Bachelor of Science (Economics) - Student Handbook BSc (Econ) - Singapore Management University

 
Bachelor of Science (Economics) - Student Handbook BSc (Econ) - Singapore Management University
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    Bachelor of Science (Economics)
                 BSc (Econ)
            Student Handbook

(For students admitted in AY2019-20 onwards)

                                                As of 10 May, 2021
Bachelor of Science (Economics) - Student Handbook BSc (Econ) - Singapore Management University
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
OVERVIEW ........................................................................................................ 3
  BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (ECONOMICS) STRUCTURE ............................................................ 4
CORE CURRICULUM....................................................................................... 5
  CAPABILITIES – 6 COURSE UNITS .................................................................................................... 6
  COMMUNITIES – 4 COURSE UNITS ................................................................................................ 8
  CIVILISATIONS – 2 COURSE UNITS ................................................................................................. 9
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS .............................................................................. 10
  ECONOMICS CORE – 9 OR 10 COURSE UNITS ........................................................................ 10
  ECONOMICS ELECTIVES – 5 OR 6 COURSE UNITS ................................................................. 10
FREE ELECTIVES – 9 COURSE UNITS ....................................................... 12
ADDITIONAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ..................................... 12
  SINGAPORE STUDIES ......................................................................................................................... 13
  ASIA STUDIES ........................................................................................................................................ 13
  GLOBAL EXPOSURE............................................................................................................................ 13
SECOND MAJOR ............................................................................................ 15
  ECONOMICS SECOND MAJOR ...................................................................................................... 15
  ACTUARIAL SCIENCE SECOND MAJOR...................................................................................... 17
  DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS SECOND MAJOR .............................................................. 17
  HEALTH ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT SECOND MAJOR ......................................... 18
DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAMME ................................................................ 19
  ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA ......................................................................................................................... 19
  SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS TO NOTE............................................................................................ 19
  MINIMUM CREDIT UNITS REQUIREMENTS FOR DDP ............................................................ 20
TRANSFER OF PROGRAMME ...................................................................... 22
EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES ........................................................................ 22
  PROCEDURES FOR SELF-ARRANGED EXTERNAL STUDY PROGRAMMES ..................... 22
ONLINE ACCESS TO STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (OASIS)... 23
REGISTRATION OF COURSES.................................................................... 23
EXPLORATORY COURSES .......................................................................... 23
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS .......................................................... 24
CONTACT US ................................................................................................. 25

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OVERVIEW
SMU’s holistic undergraduate programme is designed to help students develop into broadly
educated individuals, with depth of knowledge in selected domains, and workplace capabilities
required to thrive in the 21st century.

Through our undergraduate curriculum and student life experience, SMU is committed to nurturing
graduates distinguish themselves with the SMU Graduate Identities:

1. Independence in mind (encompasses problem solving, entrepreneurial thinking and critical
   thinking) vs Dependability in deeds (includes collaboration and communication);
2. Thinking vs Action – able to delve deeply into issues across disciplines, and deliver meaningful
   impact locally and globally.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (ECONOMICS) STRUCTURE
The Bachelor of Science (Economics) programme comprises three key sections: (1) the Core
Curriculum, which helps students cultivate a stable intellectual core, cutting across disciplines; (2)
the Major Requirements, which help students develop depth in their chosen discipline of study; and
(3) the Free Electives, which afford students choice for flexible self-directed learning, towards
greater disciplinary depth or multidisciplinary breadth.

Satisfactory completion of these requirements will lead to the award of BSc (Econ).

                                Course Units (CUs)           Period of Study
Core Curriculum
Capabilities                    6                            Year 1 to 4
Communities                     4                            Year 1 to 4
Civilisations                   2                            Year 1 to 4

Major Requirements
Major Core                      9 or 10                      Year 1 to 4
Major Electives                 5 or 6                       Year 2 to 4

Free Electives
Any SMU course                  9                            Year 1 to 4

Graduation Requirements
Singapore Studies               -                            Year 1 to 4
Asia Studies                    -                            Year 1 to 4
Global Exposure                 -                            Year 2 to 4

Total Required                  36

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CORE CURRICULUM
Students who complete the courses under the three pillars of SMU’s Core Curriculum—Capabilities,
Communities, Civilisations—will become competent, adaptable, and responsible decision-makers
who can apply themselves to anything, anywhere, for the good of all.

    Disciplinary knowledge: By the end of the program, students will be able to demonstrate
    fundamental disciplinary competencies that they can flexibly deploy across domains,
    contexts, and spaces.

    Multidisciplinary knowledge, Inter-cultural understanding and sensitivity: Exercise an
    integrative intelligence to traverse and to reconcile disciplinary, perspectival, and socio-
    cultural differences with agility and sensitivity.

    Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Master and apply a range of techniques of inquiry
    and analysis to diagnose and solve problems across domains, contexts, and spaces.

    Ethics and Social Responsibility, and Global Citizenship: Identify normative and ethical
    considerations that apply to the activities of the workplace and society, and articulate a
    personal conception of global citizenship that recognizes the cultural and perspectival
    diversity in the world.

