In line with its commitment to nurturing all-round and professionally competent students, the University has incorporated Work-Integrated Education (WIE) as a mandatory component of the curriculum since 2005. The policy stipulates that all students enrolled on UGC-funded full-time undergraduate degree programmes are required to complete the component in order to be eligible for graduation.

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WIE Internship Programmes

Timing and Duration

  • Students usually take up their internships from June to August for a duration of 8 to 12 weeks. For industrial or clinical placements where students are to acquire professional or technical skills, the duration can be as long as one year.
  • Students also have the flexibility to take up part-time jobs during the semester, depending on their course schedules. The requirements for students' fulfilment of working hours vary among different departments. 

Locations of Internships

Students can take up either a Local WIE, Mainland WIE, or International WIE programme. In 2018, WIE took place in 30 countries and 10 locations in the Chinese mainland.

Pre-WIE Training

  • Students are required to attend a wide spectrum of pre-WIE training before their internships start.
  • Pre-WIE training aims to help students make the best use of their internship experience and prepare for workplace requirements.
  • Key themes of the training include:
    • setting objectives for an internship;
    • enhancing skills and attitude at work;
    • learning how to learn in the workplace; and
    • knowing the attire and business etiquette for success.
  • Upon completion of their internships, students are required to complete a Learning Journal to reflect on their learning gains and to put together an action plan for follow-ups.


Other Types of Internships

International Internship Exchange via the IAESTE Programme

The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) is a non-profit organisation that provides offshore internship opportunities with technical degrees on a reciprocal basis.

Possible Internship Projects

If there is no internship vacancies in your company or you do not need extra human resources, still you may consider allowing interns to take on special projects that can bring benefits and value to your business or operation.

Possible Internship Projects

Research and Database Management

Help research on the industry landscape and competitive environment for marketing or business development purposes.

Software Programmes

Help prepare proposals to set up computer systems to perform specific functions for the company after collecting users' feedback and analysing business needs; and support the system's maintenance and updates.

Operations Research

Help conduct studies and evaluations of organisational processes and performance outcomes and then make recommendations to enhance efficiency.

Office Organisation

Help revamp and redesign workflow, documentation and information management, and internal and external communication, etc. for higher efficiency and effectiveness.

Marketing and Promotion

Coordinate company events and activities; produce documentaries, video clips, PowerPoint presentations, on-line presentations, press articles, newsletters, posters, brochures, etc. for the company.