Graduate Employment Survey 2021 (Published 2022)

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The top degree programmes this year are computing, law, business and medicine, roughly in that order.

This year’s top degree programme is NTU’s Double Degree in Business and Computer Engineering/Computing. With a mean starting salary of $6,578 for its graduates, the degree programme ranks 1st in our ranking table.

In the top 10 of our latest Graduate Employment Survey ranking, NUS took 5 spots, SMU got 3 and NTU just 2.

In terms of employability, Music, Aeronautical Engineering and Aerospace Systems are at the bottom.

In total, 138 degree programmes feature in this ranking.

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Data used in this article are based on the 2021 Graduate Employment Survey Results consolidated and released by MOE recently. See also our GES ranking for the previous year.

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. NTU Double Degree in Business and Computer Engineering/Computing – $6,578 ($8,225)
  2. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) – $6,002 ($6,900)
  3. SMU Law Cum Laude and above – $5,754 ($6,000)
  4. NUS Bachelor of Laws – $5,627 ($6,000)
  5. NUS Bachelor of Science (Business Analytics) – $5,603 ($6,125)
  6. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration – $5,567 ($7,625)
  7. SMU Information Systems Cum Laude and above – $5,499 ($5,833)
  8. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) – $5,473 ($6,200)
  9. SMU Law – $5,433 ($6,000)
  10. NTU Medicine – $5,404 ($5,800)
  11. SMU Economics Cum Laude and above – $5,310 ($5,810)
  12. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) – $5,217 ($5,400)
  13. NTU Accountancy and Business – $5,173 ($5,858)
  14. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Information Security) – $5,095 ($5,500)
  15. NUS Bachelor of Science (Data Science and Analytics) – $4,981 ($5,400)
  16. NUS Bachelor of Science with Honours – $4,952 ($5,650)
  17. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) – $4,950 ($5,200)
  18. NTU Computer Science – $4,924 ($5,450)
  19. SMU Information Systems – $4,906 ($5,350)
  20. SMU Business Management Cum Laude and above – $4,855 ($5,043)
  21. NTU Computer Engineering – $4,847 ($5,000)
  22. SMU Economics – $4,777 ($5,250)
  23. SUTD Bachelor of Engineering (Information Systems Technology and Design) – $4,734 ($5,000)
  24. NUS Bachelor of Science (Computational Biology) – $4,677 ($5,000)
  25. NTU Double Degree in Engineering and Economics – $4,566 ($4,900)
  26. SIT Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computing Science – $4,530 ($5,000)
  27. NUS Bachelor of Arts with Honours – $4,453 ($5,000)
  28. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial and Systems Engineering) – $4,417 ($4,900)
  29. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Science) – $4,399 ($4,900)
  30. SIT Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation – $4,399 ($4,500)
  31. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) – $4,377 ($4,550)
  32. SUSS Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics – $4,372 ($4,900)
  33. SMU Business Management – $4,371 ($4,650)
  34. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Information & Communications Technology (Software Engineering) – $4,366 ($4,750)
  35. NTU Business – $4,362 ($4,800)
  36. NTU Information Engineering and Media – $4,325 ($4,800)
  37. NTU Aerospace Engineering – $4,321 ($5,000)
  38. SUTD Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Systems and Design) – $4,287 ($4,900)
