Graduate Employment Survey 2015 (Published 2016)

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The top degree programmes are yet again in law, medicine, business and IT.

In the top 10 of our latest Graduate Employment Survey ranking, business clinched a whopping 5 spots, law 3 spots, information technology 2 spots and medicine just 1.

(Yes, we count econs as a business degree, and yes, we double-count NTU’s Business and Computing as both business and IT.)

All the fresh graduates of the top 10 degree programmes earn an average gross monthly salary of more than $4k. The fresh lawyers actually make about $5k.

This is also the first year that Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) released its own GES survey results. Unfortunately, most of SIT’s degree programmes ranked at the bottom of the salary ranking table.

In terms of employability, Art Design & Media, Linguistics, Psychology and Music ranked at the bottom.

In total, 105 degree programmes were ranked this year.

Data used in this article are based on the 2015 Graduate Employment Survey Results consolidated and released by MOE today (2nd Mar, 2016). See also our GES ranking for the previous year.

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The following are this year’s rankings. As usual, we rank first by Average Gross Monthly Salary, and then by Permanent Employment Rate.

By Average Gross Monthly Salary (in brackets are the 75th-percentile salaries)

  1. SMU Law Cum Laude and above – $5,313 ($5,995)
  2. SMU Law – $4,997 ($5,800)
  3. NUS Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) (Hons) – $4,910 ($5,800)
  4. NUS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – $4,729 ($5,000)
  5. NTU Accountancy and Business – $4,438 ($4,850)
  6. NTU Business and Computing – $4,395 ($4,876)
  7. SMU Economics Cum Laude and above – $4,380 ($4,700)
  8. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) – $4,326 ($4,600)
  9. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) – $4,252 ($4,583)
  10. SMU Business Management Cum Laude and above – $4,130 ($4,600)
  11. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) – $4,099 ($4,500)
  12. NUS Bachelor of Dental Surgery – $4,083 ($4,400)
  13. SMU Social Sciences Cum Laude and above – $4,012 ($4,583)
  14. SMU Economics – $3,946 ($4,100)
  15. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) – $3,890 ($4,400)
  16. SMU Information Systems Management Cum Laude and above – $3,834 ($4,166)
  17. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Science) – $3,812 ($4,420)
  18. NTU Linguistics And Multilingual Studies – $3,753 ($3,600)
  19. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial and Systems Engineering) – $3,724 ($4,030)
  20. NTU Aerospace Engineering – $3,724 ($4,000)
  21. NUS Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) (Hons) – $3,717 ($3,929)
  22. SMU Accountancy Cum Laude and above – $3,701 ($4,110)
  23. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) – $3,699 ($4,100)
  24. NTU Environmental Engineering – $3,673 ($3,835)
  25. SMU Information Systems Management – $3,660 ($4,110)
  26. NTU Arts (with Education) – $3,622 ($3,605)
  27. SMU Business Management – $3,611 ($4,000)
  28. NTU Science (with Education) – $3,604 ($3,855)
  29. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) – $3,589 ($3,700)
  30. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) (Hons) – $3,587 ($3,634)
  31. NTU Computer Engineering – $3,577 ($4,000)
  32. SMU Social Sciences – $3,550 ($3,600)
  33. NTU Computer Science – $3,535 ($3,800)
  34. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) – $3,529 ($4,000)
  35. NTU Business (3-yr direct Honours Programme) – $3,502 ($3,700)
  36. NTU Economics – $3,496 ($3,800)
  37. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Naval Architecture – $3,467 ($3,675)
  38. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Offshore Engineering – $3,467 ($3,625)
  39. NUS Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (Hons) – $3,466 ($3,700)
  40. SIT Manchester Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing Practice – $3,464 ($3,860)
  41. NTU Art, Design & Media – $3,457 ($3,000)
  42. NTU Electrical And Electronic Engineering – $3,446 ($3,690)
  43. NUS Bachelor of Social Sciences – $3,442 ($3,686)
  44. NTU Mathematics & Economics – $3,440 ($3,500)
  45. NUS Bachelor of Environmental Studies7 – $3,433 ($3,550)
  46. SMU Accountancy – $3,427 ($3,500)
