Total134 AU

Physics and Applied Physics
Core63 AU
Major PE (Co-Op)10 AU
Major PE (Non Co-Op)20 AU
GER Core18 AU
GER PE
9 AU
UE (Co-Op)15 AU
UE (Non Co-Op)0 AU
Total134 AU

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)
  • 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:

Chemistry and Biological Chemistry
CM2900 - Professional Attachment I (Co-op)
10 Weeks | 5 AU (UE) | Pass/Fail
CM3900 - Professional Attachment II (Co-op)10 Weeks | 5 AU (UE) | Pass/Fail
CM4900 - Professional Internship I (Co-op)30 Weeks | 15 AU (10 MPE + 5 UE) | Letter-Graded

Mathematical Sciences
MH2900 - Professional Attachment I (Co-op)
10 Weeks | 5 AU (UE) | Pass/Fail
MH3900 - Professional Attachment II (Co-op)10 Weeks | 5 AU (UE) | Pass/Fail
MH4908 - Professional Internship I (Co-op)
(with FYP)
30 Weeks | 15 AU (8 MPE + 7 UE) | Letter-Graded
MH4909 - Professional Internship II (Co-op)
(w/o FYP)
30 Weeks | 15 AU (8 MPE + 7 UE) | Pass/Fail

Physics and Applied Physics
PH2900 - Professional Attachment I (Co-op)
10 Weeks | 5 AU (UE) | Pass/Fail
PH3900 - Professional Attachment I (Co-op)10 Weeks | 5 AU (UE) | Pass/Fail
PH4900 - Professional Internship I (Co-op)
(with FYP)
30 Weeks | 15 AU (10 MPE + 5 UE) | Letter-Graded
PH4901 - Professional Internship I (Co-op)
(w/o FYP)
30 Weeks | 15 AU (10 MPE + 5 UE) | Pass/Fail