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The Core Curriculum serves as a means for students across all disciplines to bond through a common
intellectual experience. It stands on three pillars of learning, or inter-related paths of development:
Capabilities, Communities and Civilisations, based on a menu of twelve carefully selected course
units (CUs), to initiate undergraduates into their journey to become fully realised SMU graduates. It
forms the root intellectual experience that every undergraduate will undergo at SMU, providing a
broad-based education that develops students’ wide knowledge of the world, interdisciplinary and
contextual perspectives, understanding of self and society, and capability in key 21 st-century skills.

CAPABILITIES – 6 COURSE UNITS
The first pillar, Capabilities, is about imparting to students the necessary skills to dexterously operate
in an increasingly digitised and data-driven working environment. These skills will be imparted in
courses from five baskets.
Basket                         Course Units (CUs)             Course Listing

Managing                       2                              Choose two from:
                                                               Accounting for Entrepreneurs
                                                               Business, Government and Society
                                                               Capital Markets in China
                                                               Leadership and Team Building
                                                               Management Communication
                                                               Spreadsheet Modeling and Analytics

Modes of Thinking              1                              Choose one from:
                                                               Critical Thinking in the Real World
                                                               Computational Thinking
                                                               Managing in a Volatile, Uncertain,
                                                                Complex and Ambiguous Context

Numeracy                       1                              Calculus #

Writing and Reasoning          1                              Writing and Reasoning #

Internship                     1

# Students may be given exemptions for these courses on the basis of good Pre-University grades for
GCE A-level, Polytechnic Diploma, or other recognised qualifications. Please refer to OASIS >
Academic Policies > Exemption Policy for more information on SMU’s exemption policy.

The courses listed here may not be exhaustive. Please refer to the course catalogue for the updated
course offerings each term.

Core Curriculum courses are not to be double counted towards any other requirements. In cases
where a Core Curriculum course overlaps with another requirement, students will need to take an
additional course to fulfil both requirements.

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INTERNSHIP

Internship is a mandatory degree requirement for all undergraduates and carries 1 CU, except for
students in the LLB programme.

For undergraduates admitted in AY2019-20 onwards, the pre-requisites for embarking on their first
recognised internship include the completion of the following online learning units on eLearn:

   Reflective Practice Unit (RPU), which must be completed before progressing to the following:
   Five Internship Readiness Modules
        o Self-Discovery and Basic Career Planning (IRM101)
        o Creating and Managing your Professional Digital Footprints (IRM102)
        o Resume and Cover Letter Writing (IRM103)
        o Job Search Strategies (IRM104)
        o Interviewing Skills (IRM105)
   e-Internship Quiz after reading the e-Internship Guide

Students will need to complete at least one academic term of coursework before embarking on
internships, although most students embark on their first internship after the completion of their
Year 2 when they are more likely to have met their Career Coach at least once and have given
sufficient thought to their majors and career choices for their future. Students in the LLB programme
will need to complete four academic terms before embarking on any internships to clear their
internship requirement.

To earn the 1 CU credit, students are required to complete pre-, mid- and post-activity reflections on
their selected learning objectives for all internships that contribute to the degree requirement of
total 10 weeks.

For more information on Internships, please refer to OASIS > Careers & Comm Service > Internship.

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COMMUNITIES – 4 COURSE UNITS
The Communities pillar aims to help students understand the economic, technological, and cultural
systems that structure our interactions with our communities. It comprises four baskets:
Basket                       Course Units (CUs)            Course Listing

Economics and Society        1

Technology and Society       1                             Choose one from:
                                                            Can Machines Think? AI in History,
                                                             Philosophy, and Fiction
                                                            Climate Change: Global and Local
                                                             Solutions
                                                            Climate, History and Society
                                                            Digital Cultures
                                                            Innovations for Asia’s Smart Cities
                                                            Science, Environment and Empire
                                                            Science and Technology Studies: Where
                                                             Science meets Society
                                                            Technology and World Change
                                                            Technological Innovations Enhancing
                                                             Urban Sustainability
                                                            Technological Solutions to Urban
                                                             Challenges

Cultures of the Modern       1                             Choose one from:
World                                                       Constitutions, Cultures, and Context
                                                            Contemporary South Asian Societies
                                                            Film in Southeast Asia
                                                            Global and Transnational Sociology
                                                            Jurisprudence: Modern and Critical
                                                             Theories of Law
                                                            Politics of South East Asia
                                                            Singapore: Imagining The Next Fifty
                                                             Years
                                                            Sustainable Cities
                                                            Understanding China’s Economics
                                                             Miracles
                                                            Urban Cultures
                                                            Foreign Languages, such as Bahasa
                                                             Melayu, French, Italian, Japanese,
                                                             Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Thai

Community Service            1

The courses listed here may not be exhaustive. Please refer to the course catalogue for the updated
course offerings each term.

