UF in Singapore – Engineering Internship

UF in Singapore – Engineering Internship

Summer C: TBD 2022

About the program

UF in Singapore: Engineering Internship abroad program is organized by Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering to increase student engagement in international experiences through a unique study tour and internship program for all engineers.

This hands-on experiential program designed for engineers will involve insightful visits with engaging enterprises solving critical challenges related to sustainability and inclusivity. The program will have a base in Singapore, often referred to as ‘Instant Asia’ as it is really a melting pot of cultures, one of the historical reasons being that it is the biggest and busiest port in Asia!

Students will work closely with organizations on projects that align with their background and interest areas and will work in teams to accomplish the objectives of their respective projects. In addition to the intellectual growth provided by the projects, students will also experience local life and culture through guided cultural immersions that will set the stage for their own personal exploration of the city and country during their internship.

Students will develop technical skills, cultural proficiency, business acumen, learn about career trajectory pathways as well as the impact of engineering solutions on a global society. 

Professional Internships: Professional Internships are directed work-study experiences taken in companies and industry sectors. Working as an intern enables students to connect theory with practice and apply the engineering and scientific principles learned in the classroom to a real-world professional environment.  Completing an internship abroad is an invaluable opportunity to learn about local business and engineering practices and customs, hone personal and professional skills and habits, and broaden perspectives. Internships are unpaid positions taken over a period of 8 weeks (minimum 200 hours).

Location

Merlion Park in Singapore

Lying almost on the equator, Singapore is a prosperous city-state that has overcome its lack of natural resources to become one of the powerhouse economies of Asia. In less than 200 years, Singapore has been transformed from a swampy island into a modern industrial nation. Modern Singapore is a city of concrete, glass, freeways and shopping centers. In the crowded streets of Chinatown, fortune-tellers, calligraphers and temple worshippers are still a part of everyday life. In Little India, you can buy the best sari material, freshly ground spices, or a picture of your favorite Hindu god. In the small shops of Arab Street, the cry of the muezzin can be heard from the nearby Sultan Mosque.

Benefits

  • Working as an intern enables students to connect theory with practice and apply the engineering and scientific principles learned in the classroom to a real-world professional environment.
  •  Completing an internship abroad is an invaluable opportunity to learn about local business and engineering practices and customs, hone personal as well as professional skills and habits; and broaden perspectives.
  • Working in an international environment gives students the opportunity to cultivate cross-cultural communication skills and leadership abilities to thrive in the professional world

Course Information

Faculty leader: Michael Fitzgerald

  • EGN 4932 Engineering in a Global Context
  • EGN 4949  Engineering Internship

Total Number of Credits Offered: 6 UF GPA Credits

Social and Cultural Activities

  • Cultural Orientation
  • Guided cultural tour of key sites in Singapore including the Civil district, Raffles landing site, Chinatown with stop at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore River cruise and the Merlion park
  • NeWater Visitor Centre and Marina Barrage
  • Singapore City Gallery
  • Gardens by the Bay (2 Domes entrance fees included)
  • Walking tour covering the Peranakan culture including lunch
  • Walking tour of Little India

Housing

Students will have twin-sharing accommodations in the heart of Singapore Central Business District with shared kitchen and laundry facility. Daily breakfast is provided. 

Program Dates

Summer C: TBD 2022

Application deadline: Feb 11, 2022 (spaces may fill up before the deadline)

Eligibility

  • Sophomore and above preferred 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Open to all majors

Program Fee for 2020

  • UF deposit: $425
  • Program Fee: TBD 
  •  Includes housing, airport pickup, welcome dinner local transportation, excursions, insurance & students fees, academic course and internship placement

Application Checklist:

  1. Complete the UF International Center application
  2. Submit the Academic Advising Form – Pick up at UF International Center at The HUB
  3. Pay the $425 non-refundable deposit

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