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For the academic year 2012-2013 we plan to offer two places for Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering students to spend the third year of their degree at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Selection is competitive but carries with it a bursary sponsored by Shell, UK to cover some of the additional 'out-of-pocket' expenses. Singapore is widely considered as 'soft landing' into Asia and provides a great introduction into technological innovations occurring in the region.
Cambridge students participating in the Exchange Programme spend their third year in Singapore instead of doing Part IIA or MET Part I. The course at NUS starts in July and ends in May of the following year. Exchange students will be assessed at NUS (by a combination of examinations, coursework and project work) and, subject to a satisfactory performance (i.e., the equivalent to a Cambridge third-class honours or above) will be deemed to have deserved honours at Part IIA. Note that, as with students participating in the MIT or Ecole Centrale exchanges, students do not receive a degree classification for their third year.
As students who have taken part in the MIT or Ecole Centrale Paris exchange programs agree, the opportunity to study abroad and develop a global perspective is invaluable. More information about the academic disciplines at NUS can be found at http://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/ero/index.php. Glimpses into the campus life at NUS can be had at http://www.nus.edu.sg/campuslife/.
Last updated: December 2012