  47. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Design Engineering – $3,424 ($3,556)
  48. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) – $3,422 ($3,600)
  49. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aeronautical Engineering – $3,415 ($4,194)
  50. NTU Sociology – $3,402 ($3,600)
  51. NTU Mathematical Science – $3,402 ($3,500)
  52. NTU Materials Engineering – $3,397 ($3,600)
  53. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Science and Engineering) – $3,391 ($3,790)
  54. NTU Mechanical Engineering – $3,388 ($3,600)
  55. NTU Information Engineering And Media – $3,375 ($3,500)
  56. NTU Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering – $3,373 ($3,600)
  57. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) – $3,366 ($3,500)
  58. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) – $3,357 ($3,500)
  59. NUS Bachelor of Science (Nursing) – $3,356 ($3,445)
  60. NUS Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) – $3,355 ($4,000)
  61. NUS Bachelor of Music – $3,344 ($3,600)
  62. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration – $3,341 ($3,700)
  63. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) – $3,337 ($3,670)
  64. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Marine Engineering – $3,334 ($3,594)
  65. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aerospace Systems – $3,333 ($3,500)
  66. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical Engineering – $3,325 ($3,650)
  67. NUS Bachelor of Science (Real Estate) – $3,325 ($3,500)
  68. NTU English – $3,322 ($3,743)
  69. NUS Bachelor of Science (Hons) – $3,321 ($3,600)
  70. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – $3,310 ($3,625)
  71. NTU Sports Science and Management – $3,307 ($3,600)
  72. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Electronic Commerce) – $3,301 ($3,500)
  73. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Communications and Media) – $3,291 ($3,800)
  74. SIT Technische Universität München Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering – $3,285 ($3,755)
  75. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Design & Manufacturing Engineering – $3,273 ($3,338)
  76. NTU Maritime Studies – $3,271 ($3,300)
  77. NTU Psychology – $3,264 ($3,562)
  78. NTU Accountancy (3-yr direct Honours Programme) – $3,240 ($3,125)
  79. NTU Biological Sciences – $3,229 ($3,600)
  80. SIT Trinity College Dublin Bachelor in Science (Physiotherapy) – $3,229 ($3,500)
  81. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechatronics – $3,209 ($3,443)
  82. NTU Civil Engineering – $3,206 ($3,300)
  83. NTU Bioengineering – $3,197 ($3,450)
  84. NTU Physics / Applied Physics – $3,186 ($3,400)
  85. SIT Trinity College Dublin Bachelor in Science (Occupational Therapy) – $3,151 ($3,338)
  86. SIT Technische Universität München Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology – $3,141 ($3,480)
  87. NTU Chemistry & Biological Chemistry – $3,139 ($3,500)
  88. NUS Bachelor of Science (Project and Facilities Management) – $3,067 ($3,215)
  89. NUS Bachelor of Science – $3,052 ($3,200)
  90. NTU Chinese – $3,045 ($3,500)
  91. NTU Communication Studies – $3,008 ($3,330)
  92. NUS Bachelor of Arts – $2,999 ($3,215)
  93. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) – $2,983 ($2,960)
  94. SIT DigiPen Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Game Design – $2,955 ($3,075)
  95. SIT DigiPen Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation – $2,910 ($3,300)
  96. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Design) – $2,908 ($3,200)
  97. NTU Biomedical Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) – $2,882 ($3,105)
  98. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Science with Honours in Food & Human Nutrition – $2,854 ($3,170)
  99. SIT Nevada Bachelor of Science (Major in Hospitality Management) – $2,634 ($2,900)
  100. SIT DigiPen Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts & Animation – $2,603 ($2,885)
  101. SIT Glasgow School of Art Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Communication Design – $2,595 ($2,800)
  102. SIT Glasgow School of Art Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Interior Design – $2,583 ($2,800)
  103. SIT Wheelock Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education – $2,553 ($2,613)
  104. SIT Culinary Institute of America Bachelor of Professional Studies in Culinary Arts Management – $2,503 ($2,600)
  105. SIT DigiPen Bachelor of Arts in Game Design – $2,490 ($2,800)

