SUTD's first batch of graduates 'well received by industry'

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SINGAPORE - The pioneer batch of graduates from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) are getting salaries comparable to graduates from other universities here.

The mean monthly salary for SUTD graduates in full-time permanent employment is $3,709, said SUTD in a statement today (March 28). This compares favourably against that of graduates from other universities ($3,468).

The university said that 85 per cent of graduates were employed within six months of completing their examinations. This is slightly lower than the 89.5 per cent reported by the other universities.

The numbers are from the Joint Graduate Employment Survey conducted by SUTD and for other universities here - Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Singapore Institute of Technology and Singapore Management University.

SUTD said about 86 per cent of its 298 graduates in the pioneer cohort took part in its survey conducted in February and March this year.