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Core Curriculum courses are not to be double counted towards any other requirements. In cases
where a Core Curriculum course overlaps with another requirement, students will need to take an
additional course to fulfil both requirements.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Community Service is a mandatory degree requirement for all undergraduates and carries 1 CU,
except for students in the LLB programme.

For undergraduates admitted in AY2019-20 onwards, the pre-requisites for embarking on their
community service include the completion of the following online learning units on eLearn:

   Reflective Practice Unit (RPU), which must be completed before progressing to the following:
   Three Community Service Units (CSUs)
        o Self & Community Engagement (CSU101)
        o Service-Learning (CSU102)
        o Needs Analysis & Asset Mapping (CSU103)
   e-Guidebook and a Final Community Service Quiz

The pre-requisites listed above, when duly completed, will allow students to view and apply/self-
propose community service projects on OnTRAC II.

To earn the 1 CU credit, students are required to complete pre-, mid- and post-activity reflections on
their selected learning objectives for all Community Service Projects (CSPs) that contribute to the
degree requirement of total 80 hours of CSP.

For more information on Community Service, please refer to OASIS > Careers & Comm Service >
Community Service.

CIVILISATIONS – 2 COURSE UNITS
The third pillar of the Core Curriculum, Civilisations, aims to immerse students in fundamental and
perennial debates that cut across time and space, to a critical dialogue between multiple and
competing traditions of thought and problem-solving. The pillar has three requirements:

Requirement                                                              Course Units (CUs)

Ethics and Social Responsibility                                         1

Big Questions                                                            1

Global Exposure                                                          -
(refer to Additional Graduation Requirement for details)

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MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
ECONOMICS CORE – 9 OR 10 COURSE UNITS
Students are required to complete the following courses:

1.   Introduction to Statistical Theory
2.   Mathematics for Economics
3.   Microeconomics 1
4.   Microeconomics 2
5.   Macroeconomics 1
6.   Macroeconomics 2
7.   Introduction to Econometrics
8.   Economic Development in Asia

Students are also required to complete one of the following options:

9. International Economics; or
10. International Trade and International Macroeconomics

ECONOMICS ELECTIVES – 5 OR 6 COURSE UNITS
Students who choose to take International Economics are required to complete at least 6 CUs of
Economics Electives, and students who choose to take the option of International Trade and
International Macroeconomics are required to complete at least 5 CUs of Economics Electives. These
Economics Electives include:
    Advanced Macroeconomics
    Advanced Microeconomics
    Data Science with R
    Development Economics
    Economic Forecasting
    Economics of Ageing
    Family and the Society: Economic Theories and Practices
    Game Theory
    Health Economics
    Healthcare Management
    Industrial Organisation
    Intermediate Econometrics
    Introductory Data Analytics in Healthcare
    Labour Economics
    Macroeconomics of Income Distribution
    Public Sector Economics
    Real Estate Economics
    Statistical Inference for Data Science
    Statistical Learning with R
    Strategic Thinking
    Urban Economics and Policy

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The list of courses is not exhaustive and subject to change. Students should use the “Class Search”
option in BOSS to browse the full list of courses offered each term.

QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS TRACK

BSc (Econ) students have the option of declaring Quantitative Economics Track (QET) under their
first major in Economics. The track requirements are as follows:
       International Trade
       International Macroeconomics
       Advanced Macroeconomics
       Advanced Microeconomics
       Intermediate Econometrics

Students must complete both International Trade and International Macroeconomics in place of
International Economics. In addition, students need to complete the remaining 2 electives from the
sample list of Economics Electives above.

REAL ESTATE TRACK

BSc (Econ) students admitted AY2016-17 onwards have the option of declaring Real Estate Track
(RET) under their first major in Economics. The track requirements are as follows:
       Real Estate Economics
       Real Estate Investments and Finance
       Law of Real Estate

    Choose 2 electives out of the following:
     Analytics in Finance and Real Estate
     Infrastructure Finance
     Project Financing
     Real Estate Development
     Real Estate Valuation and Taxation
     Urban Economics and Policy

Where applicable, students may count these courses towards Economics Electives and complete the
remaining from the list of Economics Electives above.

INDEPENDENT STUDY PROJECT

Students have the option to do an Independent Study Project which is equivalent to 1 CU. An
Independent Study Project can be a valuable enhancement to the BSc (Econ) curriculum, allowing
the student to pursue a specific topic of interest that is not available in regularly offered courses.
Please refer to OASIS > Policies & Self Service > Forms > SOE Independent Study Form for more
information.

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ECONOMICS HONOURS PROGRAMME

Students who wish to enrol in the Economics Honours Programme must complete the Senior Thesis.
The candidate must maintain a GPA of at least 3.40 in the Economics Core and Elective courses, and
must have completed at least 24 course units.

Senior Thesis

The Senior Thesis is a 2-term course which is equivalent to 2 CUs. It includes a presentation of the
research paper supervised by a faculty member in the School who is an expert in the relevant
research area and examined by an Examiner, who is another faculty member in SMU, together with
the Supervisor.

