Experience Innovative Technologies in Financial Practice with Our FinTech Programme
Financial Technology (FinTech) is an emerging engineering discipline that focuses on employing technological innovations in finance. The purpose of our FinTech programme is to educate and equip students with the essential knowledge and capabilities they need to apply technological innovations to financial services, and to nurture leadership and entrepreneurship for the next generation of financial talent in support of Hong Kong’s endeavours to grow into an international FinTech hub. The programme is built on strong collaboration between the Faculty of Engineering and the faculties of Business Administration, Law and Social Science. It offers multi-disciplinary training to equip students with both a solid technological education in engineering innovations and a comprehensive understanding of the business and legal environment for FinTech. New course offerings bring state-of-the-art developments in the field to our undergraduate education programme for the first time. Closely collaborating with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), the programme also organises internships and overseas exchanges to encourage students to apply theory to real-world cases. In addition, the programme offers a double-major programme in FinTech-IBBA with the Faculty of Business, as well as a dual-degree programme in Financial Math and FinTech with Peking University.
Craft Your Path
Enrich yourself with the essential knowledge and capabilities to apply technological innovations to financial services.
- Broaden your skill set with courses in IT Infrastructure, Data Sciences, Quantitative Methods and Computing.
- Immerse yourself in cutting-edge financial applications, such as investment, risk management and innovation.
Join the next generation of financial talent in the FinTech Programme.
Dual Degree Options
Our FinTech programme offers a dual-degree programme (DDP) together with the Department of Financial Mathematics (FMA) of Peking University (PKU). Under this framework, students in this programme will obtain a Bachelor of Engineering in Financial Technology offered by CUHK and a Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics offered by PKU upon completion of the graduation requirements of the concerned programmes. Students participating in this programme benefit from rigorous training in both mathematics and engineering, which significantly enhances their competitiveness.
Our FinTech programme graduates are ideally suited for positions that require strong quantitative and technological skills in the financial services industry. In addition to traditional careers in the financial industry, the graduates are very competitive for jobs with an innovative nature, such as:
- Insurance (automatic underwriting and claims, precision marketing, risk management)
- Asset and wealth management (data-driven investment strategy design, robo-advisory, algo trading)
- Internet finance (P2P lending, crowdfunding, mobile payment systems, credit analytics, electronic currencies)
- Retail and Investment banks, securities companies and other trading platforms (IT system development, financial infrastructure
- architecture, investment analysis, trading)
- Government regulatory agencies (data analytics, RegTech)
- FinTech-related start-ups
Employers of recent graduates include HSBC, BOCHK, Dah Sing, Goldman Sachs and Deloitte. Recent internship placements include DBS, Haitong Securities, Hang Seng Bank, HSBC, HKMA and Zhong An Insurance.
The programme also provides a good foundation for further advanced studies in finance, FinTech, financial engineering, management science and engineering, computer science, information engineering and related fields.
If you are interested in this programme, please review the application requirements and deadlines specific to the respective admission scheme to increase your chances of getting accepted.