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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Last updated on 27 Aug 2021 .

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)
Information Systems Major](https://sis.smu.edu.sg/bsc-information-systems/majors/information-systems)

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

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​.​