In order to receive Honours in the Economics Major, a student must obtain a grade of at least B in
the Senior Thesis, and maintain a GPA of at least 3.40 in the Economics Core and Elective courses.

The completion of the Economics Honours Programme will be noted in the official transcript but it
will not be reflected on the degree scroll.

Eligibility

The Economics Honours programme is open to all students reading the BSc (Econ).

Eligible students must submit the application form to SOE for approval and to ensure that course
enrolment is done in time, please adhere to the timeline given in OASIS > Policies & Self Service >
Forms > SOE Senior Thesis Application Form.

FREE ELECTIVES – 9 COURSE UNITS
The Free Electives component in the curriculum allows students to choose courses from their major
to deepen their disciplinary domain knowledge, or courses from other majors and schools to
broaden their knowledge across disciplines. Students may take any SMU course to fulfil the Free
Electives component. These courses may be double-counted towards a second major or a second
degree.

Students may be given exemptions for up to 3 Free Electives on the basis of good Pre-University
grades for GCE A-level, Polytechnic Diploma, or other recognised qualifications. Please refer to
OASIS > Academic Policies > Exemption Policy for more information on SMU’s exemption policy.

ADDITIONAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Beyond the 12 course units, students must also fulfil the Core Curriculum’s additional requirements
of completing a Singapore Studies and an Asia Studies course, which can be fulfilled by taking
courses or approved co-curricular activity in the Core Curriculum or outside, as well as undertake a
Global Exposure experience, prior to graduation. Singapore Studies and Asia Studies provide
students with an enhanced understanding of the contemporary issues and challenges facing
Singapore and Asian countries and/or cultures. Multiple-counting for these graduation requirements
is allowed: students will be allowed to use the same course or activity—where suitable—to fulfil the

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Singapore Studies, Asia Studies, and/or Global Exposure requirements. The list of qualifying courses
and activities that help to fulfil these requirements are listed below for reference.

SINGAPORE STUDIES
It is imperative that SMU students understand deeply the complexities and intricacies of living and
working in Singapore, as well as consider how they may bring meaningful impact to the growth and
development of Singapore. Students may fulfil the Singapore Studies graduation requirement by
completing any of the following courses:

   Climate Change: Global and Local Solutions
   Science, Environment and Empire
   Singapore: Imagining The Next Fifty Years
   Taxation
   The Singapore Legal System
   Urban Cultures

The courses listed here may not be exhaustive. Please refer to the course catalogue for the updated
course offerings each term.

ASIA STUDIES
In addition to achieving a deeper comprehension of Singapore, SMU believes our students should
acquire knowledge of Singapore’s continental context, in particular the complex and dynamic
societies in Southeast Asia, and nearby China and India. Students may fulfil the Asia Studies
graduation requirement by completing any of the following courses:
   Capital Markets in China
   Chinese Contract Law
   Chinese Corporate and Securities Law: A Comparative Perspective
   Contemporary South Asian Societies
   Cultural History of the Cold War in Asia
   Economic Development in Asia
   Exploring Asian Identities
   Managing Diversity in Asia
   Understanding China’s Economic Miracles
   Selected overseas study mission (Asia)
The courses listed here may not be exhaustive. Please refer to the course catalogue for the updated
course offerings each term.

GLOBAL EXPOSURE
Global traction and understanding underpins success in careers in today’s globally connected
environment. To have global exposure from the vantage of a University education is invaluable for
international networking and global vision; it also opens doors to bigger opportunities. Therefore,
SMU has made it mandatory for all students to complete a Global Exposure experience prior to their
graduation. Students may fulfil the Global Exposure requirement by participating in any of the
following SMU-organised overseas activities:

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Global Exposure Activity                                               Qualifying duration

International Exchange Programme                                       As per programme requirement

Summer Exchange Programme                                              As per programme requirement

Short-Term Study Programme                                             As per programme requirement

Community Service                                                      5 days of activity or longer

Study Mission                                                          5 days of activity or longer

Co-Curricular Activities                                               5 days of activity or longer

Internship                                                             5 days of activity or longer

Global Innovation Immersion Programme                                  5 days of activity or longer

SMU-X Overseas                                                         5 days of activity or longer

Cultural, Technological or Socio-Economical Immersion                  5 days of activity or longer
Programme

To make sure no student misses out on this precious global experience, the University is committed
to giving global exposure participation an extra push by enhancing support and by providing more
(and new) opportunities for students.

For more information on the Global Exposure graduation requirement, please refer to OASIS >
Academic Policies > Global Exposure.

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SECOND MAJOR
All SMU students enrolled in a single degree programme may opt to undertake a second major
offered by SOE, or by other schools. Students must declare their second major (if any) within their
first four regular terms of study (inclusive of any terms with a leave of absence and/or international
exchange) via OASIS > Academic > Programmes & Majors > Declare Major.

For details on the requirements for the various second major options, please refer to OASIS >
Academic > Advisement & Curriculum > Second Major Requirements.

