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How To Write A SIWES Report

How To Write A SIWES Report-If you are reading this article, it means that you done with your industrial training and looking for how to write your SIWES report. Writing your SIWES report can be confusing even when you know what to write especially when you underwent the industrial training.

Regardless of your course of study, this article will act as a guide to help you write your SIWES report in a proper and well presentable way.

Without further ado, let’s proceed…

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How To Write A SIWES Reports

We will be giving you a well detailed explanation on how you can write a clear and well presentable SIWES report. We will be showing you the approved format for writing a SIWES report regardless of your course of study and also the parts of a SIWES report.

Format To Write A SIWES Report

Remember we said that the SIWES report is always typed using the Microsoft word and this is the format you should follow:

  • Paper – A4 sized white paper
  • Font – Times New Roman
  • Line Spacing- 2.0
  • Font size – 12
  • Alignment – Justified

Parts Of The SIWES Report

The SIWES report is divided into three main parts and they are:

  • Preliminary pages
  • Report body
  • References

The Preliminary pages

The preliminary pages contain:

  • The title page
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgements
  • Table of contents
  • Abstract

Note: it should follow the way we have highlighted it and the pages should be numbered in Roman Numerals at the bottom of each page.

Let’s discuss each of these pages briefly:

Ø The Title Page

This is a brief introduction and it shows the purpose of the report. The font size for this page should be 14 and it should be in bold capital letters.

The page carries the following information:

  • Your full name
  • I.T company name and address
  • Matriculation or Reg. No.
  • Department, Faculty and School
  • Date (this includes the month and year you are to submit your SIWES report to your department or it can be the duration of your industrial training).
Ø Dedication

This page is for appreciation and here, you thank your creator (GOD), parents, guardians, sponsors, etc.

Ø Acknowledgements

In this page, you have to show gratitude to people that contributed to your training and its success.

Ø Table of Contents

This page shows the orderly arrangement of the pages in your SIWES report outlining every information.

The table of content makes it easy for the reader to know and find the correct pages of a particular information in your SIWES report without having to read the entire report.

Ø Abstract

This is the summary of your report but it is found in the preliminary page of your report.

Here, you don’t give paragraphs when writing the abstract and it should be half the length of the page you writing on.

Report Body

This part of the SIWES report is usually divided into four (4) chapters but in some cases, it could be up to five.

One thing you should know is that your report should be brief, clear and easy to understand even if you have a lot to write.

Try to avoid unnecessary mistakes especially in your use of grammar and make sure your report has content and quality.

The content of your SIWES report depends on the firm you worked with and the activities you carried out during your industrial training.

Ø Chapter One

This chapter talks about the following:

  • Scope, Aim and objectives of SIWES
  • History and background of the company you worked for
  • The company’s objectives, mission and vision statements, their products or services.
  • Departments and sections in the company
  • Organizational chart and structure of company (a diagram showing the positions of workers in the firm and also the flow of power in the firm from the top to the bottom).
Ø Chapter Two

In this chapter, you will write on:

  • The unit/section or department in the company that you worked in and the major activity you carried out in the company.
  • The safety precautions and regulations of the company
  • The equipment, machines, devices and tools that are used in the company or the unit you worked in.
Ø Chapter Three

This chapter explains the activities that you carried out during your industrial training period and how you carried out these activities.

In this chapter, you can include images of the equipment, machines and materials used in the unit of the organization you worked for and the images should be in black and white colour but the images should not be much.

Ø Chapter Four

This chapter includes:

  • The summary of your activities during your industrial training program
  • The challenges and setbacks you encountered during the training.
  • Your proposed solutions and recommendation towards the improvement of industrial training generally.
  • Conclusion


This comes at the end of your SIWES report and it is very important because you cannot write your SIWES report without consulting any textbook, material at your workplace or even the internet and so you must reference every place you got information from.

The recommended style for the SIWES report is the American Psychological Association (APA) style of referencing.

The references should be arranged in alphabetical order.

What is SIWES

SIWES is the acronym for Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) and it is a very important aspect of the student’s training program in the tertiary institutions.

The experience does involve three to six months or sometimes twelve months where the students undergo training in an industry related to their course of study or career.

It was established in 1973 by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF).

What Is A SIWES Report?

This is an industrial training or internship report that documents all the activities, projects, jobs and experiences gained at the place where students carried out their industrial training.

The SIWES report shows the level of development of practical and professional skills that a student has acquired in the course of industrial training.

The report is to be typed using Microsoft word, printed, bound and then submitted to the supervisor or SIWES coordinator in the department at the end if the training for presentation and grading.

Your SIWES report should be well detailed and explain all the activities that you performed during your industrial training.

When writing your report, it should be very clear and easy to understand so that anybody reading your report will understand the activities of the firm or organization you worked with.

Your SIWES report should be free from grammatical blunders and mistakes.

What Are The Aims And Objectives Of SIWES?

Here, we will be talking about the aims the SIWES was established and what the students are expected to get from the SIWES program.

  • Its aim is to provide students with an opportunity to apply the theory in a real work solution and in this case, they bridge the gap between knowledge gotten from school and the actual work experience.
  • It helps to expose students to techniques and methods of handling certain equipment they might come across in their profession.
  • It make the transition from the university to the world of work and helps students network for better job placement
  • It allows university students to acquire industrial training skills and experience in their study program.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many pages should the SIWES report be?

Well the thing is that there is no exact number of pages for the SIWES report but your report should not be less than 20 pages so it could range from 20-70 pages depending on the details of your report. But make sure every content of your report is easy to read and understand.

What is a SIWES Letter?

This is also known as industrial training application letter and it is a formal letter that is written by students and sent to their desired course-related firms with the aim of undergoing their industrial training for a given period of time in the firms.

Final Note

From all we have said so far, you must have clearly understood how to write SIWES report so that it will be easy to read and understand. The SIWES report will be graded and also your representation so you have to make sure you write the report well and also prepare yourself properly to defend what you have written.

All the best to you in your industrial training.




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