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School of Information Systems

Dean, School of Information Systems

Dear Students,

Congratulations on your joining the SMU School of Information Systems!

Let me share with you what you can expect as you embark on this exciting learning journey with us.

You are joining a programme that will equip you to play active roles in the digital transformation of business and society

Our BSc (IS) degree enjoys a strong reputation of producing job-ready professionals who are versatile in employing information technology to address business needs. Within this degree, we offer two majors – in Information Systems, and in Smart-City Management & Technology.

Those of you joining our BSc (IS) Information Systems major will learn to create value, to innovate for business and society, and to apply technology to build usable solutions. These are important skills that will make you future-ready IT professionals. You will also be able to specialize in career tracks that are in high demand by employers.

If you are joining our BSc (IS) Smart-City Management & Technology major , you will be equipped to seize career opportunities arising from the global trend towards smart cities, and Singapore’s Smart Nation Initiative in particular. You will acquire the interdisciplinary knowledge needed to innovate IT solutions for complex real-world problems, and participate in the development of cutting-edge smart city solutions.

You will be learning from our world-class faculty

Our faculty excels both in fundamental contribution to academic knowledge, as well as in creating technology with practical impact. On our faculty are several eminent scholars and rising stars in their respective disciplines. Our research portfolio is well aligned with Singapore’s national initiatives like Smart Nation, Cybersecurity and Urban Management, and includes a number of well-funded projects in those areas. We regularly collaborate with many government agencies and leading industry players.

What this means is that you will not just be learning from textbooks. Instead, you will be exposed to the latest technologies and the opportunities that they bring.

You will develop lasting friendships and join our growing alumni who are making waves in their professions

Our students say that our school culture is special because of the strong peer support, peer-to-peer learning, and student-faculty interaction, as well as the emphasis on project-based learning and teamwork. Working closely with your classmates through the program helps to develop lasting friendships, and prepares you to be a valued leader and colleague in your career.

We, the faculty, staff and students, are delighted that you have chosen our school, and I trust you are equally excited about joining our family.


Professor PANG Hwee Hwa
Dean, School of Information Systems
Singapore Management University

Professor Pang Hwee Hwa
Dean, School of Information Systems


Last updated on 24 May 2017 .