The second majors offered by SOE include:
    Economics [only for non-BSc (Econ) students]
    Actuarial Science
    Data Science and Analytics
    Health Economics and Management

ECONOMICS SECOND MAJOR
ECONOMICS SECOND MAJOR CORE – 4 COURSE UNITS

Students are required to complete the following courses:

1.   Mathematics for Economics
2.   Microeconomics 1
3.   Macroeconomics 1
4.   Introduction to Econometrics

ECONOMICS SECOND MAJOR ELECTIVES – 4 COURSE UNITS

Students are required to complete a minimum of 4 CUs of Economics Electives. These must include
at least 2 CUs from the following:
    Economics of Globalisation or Economic Globalisation and Asia
    Economic Development in Asia
    Microeconomics 2
    Macroeconomics 2
    International Economics
    International Trade
    International Macroeconomics

Students may choose from the following to complete the remaining Economics Electives
requirement:
    Advanced Macroeconomics
    Advanced Microeconomics
    Data Science with R
    Development Economics
    Economic Forecasting
    Economics of Ageing

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   Family and the Society: Economic Theories and Practices
   Game Theory
   Health Economics
   Healthcare Management
   Industrial Organisation
   Intermediate Econometrics
   Introductory Data Analytics in Healthcare
   Labour Economics
   Macroeconomics of Income Distribution
   Public Sector Economics
   Real Estate Economics
   Statistical Inference for Data Science
   Statistical Learning with R
   Strategic Thinking
   Urban Economics and Policy

The list of courses is not exhaustive and subject to change. Students should use the “Class Search”
option in BOSS to browse the full list of courses offered.

ECONOMICS TRACKS

Students doing Economics as a second major have the option of declaring the Quantitative
Economics Track (QET) or Real Estate Track (RET) under the major.

QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS TRACK

The track requirements are as follows:
       International Trade
       International Macroeconomics
       Advanced Macroeconomics
       Advanced Microeconomics
       Intermediate Econometrics

Students must complete both International Trade and International Macroeconomics and cannot
choose to take International Economics. These 3 courses are mutually exclusive.

REAL ESTATE TRACK

The track requirements are as follows:
       Real Estate Economics
       Real Estate Investments and Finance
       Law of Real Estate

    Choose 2 electives out of the following:
     Analytics in Finance and Real Estate
     Infrastructure Finance
     Project Financing

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         Real Estate Development
         Real Estate Valuation and Taxation
         Urban Economics and Policy

ACTUARIAL SCIENCE SECOND MAJOR
ACTUARIAL SCIENCE SECOND MAJOR CORE – 11 COURSE UNITS

Students are required to complete the following courses:
1.    Probability Theory and Applications
2.    Financial Mathematics
3.    Life Contingent Risks or Quantitative Risk Analysis
4.    Risk Theory and Loss Models
5.    Statistical Inference for Data Science
6.    Statistical Learning with R
7.    Microeconomics 1
8.    Macroeconomics 1
9.    Financial Accounting
10.   Finance
11.   Financial Markets and Investments or Corporate Finance

DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS SECOND MAJOR
DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS SECOND MAJOR CORE – 5 COURSE UNITS [4 COURSE UNITS FOR BSc (IS)
students]

Students are required to complete the following courses:
1.    Probability Theory and Applications
2.    Statistical Inference for Data Science
3.    Statistical Learning with R ^
4.    Data Science with R
5.    Computational Thinking @

^
 Statistical Learning with R is mutually exclusive with Statistical Programming, which is a compulsory
Accounting Core course for BAcc students. BAcc students can therefore, take Statistical
Programming instead of Statistical Learning with R to fulfil their Data Science and Analytics Second
Major requirement.

@
  Computational Thinking is also a Core Curriculum course under the Capabilities (Modes of
Thinking) basket. Students may not double count this course towards both the Core Curriculum and
the Data Science and Analytics Second Major. Therefore, students must complete (A) an alternative
course to fulfil the Capabilities (Modes of Thinking) basket requirement of the Core Curriculum or (B)
an extra Data Science and Analytics Second Major Elective.

Computational Thinking is a compulsory Core Curriculum course under the Capabilities (Modes of
Thinking) basket for BSc (IS) students. Therefore, BSc (IS) students are required to complete 5 CUs of
Data Science and Analytics Second Major Electives instead of 4 CUs.

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DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS SECOND MAJOR ELECTIVES – 4 or 5 COURSE UNITS [5 COURSE UNITS for
BSc (IS) students]

Students are required to complete a total of 4 or 5 CUs [5 CUs for BSc (IS) students] from the Data
Analysis (DA) list or Computing Technology (CT) list, with at least one course from each list.

