Top courses to study in Singapore
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Top courses to study in Singapore
-Leading the Asian countries in the education sector, Singapore has emerged as one of the popular destinations among the international student community. International students flocking to the country are lured by programmes like management, finance and law which are some of the top courses to study in Singapore.

If you are planning to pursue your studies in Singapore, the first step would be to know whether the course you want to pursue falls among the best in the country so that you gain quality education and are well placed in the job market.

Keeping that in mind, Careers360 has listed some of the top courses to study in Singapore alongwith the best institutes and fees for the course.

 

MBA:

One of the major courses to look out for in Singapore is management. The country, as a destination for management studies, has been mainly pushed by its hyper-connectivity and by the fact that all major companies of the world have created their base in Singapore. The country also happens to be a hot spot for businesses with MNCs like Unilever, DHL, IBM or General Motors having their regional headquarters here for decades now.

Best institutes of management in Singapore:

Institute

Duration

Fees

National University of Singapore

17 months

$62,000

Nanyang Technological University

12 months

$ 55,000

Singapore Management University

12 months

$ 62,209.80

SIM University

18 months

$39,547.20

INSEAD

10 month

$97893

Here are some of management courses you can pursue in Singapore:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

  • International Master of Business Administration (IMBA)

  • Dual MBA

  • Global Masters of Business Administration

  • Certificate in Management Studies

  • Master of Business Administration in Aviation

  • Master of Business Administration Treasury Management

Banking and finance:

Being the financial centre for business activities in Asia, Singapore has witnessed a spurt in the Banking and Finance related courses in the last few years. Of course, one of the reasons behind the boost is the availability of work opportunities in this field. Banking and finance related jobs fall within the top 10 jobs in Singapore according to the Manpower Ministry statistics released in Singapore every year. Banking courses are offered in majority of the institutes in Singapore in both the undergraduate as well as Masters Level including the Polytechnics. Students are introduced to topics like Banking Law, International trade, Financial accounting among others.

Best institutes to study Banking and Finance in Singapore:

Institute

Degree offered

Fees

National University of Singapore

NUS BBA in Finance, Banking Law

S$18000-S$23000

Nanyang Technological University

Bachelor of Business

S$17,200

Singapore Management University

Global Master of Finance Dual Degree

S$92727

Singapore Polytechnic

Diploma in Banking and Finance

$8,350

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Diploma in Banking and Finance

S$7,500

Engineering:

Being a technology hub, Singapore has made a name among international students in engineering courses. Two of the renowned universities in Singapore- National University of Singapore and National Technological University -- feature among the top 50 universities in the world for engineering and technology in major rankings like QS and Times Higher education. Besides management, engineering colleges record the highest number of international students in Singapore. A Bachelor’s in engineering degree takes four years to complete in Singapore following which students can take up Masters by coursework or research in their particular branch of engineering.

Some of the popular engineering courses are:

  • Bioengineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Civil engineering

Best institutes to study Engineering in Singapore:

Institute

Level

Fees

National University of Singapore

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

S$15,200- S$37,200

Nanyang Technological University

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

S$ 29,950- S$32,430

SIM University

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

S$6,420

Singapore University of Technology and Design

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

S$23,800

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

S$34,800

Computer science and IT

A degree in Computer Science prepares students with particular interest in information technology and computers. Computer science research is related to areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Systems and Networking, Computational Biology, Database Management and so on. The course is not only popular worldwide but has also made a special impact on the Singapore education system. Every year, thousands of students flock to Singapore to pursue Computer Science and IT. One of the reasons being three of the country’s institutes figure in the list of the best colleges for Computer Science according to the QS World Ranking. They are, National University of Singapore and National Technological University and Singapore Management University.

Best institutes to study Computer Science in Singapore:

Institute

Level

Fees

National University of Singapore

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

S$26,700

National Technological University

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

S$33,570

Singapore Management University

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

S$14,980

Singapore University of Technology and Design

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

S$23,800

Singapore Institute of Technology

UG, Master’s

S$116,400 (full programmed fees)

Law:

One of the best things about pursuing law in Singapore is that it is in sync with the law models of most countries. As such, the degree is recognized in countries like Malaysia, UK, US, Australia, Canada, among others. Not only that, Singapore’s legal education is seen as one of the best in Asia. The NUS Faculty of Law is widely regarded as Asia’s best law school. The Undergraduate LLB degree is awarded after 4 years of study and for students who have a prior degree in any other subject can qualify for the Graduate LL.B. Program, and will obtain their LL.B. in three years instead of four.

Best institutes to study Law in Singapore:

Institute

Level

Fees

National University of Singapore

LLB, LLM

S$32,250

Singapore Management University

LLB, LLM

S$37,450-S$ 41,000

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