About the Scheme

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The Industrial Attachment Scheme (IAS) takes place from June to August for a minimum of 9 weeks and is offered to students who have completed their third year of studies. Jointly supervised by an academic supervisor and a company mentor, the training takes the form of a structured project or day-to-day work, through which students can gain an exposure to industry.

Support from industry

IAS is widely supported by local industries who generously offer a variety of training opportunities to the students who can choose to work in HK, the Pearl River Delta and other parts of China. When recruiting an intern, the host company is expected to:

  • provide a training relevant to the student’s major study;
  • provide an allowance to the student;
  • assign a company mentor to co-supervise the student with a CityU supervisor;
  • provide lodging, meal and free transportation between factory and dormitory/border checks for students posted to Mainland China

Interested companies can register at this link, “Training Company Registration”, and submit the job specification before March each year.

Student eligibility

Third year science and engineering students from the following departments are eligible to apply for the scheme:

  • Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

Interested students should submit their application in March.