NTU Singapore graduates continue to be sought after by employers amid the pandemic, with more than nine in 10 graduates from the Class of 2021 in the labour force employed within six months after completing their final examinations.
4,292 NTU Singapore graduates responded to the 2021 Joint Autonomous Universities Graduate Employment Survey (JAUGES) jointly conducted by NTU and the other Autonomous Universities. This also includes 24 Biomedical graduates and 65 Medicine graduates from the Class of 2020 who took part in a follow-up survey.
Despite the pandemic, NTU’s Class of 2021 earned higher salaries, with a mean gross monthly salary of $4,000 for fresh graduates in full-time permanent employment , an improvement of 4.2 per cent from $3,840 in 2020. Their median gross monthly salary was also higher at $3,750, up from $3,660 in 2020.
Fresh graduates in Business & Computing (double degree) earned the most among their 2021 graduate peers with a median gross monthly salary of $6,300, compared to $5,400 in 2020. This was followed by Medicine graduates after completing their one-year housemanship or first-year residency, and Computer Science graduates. The other top earners were those who graduated from Engineering and Economics (double degree) and Accountancy & Business courses.