Co-Curriculum Development (CCD)

A distinctive feature of the SMU education is the development of well-rounded students through experiential learning via its diverse co-curricular platforms (including student clubs and societies, mandatory internships, community service projects).

Co-curricular activities provide unique and valuable learning experiences, including the development of skills valued by employers. Yet, learning does not occur automatically – rather, it must be carefully and intentionally designed. At SMU, we strive to render visible the learning outcomes from co-curricular activities through the deliberate curation and design of learning experiences that map to established learning outcomes. The goal is so that each CCA experience becomes a purposeful journey for you.  

The CCA experience is a self-directed, and potentially transformative, journey. Every student’s CCA experience is unique and what you take away from the experience is also highly individualised. At SMU, we promote the culture of meaningful reflection to generate, deepen and document learning. Through this process of reflection, you will hone your ability to discern and articulate your areas of personal growth. 

Mandatory online modules that have to be completed before embarking on Internship and Community Service*: 

  1. Reflective Practice Unit (to be completed first) 
  2. Internship Readiness Modules 
  3. Community Service Units 

*Internship & Community Service to be awarded 1 CU each upon completion (except for students in the Bachelor of Laws Programme) 

A Learning Journey Like No Other
Freshmen Guide to Co-curricular Learning Units