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Published in 2018

This table is compiled with the latest 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 & SUTD. Figures for NTU, SMU, NUS and SUTD pertains to 2017 graduates while SIT in 2016. 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$)
75th percentile
Gross Salary (S$)
1NUSBachelor of Arts85.8%$3,107
2NUSBachelor of Arts (Hons)88.2%$3,391$3,360$3,000$3,600
3NUSBachelor of Social Sciences88.3%$3,443$3,300$3,000$3,750
4NUSDental Surgery100.00%
5NUSBachelor of Engineering (Biomedical
6NUSEngineering (Chemical Engineering)87.8%$3,727$3,600
7NUSEngineering (Civil Engineering)95.5%$3,427$3,300$3,135$3,700
8NUSBachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering)NANANANANA
9NUSBachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)89.4%$3,641
10NUSEngineering (Engineering Science)76.5%$3,827$3,675$3,440$4,200
11NUSEngineering (Environmental Engineering)86.3%$3,546$3,350$3,000$3,800
12NUSEngineering (Industrial and Systems)93.3%$4,035$3,875$3,450$4,200
13NUSEngineering (Materials Science and Engineering)94.0%$3,570
14NUSEngineering (Mechanical Engineering)87.3%$3,657$3,450$3,100$4,000
15NUSBachelor of Laws (L.L.B) (Hons)95.8%$5,121
16NUSBachelor of Applied Science**NANANANANA
17NUSBachelor of Applied Science (Hons)82.1%$3,187$3,085$2,800$3,200
18NUSBachelor of Science76.9%$3,214$3,082$2,800$3,400
19NUSBachelor of Science (Hons)85.9%$3,435
20NUSBachelor of Science (Computational
21NUSBachelor of Science (Pharmacy)(Hons)99.1%$3,616$3,600$3,500$3,800
22NUSBachelor of Business Administration94.9%$4,031$3,500$3,000$4,333
23NUSBachelor of Business Administration (Hons)98.2%$4,388
24NUSBachelor of Business Administration
25NUSBachelor of Business Administration
(Accountancy) (Hons)
26NUSBachelor of Computing (Communications
And Media)**
27NUSBachelor of Computing (Computer Science)93.5%$4,628$4,285$3,656$5,000
28NUSBachelor of Computing (Information
29NUSBachelor of Science (Business Analytics)97.6%$4,203$4,000$3,500$4,766
30NUSBachelor of Arts (Architecture)91.3%$4,079$4,000
31NUSBachelor of Arts (Industrial Design)93.3%$3,079$2,920$2,600$3,200
32NUSBachelor of Science (Project and Facilities
33NUSBachelor of Science (Real Estate)93.8%$3,168$3,000
34NUSBachelor of Medicine and Bachelor Of
35NUSBachelor of Science (Nursing)97.4%$3,328$3,400$3,200$3,450
36NUSBachelor of Science (Nursing) (Hons)91.8%$3,462$3,500$3,300$3,650
37NUSBachelor of Music73.3%$2,500$2,225
38NUSYale-NUS College -
Bachelor of Arts with Honours
39NUSYale-NUS College -Bachelor of Science with Honours91.7%$4,362$4,083$3,600$4,875
40NUSBachelor of Engineering (Computer
41NUSBachelor of Environmental Studies88.7%$3,419
43NTUAccountancy and Business97.2%$3,892$3,600
45NTUBusiness and Engineering100.0%$5,225$5,000$4,000$5,362
46NTUAerospace Engineering80.0%$3,702$3,500$3,250$4,210
47NTUAerospace Engineering and Economics**NANANANANA
49NTUChemical and Biomolecular Engineering82.3%$3,577$3,500$3,200$4,000
50NTUCivil Engineering98.5%$3,442$3,400$3,190$3,675
51NTUComputer Engineering95.1%$3,743$3,600$3,450$3,925
52NTUComputer Science92.4%$4,160$3,850$3,500$4,500
53NTUElectrical and Electronic Engineering89.3%$3,657$3,600$3,200$4,000
54NTUEnvironmental Engineering71.8%$3,588$3,635$3,200$3,950
55NTUInformation Engineering and Media86.9%$3,790$3,700$3,350$4,200
56NTUMaritime Studies92.2%$3,333$3,320$3,000$3,500
57NTUMaterials Engineering84.9%$3,434$3,375$3,200$3,700
58NTUMechanical Engineering82.7%$3,579$3,450$3,100$4,000
59NTUFine Arts (Hons)88.5%$2,909$2,800$2,500$3,200
60NTUArts (Hons) in Chinese84.6%$3,147$3,300$2,750$3,500
61NTUCommunication Studies92.6%$3,184$3,000$2,775$3,500
65NTULinguistics And Multilingual Studies80.0%$3,117$3,100$2,600$3,500
67NTUPublic Policy And
Global Affairs
69NTUBiomedical Sciences & Chinese Medicine92.0%$2,792$2,950$2,500$3,035
70NTUBiological Sciences80.4%$3,255$3,200$3,000$3,500
