Graduate Employment Survey 2016 (Published 2017)

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

In the top 10 of our latest Graduate Employment Survey ranking, business clinched 3 spots (down from 5 last year), law 3 spots, information technology 3 spots, and medicine and dentistry one spot each. We count NTU Business and Computing programme as both IT and business.

This is also the first year that Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) released its own GES survey results. It did pretty well.

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

In total, 108 degree programmes were ranked this year.

Data used in this article are based on the 2016 Graduate Employment Survey Results consolidated and released by MOE today (22nd Feb, 2017). 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 (4-year programme) Cum Laude and above – $5,095 ($5,800)
  2. SMU Law (4-year programme) – $4,915 ($5,800)
  3. NUS Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) (Hons) – $4,898 ($5,600)
  4. NUS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor Of Surgery – $4,887 ($5,200)
  5. SMU Information Systems Management (4-year programme) Cum Laude and above – $4,603 ($4,750)
  6. SMU Economics (4-year programme) Cum Laude and above – $4,425 ($4,750)
  7. NTU Business and Computing – $4,407 ($5,000)
  8. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) – $4,385 ($5,000)
  9. SMU Business Management (4-year programme)Cum Laude and above – $4,234 ($4,583)
  10. NUS Bachelor of Dental Surgery – $4,221 ($4,450)
  11. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) – $4,207 ($4,500)
  12. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) – $3,969 ($4,500)
  13. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) – $3,960 ($4,250)
  14. SUTD Bachelor of Engineering (Information Systems Technology and Design) – $3,952 ($4,450)
  15. SMU Accountancy (4-year programme) Cum Laude and above – $3,943 ($4,583)
  16. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) – $3,942 ($4,500)
  17. SMU Economics (4-year programme) – $3,906 ($4,300)
  18. SMU Information Systems Management (4-year programme) – $3,897 ($4,167)
  19. NTU Accountancy and Business – $3,893 ($4,250)
  20. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial and Systems Engineering) – $3,879 ($4,250)
  21. NTU Computer Science – $3,848 ($4,333)
  22. NTU Aerospace Engineering – $3,840 ($4,435)
  23. NTU Computer Engineering – $3,833 ($4,420)
  24. SMU Business Management (4-year programme) – $3,831 ($4,000)
  25. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) – $3,765 ($4,200)
  26. SUTD Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Systems and Design) – $3,763 ($4,100)
  27. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Science) – $3,707 ($4,026)
  28. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Design Engineering – $3,685 ($4,200)
  29. NTU Physics / Applied Physics – $3,683 ($4,000)
  30. SIT Manchester Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing Practice – $3,624 ($3,838)
  31. NUS Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy)(Hons)6 – $3,597 ($3,950)
  32. NTU Information Engineering And Media – $3,570 ($4,000)
  33. SUTD Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Product Development) – $3,565 ($3,800)
  34. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) – $3,562 ($4,000)
  35. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) – $3,560 ($3,800)
  36. SMU Social Sciences (4-year programme) Cum Laude and above – $3,548 ($3,668)
  37. NTU Science (with Education) – $3,546 ($3,850)
  38. NTU Mathematical Sciences – $3,535 ($3,750)
  39. NUS Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (Hons) – $3,529 ($3,600)
  40. NTU Arts (with Education) – $3,525 ($3,615)
  41. NTU Electrical And Electronic Engineering – $3,517 ($3,800)
  42. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) – $3,509 ($3,800)
  43. NTU Mechanical Engineering – $3,505 ($3,959)
  44. NTU Civil Engineering – $3,505 ($3,800)
  45. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Science And Engineering) – $3,501 ($3,900)
  46. SIT Trinity College Dublin Bachelor in Science (Diagnostic Radiography) – $3,486 ($3,650)
  47. NTU Sociology – $3,480 ($3,850)
  48. NTU Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering – $3,476 ($3,800)
  49. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) – $3,470 ($3,832)