Data Analysis List:
    Applied Healthcare Analytics
    Big Data Analytics
    Data Mining and Business Analytics or Data Warehousing and Business Analytics
    Economic Forecasting or Time Series Data Analysis
    Financial Data Analysis
    Marketing Analytics or Advanced Analytics or Service and Operations Analytics or Forecasting
     and Forensic Analytics
    Panel and Longitudinal Data Analysis
    Social and Economic Network Data Analysis
    Spatial Data Analysis
    Text Mining and Language Processing

Computing Technology List:
    Spreadsheet Modeling and Analytics or Data Management or Business Data Management
    Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    Introduction to Machine Learning or Machine Learning and Applications
    Visual Analytics for Business Intelligence or Geospatial Analytics and Applications

HEALTH ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT SECOND MAJOR
HEALTH ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT SECOND MAJOR CORE – 4 COURSE UNITS

Students are required to complete the following courses:
1.   Introductory Data Analytics in Healthcare
2.   Health Economics
3.   Health Systems and Policy
4.   Healthcare Management

HEALTH ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT SECOND MAJOR ELECTIVES – 4 COURSE UNITS

Students are required to complete a minimum of 4 Health Economics and Management Electives.
These can be taken from the following:
    Applied Healthcare Analytics
    Economics of Ageing
    Epidemics - Life Sciences, Biomedicine, and Global Health
    Financial Accounting for Healthcare
    Health Law and Medical Ethics
    Health Psychology
    Medical Sociology

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   Operations and Supply Chain Management in Healthcare
   Smart Healthcare in Asia

DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAMME
The double degree programme gives students an invaluable edge in the global economy and an
unrivalled versatility and flexibility in career options. Under the double degree programme, a
student can graduate in four years with two degrees in:
       Economics & Accountancy
       Economics & Business Management
       Economics & Computer Science
       Economics & Information Systems
       Economics & Social Sciences

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Students may apply for the double degree programme only at the end of Year 1 or Year 2 (after the
release of examination results), and before the start of the first term of the next academic year.
Please refer to OASIS > Calendar > Critical Dates for the application period.

For information on the criteria for applying for the double degree programme as well as the related
policies, please refer to OASIS > Academic > Programmes & Majors > Double Degree Policy.

Note: Applications will be subject to the Dean’s approval. Being eligible to apply does not mean that
your application will be approved.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS TO NOTE
Students who applied successfully for enrolment in the BSc (Econ) secondary degree and have
completed International Trade must also complete International Macroeconomics in order to fulfill
the BSc (Econ) degree requirements. Similarly, students who have completed International
Macroeconomics must also complete International Trade.

Students who have been granted provisional enrolment into BSc (Econ) secondary degree will have
to take Introduction to Statistical Theory instead of Introductory Statistics.

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MINIMUM CREDIT UNITS REQUIREMENTS FOR DDP
To graduate with a double degree in the following combinations, students must fulfil requirements under both degrees.

Double                                                                                                                                      No. of minimum CUs
             Requirements                                                   Double counting
Degree                                                                                                                                      for graduation
BSc (Econ)   BSc (Econ)                                                         9 CUs may be double counted with Free Electives            47
& BAcc                                                                          1 CU may be double counted with Major Core (COR-
                All 36 CUs listed under the BSc (Econ) curriculum
                                                                                 STAT1202/COR-STAT1203)
             BAcc
                18 CUs of Accounting Core
                3 CUs of Accounting Electives

BSc (Econ)   BSc (Econ)                                                         9 CUs may be double counted with Free Electives            42 for Finance 1st major
& BBM                                                                           Students taking Finance major may double count 2
                All 36 CUs listed under the BSc (Econ) curriculum                                                                          43 for Operations
                                                                                 additional CUs with cross-listed electives (ECON233,       Management 1st major
             BBM                                                                 STAT203)
                                                                                Students taking Operations Management major may            44 for other majors
                11 CUs of Business Core
                6 CUs of Major requirements                                     double count an additional CU with cross-listed elective
                                                                                 (ECON132)
BSc (Econ)   BSc (Econ)                                                         9 CUs may be double counted with Free Electives            51
& BSc (CS)
                All 36 CUs listed under the BSc (Econ) curriculum
             BSc (CS)
                18 CUs of CS Core
                6 CUs of CS Major Electives

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Double                                                                                                                                         No. of minimum CUs
             Requirements                                                     Double counting
Degree                                                                                                                                         for graduation
BSc (Econ)   BSc (Econ)                                                           9 CUs may be double counted with Free Electives             43 for SMT major
& BSc (IS)                                                                        Students taking SMT major may double count up to 2
                All 36 CUs listed under the BSc (Econ) curriculum                                                                             45 for IS major
                                                                                   additional CUs with cross-listed electives (IS Related
             BSc (IS)                                                              courses)
                12 CUs of IS Core or SMT Core
                6 CUs IS or SMT Major Electives

BSc (Econ)   BSc (Econ)                                                       For students taking Political Science, Psychology or Sociology   36 for PLE Major
& BSocSc                                                                      major
                All 36 CUs listed under the BSc (Econ) curriculum                                                                             41 for Political Science,
                                                                                  9 CUs may be double counted with Free Electives             Psychology or Sociology
             BSocSc
                                                                                  1 CU may be double counted with Major Core (COR-            major
                7 CUs of Political Science Core, or 8 CUs of Psychology           STAT1202/COR-STAT1203)
                 Core or Sociology Core, or 12 CUs of PLE Core
                                                                              For students taking PLE major
                Between 5 CUs and 8 CUs of Major Electives, depending
                 on selected major                                                9 CUs may be double counted with Free Electives
                                                                                  Students taking PPG theme may double count all
                                                                                   additional CUs with cross-listed electives

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TRANSFER OF PROGRAMME
SMU students are allowed to transfer to another programme of study within SMU, subject to
approval of the Deans of both the current and new programmes. Students may apply for a
programme transfer only at the end of Year 1 or Year 2 (after release of examination results) before
the start of the first term of the next academic year.

