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Popular Engineering Courses in Singapore

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If you ask anyone on the street what their dream job is, chances are one of them will answer ‘Engineer’. But what exactly does the term, ‘engineer’ mean? What do engineers really do? What must you be skilled at to apply for an engineering course in the university? How much do engineers earn? Read on as we will answer each question here.

Who is an Engineer?

  • a professional
  • excellent at mathematics
  • excellent at physics
  • develop solutions for technical problems
  • work is grounded in applied sciences
  • work aims to improve quality of life
  • highly skilled
  • highly specialized

How much is an Engineer paid?

  • depending on speciality
  • one of the highest paid jobs in the workforce
  • minimum S$40, 469 a year

What are the types of industries can engineers go into?

What are the jobs that are in demand for engineers?

The jobs listed here are based on Singapore Ministry of Manpower Website.

  • IT manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Reservoir Engineer
  • Well Engineer
  • Nano Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer/Technician 
  • Environment Engineer 
  • Automation/Process Engineer
  • Firmware R&D Engineer
  • Media Process Engineer
  • Network Storage Engineer
  • Wafer Fabrication Process Engineer

What are the top 5 universities for engineering?

The universities listed here are based on the Times Higher Education World Ranking 2012/2013.

  1. California Institute of Technology
  2. Princeton University
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  4. University of California, Berkeley
  5. University of Cambridge Standford University (tied)

What are the courses that engineers should apply for?

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