 

By Permanent Employment Rate (in brackets are the median salaries)

  1. SMU Law Cum Laude and above – 100.0% ($5,000)
  2. NUS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery6 – 100.0% ($4,900)
  3. NTU Business and Computing – 100.0% ($4,583)
  4. NUS Bachelor of Dental Surgery – 100.0% ($4,000)
  5. NTU Science (with Education) – 100.0% ($3,504)
  6. NTU Arts (with Education) – 100.0% ($3,500)
  7. NUS Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (Hons) – 100.0% ($3,435)
  8. SIT Trinity College Dublin Bachelor in Science (Physiotherapy) – 100.0% ($3,200)
  9. SIT Trinity College Dublin Bachelor in Science (Occupational Therapy) – 100.0% ($3,100)
  10. SIT DigiPen Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation – 100.0% ($3,000)
  11. SIT DigiPen Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Game Design – 100.0% ($2,975)
  12. NTU Biomedical Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) – 100.0% ($2,800)
  13. SMU Law – 99.0% ($4,731)
  14. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) (Hons) – 98.6% ($3,000)
  15. NUS Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) (Hons) – 97.9% ($3,500)
  16. SMU Accountancy Cum Laude and above – 97.7% ($3,200)
  17. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) – 97.6% ($2,850)
  18. NTU Accountancy and Business – 97.3% ($3,770)
  19. NUS Bachelor of Science (Nursing) – 97.3% ($3,400)
  20. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) – 97.2% ($3,550)
  21. SIT Wheelock Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education – 97.1% ($2,600)
  22. NUS Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) (Hons) – 96.9% ($4,700)
  23. NTU Accountancy (3-yr direct Honours Programme) – 96.5% ($2,875)
  24. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Architecture)6 – 96.4% ($4,127)
  25. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) – 95.3% ($3,350)
  26. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) – 95.0% ($3,700)
  27. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Science and Engineering) – 95.0% ($3,350)
  28. NTU Maritime Studies – 95.0% ($3,200)
  29. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial and Systems Engineering) – 94.7% ($3,500)
  30. SIT Manchester Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing Practice – 94.4% ($3,511)
  31. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Naval Architecture – 94.1% ($3,500)
  32. SMU Business Management Cum Laude and above – 93.3% ($3,868)
  33. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) – 93.1% ($3,800)
  34. NTU Civil Engineering – 93.0% ($3,200)
  35. SMU Accountancy – 93.0% ($3,000)
  36. SMU Economics Cum Laude and above – 92.7% ($3,850)
  37. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Design Engineering – 92.3% ($3,250)
  38. SMU Information Systems Management Cum Laude and above – 92.1% ($3,800)
  39. NTU Computer Science – 91.4% ($3,300)
  40. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Offshore Engineering – 91.3% ($3,300)
  41. SIT Glasgow School of Art Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Interior Design – 90.9% ($2,500)
  42. NUS Bachelor of Science (Project and Facilities Management) – 90.8% ($3,000)
  43. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) – 90.6% ($4,000)
  44. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) – 90.4% ($3,300)
  45. SMU Social Sciences Cum Laude and above – 89.7% ($3,560)
  46. NUS Bachelor of Science (Real Estate) – 89.6% ($3,100)
  47. SIT Culinary Institute of America Bachelor of Professional Studies in Culinary Arts Management – 89.3% ($2,500)
  48. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Marine Engineering – 88.9% ($3,260)
  49. SMU Business Management – 88.2% ($3,300)
  50. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aeronautical Engineering – 88.0% ($3,000)
  51. NTU Business (3-yr direct Honours Programme) – 87.6% ($3,200)