Please refer to OASIS > Calendar > Critical Dates for the application period. For information on the
criteria for applying for a programme transfer, please refer to OASIS > Academic > Programme &
Majors > Programme Transfer Policy.

Note: Being eligible to apply does not mean that your application will be approved.

EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES
Students may be granted approval to transfer credits from approved institutions for courses taken
outside SMU after matriculation. Such approvals must be obtained before students embark on these
programmes:
   International Exchange Programmes (via SMU International Office)
   Local Exchange Programmes (via Registrar’s Office)
   Summer Study Programmes (via SMU International Office)
   External Study Programmes (self-arranged by students)

Students are not allowed to go on external study programmes with SMU partner universities during
regular terms.

PROCEDURES FOR SELF-ARRANGED EXTERNAL STUDY PROGRAMMES
Students may submit an application to do a self-arranged external study via OASIS > Campus Life &
Exchange > Other Study Programmes > Self-arranged External Study Programme. If the desired
University is not found in SMU’s list of host Universities, please notify SOE via
undergrad_econs@smu.edu.sg.

Once the application has been approved:

       If the external study is during summer term 3A or 3B, students are to inform SOE once the
        external study programme is confirmed so their term status can be updated. If the external
        study is during regular term, a LOA application (reason: Other External Study: Non-Exch)
        must be submitted before the start of the term. The Letter of Acceptance must be attached
        in the application as a supporting document. Any delay in the submission of the LOA
        application may result in tuition fee penalty.
       Students will need to submit online course worksheets for the courses they plan to take at
        the host University. The course duration must be indicated on the worksheet and course
        syllabus must be attached for SOE’s consideration. Students may refer to OASIS > Campus
        Life & Exchange > Other Study Programmes > Self-arranged External Study Programme to
        determine the course duration:

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        Course duration                                      SMU credit(s)

        At least 36 hours                                    1 CU

        At least 18 hours but less than 36 hours             0.5 CU

       The onus is on the students to ensure that the SMU credits are keyed in accurately on the
        online course worksheets. If there are any discrepancies found, the full credit may not be
        transferred back to SMU. Do also note that SOE does not accept Certificate of Attendance as
        documentary proof for any credit transfer.
       SOE will evaluate/approve the online course worksheets and students are to ensure that
        their worksheets have been reviewed before embarking on the external study programme.

Two weeks before departure, students must complete the travel safety preparation, step-by-step
guide of which can be found at OASIS > Academic > Global Exposure & Travel Safety > Overseas
Travel Safety. Students are required to remain contactable during their external study.

Once successfully enrolled for courses in the host University, students need to login to OASIS to
confirm the courses for credit transfer via OASIS > Campus Life & Exchange > Other Study
Programmes > Self-arranged External Study Programme.

After the external study programme, a copy of the official transcript from the host University must
be submitted to SOE so the external study course grades can be updated.

Students must be familiar with the credit transfer policy before applying for external study. For more
information, please refer to OASIS > Academic > Advisement & Curriculum > Credit Transfer Policy.

Online Access to Student Information System (OASIS)
Online Access to Student Information System (OASIS) is the student portal that hosts various self-
service functions under different categories such as BOSS, Academic, Finance & Admin, Campus Life
& Exchange, Careers & Comm Service. It is a one-stop self-service centre for all things related to
student life in SMU. For more information on SMU Undergraduate Regulations and Procedures,
please refer to OASIS > Policies & Self Service.

REGISTRATION OF COURSES
Students are encouraged to read and be familiar with SMU’s Bidding Online System (BOSS). For
more information, please refer to OASIS > BOSS > Course Enrolment & Drop.

Note: Courses may have pre-requisites/co-requisites. Students may refer to the Course Catalogue on
OASIS for the most updated list of pre-requisites/co-requisites for a particular course.

EXPLORATORY COURSES
To enhance learning by encouraging students to stretch themselves academically and experiment
with classes outside their major or their usual spheres of interest, without being unduly concerned
about the impact on their cumulative GPA (CGPA), students are allowed to declare two passed (A to
D grades) non-mandatory courses as “Exploratory Courses” and exclude the grades for these courses
from CGPA computation. The grades obtained for Exploratory Courses will be designated as "Pass",
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and the official transcripts issued upon graduation will reflect the "Pass" grades, and not the letter
grades (A to D). A "Pass" grade will count as a course unit taken, but will not be computed in the
student’s CGPA.

