SP-SMU Accelerated Pathway Programme (SP-SMU APP)

06 Sep 2023

SP-SMU Accelerated Pathway Programme

What is the SP-SMU Accelerated Pathway Programme (SP-SMU APP)?

The SP-SMU APP allows eligible students from the Singapore Polytechnic School of Computing (SP SOC) to take two modules at the School of Computing and Information Systems of the Singapore Management University (SMU) in their final semester at SP (Year-3 Semester-2) in place of two SP School Elective modules. For each completed SMU module, the relevant credits and grades will be mapped to the SP Examination Grading System and reflected in the final transcript of the student’s diploma course.

The modules offered in this programme comprise:

Option 1: Modules offered under the Information Systems programme

Option 2: Modules offered under the Computer Science programme

SMU may offer other module(s) under the same degree, subject to suitability and availability.

Why study at SMU?

SP-SMU APP students will study at School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS), located in the heart of the Civic District. Established in 2003, SMU’s SCIS aims for excellence in fundamental contribution to academic knowledge as well as in creating technology with real-world impact. SCIS faculty comprise several world-class scholars and rising stars in their respective disciplines. SCIS’s research portfolio is also well aligned with Singapore's national initiatives like Smart Nation, Cybersecurity and Urban Management, and includes a number of well-funded projects in SCIS’s focus areas. The school regularly collaborates with many government agencies and leading industry players. Its undergraduate degree programmes prepare students for a fulfilling future that creates powerful value for business and society.

Who are eligible?

All SoC students who meet SMU’s admission criteria and are enrolled in the following courses:

What are the benefits?

How do I apply?

Glenn Ng Guo You

“The SMU Advanced Placement Programme's unique blend of SP and SMU curricula provided me with valuable knowledge, experience, and connections that set me apart from my peers. Participation in the programme gave me an insight into the life in SMU that eventually motivated me to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Information System at SMU and has been helpful in gaining a headstart in my IT career. I am truly grateful for the opportunity that this programme presented, and I believe it's a programme worth being a part of.”

Glenn Ng
Diploma in Information Technology (Class of 2016)
SMU SCIS: BSc in Information System (2022)
Currently: Founder and Manager of Indo4ward.com

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