Rules & Regulations



The authorities of the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) approved of the Students Work Experience Programme (SWEP) and Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), for Nigerian Universities and other institutions of higher learning; for its students to undergo various training in their respective fields of studies. These schemes were brought about by the inadequate practical experience gained by the students in higher institutions after graduation, due to various factors such as: lack of relevant equipments and machineries in their institutions, etc. It is therefore mandatory for all students offering relevant courses in Nigerian higher institutions to undergo the SWEP and SIWES program at their assigned period (level) and through the stipulated duration.


SWEP – Students Work Experience Programme is a programme aim at providing the participating Engineering students the practical skills of general workshop and safety practices in the use of tools and equipments, as they are obtainable in the real world of Engineering practices. It is carried out within the school. The SWEP covers all the areas/department in engineering; each engineering student is to carry out activities covering all other engineering fields other than their major.

SIWES – Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme is a programme aim at preparing the students for the real industrial work situations they will meet after graduation: so they will properly fit into it. It helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge in real work situations. It is carried out in industries outside the school.

Relationship Between Swep And Siwes

They are both training programmes: SWEP is the first module, while SIWES is the second.


In NTNU, SWEP duration is 10 weeks;SWEP I, 4 weeks during the long vacation after second semester 200 level and SWEP II, 4 weeks during the long vacation after second semester 300 level. SIWES duration is 6 months, during the second semester for 400 level students.

Credit Unit And Graduation Requirement

In NTNU, SWEP I and SWEP II are assigned one credit unit each; SIWES is assigned four credit units. Both courses are required for graduation; failure in either means not eligible to graduate.

Siwes Unit

SWEP and SIWES are to be coordinated by the SIWES Unit of the school: each department involve should appoint a representative, to work under the SIWES coordinator, for that department.

Tuition Fee

Students are to pay normal tuition fee for the SWEP and SIWES semesters: SWEP and SIWES are academic programmes in NTNU.


Participation is mandatory for students to participate in all the activities in both SWEP and SIWES: Orientations lectures, practical activities, log booking, report writing, etc. For SWEP, at least 80% attendance is required.

For (SWEP) the grading is done as follows: Attendance 25%; Report writing 25%; Projects 25%; Log booking 25%.

For SIWES the grading is done as follows: employers rating 20%; institution’s supervisor rating 10%; SIWES report including Log book  50%; oral interview or seminar by students 20%.

Safety Kit (Swep)

Students are to acquire their basic safety kit: comprising Overall (blue color), Safety helmet (Engineering), Safety boots, Hand gloves, etc. Others such as face screen, ear blocker, etc. shall be provided according to the machine used.


Cuing up when necessary, no fighting, be punctual to activities, be attentive to instructions, absenteeism is prohibited, report injuries/misbehaviors to your group instructor, etc.

Forms (Siwes)

Fill and return the required forms at stipulated time.