SMU currently offers the following undergraduate degree programmes: Accountancy, Business Management, Economics, Information Systems, Computer Science, Law, and Social Sciences. 

The medium of instruction is English.

Non-Law single degree students may be able to complete the programme in 3 years or 3.5 years or 4 years, through the granting of credits or course exemptions (up to 6 credits/course exemptions may be given) or fast-tracking by taking more courses during the regular terms or summer terms (subject to approval from the Deans). 

Students who intend to fast-track are advised to plan their course time-table wisely in order to maximise learning opportunities. Most SMU students see the value of spending 4 years at SMU to broaden their knowledge base and real-life skills through internships and global exposure opportunities.

The duration of the law programme for single degree students is 4 years while those enrolled in the double degree programme (DDP) with the School of Law complete the DDP in 5 years.


SMU uses the cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) criteria to recognise students with academic excellence and it is based on a 4.0 system.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)

3.8+ / 4.0              -  Summa Cum Laude (Highest Distinction)

3.60 to 3.79 / 4.0  -  Magna Cum Laude (Higher Distinction)

3.40 to 3.59 / 4.0  -  Cum Laude (Distinction)

3.20 to 3.39 / 4.0  -  High Merit

3.00 to 3.19 / 4.0  -  Merit

Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude are latin awards adopted from the US system, and can be translated as with Highest Distinction, with High Distinction, and with Distinction respectively.

All cum laude awards are highly selective. They do not equate to the various classes of degree honours conferred by universities that follow the British system of academic honours.
For more information on the SMU degree certificate, please click here.


Our undergraduate programmes are conducted on campus at SMU. We do not offer programmes on a distance-learning or online learning mode. 

Our undergraduate programmes are conducted on a full-time basis. We do not offer any part-time programmes.

SMU does not offer any diploma programmes at undergraduate level.

There is only 1 intake per year, starting in August.

Entry into SMU's undergraduate programmes is highly competitive and places are limited. You may refer to the Indicative Grade Profile as a guideline on the number of places taken up in the previous year. 

The academic calendar is a listing of the start and end dates for Term 1, Term 2, Term 3 (Special Term), end-of-term examinations and vacation periods.

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Undergraduate Prospectus 2019/2020

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