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Programme Structure & Curriculum


Programme Structure


Coursework 6 CUs

- Technical Foundation Courses (PhD Courses from our school)

2 - 4 CUs

- Technology Application Courses (Selected MITB Courses)

2 - 4 CUs

Option to:

  • Replace up to 1 CU of Technical Foundation Course via cross-enrolment into other SMU academic/ professional doctoral course

OR

  • Replace up to 1 CU of Technical Application Course via cross-enrolment into other SMU professional master’s degree course

 

0 - 1 CUs

Professional Foundation Courses 3 CUs
- Scientific Writing & Presentation 1 CU
- Translational Research Seminars, MITB Professional Seminar Series & Library Training 2 CUs
Research Foundation

- Empirical Research Project (ERP): 1 CU per term for 3 terms

3 CUs
Doctoral Dissertation 28 CUs
Total Credit Units (CUs) 40 CUs

Coursework


Technical Foundation Courses



Technology Application Courses



Professional Foundation Courses


  • Scientific Writing & Presentation : 1 CU
  • Library Training Part 1 and 5 Seminars (Translational Research Seminars or MITB Professional Seminar Series): 1 CU
  • Library Training Part 2 and 5 Seminars (Translational Research Seminars or MITB Professional Seminar Series): 1 CU

Research Foundation Courses


Candidates are expected to complete three CUs of Empirical Research Project (ERP), one CU per term for three terms. The purpose of the ERP is for students to conduct independent practice research. The scope could be a small industry project or a pre-dissertation topic, or to survey a paper.

Last updated on 23 Mar 2021 .

The MITB curriculum has its courses classified into the following series:

 
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A compulsory pre-requisite course is required.
These courses cannot be taken in students' first term of study. As a result, some full-time students may need to extend to their fourth term of study in order to read these courses. Only those with special exemptions can be allowed to read these courses in the first term of study.

Course modules listed are subject to change.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TRACK

Students must complete and pass a total of 15 Course Units (CUs) with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 to graduate with the MITB degree.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (1 CU)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Any 4 full-day topics across the categories here
PROGRAMME CORE (1 CU)
TECH Spreadsheet Modelling for Decision Making
TRACK CORE (4 CUs)
DT Digital Transformation Strategy (SMU-X)
DT Digital Organisation & Change Management
DT Agile & DevSecOps
DT (digital) Product Management
TRACK ELECTIVES (5 CUs)
DT Choose any 2 CUs
TECH Choose any 1 CU
ANY SERIES IN THE MITB CURRICULUM Choose any 2 CUs
IMMERSION (2 CUs)
OPTION 1 Capstone Project/Internship (2 CUs)
OPTION 2 SMU-X/Exchange/Study Mission (1 CU) +
Choose 1 CU from any series in the MITB curriculum
OPEN ELECTIVES (2 CUs)
ANY SERIES IN THE MITB CURRICULUM/
OTHER SMU MASTERS PROGRAMMES
Choose any 2 CUs^
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Students may read open electives from any series in the MITB curriculum, or courses from other SMU Masters programmes (capped at a maximum of 2 CUs).