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Experiential Semester Programme (ESP)

Accountancy and Business students admitted to NBS, NTU from AY14 will have the option to take up the Experiential Semester Programme (ESP).

ESP enables students to take up a semester-long internship and still be able to complete their programme in the usual time span of three years. With ESP, students can opt for six-months’ internship in any semester after completing Year 2 Semester 1 and earn credits while gaining professional experience in industry.

ESP enables students to gain more hands-on industry experience and build personal networks to boost employability.

To facilitate attendance at convocation, students should avoid going on ESP in the graduating semester i.e. Year 3 Semester 2. Students who wish to go on ESP in their graduating semester needs to be prepared to miss their convocation if their grades for their internship are not submitted to the NTU Career & Attachment Office by mid-June.

Benefits

  • While students are required to continue paying fees on ESP, they earn more AUs for the extended period of the internship:

    For AY​14 & before:  
    PA (Professional Attachment) (AB2001)  2 AUs (10-12 weeks)
    PI (Professional Internship – under ESP) (AB2002)  2 AUs (Core) & 3 AUs (UE) = 5 AUs (at least 20 weeks)

    For AY15 &​ after:  
    PA (Professional Attachment) (AB2004)  5 AUs (10-12 weeks)
    PI (Professional Internship - under ESP) (AB2005) ​ 5 AUs (Core) & 5 AUs (UE) = 10 AUs (at least 20 weeks)

    *Academic requirements in degree audit will be adjusted during the processing of ESP marks. Requirement for Core will be increased by 3 (AY14 & before) or 5 AUs (AY15 & after) AUs while UE will decrease by 3 or 5 AUs.

  • ESP students receive insurance coverage and CPF exemptions under ESP but not when they are on personal LOA internships
  • ESP students benefit from structured internship learning with faculty supervision
  • With overloading, ESP students complete their degree programme in 3 years without the need to defer graduation

Eligibility

ESP is open to all single degree Accountancy and Business students. Confirmation of a place in ESP is subject to final placement offers by internship companies. Students who have completed PA will not be allowed to participate in the ESP.

As students are required to overload under ESP, students are advised to consider various factors such as academic potential, personal development opportunities and passions for non-academic pursuits.


Contact Points

  1. For ESP curriculum and course registration, please contact NBS Undergraduate Programmes Office at 6790-4667 or upo-enquiries@ntu.edu.sg
  2. For ESP placements and organisations, please contact NTU Career & Attachment Office at  6513-8168 or joseybai@ntu.edu.sg.
  3. Employers who are keen to explore ESP with us, please contact  NTU Career & Attachment Office at 6513-8168 or joseybai@ntu.edu.sg and/or NBS Career Services at 6790-4899 or nbscareerservices@ntu.edu.sg
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