  39. NUS Bachelor of Dental Surgery – $4,286 ($4,600)
  40. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Information & Communications Technology (Information Security) – $4,237 ($4,630)
  41. SMU Accountancy Cum Laude and above – $4,213 ($4,600)
  42. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land) – $4,203 ($4,370)
  43. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) (Hons) – $4,194 ($4,600)
  44. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Design) – $4,178 ($4,250)
  45. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Offshore Engineering – $4,160 ($4,800)
  46. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aeronautical Engineering – $4,159 ($5,010)
  47. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) – $4,139 ($4,440)
  48. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering) – $4,135 ($4,800)
  49. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) – $4,115 ($4,550)
  50. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems) – $4,114 ($4,250)
  51. NTU Public Policy and Global Affairs – $4,105 ($4,524)
  52. NTU Electrical and Electronic Engineering – $4,069 ($4,400)
  53. SMU Social Sciences Cum Laude and above – $4,063 ($4,500)
  54. NTU Mathematical Sciences / Mathematical Sciences and Economics – $4,039 ($4,500)
  55. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) – $4,023 ($4,300)
  56. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Science and Engineering) – $4,020 ($4,200)
  57. NTU Mechanical Engineering – $4,006 ($4,400)
  58. SUTD Bachelor of Science (Architecture and Sustainable Design) – $3,982 ($4,070)
  59. SIT Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design – $3,974 ($4,200)
  60. NTU Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering – $3,959 ($4,300)
  61. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aerospace Systems – $3,940 ($4,600)
  62. NUS Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy)6 – $3,923 ($4,200)
  63. SIT Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Criminology and Security – $3,919 ($4,300)
  64. SUTD Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Product Development) – $3,901 ($4,150)
  65. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) – $3,897 ($4,100)
  66. NTU Environmental Earth Systems Sciences – $3,888 ($4,300)
  67. NUS Bachelor of Science (Real Estate) – $3,863 ($4,000)
  68. SUSS Bachelor of Science in Finance – $3,862 ($4,350)
  69. NUS Bachelor of Social Sciences – $3,850 ($4,100)
  70. SMU Social Sciences – $3,836 ($4,010)
  71. NTU Inter-Disciplinary Double Major – $3,822 ($4,180)
  72. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Marine Engineering – $3,821 ($4,370)
  73. SMU Accountancy – $3,814 ($4,000)
  74. NTU Materials Engineering – $3,801 ($4,000)
  75. NTU History – $3,800 ($4,000)
  76. NTU Science (with Education) – $3,796 ($4,000)
  77. NTU Physics and Applied Physics – $3,793 ($4,000)
  78. SIT Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology – $3,773 ($4,000)
  79. NUS Bachelor of Science (Hons) – $3,767 ($4,000)
  80. NTU Maritime Studies – $3,763 ($4,000)
  81. NUS Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (Hons) – $3,750 ($3,950)
  82. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Pharmaceutical Engineering – $3,749 ($4,000)
  83. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) – $3,732 ($4,000)
  84. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – $3,731 ($3,983)
  85. SIT Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing – $3,725 ($4,000)
