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Published in 2016 (Latest as of March 2016)

This table is compiled with the results of the annual Graduate Employment Survey (GES) which is administered to graduates about 6 months after taking their final examinations in NTU, NUS, SIT & SMU. Salaries shown are on per-month basis.


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Source: MOE

S/NUniversityProgrammeOverall Employment
Rate (%)
Mean Gross
Salary (S$)
Median Gross
Salary (S$)
25th percentile
Gross Salary (S$)
75th percentile
Gross Salary (S$)
2NUSArts (Hons)833310331030003625
3NUSSocial Sciences88.63442331030003686
4NUSBusiness Administration88.23341300028003700
5NUSBusiness Administration (Hons)964326380033004600
6NUSBusiness Administration (Accountancy)97.62983285027002960
7NUSBusiness Administration (Accountancy) (Hons)98.63587300028503634
8NUSComputing (Communications and Media)92.63291350028003800
9NUSComputing (Computational Biology)**-----
10NUSComputing (Computer Engineering)**-----
11NUSComputing (Computer Science)973890370033004400
12NUSComputing (Electronic Commerce)90.33301330030003500
13NUSComputing (Information Systems)97.23699355032004100
14NUSDental Surgery1004083400040004400
15NUSArts (Architecture)**97.64099412737004500
16NUSArts (Industrial Design)722908300027003200
17NUSScience (Project and Facilities Management)94.33067300028003215
18NUSScience (Real Estate)93.93325310028103500
19NUSEngineering (Biomedical Engineering)86.23357330030003500
20NUSEngineering (Chemical Engineering)863529350030004000
21NUSEngineering (Civil Engineering)96.53366335032003500
22NUSEngineering (Computer Engineering)91.84252400033254583
23NUSEngineering (Electrical Engineering)92.13589330030003700
24NUSEngineering (Engineering Science)82.63812380035004420
25NUSEngineering (Environmental Engineering)88.13337345030003670
26NUSEngineering (Industrial and Systems)96.13724350033004030
27NUSEngineering (Materials Science and Engineering)1003391335030503790
28NUSEngineering (Mechanical Engineering)83.33422330030003600
29NUSLaws (LLB) (Hons)96.94910470042005800
30NUSMedicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)1004729490045005000
31NUSScience (Nursing)97.33356340032003445
32NUSScience (Nursing) (Hons)1003466343533003700
34NUSApplied Science**-----
35NUSApplied Science (Hons)85.23355310030004000
37NUSScience (Hons)83.93321330030003600
38NUSScience (Computational Biology)**-----
39NUSScience (Pharmacy) (Hons)993717350034003929
40NUSEnvironmental Studies*71.93433350032383550
41NTUAccountancy and Business98.64438377030004850
42NTUAccountancy (3-yr direct Honours Programme)97.33240287528503125
43NTUBusiness (3-yr direct Honours Programme)92.23502320029003700
44NTUBusiness and Computing1004395458338004876
45NTUAerospace Engineering863724370034504000
47NTUChemical and Biomolecular Engineering86.83373330030003600
48NTUComputer Engineering85.13577350032004000
49NTUCivil Engineering95.33206320030003300
50NTUComputer Science92.43535330031503800
51NTUElectrical and Electronic Engineering88.63446330030003690
52NTUEnvironmental Engineering89.73673330030003835
53NTUInformation Engineering and Media87.33375327530003500
54NTUMaterials Engineering82.93397320030003600
55NTUMechanical Engineering883388325030003600
56NTUMaritime Studies953271320030003300
57NTUArt, Design & Media79.33457280022003000
59NTUCommunication Studies85.13008300026003330
62NTULinguistics And Multilingual Studies88.43753300028003600
65NTUBiomedical Sciences**-----
66NTUBiomedical Sciences (Traditional Chinese Medicine)1002882280025003105
67NTUBiological Sciences74.63229319028753600
68NTUChemistry & Biological Chemistry83.93139300028003500
69NTUMathematics & Economics95.33440320529253500
70NTUMathematical Science81.83402324029503500
71NTUPhysics / Applied Physics82.13186320029003400
72NTUSports Science and Management90.73307329529003600
73NTUScience (with Education)1003604350435003855
74NTUArts (with Education)1003622350035003605
75SMUAccountancy (4-years programme)97.33427300028503500
76SMUAccountancy Cum Laude and above97.73701320028504110
77SMUBusiness Management (4-years programme)93.93611330030004000
78SMUBusiness Cum Laude and above98.34130386832004600
79SMUEconomics (4-years programme)90.33946350032004100
80SMUEconomics Cum Laude and above98.24380385035004700
81SMUInformation Systems Management (4-years programme)94.83660350032004110
82SMUISM Cum Laude and above97.43834380035004166
83SMUSocial Sciences (4-years programme)893550320029803600
84SMUSocial Sciences Cum Laude and above93.14012356033004583
85SMULaw (4-years programme)994997473143505800
86SMULaw Cum Laude and above1005313500045005995
87SITArts in Game Design1002490270025752800
88SITFine Arts in Digital Arts & Animation90.62603260023002885
89SITComputer Science & Game Design1002955297528003075
90SITComputer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation1002910300027003300
91SITArts (Communication
92SITArts (Interior Design)93.92583250023732800
93SITEngineering (Chemical
94SIT Engineering (Marine
95SITEngineering (Mechanical
Design & Manufacturing Engineering)
96SITEngineering (Naval
97SITEngineering (Offshore
98SITScience ( Food & Human Nutrition)752854280025003170
99SITScience (Chemical Engineering)86.73285320029503755
100SITScience (Electrical Engineering &
Information Technology)
101SITProfessional Studies (Culinary Arts
102SITScience (Occupational Therapy)1003151310030003338
103SITScience (Physiotherapy)1003229320030003500
104SITEngineering (Aeronautical
105SITEngineering (Aerospace
106SITEngineering (Mechanical
Design Engineering)
107SITEngineering (Mechatronics)933209310029643443
108SITScience (Nursing Practice)97.23464351131153860
109SITScience (Major in Hospitality Management)88.82634250023002900
110SITScience (Early Childhood Education)97.12553260024752613

