BASc in Financial Technology


The BASc(FinTech) degree is designed to nurture financial technologists and entrepreneurs with essential knowledge in both finance and technology, so they can take leading roles in innovation and applications of financial technology.

An emerging interdisciplinary area with very high impact on the economy of every society, this programme combines computing, finance, and policies and regulations to give students a thorough grounding in FinTech.

The programme consists of foundation courses in mathematics, statistics, finance, computing and law, as well as courses in:

  • FinTech (distributed ledger and blockchain technology, big data and data mining, computational finance and algorithmic trading, e-payment and crypto-currency, financial programming and databases, and mathematical finance etc.); and
  • Arts and social sciences (training students to have a broader mindset and allowing them to apply their knowledge and skills adaptively and creatively in this fastgrowing discipline). This programme prepares graduates with knowledge in both finance and technology, allowing them to have a broad career pathway as they could take up positions in FinTech industry, finance and IT industries.

Summary of Curriculum Structure

The curriculum comprises 240 credits of courses as follows:

Course Categories

No. of credits

UG5 Requirements


BASc Requirements


Discipline Core Course


Discipline Elective Courses


Capstone Experience






A Discipline Core course is a compulsory course which a candidate must pass in the manner provided for in the Regulations.

A Discipline Elective course refers to any course offered by the Faculty of Engineering or the Faculty of Business and Economics for the fulfillment of the curriculum requirements of the degree of BASc in Financial Technology that are not classified as discipline core course.

Curriculum Details

Course Categories


UG 5 Requirements (36 credits)

CAES9542 Technical English for Computer Science

CENG9001 Practical Chinese for engineering students

Six University Common Core Courses Note 1

UG5E1001 Non-credit bearing courses as required by the University

BASc Requirements (18 credits)

BASC9001 Approaching Interdisciplinarity: Knowledge Beyond Disciplines

DESN9002 Sustainable leadership

STAT1016 Data Science 101

Discipline Core Courses (54 credits)

ENGG1330 Computer programming I

FITE1010 Introduction to financial technologies

FITE2000 Foundations of FinTech Programming

FITE2010 Distributed ledger and blockchain

MATH1853 Linear algebra, probability and statistics Note 2

ACCT1101 Introduction to financial accounting

ECON1210 Introductory microeconomics

FINA1310 Corporate finance

LLAW3069 Regulation of financial markets

Discipline Elective Courses (30 credits)

One course from the following list:

  • LLAW3150 Introduction to information technology law /li>
  • LLAW3244 Alternative Finance
  • LLAW3254 Law, Innovation, Technology, Entrepreneurship: Tech Startup Law
  • LLAW3255 LITE Lab: Emerging Technology and Business Models (Undergraduate)

Four courses from the following list:

  • COMP3278 Introduction to database management systems
  • COMP3314 /ELEC4544 Machine learning / Artificial intelligence and deep learning
  • COMP3320 Electronic commerce technology
  • COMP3322 Modern technologies on World Wide Web
  • COMP3340 Applied deep learning
  • COMP3355 Cyber security
  • COMP3362 Hands-on AI: experimentation and applications
  • FINA2320 Investments and portfolio analysis
  • FINA2322 Derivatives
  • FINA3350 Mathematical finance
  • FINA3353 Regulatory, operational and valuation issues in finance institutions
  • FINA4350 Text analytics and natural language processing in finance and fintech
  • FITE3010 Big data and data mining
  • FITE3012 E-payment and crypto-currency
  • FITE3013 Financial computing
  • ENGL1015 Introduction to English linguistics
  • ENGL2050 English corpus linguistics

Capstone Experience (12 credits)

FITE4801 Project

Elective Courses (90 credits)

Any courses except Common Core Courses.


Degree Classification

The degree of Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Financial Technology shall be awarded in five divisions in accordance with FITE 15 of the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Financial Technology and UG 9 of the Regulations for First Degree Curricula.

Note 1 Students have to complete 24 credits of courses in the Common Core Curriculum, comprising at least one course from each Area of Inquiry.

Note 2 For candidates without taking Extended Module 1 or 2 in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examinations, or equivalent, they have to take “MATH1011 University mathematics I” (6 credits) in the first semester of their first year of studies.

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