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Year of GESOverall Employment RateMean Gross Monthly SalaryMedian Gross Monthly Salary
Entire Graduate Cohort*202287.3%$4,801$4,700
BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation2022100%$5,679$5,500
BS in Computer Science and Game Design202290.6%$4,681$4,490
BEng in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems)202292.7%$4,913$4,800
BA in Game Design202267.9%$3,884$3,600
BFA in Digital Art and Animation202277.1%$3,628$3,500

^ 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 2022 JAUGES. Source:

Results published in the latest 2022 Joint Autonomous University Graduate Employment Survey (JAUGES) continue to reflect strong salary outcomes for SIT-DigiPen (Singapore) graduates. In particular, the mean gross monthly salary [1] of SIT-DigiPen (Singapore) graduates rose from $4,240 to $4,801. Graduates also continued to be in high demand by employers, with an overall employment rate of 87.3% for those in the labor force [2].

In line with market trends, tech talent in Singapore remains the most sought-after. Graduates from the computer science and engineering programs continue to lead the pack again this year, with those from BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation (BSCS RTIS) commanding a mean gross monthly salary of $5,679 — a significant jump from last year’s $4,984 — as well as 100.0% overall employment. BSCS RTIS graduates possess strong C/C++ programming competencies and computer graphics expertise, making them adept at developing various custom software engines, simulations, and applications from scratch. Those from the BS in Computer Science and Game Design also saw a jump in their mean gross monthly salaries, drawing $4,681 in the latest survey compared to last year’s $4,324. Similar to the BSCS RTIS graduates, they have deep C/C++ programming knowledge to build custom engines, on top of being skilled in user experience (UX) and interactive design.

Graduates from the BEng in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems) — or SEEMS — enjoyed the second highest salary jump with a gross monthly mean salary of $4,913 compared to last year’s $4,402. SEEMS graduates receive multidisciplinary training in the fields of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering throughout their degree. They are able to design and manage large, complex systems thanks to their in-depth knowledge of both hardware and software engineering. SEEMS graduates have demonstrated year-on-year improvements in employment outcomes since the first cohort entered the workforce in 2020 — a testament to the growing demand for their versatile skillset.

Those from the art and design programs also did well, with graduates from both the BA in Game Design (BAGD) and BFA in Digital Art and Animation (BFA) programs enjoying salary jumps. BAGD graduates are skilled in the areas of user interface (UI) and UX design, and also versed in C# programming, all of which allow them to bring engaging interactive experiences like games or applications to life. The surveyed cohort reported a mean gross monthly salary of $3,884 over last year’s $3,490. Lastly, BFA graduates enjoyed a competitive mean gross monthly salary of $3,628 — up from $3,125 previously. The BFA program not only equips budding artists with strong fundamentals in traditional and digital art and animation techniques, but also gives them an edge with technical proficiencies in scripting languages like Python.

We are heartened by the continued demand for SIT-DigiPen (Singapore) graduates in the digital economy and look forward to fostering more specialized talent in the areas of computer science, embedded systems engineering, UX/UI design, and digital art and animation.

[1] 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.

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