The following courses may not be declared as Exploratory: compulsory Core Curriculum, Major Core,
Track Core courses, and electives within a basket of courses taken to fulfil a compulsory requirement
(e.g. International Economics, International Trade and International Macroeconomics). Also, a
student will not be allowed to declare as Exploratory any course for which a penalised grade was
awarded as a result of punishment for academic misconduct, such as plagiarism.

For more information, please refer to OASIS > Academic > Examinations & Grading > Exploratory
Courses.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. How do I check the attributes of a course?

To check the attributes of courses, you may use the class search function at OASIS > Study > BOSS >
BOSS Bidding (Plan & Bid page > Add to Cart and Perform Course Search).

Do note that the course attributes serve only as a generic guide to the possible areas this course may
fall under. You should still verify the actual mapping of the course areas by updating your curriculum
worksheet and running your latest Degree Progress Report (Course List What-If) before
bidding/enrolling for courses each term.

2. How do I check if I have fulfilled my degree requirements?

You may generate a copy of your degree progression report via OASIS > Academic > Advisement &
Curriculum > My Degree Progression > Supporting Functions > Degree Progression Report. This
report will indicate how many outstanding requirements you have and which areas these
outstanding courses fall under.

If the degree progress report does not tally with your own course planning records, attach a copy of
your latest degree progress report from OASIS and indicate specifically which area of the report you
have questions on and send them to undergrad_econs@smu.edu.sg.

3. How do I apply for a Leave of Absence to undertake an Internship?

You may submit a LOA application via OASIS > Finance & Admin > Absence & Withdrawal > Apply
for Leave of Absence. In your application, please attach supporting documents such as your
internship offer letter and email endorsement of your internship from the Dato’ Kho Hui Meng
Career Centre (DKHMCC).

4. What happens if I have to miss an exam?
The onus is on students to know and follow the SMU’s rules and regulations on examinations. Read
up on the do’s and don’ts at OASIS > Academic > Examinations & Grading > Examinations Policy.

5. What happens if I am unable to complete my degree requirements within the normal
candidature of 4 years?

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If you are a Government Tuition Grant recipient, you will pay subsidised tuition fee to SMU for up to
the normal candidature of four years. If you are unable to graduate after the 4th year of study, there
will be no further Tuition Grant from the government to fund your studies and full tuition fees will
apply.

If you need to extend your studies beyond your 4th year, e.g. if you are pursuing the double degree
programme which can be difficult to complete in 4 years in some cases, you may submit an
“Application for Subsidised Tuition Fee in 5th Year of Study” to the Centre for Student Financial
Assistance no later than the end of your 6th regular term of study.

An application does not guarantee automatic extension of the subsidised tuition fees; it will be
subject to approval on a case-by-case basis. For more information on the Tuition Grant Scheme,
please visit OASIS > Finance & Admin > Fee Matters & Financial Assistance Schemes.

6. How can I request a letter of certification that I am studying in SMU?

You may submit a request via OASIS > Finance & Admin > Certification & Personal Info > Enrolment
letter & Academic Summary (Select the appropriate letter type).

CONTACT US
If you have further academic related queries, you may contact us at undergrad_econs@smu.edu.sg.
Here are some other useful contacts:

Service                         Department                          Email contact

Student services (insurance
claims, certify true copy of    Student Services Hub
                                                                    studentservices@smu.edu.sg
SMU documents, card             (SSH)
replacement, etc.)

Technology help centre
                                Integrated Information
Learning Management                                                 helpdesk@smu.edu.sg
                                Technology Services (IITS)
System (eLearn)
Registrar Services                                                  registrar@smu.edu.sg

BOSS bidding                                                        boss@smu.edu.sg
                                Registrar Office
Local exchange matters                                              susep@smu.edu.sg

Exam matters                                                        exam@smu.edu.sg
                                Centre for Social
Community Service                                                   commsvcs@smu.edu.sg
                                Responsibility
Career Development
(e.g. internship, recruitment   Dato’ Kho Hui Meng                  placement@smu.edu.sg
talks, etc.)                    Career Centre
Finishing Touch programme                                           finishingtouch@smu.edu.sg

International exchange
                                International Office                isep.outbound@smu.edu.sg
programmes

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Service                       Department                          Email contact
                                                                  https://ofnsupport.smu.edu.sg/hc/en-
Fee matters
                              Office of Finance                   us/requests/new
Student Loans                                                     studentloans@smu.edu.sg

Student Financial Assistance, Centre for Student
                                                                  finasst@smu.edu.sg
Scholarships & Awards         Financial Assistance

Library services              Li Ka Shing Library                 library@smu.edu.sg

Student Counselling &         Mrs Wong Kwok Leong
                                                                  counselling@smu.edu.sg
Guidance                      Student Wellness Centre
Diversity, Inclusion &
                              Office of Dean of Students          dii@smu.edu.sg
Integration

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