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What fresh graduates from SIT are earning



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Singapore Institute of Technology’s (SIT) 2017 Joint Graduate Employment Survey (GES), released today, revealed the institution’s graduates continue to be well-received by the industry, with improved employment rates and higher starting salaries.

Surveying 1,530 graduates who completed their studies between October 2016 and September 2017, the findings showed a high overall employment rate of 92.3% – a 3.3 percentage-point increase from 89.0% in 2016. At the same time, the proportion of graduates who secured full-time permanent (FTP) employment increased to 82.9% in 2017 – a 5.8 percentage-point jump from 77.1% in 2016.

Beyond FTP employment, around 2.8% of graduates in the labour force were in freelance employment in 2017. While the percentage in part-time/temporary employment decreased to 6.6% in 2017 – a 2.8 percentage-point drop from 9.4% in 2016.

Salary wise, an increase was found among fresh graduates employed in FTP employment. SIT’s graduates earned a mean gross monthly salary of S$3,350 in 2017, compared to $3,282 in 2016. While median gross monthly salary remained similar to last year at S$3,200.

When it comes to the top earners, those graduating with a bachelor of science in computer science in real-time interactive simulation (DigiPen Institute of Technology) took the cake, bringing in a mean gross monthly salary of S$3,904. This was followed by graduates with a bachelor of engineering with honours in offshore engineering (Newcastle University) who took home S$3,866 a month, and those with a bachelor of arts with honours in criminology and security (University of Liverpool) with a mean gross monthly salary of S$3,825.

The five courses with the highest monthly salaries

#1 Bachelor of science in computer science in real-time interactive simulation

  • Overseas University partner: DigiPen Institute of Technology
  • Mean gross monthly salary: S$3,904
  • Median gross monthly salary: S$3,800
  • Overall employment rate: 96.9%
  • FTP employment rate: 90.6%

#2 Bachelor of engineering with honours in offshore engineering

  • Overseas University partner: Newcastle University
  • Mean gross monthly salary: S$3,866
  • Median gross monthly salary: S$3,300
  • Overall employment rate: 100.0%
  • FTP employment rate: 86.7%

#3 Bachelor of arts with honours in criminology and security

  • Overseas University partner: University of Liverpool
  • Mean gross monthly salary: S$3,825
  • Median gross monthly salary: S$3,800
  • Overall employment rate: 86.4%
  • FTP employment rate: 69.5%

#4 Bachelor of science with honours in nursing practice

  • Overseas University partner: University of Manchester
  • Mean gross monthly salary: S$3,741
  • Median gross monthly salary: S$3,650
  • Overall employment rate: 98.2%
  • FTP employment rate: 96.5%

#5 Bachelor of science with honours in computing science

  • Overseas University partner: University of Glasgow
  • Mean gross monthly salary: S$3,724
  • Median gross monthly salary: S$3,600
  • Overall employment rate: 95.8%
  • FTP employment rate: 85.9%

On the flipside, the lowest earners were graduates with a bachelor of professional studies in culinary arts management (The Culinary Institute of America) with a mean gross monthly salary of S$2,598. Followed by those with a bachelor of hospitality business with honours (SIT conferred degree) who took home S$2,829 and those with a bachelor of arts with honours in interior design (The Glasgow School of Art) with a mean gross monthly salary of S$2,841.

The five courses with the lowest monthly salaries

#1 Bachelor of professional studies in culinary arts management

  • Overseas University partner: The Culinary Institute of America
  • Mean gross monthly salary: S$2,598
  • Median gross monthly salary: S$2,300
  • Overall employment rate: 87.9%
  • FTP employment rate: 54.5%

#2 Bachelor of hospitality business with honours

  • Singapore Institute of Technology conferred degree
  • Mean gross monthly salary: S$2,829
  • Median gross monthly salary: S$2,800
  • Overall employment rate: 94.7%
  • FTP employment rate: 84.2%

#3 Bachelor of arts with honours in interior design

  • Overseas University partner: The Glasgow School of Art
  • Mean gross monthly salary: S$2,841
  • Median gross monthly salary: S$2,700
  • Overall employment rate: 92.3%
  • FTP employment rate: 87.2%

#4 Bachelor of fine arts in digital arts and animation

  • Overseas University partner: DigiPen Institute of Technology
  • Mean gross monthly salary: S$2,876
  • Median gross monthly salary: S$2,875
  • Overall employment rate: 88.5%
  • FTP employment rate: 69.2%

#5 Bachelor of science in early childhood education

  • Overseas University partner: Wheelock College
  • Mean gross monthly salary: S$2,890
  • Median gross monthly salary: S$2,900
  • Overall employment rate: 96.4%
  • FTP employment rate: 92.9%
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