Career Prospects

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.”

Q​uek​ ​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
11%Software Development
8%Education (primary and secondary school, junior college, and technical institutes)
6%Government (ministries, statutory boards, armed forces, and police)
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.”

Steven Lee
BSc (Hons) in Physics, Class of 2011
Co-founder and CTO, JobKred