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

For Summer 2021, the SERIUS program will be a VIRTUAL research program.  Please see the SERIUS Virtual page for more details on projects, dates etc.
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 opportunity 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 direclty to NUS/SERIUS can be found on the SERIUS website
Funding through the Swanson School of Engineering may be available.  Please watch for research and internship funding 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
SERIUS is tagged to the NUS module, EG2605 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP), and carries 4 NUS modular credits (MCs). Participants will need to submit a report on their project at the end of the internship. This will be graded “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory”. You will not be registered for this course at Pitt unless you want to transfer the course back to Pitt for academic credit. Please review the project list posted under "application instructions" in October 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
Application Instructions

Pitt's online application deadline online is: Jan. 20     
In addition, you will have to submit the NUS application documents below to Engineering International Program's office (152 Benedum) by Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Noon. 

SERIUS Project list for Summer 2020 is now available.  

SAO Staff

Alicia JF Olalde, M.A.

Konnichiwa! 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 to love exploring new countries and cultures! 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 international opportunities! Reach out to me at!

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Application Status
Currently Offered