Study Period

The normative study period of part-time students is 2 years.

Curriculum Structure

Students are required to complete not fewer than 75 credits nor more than 84* credits of courses selected from the syllabus which must include capstone experience.

Course Category

No. of Courses

No. of Credits

Compulsory Courses

3

21

Discipline Courses

7

Not less than 42

Capstone Experience

Project

12

 

Total:

75 to 84 *

* Most courses in the curriculum has 6 credits.  However, courses offered by Faculty of Law has 9 credits.  Candidates who choose one, two, or three 9-credit courses are required to complete 78, 81 or 84 credits respectively for satisfying the curriculum requirement.

Candidates shall select courses in accordance with the regulations of the degree. Candidates must complete a Project and 10 courses with the following requirements.

  1. Candidates must complete 3 courses in List-B Disciplinary courses with a total of 18 credits, which must include at least 6 credits from List-B-1 and at least 6 credits from List-B-2.
  2. Candidates must complete 4 courses in List-C Disciplinary courses with a total of at least 24 credits, which must include at least 6 credits from List-C-1 and at least 6 credits from List-C-2.

List-A Disciplinary compulsory courses

            (3 courses, 21 credits)

Discipline

Course

Technology

FITE7409 # Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (6 credits)

or

COMP7408 # Distributed Ledger and Blockchain Technology (6 credits)

Finance

MFIN7002 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (6 credits)

Law

LLAW6093 Regulation of Financial Markets (9 credits)

# Candidates holding a non-computer science major should select FITE7409 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency while candidates holding a computer science major should select COMP7408 Distributed Ledger and Blockchain Technology.

List-B Disciplinary courses
            
 (3 courses with 18 credits)

List-B-1
(with at least 6 credits from List-B-1)

List-B-2
(with at least 6 credits from List-B-2)

COMP7802 Introduction to Financial computing (6 credits)

FITE7407 Securities Transaction Banking (6 credits)

COMP7906 Introduction to Cyber Security (6 credits)

FITE7410 Financial Fraud Analytics (6 credits)

ECOM6016 Electronic Payment Systems (6 credits)

STAT6013 Financial Data Analysis (6 credits)

List-C Disciplinary courses
            
 (4 courses with at least 24 credits)

List-C-1
(with at least 6 credits from List-C-1)

List-C-2
(with at least 6 credits from List-C-2)

FITE7405 Techniques in Computational Finance (6 credits)

ECOM6023 E-financial Services (6 credits)

FITE7406 Software Development for Quantitative Finance (6 credits)

IELM7018 Financial Engineering(6 credits)

FITE7801 Topics in Financial Technology (6 credits)

LLAW6046 Privacy and Data Protection
(9 credits)

COMP7103 Data Mining (6 credits)

LLAW6126 E-Finance: Law, Compliance and Technology Challenges (9 credits)

COMP7305 Cluster and Cloud Computing (6 credits)

LLAW6256 Law of Anti-money Laundering and Counter-terrorist Financing and Compliance Issues (9 credits)

COMP7404 Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning (6 credits)

MFIN7034 ^ Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Finance (6 credits)

or

MFIN7037 ^ Quantitative Trading (6 credits)

DASC7606 Deep Learning (6 credits)

STAT6015 Advanced Quantitative Risk Management and Finance (6 credits)

STAT8020 Quantitative Strategies and Algorithmic Trading (6 credits)

 

^ Candidates can only select either MFIN7034 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Finance or MFIN7037 Quantitative Trading.

Capstone requirement

FITE7001 Project (12 credits)

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