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Old 11-03-2012, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Chewbm View Post
This thread is concerning the income earned by fresh graduates in I referenced from

The Dumping Grounds by Starting Pay (Gross Monthly)
1. NUS Applied Science $2,427 ($2,800)
2. NUS Engineering Science $2,571 ($3,000)
3. NTU Art, Design & Media $2,600 ($3,150)
4. NTU English Literature $2,603 ($3,050)
5. NUS Arts $2,627 ($2,900)
6. NUS Science $2,653 ($2,900)
7. NUS Nursing $2,655 ($2,800)
8. NUS Project and Facilities Management $2,657 ($2,800)
9. NUS Business Administration (Accountancy) $2,692 ($2,600)
10. NUS Civil Engineering $2,757 ($2,800)
11. NUS Real Estate $2,762 ($3,000)
12. NTU Accountancy (3-yr direct Honours programme) $2,778 ($2,775)
13. NUS Bioengineering $2,804 ($3,000)
14. SMU Social Sciences (4-yr programme) $2,824 ($3,200)

Are these degrees really considered dumping grounds,as even though the starting pay might be low, isit related to the future income earned by the graduates after working gaining few years of experience? Let's compare for e.g: NUS Civil Engineering $2,757 ($2,800)
NUS Architecture $3,445 ($3,700)
The starting pay might be lower for nus civil engineering but come a few years of experience for both, will the pay for nus civil engineering be higher than Nus architecture?

Kindly help me as I'm very stressed out from choose which degree to take, as I'm concerned in the stangancy in the income in engineering courses..
seriously, it's just choosing a course. what is there to be stressed about?

if you want to make big bucks, choose either medicine, law, or accountancy. if you can't get into these courses, go for a course you are interested in. if you want to go into banking, perhaps a course in finance would be useful. what's most impt though is whether you do well in that course. If you graduate with lousy grades, it will be harder to get into good companies/banks, regardless of the course you choose. Get that 1st class honours first before start worrying about income stagnation.

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