  86. NTU Economics – $3,720 ($4,000)
  87. NTU Arts (with Education) – $3,718 ($3,900)
  88. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services) – $3,702 ($3,800)
  89. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechatronics – $3,690 ($4,000)
  90. SIT Bachelor in Science (Diagnostic Radiography) – $3,685 ($3,859)
  91. NTU Civil Engineering – $3,664 ($3,800)
  92. NUS Bachelor of Environmental Studies – $3,658 ($3,996)
  93. NTU Bioengineering – $3,654 ($3,850)
  94. NUS Bachelor of Science – $3,627 ($4,000)
  95. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) – $3,607 ($3,900)
  96. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electrical Power Engineering – $3,603 ($3,850)
  97. NUS Bachelor of Arts – $3,600 ($4,100)
  98. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Design Engineering – $3,592 ($3,650)
  99. SIT Bachelor of Arts in Game Design – $3,575 ($3,600)
  100. NTU Biological Sciences / Biomedical Sciences – $3,569 ($3,800)
  101. NTU Sociology – $3,567 ($3,940)
  102. NUS Bachelor of Science (Project and Facilities Management) – $3,560 ($3,700)
  103. NTU Communication Studies – $3,548 ($3,943)
  104. SIT Bachelor in Science (Occupational Therapy) – $3,542 ($3,629)
  105. NTU Accountancy – $3,539 ($3,500)
  106. NUS Bachelor of Science (Nursing) – $3,530 ($3,750)
  107. SIT Bachelor in Science (Physiotherapy) – $3,518 ($3,700)
  108. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Civil Engineering – $3,518 ($3,700)
  109. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) – $3,515 ($3,750)
  110. NTU Philosophy – $3,502 ($4,480)
  111. NTU Chemistry and Biological Chemistry – $3,501 ($3,700)
  112. NTU Environmental Engineering – $3,487 ($3,600)
  113. NTU Chinese – $3,483 ($3,650)
  114. SUSS Bachelor of Social Work – $3,461 ($3,580)
  115. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering – $3,443 ($3,925)
  116. NTU Sports Science and Management – $3,438 ($3,620)
  117. SUSS Bachelor of Human Resource Management – $3,412 ($3,500)
  118. SUSS Bachelor of Science in Marketing – $3,411 ($3,600)
  119. NTU Linguistics and Multilingual Studies – $3,398 ($3,850)
  120. SIT Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering – $3,387 ($3,650)
  121. SUSS Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management – $3,381 ($3,500)
  122. SIT Bachelor in Science (Radiation Therapy) – $3,380 ($3,500)
  123. NTU Psychology – $3,362 ($3,500)
  124. NTU English – $3,354 ($3,600)
  125. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Naval Architecture – $3,244 ($3,465)
  126. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical Engineering – $3,242 ($3,500)
  127. SUSS Bachelor of Accountancy – $3,231 ($3,400)
  128. NUS Bachelor of Music – $3,203 ($3,600)
  129. NTU Art, Design and Media – $3,182 ($3,675)
  130. SIT Bachelor of Hospitality Business with Honours – $3,148 ($3,400)
  131. SIT Bachelor of Accountancy with Honours – $3,120 ($3,200)
  132. NTU Biomedical Sciences and Chinese Medicine – $3,119 ($3,300)
  133. SIT Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours – $3,084 ($3,400)
  134. SIT Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Interior Design – $2,992 ($3,500)
  135. SUSS Bachelor of Early Childhood Education – $2,963 ($3,100)
  136. SIT Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Communication Design – $2,876 ($3,000)
  137. SIT Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation – $2,862 ($3,000)
  138. SIT Bachelor of Business Administration in Food Business Management – $2,675 ($2,820)