  50. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Offshore Engineering – $3,469 ($3,575)
  51. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) (Hons) – $3,465 ($3,800)
  52. NTU Mathematics & Economics – $3,458 ($3,750)
  53. SMU Accountancy (4-year programme) – $3,455 ($3,600)
  54. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electrical Power Engineering – $3,452 ($3,550)
  55. NTU Business – $3,444 ($3,800)
  56. NTU Economics – $3,440 ($3,850)
  57. NUS Bachelor of Social Sciences – $3,423 ($3,650)
  58. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical Engineering – $3,405 ($3,750)
  59. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechatronics – $3,404 ($3,875)
  60. NUS Bachelor of Environmental Studies – $3,399 ($3,500)
  61. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computing Science – $3,391 ($3,400)
  62. NUS Bachelor of Science (Hons) – $3,386 ($3,650)
  63. NUS Bachelor of Science (Real Estate) – $3,368 ($3,735)
  64. NTU Linguistics And Multilingual Studies – $3,368 ($3,500)
  65. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) – $3,366 ($3,500)
  66. NUS Bachelor of Science (Nursing) – $3,363 ($3,425)
  67. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Marine Engineering – $3,354 ($3,500)
  68. SIT DigiPen Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real- Time Interactive Simulation – $3,346 ($3,500)
  69. NTU Chinese – $3,345 ($3,500)
  70. SIT Technische Universität München Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology – $3,339 ($3,488)
  71. NTU Maritime Studies – $3,328 ($3,500)
  72. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – $3,321 ($3,600)
  73. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Design) – $3,320 ($4,000)
  74. NTU Bioengineering – $3,317 ($3,510)
  75. NTU Materials Engineering – $3,317 ($3,500)
  76. SMU Social Sciences (4-year programme) – $3,311 ($3,500)
  77. SIT Trinity College Dublin Bachelor in Science (Physiotherapy) – $3,310 ($3,500)
  78. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration – $3,282 ($3,500)
  79. NTU Sports Science and Management – $3,272 ($3,500)
  80. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Naval Architecture – $3,266 ($3,500)
  81. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Design & Manufacturing Engineering – $3,266 ($3,500)
  82. NUS Bachelor of Music – $3,250 ($3,500)
  83. NTU Chemistry & Biological Chemistry – $3,234 ($3,500)
  84. NTU Biological Sciences – $3,222 ($3,550)
  85. NTU Environmental Engineering – $3,216 ($3,400)
  86. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aerospace Systems – $3,185 ($3,300)
  87. SIT Trinity College Dublin Bachelor in Science (Occupational Therapy) – $3,149 ($3,225)
  88. NTU Psychology – $3,136 ($3,500)
  89. NUS Bachelor of Science (Project and Facilities Management) – $3,113 ($3,276)
  90. NTU History – $3,082 ($3,500)
  91. NUS Bachelor of Arts – $3,063 ($3,200)
  92. NTU Accountancy – $3,063 ($3,100)
  93. NUS Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) – $3,058 ($3,350)
  94. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) – $3,020 ($3,100)
  95. NTU English – $2,997 ($3,400)
  96. NTU Communication Studies – $2,996 ($3,365)
  97. NUS Bachelor of Science – $2,995 ($3,225)
  98. SIT Technische Universität München Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering – $2,970 ($3,200)
  99. SIT Glasgow School of Art Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Communication Design – $2,922 ($2,975)
  100. SIT Glasgow School of Art Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Interior Design – $2,893 ($3,025)
  101. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Science with Honours in Food & Human Nutrition – $2,876 ($3,050)
  102. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aeronautical Engineering – $2,840 ($3,293)
  103. SIT Wheelock Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education – $2,807 ($3,000)
  104. NTU Art, Design & Media – $2,761 ($3,000)
  105. SIT DigiPen Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts & Animation – $2,682 ($2,800)
  106. SIT Nevada Bachelor of Science (Major in Hospitality Management) – $2,607 ($2,850)
  107. SIT Culinary Institute of America Bachelor of Professional Studies in Culinary Arts Management – $2,586 ($2,800)
  108. NTU Biomedical Sciences & Chinese Medicine – $2,577 ($2,800)