71NTUChemistry & Biological Chemistry70.1%$3,173$3,100$2,800$3,488
72NTUMathematical Sciences89.7%$3,580$3,500$3,100$3,800
73NTUMathematics & Economics89.8%$3,625$3,400$3,013$3,775
74NTUPhysics / Applied Physics81.6%$3,490$3,300$3,000$3,819
75NTUSports Science and Management81.1%$3,486$3,450$2,800$4,000
76NTUArts (with Education)100.00%$3,589$3,600$3,500$3,800
77NTUScience (with Education)100.00%$3,701$3,701$3,500$3,958
79SMUCum Laude and above97.8%$4,089$3,200$3,000$4,645
80SMUBusiness Management93.3%$3,995$3,500$3,050$4,362
81SMUCum Laude and above95.8%$4,504$4,000$3,300$5,000
83SMUCum Laude and above93.2%$4,737$4,100$3,600$5,113
84SMUInformation Systems Management95.1%$4,014
85SMUCum Laude and above96.1%$4,305$4,334$4,000$4,750
86SMUSocial Sciences91.3%$3,493$3,300$3,000$3,750
87SMUCum Laude and above87.9%$3,938
89SMUCum Laude and above97.9%$5,287$5,600$4,200$6,000
90SITBachelor of Arts in Game DesignN.AN.AN.AN.AN.A
91SITBachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts & Animation73.30%$3,052
92SITBachelor of Science in Computer Science & Game Design85.70%$3,329$3,400$3,100$3,500
93SITBachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation100.00%$3,803$4,000$3,500$4,200
94SITBachelor of Arts with Honours in
Communication Design
95SITBachelor of Arts with Honours in Interior Design97.40%$2,485$2,515$2,200$2,800
96SITBachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical Engineering85.90%$3,463$3,300$3,080$3,650
97SITBachelor of Engineering with Honours in
Electrical Power Engineering
98SITBachelor of Engineering with Honours in Marine Engineering95.20%$3,956$3,840$3,200$4,530
99SITBachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical
Design & Manufacturing Engineering
100SITBachelor of Engineering with Honours in Naval Architecture90.00%$3,239$3,300$3,000$3,500
101SITBachelor of Engineering with Honours in Offshore Engineering86.40%$3,286$3,430$3,000$3,600
102SITBachelor of Science with Honours in Food & Human
103SITBachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering78.60%$3,149$3,130$2,500$3,700
104SITBachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering &
Information Technology
105SITBachelor of Professional Studies in Culinary Arts
106SITBachelor in Science (Diagnostic Radiography)88.20%$3,628$3,660$3,400$3,930
107SITBachelor in Science (Occupational Therapy)100.00%$3,301$3,200$3,100$3,500
108SITBachelor in Science (Physiotherapy)100.00%$3,344$3,300$3,240$3,500
109SITBachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aeronautical Engineering81.60%$3,277$3,200$2,800$3,700
110SITBachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aerospace Systems82.20%$3,390$3,275$2,900$4,009
111SITBachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical
Design Engineering
112SITBachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechatronics88.70%$3,523$3,300$3,000$3,800
113SITBachelor of Science with Honours in
Computing Science
114SITBachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing Practice92.70%$3,600$3,600$3,400$3,750
115SITBachelor of Arts with Honours in Criminology
and Security
116SITBachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education98.00%$2,707$2,700$2,600$2,850
117SUTDBachelor of Engineering
(Engineering Product
118SUTDBachelor of Engineering
(Information Systems
Technology and Design)
119SUTDBachelor of Engineering
(Engineering Systems and
120SUTDBachelor of Science
(Architecture and Sustainable
Data on Bachelor of Science
(Architecture and Sustainable Design)
graduates will be obtained from a
follow-up survey on the graduates
after they have completed their
practical training.

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 2017 (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 2016 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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