Fast Facts

SMF Institute of Higher Learning (formerly SMa Institute) is one of the six centres of excellence under Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF).

Founded in 1932 as a Business Federation, SMF has a strong tradition of 80 years of establishment and proven track record in Singapore and the region.

A not-for-profit organisation, SMF Institute strongly believes in delivering quality education to all our students and adhering to a high academic standard. Operational surpluses or profits are channeled back towards membership services and community service to provide better services and facilities for our members and students.

EduTrust Certification
SMF Institute was amongst the early batch of private educational institutions to be registered with the CPE Singapore in May 2010. In addition, we are awarded the EduTrust certification in September 2010. This EduTrust certification helps to distinguish higher quality providers in the Singapore’s private education industry. As required under the EduTrust Certification Scheme, all fees paid by students are fully protected under CPE’s Fee Protection Scheme.

Industry Connections and Networking Opportunities
With access to more than 3,000 companies across 10 industry groups, SMF Institute offers more opportunities for students to network and interact with the business communities to gain practical experience and leading edge business knowledge and management skills.

Same Degree as Conferred on Campus
SMF Institute works with its university partners to ensure that the academic quality of the programme is as rigorous as the standards set on campus. In return, all degree qualifications awarded via SMF Institute is exactly the same as conferred on Campus. Students can also arrange to complete part of their programme in Singapore and complete the remaining programme on campus. Our university partners include Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University and University of Newcastle.

Financial and Instalment Scheme available
SMF Institute collaborates with its corporate members including UOB, DBS and Maybank to offer financial scheme. The school also offers flexible monthly financial schemes to students who do not qualify for financial loans. It is a commitment of the School to ensure that no student is deprived of an education because of their financial difficulties.

Courses Offered

Undergraduate/ Bachelor Programmes
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
Bachelor of Commerce (Banking)
Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)
Bachelor of Commerce in Hospitality & Tourism Management
Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Commerce in Management
Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing
Bachelor of Communication in Communication & Media Studies
Bachelor of Communication in Journalism
Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations
Bachelor of Science (Business Information Systems)
Bachelor of Science (Cyber Forensics, Information Security & Management)
Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

Diploma Programmes
Diploma in Business Administration (Accounting & Finance)
Diploma in Business Administration (Banking & Finance)
Diploma in Business Administration (Hospitality & Tourism Management)
Diploma in Business Administration (Human Resource Management)
Diploma in Business Administration (Management)
Diploma in Business Administration (Marketing)
Diploma in Business Management
Diploma in Mass Communication
Specialist Diploma in Psychology (Business Psychology)
Specialist Diploma in Psychology (Early Childhood)
Specialist Diploma in Psychology (Counselling)
Professional Diploma in Security Management
Diploma in Information Technology

Certificate Programme
Certificate in Foundation Studies

Master/ Postgraduate Programmes
Master of Business Administration
Master of Education in Educational Studies: Teaching, Learning and Research
Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies: Teaching, Learning and Research

Admission Procedures

All applications must be submitted to SMF Institute of Higher Learning (SMF Institute) before the closing date. Each application package must contain the following items:

Local Students

  • A duly completed:
    • Application Form for SMF Diploma Programmes
    • Application Form for Murdoch University Undergraduate Programmes
    • Application for University of Newcastle Programmes
    • Application Form for Murdoch University MBA Programmes
    • Application Form for Edith Cowan University Bachelor Programmes
  • Certified true copies of all academic qualifications and relevant transcripts
  • Photocopy of NRIC (front and back)
  • Resume required for matured candidates

International Students

  • A duly completed:
    • Application Form for SMF Diploma Programmes
    • Application Form for Murdoch University Undergraduate Programmes
    • Application Form for Murdoch University MBA Programmes
    • Application Form for Edith Cowan University Bachelor Programmes
    • Application for University of Newcastle Programmes
  • Duly completed Student’s Pass application forms: Form 16 and V36
  • Certified true / duly notarised copy of birth certificate
  • Certified true / duly notarised copies of all academic qualifications and transcripts
  • Bank statement / fixed deposit account / savings account (applicable to visa-required countries only)
  • Employer’s letter certifying applicant’s occupation and salary (if applicable)
  • Employer’s letter certifying parent’s occupation and salary (applicable to visa-required countries only)
  • Two (2) passport-size photographs of the applicant
  • A copy of applicant’s passport

SMF Institute offers students opportunities to network with more than 3,000 companies.

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