UniSIM to house third law school in Singapore

Law Minister K. Shanmugam on Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013, welcomed news that SIM University (above) will host Singapore's third law school. -- PHOTO: MICA
Law Minister K. Shanmugam on Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013, welcomed news that SIM University (above) will host Singapore's third law school. -- PHOTO: MICA

UniSIM has been selected to host Singapore's third law school offering a law undergraduate course with a focus on family law and criminal law. The programme will be launched in the next few years.

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat announced this at the annual convocation ceremony for UniSIM graduates on Wednesday morning.

Mr Heng also announced that the Singapore Institute of Technology which currently offers niche degrees from overseas universities will run its own programmes from next year in infrastructure engineering, software development and accountancy. It will take in about 200 students into these three courses. These courses offered by UniSIM and SIT will integrate classroom learning with real life applications on the job.

More university places and courses will also open up for Singaporeans next year with SIM University and the Singapore Institute of Technology adding more degrees. UniSIM will add three full-time degrees to its part-time offerings. The courses in marketing, finance and accountancy will offer 200 places.