  52. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechatronics – 87.3% ($3,100)
  53. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Electronic Commerce) – 87.1% ($3,300)
  54. SIT Technische Universität München Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering – 86.7% ($3,200)
  55. SIT DigiPen Bachelor of Arts in Game Design – 86.7% ($2,700)
  56. NTU Electrical And Electronic Engineering – 86.2% ($3,300)
  57. NTU Aerospace Engineering – 86.0% ($3,700)
  58. SMU Information Systems Management – 85.9% ($3,500)
  59. SMU Economics – 85.8% ($3,500)
  60. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) – 85.7% ($3,450)
  61. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Design & Manufacturing Engineering – 85.7% ($3,100)
  62. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Communications and Media) – 85.2% ($3,500)
  63. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical Engineering – 84.5% ($3,300)
  64. NTU Mathematics & Economics – 84.4% ($3,205)
  65. SIT DigiPen Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts & Animation – 84.4% ($2,600)
  66. NTU Computer Engineering – 83.0% ($3,500)
  67. SMU Social Sciences – 83.0% ($3,200)
  68. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) – 82.9% ($3,500)
  69. NTU Environmental Engineering – 82.1% ($3,300)
  70. SIT Technische Universität München Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology – 82.1% ($3,000)
  71. NTU Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering – 80.9% ($3,300)
  72. NTU Mechanical Engineering – 80.7% ($3,250)
  73. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration – 80.3% ($3,000)
  74. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) – 80.0% ($3,300)
  75. NTU Information Engineering And Media – 80.0% ($3,275)
  76. NUS Bachelor of Social Sciences – 79.8% ($3,310)
  77. NTU Sociology – 79.4% ($3,125)
  78. SIT Glasgow School of Art Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Communication Design – 78.3% ($2,500)
  79. SIT Nevada Bachelor of Science (Major in Hospitality Management) – 78.0% ($2,500)
  80. NUS Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) – 77.8% ($3,100)
  81. NTU Materials Engineering – 76.8% ($3,200)
  82. NTU Chinese – 76.6% ($3,200)
  83. NTU Bioengineering – 76.5% ($3,113)
  84. NUS Bachelor of Science (Hons) – 76.2% ($3,300)
  85. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) – 75.9% ($3,300)
  86. NTU Economics – 75.9% ($3,300)
  87. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aerospace Systems – 75.0% ($3,150)
  88. NUS Bachelor of Arts – 74.6% ($3,000)
  89. NTU Communication Studies – 74.4% ($3,000)
  90. NTU English – 74.0% ($3,314)
  91. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Science) – 73.9% ($3,800)
  92. NTU Mathematical Science – 72.7% ($3,240)
  93. NTU Chemistry & Biological Chemistry – 72.3% ($3,000)
  94. NTU Sports Science and Management – 72.1% ($3,295)
  95. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – 70.5% ($3,310)
  96. NTU Physics / Applied Physics – 69.6% ($3,200)
  97. NTU Biological Sciences – 65.3% ($3,190)
  98. NUS Bachelor of Science – 64.2% ($3,000)
  99. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Science with Honours in Food & Human Nutrition – 61.4% ($2,800)
  100. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Design) – 60.0% ($3,000)
  101. NUS Bachelor of Environmental Studies7 – 59.4% ($3,500)
  102. NTU Art, Design & Media – 56.9% ($2,800)
  103. NTU Linguistics And Multilingual Studies – 55.8% ($3,000)
  104. NTU Psychology – 52.0% ($3,200)
  105. NUS Bachelor of Music – 41.2% ($3,300)

 

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  1. That awkward moment when you… realise you’re a fresh grad that earns more than the supposed top highest earning fresh grads in singapore.

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