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

  1. NTU Medicine – 100.0% ($5,500)
  2. NUS Bachelor of Science (Business Analytics) – 100.0% ($5,400)
  3. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Information Security) – 100.0% ($5,400)
  4. NUS Bachelor of Science (Computational Biology) – 100.0% ($4,500)
  5. NUS Bachelor of Dental Surgery – 100.0% ($4,200)
  6. NTU Science (with Education) – 100.0% ($3,904)
  7. NTU Arts (with Education) – 100.0% ($3,780)
  8. SIT Bachelor in Science (Diagnostic Radiography) – 100.0% ($3,650)
  9. SIT Bachelor in Science (Occupational Therapy) – 100.0% ($3,400)
  10. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) – 100.0% ($3,400)
  11. SMU Law Cum Laude and above – 98.8% ($5,800)
  12. SMU Law – 98.3% ($5,600)
  13. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) – 97.3% ($3,700)
  14. NUS Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (Hons) – 96.8% ($3,750)
  15. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) – 96.6% ($4,000)
  16. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) – 96.4% ($6,000)
  17. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) (Hons) – 96.3% ($3,500)
  18. SIT Bachelor in Science (Physiotherapy) – 96.3% ($3,500)
  19. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) – 96.2% ($5,000)
  20. NTU Accountancy and Business – 96.2% ($4,500)
  21. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Information & Communications Technology (Information Security) – 95.9% ($4,300)
  22. SUTD Bachelor of Science (Architecture and Sustainable Design) – 95.6% ($3,800)
  23. NUS Bachelor of Science (Data Science and Analytics) – 95.3% ($4,800)
  24. NTU Maritime Studies – 95.2% ($3,500)
  25. SMU Information Systems – 94.6% ($5,000)
  26. SIT Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing – 94.2% ($3,650)
  27. SMU Information Systems Cum Laude and above – 93.6% ($5,350)
  28. NUS Bachelor of Laws – 93.5% ($5,600)
  29. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) – 93.5% ($4,347)
  30. NUS Bachelor of Science (Nursing) – 93.3% ($3,550)
  31. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) – 93.0% ($4,150)
  32. SMU Accountancy – 93.0% ($3,400)
  33. NTU Accountancy – 93.0% ($3,400)
  34. SMU Accountancy Cum Laude and above – 92.6% ($3,850)
  35. NUS Bachelor of Science (Project and Facilities Management) – 92.1% ($3,500)
  36. NTU Civil Engineering – 92.0% ($3,540)
  37. NUS Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy)6 – 91.9% ($3,915)
  38. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial and Systems Engineering) – 91.8% ($4,500)
  39. NTU Environmental Earth Systems Sciences – 91.3% ($3,950)
  40. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) – 91.2% ($5,400)
  41. SMU Economics Cum Laude and above – 91.2% ($4,900)
  42. NTU Computer Science – 91.0% ($4,800)
  43. NTU Double Degree in Engineering and Economics – 90.9% ($4,583)
  44. SIT Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation – 90.5% ($4,200)
  45. SMU Business Management Cum Laude and above – 90.3% ($4,480)
  46. SIT Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computing Science – 89.9% ($5,000)
  47. NTU Computer Engineering – 89.6% ($4,500)
  48. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) – 89.5% ($3,875)
  49. SUSS Bachelor of Accountancy – 89.0% ($3,200)
  50. NTU Information Engineering and Media – 88.6% ($4,200)
  51. NTU Electrical and Electronic Engineering – 88.6% ($4,000)
  52. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) – 88.6% ($3,500)
  53. SUSS Bachelor of Early Childhood Education – 88.4% ($3,000)
  54. NTU Economics – 88.3% ($3,650)
  55. NTU Double Degree in Business and Computer Engineering/Computing – 87.5% ($6,300)
  56. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Science and Engineering) – 87.5% ($3,896)
  57. NTU Aerospace Engineering – 87.3% ($4,471)
  58. SUSS Bachelor of Social Work – 86.8% ($3,530)
  59. SMU Social Sciences Cum Laude and above – 86.2% ($3,763)
  60. NTU Environmental Engineering – 86.2% ($3,500)
  61. NTU Mechanical Engineering – 86.1% ($3,800)
  62. SMU Business Management – 86.0% ($4,000)
  63. SUTD Bachelor of Engineering (Information Systems Technology and Design) – 85.4% ($4,500)
  64. NTU Business – 85.2% ($4,000)
  65. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) – 84.8% ($3,800)
  66. NTU Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering – 84.8% ($3,740)
  67. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services) – 84.6% ($3,500)
  68. SUSS Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics – 83.9% ($3,800)
  69. NUS Bachelor of Science with Honours – 83.8% ($4,500)
  70. SMU Economics – 83.5% ($4,435)
  71. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) – 83.3% ($3,600)
  72. SIT Bachelor in Science (Radiation Therapy) – 83.3% ($3,500)
