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Old 06-04-2009, 12:08 AM
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If you believe the annual graduate employment survey reports (I don't quite), here are the rankings for the class of 2008:

Permanent Employment Rate
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- NTU Arts (with Education) - 100%
- NTU Maritime Studies - 100%
- NTU Science (with Education) - 100%
- NUS Dental Surgery - 100%
- NUS Information Systems - 100%
- SMU Information Systems Management (cum laude and above) - 100%
- SMU Economics (cum laude and above) - 98.3%
- SMU Economics - 97.5%
- NUS Business Administration (3-year programme) - 95.9%
- NTU Accountancy (3-year programme) - 95.7%
- NUS Business Administration (Honours) - 93.9%
- SMU Accountancy (4-year programme) - 93.9%
- NTU Civil Engineering - 93.5%
- SMU Accountancy (cum laude and above) - 93.4%
- NTU Computer Science - 92.3%
- SMU Information Systems Management - 91.9%
- NUS Computer Engineering (Faculty of Engineering) - 91.0%
- NTU Economics/Economics (Honours) - 90.5%
- NUS Computer Engineering (School of Computing) - 90.5%
- NUS Bioengineering - 90.3%
Median Gross Monthly Salary
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- SMU Economics (cum laude and above) - $3750
- SMU Information Systems Management (cum laude and above) - $3500
- NUS Dental Surgery - $3400
- SMU Economics - $3300
- NUS Business Administration (Honours) - $3274
- NTU Science (with Education) - $3186
- NTU Arts (with Education) - $3144
- NUS Computer Engineering (School of Computing) - $3100
- NTU Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering - $3094
- NTU Computer Engineering - $3021
- NTU Maritime Studies - $3021
- NUS Chemical Engineering - $3000
- NUS Computer Engineering (Faculty of Engineering) - $3000
- NUS Information Systems - $3000
- SMU Business Management (cum laude and above) - $3000
- SMU Information Systems Management - $3000
- SMU Social Sciences (cum laude and above) - $3000
- NTU Electrical & Electronics Engineering - $2960
- NTU Mechanical Engineering - $2942
- NTU Economics/Economics (Honours) - $2940
The Dumping Grounds by Employability
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- NTU Environmental Engineering - 77.0%
- NTU Biological Sciences (Honours) - 77.9%
- NUS Science - 78.3%
- NUS Environmental Engineering - 79.3%
- NUS Arts (Honours) - 79.8%
- NUS Applied Science (Honours) - 80.0%
- SMU Social Sciences (cum laude and above) - 80.0%
- NTU Materials Engineering - 80.7%
- NUS Chemical Engineering - 82.0%
- NTU Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering - 83.0%
The Dumping Grounds by Starting Pay (Gross Monthly)
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- SMU Accountancy (4-year programme) - $2400*
- NUS Applied Science - $2450
- NTU Accountancy (3-year programme) - $2468*
- NUS Industrial Design - $2500
- SMU Accountancy (cum laude and above) - $2500*
- NUS Science - $2600
- NUS Business Administration (3-year programme) - $2700
- NUS Environmental Engineering - $2700
- NTU Communication Studies (Honours) - $2733
- NTU Business (3-year programme) - $2746
* people may argue that accountancy grads have promising careers.

Reference: Ministry of Education page on Post-Secondary Education, with links to the 3 GES.


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omg,
>>NTU Biological Sciences (Honours) - 77.9%
can't they go wash test tubes in the life sciences industry?



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Old 06-04-2009, 08:25 AM
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hmm. are the starting pay for real ?

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Old 06-04-2009, 09:00 AM
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Does the gross salary include employer's CPF contribution of 14.5%?
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:44 PM
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looks little compared to last year
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Old 27-04-2009, 08:47 PM
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hahaha the accountancy graduates earn even less than graduates from well known dumping grounds of local U- NUS science and NTU engineering!!
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Old 29-04-2009, 10:39 AM
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ALL the Universities want to do is to psycho you into thinking that they have the best students with the highest paid graduates. This is called MARKETING.

Then again, you can't really blame them cos the truth is humans live self-fullfilling lies. Yes lies. We put up the lies, and we go about trying to fulfil it.

The statistics are ALWAYS biased. They perform very focused sampling, but they call it grab sampling. That is, they pick from the best student groups and then say they are representative of the entire cohort.

Then again, it has its pros and cons. Its one good way to keep the economy from slumping into 'depression'.
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Yeah I am not sure why people stupidly want to be accountants?!
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so they can be partner one day. it's also a recession proof career.
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Out of the 10,000 accountancy graduates yearly, less than 5 will become partners? There are only 3 large auditing firms based here. The rest are smallish local ones. The road to partnership, of which most do not reach is also mediocre in remuneration- along which they earn even less than creative professionals like PR and marketing.
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