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SMU’s computing school heralds a fresh chapter with new name to project its expanded aspirations and role

School of Computing and Information Systems aims to nurture talent trained in computing technology as well as practical solution development

9 professors from SMU School of Computing and Information Systems ranked among the top scientists in the world

A global study by Stanford University has identified 17 SMU researchers as among the top scientists in the world. Of these, 9 are from the School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS).


SMU's School of Computing and Information Systems has launched a new Professional Doctoral Degree, Doctor of Engineering (EngD), to train professionals to perform deep technical industrial research and translate the outputs into innovative products and services.

A new and non-intrusive method for preventing cyber-attacks on Android devices

Given the severity of the cyber-attacks on android devices, Associate Professor Gao Debin and his team of collaborators – Professor David Lo and AXA Chair Professor Robert Deng, decided to focus their research on malware detection on Android apps.

Finding Solutions Through Tech And AI

SMU Global Impact Scholarship recipient Gigi Teo is currently working on her Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) degree, with majors in Artificial Intelligence and Business Analytics, and is expected to graduate in July 2022.

Bringing AI into the real world

Artificial intelligence (AI) researchers and health experts modelling COVID-19's spread have warned that for vaccines to be useful in curbing the pandemic, a significant percentage of the population must be vaccinated to reach herd immunity.

Adding A Personal Touch To Technology

SMU alumna Nur Syakirah Mohd Said joined Johnson & Johnson in 2019 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) at the University, sponsored under the Singapore Digital (SG:D) Scholarship (Undergraduate) offered by the Infocomm Media Development Authority.

Young startup entrepreneurs making use of ESG scheme

SMU alumnus Benjamin Wong (SMU Economics), Hafiz Kasman (SMU Business) and Joshua Phua (SMU Computing and Information Systems) founded Kinobi, a start-up which provides a career-accelerating platform.

Dell offers to arm 3,000 in Singapore with cloud, data skills

Dell Technologies is offering to arm 3,000 students, fresh graduates, and mid-career professionals in Singapore with skills in cloud computing, data protection, data science, and big data analytics.


In 2020, Information Systems graduates earned the highest salary with a mean monthly salary of $4,683, as compared to the 2019 cohort’s $4,549. The median gross monthly salary is $4,542, up from $4,300 in 2019. Those with Cum Laude or better earned a mean gross monthly salary of $5,064 and a median gross salary of $5,000.

*Source: Graduate Employment Survey 2020




Highest salary for SCIS Graduates*



6 in 10

SCIS Graduates secured employment before graduating




Overall employment rate as of February 2021




1,693 students in Undergraduate Programmes

as of April 2021

Launched in 2019 B.Sc. (Computer Science)

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Launched in August 2020 B.Sc. (Computing & Law)

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Launched in August 2020 Doctor of Engineering (EngD)

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Master of IT in Business Degree 1st in Asia and 14th worldwide

from QS World University Rankings

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77    PhD Students
409    Professional Masters Students


S$40m+ Research Grants secured by our faculty since 2016
7 Core & Integrative Research Areas

in Data Science & Engineering, Cybersecurity, and many more

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*Metrics updated as of April 2021