SEP Presentation Slides - The Department of Electrical Engineering

ECE Dept Coordinators:
Assoc. Prof Mohan Gurusamy
[email protected]
Prof. Wang Qing-Guo
(Study Plan/Module Mapping)
[email protected]
Admin Staff: Ms. Marsita Sairan
[email protected]
What is SEP?
• Study 1-2 semesters (mostly 1 semester) at another
university (partner university)
• ECE students go on overseas SEP during their 3rd
year (Semester 5 and/or 6)
• Pay NUS tuition fees only! (+ your own travel and
living expenses)
• Awarded equivalent MCs for all modules passed while on
SEP (min 15 MCs, up to 25 MCs for SEP*)
– Graded S/U basis; appear in transcript; do not count towards
– Typically 15-20 MCs at the partner university
*Read for MCs and policy rules
Some Partner Universities
 English Speaking Countries:
 University of Birmingham
 University of Glasgow
 University of Leeds
 University of Melbourne
 University of Nottingham
 University of Newcastle upon Tyne
 University of Sheffield
 University of California
 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 Pennsylvania State University
 Continental Europe:
 Technical University of Munich
 Technical University of Denmark
 Linkoping University
 University of Oulu
 Ecole Superieure D' Electricite
Why Overseas SEP?
Study modules which are not offered in NUS
Gain international perspectives in your area of
Improve foreign language skills or learn new
Learn about new cultures
Gain greater independence
Make new friends from all over the world
ECE Student Participation in SEP
% cohort
70 students (23%)
85 students (31%)
2010/2011 2012/2013
92 students (32%)
Who is Eligible for SEP?
• Full-time undergrads who have completed at least 2
semesters of Year 2 core specialization upon
commencement of SEP
CAP≥3.0; no grade below 'C' (grade point of 2.0) in any
Students of any nationality
Scholarship holders, subject to approval by sponsor
• Have minimum financial resources of S$6000 -S$15,000
per semester
*See ECE SEP web for more info:
SEP – Early preparation
• Check on financial resources and obligations (e.g. to
scholarship org/sponsor)
• Plan overall B.Eng programme early, esp. S/U & MC
budgeting, SEP+overseas IA, EE3 projects, co/prerequisites for technical electives, academic calendar
in partner Universities including exam schedule, etc.
• Students planning for SEP at non-English
destinations – start German, French language
preparations (e.g. IRO LPP) as early as Yr 1
*See ECE SEP web for more info:
SEP – Financial Support
SEP Awards:
SEP Loans:
*See ECE SEP web General Info and FAQ for more info:
SEP Application Procedure
1. Call for application to EE2 students
around Sep-Oct (semester 3 of
B.Eng programme)
2. Register on-line during application
period at IRO’s OPAS website
3. Attend Interview scheduled during
reading week in November
4. Based on CAP and interview
performance, each student is
assigned a place from his/her list of
*See ECE SEP web for more info:
SEP Application Procedure (contd.)
5. Prepare study plan and get approval by Prof.
QG Wang
(Refer Study Plan guide at ECE SEP
6. Submit relevant documents (transcript, ,
scholarship award endorsement, reference
letters etc) (Jan-March)
Receive official confirmation from the partner
Plan and finalize travel, accommodation etc
(before 3-4 months of your SEP departure)
SEP Selection Procedure
• Selection is based on academic performance and
• Interview: Assessment criteria
Knowledge about partner university, country
Leadership qualities
Passion, Motivation
Ambassadorial Qualities
Guidelines from Faculty of
to think about…
Before indicating your choice of up to FIVE (5)
universities via OPAS, please ensure the following:
• you have gone through our SEP website at
for more information on SEP.
• the partner University has an identical/similar course/discipline as yours e.g.
Electrical Engineering (EE) students should avoid universities without EErelated disciplines. However, please note that faculties/departments at some
universities may not have identical names as those here in NUS.
•the partner University's academic calendar is suitable for you.
• You may have to return before the exam period in partner university
and take exam in NUS
•Exam paper set by the prof in partner University
• you will have no problems related to the language of instruction at the
partner University.
• you have sufficient funds to support your SEP at the partner University.
Students will pay NUS tuition fees for the regular semesters while on
exchange and will be fully responsible for their own airfare, visa,
accommodation, living and other expenses. (e.g. estimated costs of at least
S$10,000 for students going on exchange to North America, Europe,
Things to think about…
• You are advised to make at least four choices of partner
universities of interest to you from at least two different
continents. Many in the past who made few choices, had
difficulties obtaining a suitable placement.
• Most partner Universities have 1 or 2 places and the actual
number of places may change anytime based on decisions by
the partner University or IRO.
• Links to information on our partners can be found at:
Things to think about…
Students will be assessed holistically during the allocation
process; not just based on academic standing i.e., CAP alone.
Students will be assessed on the following in addition to
their academic standing:
motivations for pursuing the SEP.
ability to be good “ambassadors” of NUS & Singapore.
ability to communicate & articulate ideas effectively.
exhibit interests & abilities beyond academics
evident through active involvement in various special programs in the last 1 to 2 years (e.g. FoE
Enhancement Programs / clubs / societies / sports: in the University and/or general community.)
In the ‘Personal Statement’ section, accurately highlight the
above qualities and be prepared to attend interviews. Be
prepared to substantiate any factual information provide in the
International Relations Office (IRO)
on Financial Aid
Financial Aid
Awards, Scholarships and
Financial Aids for SEP
• NASA (NUS Awards for Study Abroad) - valued at S$2,500
• NUS Alumni Student Exchange Awards - 18 awards of S$2,500
• Jacob Phang Memorial Scholarship – 2 awards of S$2,500
• for two ECE students, one in each semester
• TF Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking (LEaRN) Award
- 130 awards of S$ 4,250 for SEP to ASEAN, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan,
India & Taiwan
• Overseas Student Programme (OSP) Loan – Between S$3,000 to
S$10,000, subject to family’s monthly per capital income
Financial Aids for SEP (cont’d)
• Country-specified scholarships
- Additional top up from IE Singapore on NASA awards for China
(excluding Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen)
- JASSO Scholarship for Japan
• ¥80,000 per month and one time settling expense of ¥15,000
- DUO-Singapore Exchange Fellowship Awards for Europe
• €4,000 per semester
- DSTA ACE Scholarships for Czech Rep, France, Germany,
Hungary, Poland, Sweden or Netherlands
• Up to 1 year SEP plus final year scholarship at NUS
• Open to undergraduates from FOS, FOE & SOC with a passion for
science and technology with a short bond period
• University-specified scholarships
Overseas Trip Safety Guidelines
• Refer
Thanks. Q and A
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