 

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

  1. NUS Bachelor of Dental Surgery – 100.0% ($4,050)
  2. SMU Accountancy (4-year programme) Cum Laude and above – 100.0% ($3,600)
  3. NTU Science (with Education) – 100.0% ($3,525)
  4. NTU Arts (with Education) – 100.0% ($3,525)
  5. SIT Trinity College Dublin Bachelor in Science (Diagnostic Radiography) – 100.0% ($3,488)
  6. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Naval Architecture – 100.0% ($3,141)
  7. SIT Trinity College Dublin Bachelor in Science (Occupational Therapy) – 100.0% ($3,125)
  8. NUS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor Of Surgery – 99.4% ($5,000)
  9. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) (Hons) – 99.0% ($3,075)
  10. SIT Trinity College Dublin Bachelor in Science (Physiotherapy) – 98.3% ($3,222)
  11. NUS Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy)(Hons)6 – 97.2% ($3,600)
  12. SMU Law (4-year programme) Cum Laude and above – 96.7% ($5,300)
  13. SIT Manchester Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing Practice – 96.7% ($3,615)
  14. NTU Accountancy and Business – 96.6% ($3,500)
  15. SIT Wheelock Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education – 96.4% ($2,700)
  16. SMU Accountancy (4-year programme) – 96.0% ($3,000)
  17. NUS Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) (Hons) – 95.9% ($4,900)
  18. NUS Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (Hons) – 95.1% ($3,500)
  19. NTU Accountancy – 95.1% ($2,900)
  20. SMU Information Systems Management (4-year programme) Cum Laude and above – 95.0% ($4,167)
  21. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Offshore Engineering – 94.7% ($3,350)
  22. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechatronics – 94.5% ($3,100)
  23. NTU Business and Computing – 94.4% ($4,600)
  24. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) – 94.0% ($4,000)
  25. SMU Law (4-year programme) – 93.7% ($4,850)
  26. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) – 93.3% ($4,000)
  27. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) – 92.8% ($3,620)
  28. SMU Economics (4-year programme) Cum Laude and above – 92.5% ($4,107)
  29. NUS Bachelor of Science (Real Estate) – 92.4% ($3,200)
  30. SMU Business Management (4-year programme)Cum Laude and above – 92.1% ($3,660)
  31. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) – 91.9% ($3,420)
  32. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Marine Engineering – 91.7% ($3,225)
  33. NTU Civil Engineering – 91.6% ($3,300)
  34. SMU Information Systems Management (4-year programme) – 91.5% ($3,600)
  35. NTU Computer Science – 91.4% ($3,500)
  36. NUS Bachelor of Science (Nursing) – 90.9% ($3,400)
  37. SIT DigiPen Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real- Time Interactive Simulation – 90.5% ($3,233)
  38. SIT Technische Universität München Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology – 90.0% ($3,250)
  39. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) – 89.8% ($4,000)
  40. NTU Biomedical Sciences & Chinese Medicine – 88.9% ($2,500)
  41. NTU Maritime Studies – 88.5% ($3,398)
  42. SUTD Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Product Development) – 88.1% ($3,600)
  43. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) – 87.6% ($3,500)
  44. NTU Information Engineering And Media – 87.5% ($3,350)
  45. SMU Social Sciences (4-year programme) Cum Laude and above – 87.2% ($3,400)
  46. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computing Science – 86.7% ($3,300)
  47. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) – 86.4% ($2,963)
  48. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) – 85.9% ($3,900)
  49. NUS Bachelor of Science (Project and Facilities Management) – 84.7% ($3,000)
  50. SMU Business Management (4-year programme) – 84.6% ($3,500)
  51. SMU Economics (4-year programme) – 84.0% ($3,700)
  52. SUTD Bachelor of Engineering (Information Systems Technology and Design) – 83.7% ($3,950)
  53. NTU Electrical And Electronic Engineering – 83.6% ($3,400)
  54. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Design & Manufacturing Engineering – 83.3% ($3,200)
  55. SIT Nevada Bachelor of Science (Major in Hospitality Management) – 82.6% ($2,548)
