SINGAPORE: About eight in 10 graduates from the three autonomous universities in Singapore found a full-time job within six months.
This was slightly fewer than in 2012.
It was one of the findings of a poll of some 10,500 graduates who were in the market for a job.
The survey was conducted by the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore Management University (SMU).
Fresh graduates with engineering or accountancy-related qualifications were particularly in demand across the board, while others included business, nursing, and maritime studies.
Meanwhile, the average gross monthly salary among those in full-time jobs was about S$3,200.
The median gross monthly salary was about S$3,000.
This was comparable to what they received in 2012.
SMU graduates generally led the way, with average starting salaries hitting nearly S$3,500.
Among graduates from courses requiring practical training, nearly 98 per cent found full-time employment last year.
These were in areas such as law, medicine and architecture.
On average, they earned a monthly starting salary of about S$4,600, nearly S$100 more than in 2012.