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Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Master of Science in Financial Technology
Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Master of Science in Financial Technology

Ma Liu Shui, Hong Kong

1 Years


Full time, Part time

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HKD 340,000 / per year *


* full-time pace: payable in two installments, HKD 170000 each term | part-time pace: payable in four installments, HKD 85000 each quarter


Financial Technology (FinTech), an emerging industry that enhances convenience and efficiency in financial activities through the adoption of data-oriented and smart technologies, is bringing revolution to the financial service sector.

The development of innovations such as virtual banking and blockchain technology opens up a new era of financial digitization which drives up the demand for FinTech talents in Hong Kong. Backed by the Faculty of Engineering experts, this programme aims to nurture the next generation of FinTech professionals who are technologically adept and business savvy and can offer innovative solutions to finance-related industries and thus, secure and strengthen our lead in financial services in Asia and the world.

The MSc programme emphasizes practical skills and industrial training. Students can enrich their experience by working on real-life projects under the co-supervision of academic staff and industrial supervisors or being interns in financial institutions or FinTech companies referred to or approved by the programme.

Upon completion of the programme, graduates should have acquired advanced knowledge and practical skills in financial technologies. They will be well suited for jobs demanding strong technical skills in finance-related industries including banking, insurance, asset management, internet finance, FinTech start-ups and government regulatory agencies.

Programme Features

Career-Oriented Curriculum

Provides Flexibility on Course Selection for Fulfilment of Coursework Requirements:

  • Course Track: 8 Courses
  • Practicum Track: 7 Courses + Internship
  • Project Track: 6 Courses + a 2-Semester Industrial Project


Provided to Those Who Are Interested in Acquiring Practical Skills and Knowledge by Attaching to A Company for At Least 12 Weeks. Examples Include Jd Finance, We Bank, Haitong, Hsbc, Etc. The internship Also Includes Regulatory Briefings Provided by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Securities & Futures Commission, and the Insurance Authority.

Industrial Projects

It Is a 6-unit 2-semester Project Course Under the Co-Supervision of An Industry Practitioner and A Faculty Member in The Faculty. Each Student Will Engage in A Fascinating Research Problem. The research Findings May Be Disseminated at International Conferences or Journal Publications.

Mentorship Programme

Enhances Students’ Practical Knowledge and Communication Skills Through Frequent Interactions with Experienced Industrial Practitioners. The programme Not only Strengthens Students’ Abilities but Also Inspires Their Insight into Future Career Development.

Entrepreneurship and Pitching

Students Can Opt for The Entrepreneurship Course. The course Is Designed to Turn Innovative and Creative Students Into Entrepreneurs Through Multi-Disciplinary, Hands-On and Project-Based Learning. Students Are Expected to Conduct Case Studies, Participate in A Field to Visit Fintech Organizations and High-Tech Companies for A Close-Up on The Operation of These Organizations, and Even Pitch Their Ideas to Companies.

Wide Range of Electives

Courses Are Categorized Into “technology-Oriented Electives”, “business /application-Oriented Electives” and Enrichment Training.


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