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FAQ - BSc (Computing & Law)

The BSc (Computing & Law) Degree produces IT professionals who are adept at bridging technology and law.

It will equip students with skillsets in IT and business innovation, operating IT & business innovations within a legal framework, and employing IT in legal practice.

Beyond a solid foundation in Computing and Law, students will specialise in advanced technology tracks to become future-ready for Business & Public Sectors, Consulting and Finance Sectors, as well as the Legal Sector.

Starting from Academic Year 2020-2021, SMU School of Information Systems and School of Law will jointly offer a new degree programme in Computing and Law.

As Information Technology (IT) goes beyond automating backroom functions to transforming business models and processes, innovators need to consider:

  • How their innovations can be protected within the legal framework where they operate?
  • How to ensure that their business operations comply with pertinent legal, regulatory and contractual requirements?
  • How to address legal questions, as well as manage the technology and business risks posed by the innovations?

There have been calls to pay heed to the technological wave sweeping the legal fraternity and to embrace new technology.

This changing landscape calls for IT professionals who not only are technology innovators, but also have a strong grounding in law and regulation. It also requires policy makers and regulators who are conversant with both technology and law to create an innovation-friendly business environment.

With a BSc (Computing & Law) Degree (3.5 to 4 years), graduates can look forward to careers in the following sectors:

  • Business & Public Sectors: Digital Transformation Consultant; Technology Innovator; Regulatory & Policy Advisor
  • Consulting & Finance Sectors: Technology Strategist; Compliance & IT Auditor; Risk Management Analyst
  • Legal Sector: Legal Tech / Project Manager; Legal Knowledge Engineer; Legal Technologist; Lawyers, In-House, Legal Advisors Practicing Technology Law

BSc (Computing & Law) with a Fast-Track to Juris Doctor (+2 years) is subject to students meeting the eligibility criteria for enrolment in the Juris Doctor programme offered by SMU School of Law

You need to complete at least 36 courses to graduate. This includes exemptions and other graduation requirements listed here, as stipulated by the SMU Core Curriculum:

  • Capabilities pillar; Internships or Work Study Scheme
  • Communities pillar; Community Service
  • Civilisations pillar; Global Exposure
  • Asian Studies
  • Singapore Studies

For details on SMU’s Core Curriculum, REFER TO:

For the full curriculum stacks, REFER TO:  BSc (Computing & Law)

The BSc (Computing & Law) degree commences in Academic Year 2020-2021​.

Please REFER TO:  SMU UG Admissions website for the latest update​.​