Graduate Employment Survey 2010

Among the Class of 2010 from NUS, SMU and NTU, graduates from the NUS Law Faculty got the highest starting pay. This is according to the 2010 Graduate Employment Survey results.

Featuring for the first time in the Salary.sg ranking tables, the 2010 batch of lawyers from NUS received an average starting salary of $4,770. This average is apparently not skewed by outliers, as 75% of these fresh lawyers got more than $4,250.

No thanks to the lawyers, the 4-year Information Systems Management programme at SMU dropped a notch to 2nd place this year, with an average starting pay of $4,547 for those who graduated cum laude and above.

Fresh doctors coming from NUS, the only university offering medicine, are at a distant 3rd with $3,852.

Interestingly, SMU Accountancy (non-cum laude) has a high average of $3,162 but a low median of $2,650 – what this means is that 50% of them earn less than $2,650 but the rest earns much more to skew the average by a lot.

The same bad skewing is observed for NUS Business Administration (Accountancy) (Honours). But it scored a 100% employment rate.

Also dominating the top of the employability table are: Law, Medicine and Surgery, the NTU-NIE courses (for teachers-to-be), Dental Surgery and NTU Biomedical Sciences.

In terms of employability, NTU Art, Design & Media is once again … last. See our previous year’s rankings.

Without further ado, we present this year’s rankings:

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

NUS Laws – $4,770 ($5,000)
SMU Information Systems Management (4-yr programme) Cum Laude and above – $4,547 ($4,950)
NUS Medicine and Surgery – $3,852 ($4,000)
SMU Business Management (4-yr programme) Cum Laude and above – $3,750 ($4,000)
SMU Accountancy Cum Laude and above – $3,625 ($3,800)
SMU Economics (4-yr programme) Cum Laude and above – $3,579 ($3,700)
SMU Social Sciences (4-yr programme) Cum Laude and above – $3,479 ($3,875)
SMU Information Systems Management (4-yr programme) – $3,474 ($4,000)
NUS Architecture – $3,445 ($3,700)
SMU Economics (4-yr programme) – $3,429 ($3,700)
NTU Computer Science – $3,385 ($3,700)
NUS Information Systems – $3,384 ($3,700)
NUS Industrial & Systems Engineering – $3,357 ($3,750)
NTU Aerospace Engineering – $3,344 ($3,800)
NUS Pharmacy – $3,298 ($3,300)
SMU Business Management (4-yr programme) – $3,292 ($3,500)
NUS Computer Science – $3,289 ($3,400)
NTU Arts (with Education) – $3,281 ($3,400)
NTU Computer Engineering – $3,272 ($3,600)
NUS Chemical Engineering – $3,259 ($3,500)
NUS Electrical Engineering – $3,235 ($3,500)
NUS Business Administration (Honours) – $3,232 ($3,600)
NTU Science (with Education) – $3,199 ($3,300)
NTU Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering – $3,182 ($3,525)
NUS Computer Engineering – $3,163 ($3,700)
SMU Accountancy (4-yr programme) – $3,162 ($3,500)
NTU Bioengineering – $3,160 ($3,800)
NTU Mathematics & Economics – $3,147 ($3,450)
NUS Computer Engineering – $3,140 ($3,500)
NTU Chinese – $3,118 ($3,400)
NUS Dental Surgery – $3,116 ($3,400)
NTU Electrical & Electronic Engineering – $3,110 ($3,400)
NUS Material Science and Engineering – $3,107 ($3,200)
NUS Business Administration (Accountancy)(Honours) – $3,081 ($3,375)
NTU Materials Engineering – $3,079 ($3,300)
NUS Mechanical Engineering – $3,067 ($3,200)
NTU Mechanical Engineering – $3,064 ($3,400)
NUS Social Sciences (Honours) – $3,062 ($3,335)
NUS Science (Honours) – $3,049 ($3,300)
NUS E.Commerce – $3,049 ($3,500)
NTU Mathematical Sciences – $3,022 ($3,100)
NUS Arts (Honours) – $3,021 ($3,200)
NUS Business Administration (3-yr programme) – $3,008 ($3,000)
NTU Economics – $2,995 ($3,200)
NUS Communication and Media – $2,993 ($3,494)
NTU Environmental Engineering – $2,982 ($3,200)
NTU Chemistry & Biological Chemistry – $2,981 ($3,300)
NTU Biological Sciences – $2,952 ($3,200)
NTU Biomedical Sciences – $2,950 ($3,175)
NTU Sociology – $2,950 ($3,200)
NUS Applied Science (Honours) – $2,944 ($3,100)
NUS Computing – $2,935 ($3,200)
NTU Business (3-yr direct Honours programme) – $2,933 ($3,200)
NTU Psychology – $2,932 ($3,300)
NTU Civil Engineering – $2,911 ($3,100)
NUS Environmental Engineering – $2,895 ($3,200)
NTU Physics – $2,862 ($3,250)
NTU Maritime Studies – $2,857 ($3,125)
NTU Communication Studies – $2,836 ($3,200)
SMU Social Sciences (4-yr programme) – $2,824 ($3,200)
NUS Bioengineering – $2,804 ($3,000)
NTU Accountancy (3-yr direct Honours programme) – $2,778 ($2,775)
NUS Real Estate – $2,762 ($3,000)
NUS Civil Engineering – $2,757 ($2,800)
NUS Business Administration (Accountancy) – $2,692 ($2,600)
NUS Project and Facilities Management – $2,657 ($2,800)
NUS Nursing – $2,655 ($2,800)
NUS Science – $2,653 ($2,900)
NUS Arts – $2,627 ($2,900)
NTU English Literature – $2,603 ($3,050)
NTU Art, Design & Media – $2,600 ($3,150)
NUS Engineering Science – $2,571 ($3,000)
NUS Applied Science – $2,427 ($2,800)

