Physics and Applied Physics graduates are equipped with a flexible skill-set allowing them to formulate models and test them against data, use cutting-edge technical equipment, and combine experimental and theoretical methods to tackle open-ended problems. They are thus suitable for a broad range of fulfilling jobs throughout the economy.
I learnt many valuable skills in and outside of Physics, and had the opportunity to complete a semester abroad at the University of Toronto and to do an Overseas FYP at the High Energy Physics group in University College London. The experience gave me a leg up in transitioning into my current career as a data scientist in London.”
Quek Chai Shan
BSc (Hons) in Applied Physics, Class of 2018
Data Scientist, Tessian
The jobs found by our graduates are summarized below, based on the Graduate Employment Survey sponsored by the Ministry of Education (MOE):
|23%||Engineering, Manufacturing, and Product Design|
|20%||Scientific Research and other R&D|
|14%||Management, Operations, Human Resources (HR), and Sales|
|8%||Education (primary and secondary school, junior college, and technical institutes)|
|6%||Government (ministries, statutory boards, armed forces, and police)|
Notable companies that have employed our graduates include:
- Semiconductor and Microelectronics :
Applied Materials, DenseLight Semiconductors, GlobalFoundries, II-VI, Infineon Technologies, Intel, Micron, Semilab, ST Microelectronics, UCT.
- Information Technology :
Apple, Cisco, Cognizant, Google, SAS, SingTel, Tableau, Tata Consultancy Services, Tessian, Wolfram.
- Other Engineering Companies :
Bosch, BP, Hitachi, Keppel Corporation, Lighthaus Photonics, Murata Manufacturing, Physik Instrumente, REC Solar, Qioptiq, Solar Frontier.
- Research and Education :
A*STAR, Defence Science and Technology Agency, DSO National Laboratories, Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore.
- Banking and Finance :
CIMB, Citibank, DBS, Great Eastern, JP Morgan, OCBC, Singapore Exchange.
- Others :
Accenture, FDM Group, Ministry of Defence, PSA Corporation, Rolling Arrays, Satair, Singapore Police Force, TRAQuE.
My physics education trained me to tackle problems in a systematic way. When given a complex project at work, I can easily break it down into manageable portions and solve them in an organized manner. This gives me an edge over my colleagues.”
BSc (Hons) in Physics, Class of 2011
Co-founder and CTO, JobKred