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High starting salaries for our pioneer batch of students


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As of 15 March 2016, almost 90% of SUTD's engineering graduates are employed. A high percentage found themselves rewarding jobs in Singapore's key industries, such as aviation and aerospace engineering, banking and finance, infocomm services and research and development. The high starting salaries signal a strong vote of confidence from employers that the education acquired at SUTD is highly valuable. SUTD equips students for real world challenges through a world-class design-centric education built upon an interdisciplinary hands-on curriculum and cohort-based learning approach.
 
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"I recruit from the best schools across US like MIT and University of Chicago. The SUTD students are as good as any, I have seen and hired."
–​ Dwight Hutchins, MD Asia Pacific, Accenture


298 graduates from SUTD were surveyed in Feb 2016 and the overall response rate obtained was 86.2%.

SUTD: 2015 GES Employment Rates1 and Salaries of Graduates by Bachelor Degree

Degree Overall Employment
Rate2 (%)
Full-Time Permanent Employment Rate3 (%) Basic Monthly Salary4 ($) Gross Monthly Salary5 ($)
Mean Median Mean Median  25th Percentile  75th Percentile
Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Product Development) 92.5 88.1 $3,595 $3,618 $3,565 $3,600 $3,400 $3,800
Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Systems and Design) 80.3 71.8 $3,699 $3,450 $3,763 $3,500 $3,190 $4,100
Bachelor of Engineering (Information Systems Technology and Design) 86.0 83.7 $3,872 $3,700 $3,952 $3,950 $3,338 $4,450
Bachelor of Science (Architecture and Sustainable Design)  
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.
 

Source: MOE’s Graduate Employment Survey 2015

 

Notes:

The employment rates refer to the number of graduates employed as a proportion of economically active graduates (i.e.  graduates who engage actively in the labour market either by working or looking for a job) as at 12 Feb 2016 (i.e. approximately 6 months after completing their final examinations).

2 Overall employment includes all types of full-time, part-time and 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.

Basic monthly salary pertains only to full-time permanently employed graduates. It comprises basic pay before deductions of the employee’s CPF contributions and personal income tax.  Employer’s CPF contributions, bonuses, stock options, overtime payments, commissions, allowances, other monetary and lump sum payments, and payments-in-kind are excluded.

Gross monthly salary pertains only to full-time permanently employed graduates. It comprises the basic salary, fixed allowances, over-time pay and commissions, before deductions of the employee’s CPF contributions and personal income tax.  Employer’s CPF contributions, bonuses, stock options, other lump sum payments, and payments-in-kind are excluded.