Rising number of tech grads in Singapore set to plug gap in sector

Local university graduates from tech-related courses slated to grow by two-thirds by 2022

NUS students at a commencement ceremony on July 14, 2019. In the last three years, IT graduates consistently emerged as the top salary earners. PHOTO: ST FILE
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The number of local university graduates from technology-related courses is set to grow by two-thirds by 2022, which experts say will go some way towards plugging the gap in the sector.

The intake for infocomm and digital technology courses across the six autonomous universities shot up from 1,250 in 2015 to 2,050 last year, fresh data from the Ministry of Education (MOE) showed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 18, 2019, with the headline Rising number of tech grads in Singapore set to plug gap in sector. Subscribe