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Year of GESOverall Employment RateMean Gross Monthly SalaryMedian Gross Monthly Salary
Entire Graduate Cohort*202193.1%$4,240$4,000
BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation202195.1%$4,984$4,600
BS in Computer Science and Game Design202188.2%$4,324$4,000
BEng in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems)2021100%$4,402$4,370
BA in Game Design2021100%^$3,490^$3,300^
BFA in Digital Art and Animation202180.0%$3,125$3,200

^ Data is based on a sample size of fewer than 30 respondents.

*Entire Graduate Cohort refers to the total of DigiPen (Singapore) and SIT-DigiPen (Singapore) graduates for the 2021 JAUGES. Source:

The latest 2021 Joint Autonomous University Graduate Employment Survey (JAUGES) has shown that SIT-DigiPen (Singapore) graduates continue to be highly in demand by employers. The findings revealed that 93.1% of SIT-DigiPen (Singapore) graduates in the labor force [1] were employed. Additionally, graduates continued to command good salaries with the mean gross monthly salary [2] increasing from $3,884 to $4,240.

The demand for tech talent in Singapore remains strong, with software development and engineering graduates still leading the pack. Graduates from the computer science and engineering programs all enjoyed competitive monthly salaries, with those from BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation (BSCS RTIS) commanding a mean gross monthly salary of close to $5,000 — a significant jump from last year’s $4,399. They also enjoyed 95.1% overall employment. BSCS RTIS graduates are often sought after for their C/C++ programming competencies and computer graphics expertise. All students in the program even learn to build their own custom software development engines and simulations from scratch.

Graduates from the BEng in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems) — or SEEMS — also continue to show impressive results with a 100.0% overall employment and a mean gross monthly salary of $4,402. The multi-disciplinary training they received in software, mechanical, electrical, and electronics engineering has allowed them to be employed as engineers across various industries. This is the third cohort of SEEMS graduates and their year-over-year improvements build upon the strong foundation set by their predecessors.

Graduates from the art and design degrees likewise demonstrated good employment outcomes, with BA in Game Design (BAGD) graduates drawing a mean gross monthly salary of $3,490 and maintaining their 100% overall employment for the second straight year. These graduates continue to be sought after for their ability to both design and implement immersive software and sophisticated user experiences, including virtual productions that utilize AR/VR technologies. As for graduates from the BFA in Digital Art and Animation, the surveyed cohort reported a competitive mean gross monthly salary of $3,125. This is the highest figure from that program to date and reflects the industry’s demand for artists who are not just adept at all stages of the production pipeline, but are also trained in technical skills such as basic scripting and Unreal Engine.

Despite the economic challenges of the last year, we are heartened that SIT-DigiPen (Singapore) graduates are well received by the industry. The strong employment outcomes reflect the demand for specialized talent in all areas of the digital economy, and we look forward to building up even more talent in the areas of computer science, embedded systems engineering, UX/UI design, and digital art and animation.

[1] Graduates in the labor force refer to those who are working, or not working but actively looking and available for work.

[2] Amongst graduates in full-time permanent employment, i.e. employment of at least 35 hours a week and where the employment is not temporary, including those on contracts of one year or more. Gross monthly salary comprises the basic salary, fixed allowances, over-time pay, commissions and other regular cash payments, before deductions of the employee’s CPF contributions and personal income tax. Employer’s CPF contributions, bonuses, stock options, other lump sum payments, and payments-in-kind are excluded.