RIGOROUS AND BROAD-BASED
SMU’s Core Curriculum equips students with the interdisciplinary skills and knowledge to become impactful professionals in today’s dynamic world. The Core Curriculum sets a pathway for students to explore emerging fields of knowledge before starting their individualised learning journey.
A WIDE RANGE OF
DISCIPLINES AND PERSPECTIVES
Students who complete the courses under the three pillars of SMU’s Core Curriculum — Capabilities, Communities, Civilisations — will become adaptable and creative decision-makers who can apply themselves to any challenge.
By the end of the program, students will be able to demonstrate fundamental disciplinary competencies that they can deploy across domains, contexts, and spaces.
CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Students will master and apply a range of techniques of inquiry and analysis to diagnose and solve problems across domains, contexts, and spaces.
INTERDISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE, INTER-CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING AND SENSITIVITY
Exercise an integrative intelligence to traverse and reconcile disciplinary, perspectival, and socio-cultural differences with agility and sensitivity.
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 recognises the cultural and perspectival diversity in the world.
ADDITIONAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS — SINGAPORE STUDIES AND ASIA STUDIES
Students will be able to fulfil the additional graduation requirements through Big Questions for Singapore Studies (wef AY20/21) and Economics and Society for Asia Studies (wef AY21/22).