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Creating our Digital Future - Undergraduate Education

Companies and public agencies are employing digital technology to transform their business models and processes.

At the School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS), we seek to create computing knowledge for this digital transformation, and to apply the knowledge in training IT professionals who innovate solutions that create value to business and society.

We offer five undergraduate computing programmes that target different job roles demanded by employers. A common thread through these programmes is our emphasis on designing and building solutions for realistic use cases, and partnering industry to impart relevant skills to our students.

Our 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.

Our BSc (Information Systems): Smart-City Management and Technology major is a unique interdisciplinary programme that trains professionals in blending social computing, analytics, management, and technology to develop smart city solutions that address social, economic and sustainability issues.

Our BSc (Computer Science) degree emphasises strong technical skills in translating scientific principles to usable computing technologies and solutions, as well as the management skills needed to navigate complex software development and system deployment concerns.

Offered in partnership with the SMU Yong Pung How School of Law, our BSc (Computing & Law) degree equips students with the skillsets to protect technology innovation, comply with pertinent legal and regulatory requirements, as well as manage the technology and business risks posed by innovation.

In 2022, we are launching a BSc (Software Engineering)1 degree. Co-developed and co-taught with industry partners and incorporating a 52-week apprenticeship with a host organisation, the degree is designed to train students for professional careers in software development and solution management.

I am confident that you will find the programmes as exciting as our students and employers do.

Join Computing @ SMU. Equip yourself to create our digital future.

1 Pending MOE's approval for Aug 2022 launch.


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Last updated on 18 Jan 2022 .




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*




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Future-Ready Career Skills

Be highly sought after in the job market: Our graduates, with their strong technology, business and people skills, receive multiple job offers before graduation.

Highly Collaborative Learning Culture

Enjoy a strong sense of belonging in our school, created through our culture of ‘learning-to-learn’ and peer support.

Alignment with National Initiatives

Take advantage of our close linkages with national agencies and leading industry players for national initiatives such as the Digital Government Blueprint, Smart Nation, Artificial Intelligence, Consumer & Social Insights, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, and Financial Services Technology.

Integrated Postgraduate Programmes

Fast-track your learning and career with our integrated postgraduate programmes that allow you to pursue an SCIS Bachelor’s and an integrated Master’s degree within a shorter period of time.

World-class Faculty, Large scale research

Shape and explore the future of the world in our large-scale technology initiatives supported by substantial R&D grants from the industry and government.