Refer to our university course selection guide on how to use the information here effectively to aid your selection of a course/major.


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Additional Notes:

1. The employment rates refer to the number of graduates employed as a proportion of economically active graduates (i.e. graduates who have entered the labour market) as at 1 Nov 2014 (i.e. approximately 6 months after completing their final examinations).

2. Overall employment includes all types of full-time and part-time/temporary employment.

3. Full-time permanent employment refers to employment of at least 35 hours a week and where the employment is not temporary. It includes those on contracts of one year or more.

4. Gross monthly salary pertains only to full-time permanently employed graduates. It comprises the basic salary, fixed allowances, over-time pay and commissions. Employer’s CPF contributions, bonuses, stock options, other lump sum payments, and payments-in-kind are excluded.

5. Gross monthly salary pertains only to full-time permanently employed graduates. It comprises the basic salary, fixed allowances, over-time pay and commissions. Employer’s CPF contributions, bonuses, stock options, other lump sum payments, and payments-in-kind are excluded.

6. National Institute of Education (NIE) is an autonomous institute of NTU.

7. Data on Biomedical Sciences (Traditional Chinese Medicine) graduates is obtained from a follow-up survey on 2013 graduates after they have completed their practical training.

8. **: No data is shown due to the small number of graduates and/or low response rates.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is the difference between mean and median salaries? The mean monthly salary is an average of the salaries of the full-time permanently employed graduates. The median monthly salary is the salary of the ‘central’ (i.e. 50th Percentile) graduate in a set of full-time permanently employed graduates when they are arranged in a sequential order by salary. It is useful to refer to these 2 indicators together. The median is a useful reference when the salary data is not evenly distributed (e.g. when the group contains graduates with exceptionally low or high salaries, especially when the number of respondents is relatively small).

For example, although the median gross monthly salary for the Accountancy and Business course offered by NTU shows that 50% of the graduates are earning $3,350 or less, the mean gross monthly salary is about $3,727. This indicates that there are some high earners who have raised the mean salary. In contrast, the mean gross monthly salary of Bioengineering graduates is relatively similar to the median gross monthly salary. This indicates that salaries are more evenly distributed on both sides of the median for this group of graduates.

2. What do the 25th and 75th percentile gross monthly salaries indicate?

If there are 100 students from that course who responded, then the 25th percentile (i.e. the lower quartile) gross monthly salary indicates that 75 graduates earn more than that salary, and the 75th percentile (i.e. the upper quartile) indicates that 25 graduates earn more than the gross monthly salary indicated.


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