As a student enrolled in a full-time programme at SUSS, you must complete a mandatory work attachment (WA) as part of the graduation requirements. The WA helps you to make connections between your academic studies and the realities and requirements of the working world through a supervised work placement with a Host Organisation (HO).
The WA should be done by the end of Year 3 and completed before the start of Year 4 of your studies. You are advised to apply 6 to 9 months ahead of your planned start date of the WA. This is because companies typically need some measure of lead time for their administration, and moreover, you would want to secure a place in advance of the competition from students of other universities who are eyeing the same work attachments.
The duration of the WA should be at least 24 weeks (use the WA Calculator to check that the duration of your WA is at least 24 weeks). The WA may be carried out locally or overseas; choose the latter if you wish to fulfil your Overseas Experience requirement at the same time. You may do your WA at a start-up, SME, MNC or service-learning organisation; choose the last if you wish to work on your service-learning project at the same time. You could apply for your WA with:
- SUSS’s approved corporate partners (through the Career Development Portal)
- Companies independently sourced by you, provided that the job description and company are approved by SUSS (local companies must be registered with the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and companies abroad must be a business entity that has been registered with the relevant equivalent local authority).
Your performance during the work attachment will be evaluated. The evaluation will be based on feedback from your direct supervisor in the HO and from your WA Mentor, as well as on the submission and quality of the WA assignments. The academic grades are Pass with Distinction, Pass, or Fail. There is no letter grade and no computation of the grade in your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Students with a Fail grade will be required to repeat the WA until their work performance improves.
More details of the WA may be found here.