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FAQ - BSc (Information Systems)

The BSc (Information Systems) : Information Systems major teaches students to identify emerging technologies and market trends, exploit opportunities to digitally transform an organisation, and develop applications that harmonise with the overall IT infrastructure.

From Academic Year (AY) 2019-2020 onwards, multiple tracks which enhance the flexibility to create your learning journey for Information Systems as the 1st major:

  • Single track options:
    • Business Analytics
    • Digitalisation and Cloud Solutions
    • Financial Technology
  • Dual tracks options:
    • Business Analytics & Digitalisation and Cloud Solutions
    • Business Analytics & Financial Technology
    • Digitalisation and Cloud Solutions & Financial Technology

This programme will prepare students for a wide variety of job roles.

Here are some examples:

  • Information Systems Major: Account Technology Strategist; Business Analyst; Business Development Consultant; Business and Product Strategist; Digital Business Integration Analyst; Enterprise Architect; Financial Application Developer; Full Stack Developer; Revenue Assurance Manager ; Software Engineer; Systems Analyst; User Experience Designer
  • Smart City Management & Technology major: Digital Product Manager; Health Informatics Officer; IoT Solution Architect; Project Management Associate; Smart Systems Analyst; Smart City Partnership Strategist; Sustainable Solutions Designer; Technopreneur; Urban Planner

You need to complete at least 36 courses to graduate listed here:

  • 12 are from the SMU Core Curriculum to equip students with skills necessary to operate in an increasingly complex digitised environment and enable our students to learn to think outside of the box as demands in life situations vary.
  • 12 Information System (IS) Major Core to provide the foundation skills for the students to better align a company business needs with their IT capabilities and technologies.
  • 6 Information Systems (IS) Major electives for students to specialize in one of the tracks of their interest and career needs.
  • 6 free electives for students to choose within SIS or other SMU schools for a holistic education.

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

For the full curriculum stacks, REFER TO: [BSc (Information Systems)
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It is not mandatory for you to do a second major with BSc (Information Systems) : Information Systems Major as your first major.

However, you are encouraged to do a second major as it will help you to be better prepared for your long-term career goals.

For the full listing of 2nd majors offered also by other SMU Schools, REFER TO: Double Degrees, Second Majors & Electives

The general criteria for you to be eligible for transfer to another programme are:

  • Obtain Cumulative GPA of at least 3.40 (out of a total of 4)
  • Meet the grade requirement(s) for certain foundational courses of the programme that you wish to transfer to

You should do this by the end of year 2 to avoid a delay to your graduation