Local universities offering more computing places amid rising demand

Move caters to rising demand from students, and for tech professionals from employers

Computing students at NUS learning how technologies can improve daily living. The university will take in about 900 freshmen across six computing courses for the new academic year, up from the current 732.
Computing students at NUS learning how technologies can improve daily living. The university will take in about 900 freshmen across six computing courses for the new academic year, up from the current 732.PHOTO: NUS

Computer science graduates are in hot demand these days - and this is helping to fuel not just rising wages, but also an expansion of computing courses in universities in Singapore.

Many receive multiple job offers even before they finish school and their starting salaries have seen the largest jumps in recent years - to $4,000 a month or more.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 01, 2018, with the headline 'Local varsities offering more computing places'. Subscribe