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​Nine in 10 NTU graduates clinch jobs within 6 months of final examinations and are earning more

Published on: 27-Feb-2015

​High employment rates for fresh graduates from Civil, Computer, Electrical and Electronic, and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Maritime Studies, Mathematical Science and Accountancy and Business-related courses
 
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) fresh graduates continue to be in demand and are drawing higher starting salaries.
 
Nine in 10 of the university’s 2014 graduates successfully found jobs as at 1 Nov 2014 – six months after completing their final examinations, similar to 2013. 
 
Those in full-time permanent employment are also enjoying higher starting salaries compared to the Class of 2013.
 
This is according to the results of the Graduate Employment Survey jointly conducted with the National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University, released today.
 
 
Higher salaries for NTU’s 2014 graduates
 
NTU’s Class of 2014 received higher salaries, compared to the previous year’s cohort. The overall mean gross monthly salary improved by 2.7 per cent from $3,187 in 2013 to $3,272 in 2014. The median gross monthly salary grew by 4.9 per cent to $3,200 in 2014, compared with $3,050 in 2013.
 
Based on their mean gross monthly salaries, the top earners last year were graduates in Accountancy & Business, Aerospace Engineering and Computer Engineering.
 
NTU Professor Kam Chan Hin, Senior Associate Provost (Undergraduate Education), said, “NTU remains confident about our graduates' employment prospects this year, despite the potential global economic slowdown. 
 
“There continues to be strong demand from employers for our graduates who are equipped with a broad range of skills and experiences developed during their global exchanges, internships, and other enterprising activities that give them an edge in the international job market.”
 
Besides National Institute of Education (NIE) graduates who are trained for the teaching force, courses with among the highest overall employment rates include Civil Engineering, Computer Science, and Accountancy and Business-related courses.
 
“As a large university with almost 6,000 fresh graduates each year, to have 9 in 10 graduates land a job within six months of final examinations is no small feat and speaks volumes of the confidence employers have in NTU graduates,” said Prof Kam.
 
For instance, nine in 10 graduates from NTU’s Nanyang Business School found full-time permanent jobs six months after completing their final examinations. Many of them received more than one job offer and were even offered a job during their second-year internships. 
 
Courses that saw the biggest increases in overall employment rate last year include Sports Science & Management and Business & Computing, up by 19.7 percentage points and 5.4 percentage points respectively.
 
The Graduate Employment Survey results for NTU is available at: http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/post-secondary
 

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Media contact:
 
Feisal Abdul Rahman
Senior Assistant Director (Media Relations)
Corporate Communications Office
Nanyang Technological University
Tel: (65) 6790 6687
Email: feisalar@ntu.edu.sg
 
 
About Nanyang Technological University
 
A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It has a new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.
NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).
 
A fast-growing university with an international outlook, NTU is putting its global stamp on Five Peaks of Excellence: Sustainable Earth, Future Healthcare, New Media, New Silk Road, and Innovation Asia.
 
Besides its main campus, NTU also has campuses in one-north, Singapore’s science and tech hub, in Novena, Singapore’s medical district, and at Gillman Barracks, Singapore’s contemporary arts cluster.
 
For more information, visit www.ntu.edu.sg

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