By Permanent Employment Rate (in brackets are the median salaries)
NUS Laws – 100.0% ($5,000)
NUS Medicine and Surgery – 100.0% ($3,700)
NTU Arts (with Education) – 100.0% ($3,200)
NTU Science (with Education) – 100.0% ($3,200)
NUS Dental Surgery – 100.0% ($3,000)
NTU Biomedical Sciences – 100.0% ($2,800)
NUS Business Administration (Accountancy)(Honours) – 100.0% ($2,600)
SMU Accountancy (4-yr programme) – 97.9% ($2,650)
NUS Architecture – 97.7% ($3,500)
NTU Accountancy (3-yr direct Honours programme) – 97.0% ($2,600)
NTU Aerospace Engineering – 95.9% ($3,200)
SMU Accountancy Cum Laude and above – 95.8% ($3,000)
NTU Civil Engineering – 95.2% ($2,900)
SMU Information Systems Management (4-yr programme) Cum Laude and above – 95.0% ($4,350)
SMU Economics (4-yr programme) Cum Laude and above – 95.0% ($3,300)
SMU Business Management (4-yr programme) Cum Laude and above – 94.1% ($3,400)
NUS Nursing – 93.9% ($2,600)
NUS Civil Engineering – 93.5% ($2,700)
SMU Social Sciences (4-yr programme) Cum Laude and above – 93.3% ($3,250)
SMU Information Systems Management (4-yr programme) – 93.0% ($3,100)
NUS Computer Science – 92.9% ($3,000)
NUS Pharmacy – 92.3% ($3,200)
NTU Maritime Studies – 92.0% ($2,750)
NTU Computer Science – 91.8% ($3,200)
NUS Computer Engineering – 91.8% ($3,000)
NTU Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering – 91.0% ($3,200)
NTU Computer Engineering – 90.8% ($3,100)
SMU Business Management (4-yr programme) – 90.7% ($3,000)
SMU Social Sciences (4-yr programme) – 90.5% ($2,675)
NUS Industrial & Systems Engineering – 90.4% ($3,000)
SMU Economics (4-yr programme) – 90.2% ($3,100)
NUS Information Systems – 90.0% ($3,200)
NUS Communication and Media – 90.0% ($2,800)
NUS Business Administration (Honours) – 89.6% ($3,100)
NUS Applied Science (Honours) – 89.5% ($3,000)
NUS Project and Facilities Management – 89.0% ($2,500)
NUS Computing – 88.9% ($2,880)
NTU Mechanical Engineering – 88.6% ($3,000)
NUS Electrical Engineering – 88.5% ($3,000)
NUS Real Estate – 88.5% ($2,650)
NUS E.Commerce – 87.5% ($3,000)
NUS Computer Engineering – 87.2% ($3,000)
NTU Business (3-yr direct Honours programme) – 86.3% ($2,800)
NTU Mathematics & Economics – 85.7% ($3,200)
NUS Business Administration (Accountancy) – 85.7% ($2,600)
NUS Mechanical Engineering – 85.2% ($3,000)
NTU Electrical & Electronic Engineering – 84.7% ($3,000)
NTU Economics – 84.6% ($3,000)
NUS Chemical Engineering – 82.9% ($3,100)
NUS Environmental Engineering – 82.6% ($2,800)
NTU Materials Engineering – 82.2% ($3,000)
NTU Mathematical Sciences – 81.8% ($2,800)
NTU Psychology – 81.7% ($3,100)
NTU Communication Studies – 81.7% ($2,750)
NTU Chinese – 81.0% ($3,100)
NUS Social Sciences (Honours) – 80.9% ($3,000)
NUS Business Administration (3-yr programme) – 80.9% ($2,650)
NTU Bioengineering – 80.0% ($3,000)
NUS Material Science and Engineering – 77.4% ($3,000)
NUS Science (Honours) – 77.2% ($3,000)
NTU Sociology – 76.7% ($3,100)
NTU Environmental Engineering – 76.4% ($3,000)
NTU Biological Sciences – 76.3% ($2,800)
NUS Arts (Honours) – 76.0% ($3,000)
NUS Bioengineering – 75.6% ($2,700)
NUS Engineering Science – 75.0% ($2,750)
NTU Chemistry & Biological Chemistry – 74.8% ($3,000)
NTU Physics – 73.7% ($3,000)
NUS Arts – 73.7% ($2,550)
NTU English Literature – 72.5% ($2,700)
NUS Science – 71.4% ($2,500)
NUS Applied Science – 62.5% ($2,400)
NTU Art, Design & Media – 60.4% ($2,600)

http://www.salary.sg/2011/graduate-employment-survey-2010-published-2011/
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