Facts and figures
WITH gigantic jumps in global university rankings of 100 places ( Times Higher Education) and 33 places (Quacquarelli Symonds) in the last three years and ranking second among young universities worldwide and No.1 for industry income and innovation, the numbers show why NTU (Nanyang Technological University) is a rising star amongst global universities. Just check out these statistics:
That’s the increase in top A-Level students enrolling at NTU last year compared to 2011. This is a further jump after the 43% spike in 2012.
NTU’s double degree in Accountancy and Business is the No.2 most popular undergraduate programme in Singapore among top students. Other programmes popular with the best and brightest are the Renaissance Engineering Programme, Medicine, C N Yang Scholars Programme, University Scholars Programme and the double major in Biological Sciences and Psychology.
The Renaissance Engineering Programme is the top engineering programme in Singapore. You can acquire both a Bachelor of Engineering Science and a Master of Science in Technology Management in four and a half years. There are just 10 students to a professor, and 365 days’ worth of overseas study at the University of California, Berkeley or Imperial College London, plus internships at top firms in Silicon Valley or in Europe.
That is how many NTU undergrads travel overseas at least once during their studies. NTU believes global exposure is essential in today’s workplace. So NTU under-
> 60% jump:
> 7 in 10:
grads travel abroad via internships, attachments, exchanges, summer programmes, international competitions and conferences, and more.
The number of NTU’s partner universities in 37 countries for student attachment programmes. Also, 13 travel subsidies are available, each offering a one-time allowance of up to a maximum of S$4,800 (RM12,560).
The number of organi-
sations that offer NTU students internships every year. Thirty percent of these students clinch a permanent job at their internship companies, which include the likes of P&G and Citibank. At career fairs each year, 220 companies offer about 3,000 jobs in just about every industry.
> 7 in 10:
That’s how many NTU students get a job offer before graduation, with many receiving
> S$8,103 (RM21,203):
The highest average starting salary for the top 10%, and it is drawn by double-degree grads in Accountancy & Business. Aerospace Engineering grads have the highest starting mean salary of S$3,443 (RM9,009). Other than teaching, the course with the highest employment rate is Civil Engineering at 100%.
The number of Nanyang
One thousand five hundred organisations
offer NTU students internships every year.