SUTD Sustains Trend of High Overall Employment Rates and Starting Salaries for the Third Year

The survey, as at 22 March 2018, shown that SUTD continues to maintain high overall employment rates and starting salaries for its graduates for the third year. The overall employment rate increasing by 0.4 percentage points, from 91.0% in 2016 to 91.4% in 2017. The mean gross monthly salary among SUTD’s fresh graduates employed in full-time permanent employment remained consistently high, at $3,859 in 2017 compared to $3,853 in 2016. Some of the top hiring sectors include Information & Communication, Scientific Research & Development and Financial & Insurance.

"SUTD students have been carefully nurtured within SUTD’s multi-disciplinary technology and design ecosystem to hone their critical thinking and problem solving skills. By equipping every student with industry experience through internships, coupled with overseas exposure to provide them with a global perspective, SUTD graduates are industry-, region- and future-ready. We are pleased that for the third consecutive year, employers continue to recognise these invaluable qualities, and our graduates continue to enjoy a high employment rate and starting salary."—​ Professor Chong Tow Chong, SUTD’s Acting President and Provost


228 graduates from SUTD were surveyed in Feb 2018 and the overall response rate obtained was 85.4%.

SUTD: 2017 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) 89.9 87.3 $3,594 $3,600 $3,638 $3,600 $3,450 $3,800
Bachelor of Engineering (Information Systems Technology and Design) 100.0 100.0 $4,146 $4,000 $4,175 $4,023 $3,600 $4,900
Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Systems and Design) 91.7 85.4 $3,856 $3,800 $3,956 $3,850 $3,600 $4,210
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 2017

 

Notes:

  1. The employment rates refer to the number of graduates employed as a proportion of graduates in the labour force (i.e. those who were working, or not working but actively looking and available for work) as at 19 February 2018 (i.e. approximately six months after completing their final examinations).
  2. Overall employment includes all types of full-time, part-time, temporary and freelance 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.
  4. Basic monthly salary pertains only to full-time permanently employed graduates. It comprises basic pay before deduction of the employee’s CPF contributions and personal income tax. Employer’s CPF contributions, bonuses, stock options, overtime payments, commissions, fixed allowances, other regular cash payments, lump sum payments, and payments-in-kind are excluded.
  5. Gross monthly salary pertains only to full-time permanently employed graduates. It comprises basic salary, overtime payments, commissions, fixed allowances and other regular cash payments, before deductions of the employee’s CPF contributions and personal income tax. Employer’s CPF contributions, bonuses, stock options, lump sum payments, and payments-in-kind are excluded.