Starting Salaries and Employment Rates of SIT Graduates [Class of 2021]


Starting salaries were noted to be above pre-pandemic levels, with average and median gross monthly salaries at “an all-time high”.

According to the Joint Autonomous University Graduate Employment Survey (GAUGES) released today (9 September 2022), more than nine in 10 (95.6%) new graduates from the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT ) in the labor force obtained employment within six months of graduation. .

In particular, 86% of these graduates from the class of 2021 obtained full-time permanent jobs (FTP), an increase of 16.2% compared to the previous cohort.

A significant recovery was seen for graduates from the tourism and built environment sectors, which had been heavily impacted by COVID-19. Graduates in Hospitality, Civil Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services) got FTP jobs, ranging from 80.3% to 96.1%. This is an improvement of 11.5 to 32.4% over the previous cohort.

Meanwhile, the pioneering cohort of the Aeronautical Systems Engineering program, along with graduates from Information and Communications Technology (ICT) (Information Security), Information and Communications Technology ( software engineering), marine engineering, naval architecture and systems engineering (electromechanical systems) programs have reached 100% employment.

Graduates of the three allied health programs conferred by SIT in Diagnostic Radiography, Occupational Therapy and Radiation Therapy also achieved 100% employment, while those of the SIT-Trinity College Dublin Physiotherapy program achieved 97.9% employment. overall employment.

In terms of earnings, it was also noted that starting salaries for SIT graduates exceeded pre-pandemic levelswith average and median gross monthly salaries at an all-time high:

  • The average gross monthly salary for SIT graduates in FTP jobs was S$3,755, an increase from the previous year’s salary of S$3,675.
  • Meanwhile, the median gross monthly salary for graduates in FTP employment was S$3,550, also up from S$3,500 in 2020.

Graduates of ICT programs continue to demand higher salaries:

  • New graduates of the ICT (software engineering) program earned the most among their peers with a median monthly salary of S$5,000.
  • This was followed by ICT (information security) graduates who earned a median monthly salary of S$4,950, and real-time interactive simulation computer science graduates at S$4,600.

Graduates of engineering programs with ICT components also saw their median gross monthly salary increase:

  • Systems engineering (electromechanical systems) graduates earned a median monthly salary of S$4,370, up from S$4,185 in 2020.
  • Meanwhile, graduates of the Electrical Engineering and Information Technology program earned a median monthly salary of S$3,700, up from S$3,600 in 2020.

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Commenting on the above, President of SIT Professor Chua Kee Chaing said, “We are encouraged that employment outcomes have rebounded and even surpassed pre-COVID levels. Employers continue to express their confidence in our students through job offers. advanced employment, even before they graduate – a strong testament to our pedagogy and applied learning programs.”

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