SERIUS: Engineering Research at the National University of Singapore (NUS)


Spend 8 weeks in tropical Singapore developing research skills and finding out what’s at the cutting edge in engineering and technology at the National University of Singapore (NUS).   This program enables students to learn how research is conducted in a different culture and environment!  Pitt students will have the opportunity to work with NUS faculty and researchers who are experts in their fields and all in English!

Spend 8 weeks as an intern at the National University of Singapore (NUS).  NUS typically offers projects in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science, and Mechanical Engineering.

Application requirements:

  • Swanson School of Engineering students in their third year or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Good academic and behavioral standing
  • Demonstrates experience in conducting research at a U.S. university
  • Please check partner school additional requirements


Outside of the study abroad fee, costs for the program are paid directly to NUS/SERIUS and can be found on the SERIUS website

Funding through the Swanson School of Engineering may be available.  Please watch for research and internship funding (SURI)  information to be sent out to all students via email. Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.


Academic Description: 
Please note -- this is an EXPERIENCE ONLY program- zero academic credit is typically awarded. -- Please review the project list posted under "application instructions" for projects for the coming year. Past Projects available have been in the following fields: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering Design & Innovation Centre, Industrial Systems Engineering & Management, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering. Students may petition for academic credit for this program; students would need to receive approval from academic advisor, register and pay for the credits at Pitt for the course.
Application Instructions: 

Pitt's online application deadline online is: Jan. 23, 2023     

In addition, you will have to submit the NUS application documents below to Chandra Colaresi, SSOE Global Experiences and Engagement via email attachment or in person to 152 Benedum by Jan. 23 at Noon. 

  • The NUS : application form
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript -including Fall 2022 grades


SERIUS Project list for Summer 2023 is now available.  

SAO Staff: 

Alicia JF Olalde, M.A.

Hello! Konnichiwa! I am the Director for Global Experiences and Engagement in the Swanson School of Engineering.  After working for the JET program in Japan for just over two years, I decided to pursue a career in international education. I returned to the US via a few months of travel -slowing making my way west with many stops in stunning locations and with amazing people. Whenever possible, I continue  explore new countries and cultures and have had the good fortune to work, study and travel all over the world. I have been fortunate to work both as an administrator and as a classroom educator in higher education; my areas of interest are international, adult and comparative education.  I enjoy assisting engineering students seize global opportunities! 

Schedule an appointment

SSOE students: schedule an appointment with me using Pathways via this link!

non-SSOE students-- send me an email and we'll set up a time to meet!


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