NTU Career Tracks 2024

Information and Communications Technology

As one of the most technologically advanced Information and Communications Technology (ICT) markets in the world, Singapore is fervently advancing its digitalisation efforts to mould itself into a Smart Nation. Employers are eagerly seeking infocomm technology talents to develop new applications and safeguard digital information.

Singapore has an advanced and high-value enterprise market where software and services are expected to drive continued growth in total ICT spending. The pandemic has further accelerated digitalisation and the industry continues to grow and move towards a new era of massive digitalisation.

As a matured market and an early adopter of emerging technologies and solutions, Singapore offers world-class ICT infrastructure and a vibrant ecosystem of technology partners.

The nation remains committed to exploring new frontiers in innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics, FinTech, Internet of Things (IoT), quantum technology and technologies that provide smart solutions across aviation, energy, healthcare, defence, and various public sector domains. Examples include speech-to-text audio transcription services for judicial proceedings and implementing smart facilities management systems in schools to improve water and energy efficiency.


With technologies such as AI, data analytics, IoT and machine learning becoming central to the operations of organisations in a digital economy, the ICT industry is today extremely dynamic, offering a multitude of opportunities for fresh graduates.

ICT professionals who are able to harness technology to enhance business decisions and organisational efficiency are in great demand across sectors and will enjoy rewarding careers. Notably, employers are actively seeking digital business analysts, data analysts, AI and software engineers, and cybersecurity and infrastructure specialists. Other possible career pathways include consultancy roles and entrepreneurship within the technology space.

ICT professionals must continually stay abreast of the latest technology developments and advancements to advance in their career.


  • Degree in any discipline coupled with software engineering background or experience
  • Specialized certifications for IT hardware and software such as UI/UX, Agile/Scrum, SQL, and Oracle9i Database Administrator
  • While industry-recognized IT qualifications such as MSCE and PMP are not an immediate requirement, they will be required for those seeking to advance their career or to specialize after a few years
  • Abstract troubleshooting, solutioning, and testing skills
  • Ability to write tight code together with attention to detail


  • Curiosity and interest in the ICT sector
  • Passion for programming and eagerness to learn new technical skills
  • Good balance of hard and soft skills on top of IT qualifications
  • Demonstrable problem-solving, creative thinking, and technical competency skills