Work-based learning (WBL) provides students hands-on experience with industry partners for a year. During this duration, they will gain real world, practical learning experiences. This complements the classroom learning that students would have gained in their first two years of their degree, increasing their career readiness.

WHY CHOOSE WORK-BASED LEARNING?

HANDS-ON LEARNING

Structured learning opportunities, achieved through authentic work experiences guided by the industry partner and academic supervisor.

INCREASE CAREER READINESS

Students are more connected to the working world which motivates them to develop skills that will prepare them for success.

IT’S MORE THAN AN INTERNSHIP

Work- based learning (WBL) transforms the workplace into a place of learning while an internship applies what has been taught during class time.

WORK-BASED LEARNING MODE PROGRAMMES

REQUIRED COMPONENT

Learn on-campus for 2 years, and proceed to 1 final year of on-site work-based learning, taught and assessed by academics and our industry partners.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Robotic Design and Development

Robotic Design and Development at Taylor's is a multi-disciplinary programme combining mechanical engineering, electrical & electronics and computer science.

Bachelor of Social Science with Honours (International Relations)

A 2U1I degree programme for future leaders of the country.

Bachelor of Social Science with Honours (Social Innovation & Change)

Transformational Leaders of Tomorrow with Taylor’s Bachelor of Social Science with Hons (Social Innovation & Change).

OPTIONAL COMPONENT

You can choose to opt for work-based learning in your 3rd year, or study your final year on campus with an internship module in your final semester. 

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)

Earn the capability to design, develop, integrate and maintain all types of computer application with Taylor’s Bachelor in Computer Science.

Bachelor Of Culinary Management (Hons)

Conduct training in food production, practice and enforce necessary regulations with Taylor’s degree in culinary arts and food service management.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How is WBL different to Internship?
How will students be assessed in the year of WBL study?

During the year of WBL study, the assessments will be jointly conducted and evaluated by academic and industrial supervisors. Assessments will include work-based assignments, reports, presentations and on-job evaluations are among some of the forms of assessments.

Do all students in the programme have the opportunity to choose the WBL option?
Can students choose their choice of industry partner for WBL?

Yes, students will be presented with the industry partners list to choose from in their first two years of study. 

Will there be any difference in fees with the WBL mode of study?
During the year of work-based learning (WBL) will students be paid/compensated.
How will the student be prepared for a year of work experience with the right skills and knowledge seeing that the “teaching” is reduced to 2 years? Does WBL reduce “teaching” to 2 years?
Can students still be part of the Global Mobility Student Exchange Programme if they choose the WBL option?

Since the Global Mobility Student Exchange Programme is usually done during the second year of the programme while taking complementary studies, students can still participate in the Global Mobility Student Exchange Programme and still go for WBL in their third year.

Will students be hired by the industry partner once they have completed their studies and WBL year after graduation?

There is a strong possibility that the industry partner will hire the student upon completion of WBL. One of the objectives of the WBL mode is for participating companies to identify, train and retain potential students who can join their organization after completing their studies that help to meet the staffing needs. 

How will the industry supervisor be committed to “teaching”?