  73. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Information & Communications Technology (Software Engineering) – 83.0% ($4,000)
  74. NTU Materials Engineering – 83.0% ($3,650)
  75. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems) – 82.6% ($4,185)
  76. NUS Bachelor of Science (Real Estate) – 82.4% ($3,700)
  77. SUTD Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Product Development) – 82.1% ($3,800)
  78. SIT Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design – 81.8% ($4,000)
  79. NTU Biological Sciences / Biomedical Sciences – 81.7% ($3,500)
  80. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration – 81.6% ($3,700)
  81. NUS Bachelor of Environmental Studies – 81.6% ($3,650)
  82. SUSS Bachelor of Human Resource Management – 80.9% ($3,200)
  83. NTU Communication Studies – 80.8% ($3,500)
  84. SUSS Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management – 79.5% ($3,300)
  85. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Marine Engineering – 79.2% ($3,750)
  86. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Civil Engineering – 78.7% ($3,500)
  87. SIT Bachelor of Arts in Game Design – 78.6% ($3,500)
  88. NUS Bachelor of Social Sciences – 78.2% ($3,600)
  89. NTU Biomedical Sciences and Chinese Medicine – 77.3% ($3,100)
  90. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land) – 77.1% ($4,105)
  91. SUTD Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Systems and Design) – 77.1% ($4,000)
  92. NTU Public Policy and Global Affairs – 77.1% ($3,804)
  93. SMU Social Sciences – 77.1% ($3,600)
  94. NUS Bachelor of Science (Hons) – 76.5% ($3,600)
  95. NTU Bioengineering – 75.8% ($3,500)
  96. NTU Mathematical Sciences / Mathematical Sciences and Economics – 75.6% ($3,806)
  97. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Design) – 75.0% ($3,825)
  98. NTU Inter-Disciplinary Double Major – 75.0% ($3,650)
  99. NTU Chemistry and Biological Chemistry – 74.4% ($3,400)
  100. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Pharmaceutical Engineering – 73.9% ($3,740)
  101. NTU Chinese – 72.5% ($3,300)
  102. NTU Psychology – 71.8% ($3,350)
  103. NUS Bachelor of Arts with Honours – 70.8% ($4,000)
  104. SIT Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation – 70.6% ($2,887)
  105. NTU Linguistics and Multilingual Studies – 70.2% ($3,300)
  106. NUS Bachelor of Arts – 70.0% ($3,200)
  107. SIT Bachelor of Accountancy with Honours – 69.8% ($3,000)
  108. NTU Sociology – 69.6% ($3,500)
  109. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Offshore Engineering – 69.2% ($4,000)
  110. NTU Physics and Applied Physics – 69.0% ($3,600)
  111. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electrical Power Engineering – 68.8% ($3,500)
  112. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Science) – 68.4% ($4,500)
  113. SIT Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Criminology and Security – 68.4% ($3,700)
  114. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – 68.3% ($3,650)
  115. NTU History – 66.7% ($3,675)
  116. SIT Bachelor of Business Administration in Food Business Management – 66.7% ($2,550)
  117. NTU English – 64.2% ($3,500)
  118. SUSS Bachelor of Science in Marketing – 63.6% ($3,275)
  119. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechatronics – 58.9% ($3,600)
  120. NTU Philosophy – 57.7% ($3,400)
  121. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering – 57.1% ($3,350)
  122. NUS Bachelor of Science – 56.9% ($3,527)
  123. SUSS Bachelor of Science in Finance – 56.3% ($3,500)
  124. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering) – 55.4% ($4,200)
  125. NTU Sports Science and Management – 55.4% ($3,300)
  126. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Design Engineering – 53.3% ($3,500)
  127. SIT Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours – 52.4% ($3,000)
  128. SIT Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering – 48.9% ($3,175)
  129. SIT Bachelor of Hospitality Business with Honours – 47.9% ($3,000)
  130. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical Engineering – 47.8% ($3,200)
  131. NTU Art, Design and Media – 46.6% ($3,000)
  132. SIT Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Interior Design – 45.2% ($2,600)
  133. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Naval Architecture – 42.9% ($3,200)
  134. SIT Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology – 39.5% ($3,600)
  135. SIT Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Communication Design – 38.1% ($2,800)
  136. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aerospace Systems – 37.9% ($3,750)
  137. SIT Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aeronautical Engineering – 35.3% ($3,921)
  138. NUS Bachelor of Music – 35.3% ($3,100)

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