  56. SIT Culinary Institute of America Bachelor of Professional Studies in Culinary Arts Management – 81.5% ($2,400)
  57. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Science with Honours in Food & Human Nutrition – 81.1% ($2,700)
  58. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) – 81.0% ($3,400)
  59. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration – 80.7% ($3,000)
  60. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) – 80.6% ($3,200)
  61. SMU Social Sciences (4-year programme) – 80.4% ($3,145)
  62. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) – 80.3% ($3,450)
  63. NTU Mechanical Engineering – 79.9% ($3,350)
  64. NTU Economics – 79.3% ($3,300)
  65. SIT Technische Universität München Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering – 79.2% ($2,950)
  66. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial and Systems Engineering) – 78.9% ($3,500)
  67. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Science And Engineering) – 78.4% ($3,540)
  68. NTU Aerospace Engineering – 77.9% ($3,675)
  69. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electrical Power Engineering – 77.4% ($3,300)
  70. NTU Physics / Applied Physics – 77.1% ($3,450)
  71. NTU Business – 77.1% ($3,300)
  72. NTU Mathematical Sciences – 76.9% ($3,500)
  73. NTU History – 76.6% ($3,000)
  74. NTU Computer Engineering – 75.9% ($3,500)
  75. NTU Chinese – 74.7% ($3,300)
  76. NTU Environmental Engineering – 74.2% ($3,100)
  77. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Science) – 74.1% ($3,740)
  78. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – 74.1% ($3,500)
  79. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aeronautical Engineering – 73.7% ($3,000)
  80. NTU Materials Engineering – 73.5% ($3,300)
  81. NUS Bachelor of Social Sciences – 73.3% ($3,300)
  82. NTU Mathematics & Economics – 72.7% ($3,300)
  83. NTU Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering – 72.6% ($3,400)
  84. SIT Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical Engineering – 72.6% ($3,250)
  85. SIT Glasgow School of Art Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Interior Design – 71.9% ($2,700)
  86. SUTD Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Systems and Design) – 71.8% ($3,500)
  87. NUS Bachelor of Science (Hons) – 71.7% ($3,300)
  88. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aerospace Systems – 70.8% ($3,000)
  89. NTU Communication Studies – 69.6% ($3,000)
  90. NUS Bachelor of Environmental Studies – 67.6% ($3,300)
  91. NTU Psychology – 66.7% ($3,200)
  92. NTU Sports Science and Management – 66.1% ($3,200)
  93. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Design) – 65.6% ($3,000)
  94. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) – 65.5% ($3,350)
  95. SIT DigiPen Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts & Animation – 65.4% ($2,700)
  96. NTU Chemistry & Biological Chemistry – 64.2% ($3,149)
  97. NTU Biological Sciences – 64.0% ($3,175)
  98. NTU Sociology – 63.9% ($3,500)
  99. NTU Bioengineering – 63.9% ($3,237)
  100. NUS Bachelor of Arts – 62.5% ($3,000)
  101. NUS Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) – 61.9% ($3,130)
  102. NTU Linguistics And Multilingual Studies – 61.8% ($3,365)
  103. SIT University of Glasgow Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Design Engineering – 61.1% ($3,250)
  104. NUS Bachelor of Science – 59.4% ($3,000)
  105. SIT Glasgow School of Art Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Communication Design – 54.3% ($2,750)
  106. NTU English – 54.2% ($3,000)
  107. NTU Art, Design & Media – 46.6% ($2,700)
  108. NUS Bachelor of Music – 14.3% ($3,250)

 

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  2. Based on the surveyed date, NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD was with the latest result (2016)
    However due to that SIT’s surveyed date which is in march this year and this report was released on 22 Feb

    Apparently SIT’s data is not up to date. Which is still 2015 statistics
    Compared to other Universities which has 2016 statistics

    This might not be accurate for SIT

  3. Hi, for the gross monthly salary quoted in this report, does it include the employer CPF?

    Thanks for your clarification.

    Regards,
    Florence

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