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The University of Hong Kong

JS6248

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Financial Technology 文理學士(金融科技)

BASc(FinTech)

Short Description

Financial Technology (FinTech) refers to the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the field of financial services. It is a rapidly emerging inter‐disciplinary area with very high impact on the economy of every society.

The BASc(FinTech) degree is jointly offered by the Department of Computer Science, the Faculty of Engineering and the HKU Business School. The objective of the programme is to nurture financial technologists and entrepreneurs with essential knowledge in both finance and technology for taking up a leading role in innovation and applications of Financial Technology. Being an inter-disciplinary effort, the programme combines subjects on computing, finance, and policies and regulations to give students a thorough grounding in the FinTech discipline.

The programme consists of foundation courses in mathematics, statistics, finance, computing, and law, as well as hard topics in FinTech and soft topics in Arts and Social Sciences. Hard topics in FinTech include courses in 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. Soft topics are courses from Arts and Social Sciences, which serve for training students to have a broader mindset and allow them to apply their knowledge and skills adaptively and creatively in this fast-growing discipline.

The 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 industry, as well as IT industry. Graduates can also continue their studies by pursuing a master or doctoral degree in Hong Kong or overseas. Professionally, it is expected that graduates of the programme will become FinTech professionals, leaders in the FinTech industry, and researchers in the FinTech discipline.

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Programme Website

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 5
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING)1 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Remark:

  1. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

Candidates with level 4 in English Language and good results in other HKDSE subjects will be exceptionally considered on a case by case basis.  If these candidates are admitted, they will be required to take 6 additional credits in Core University English to complete their degree studies.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING)3 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Remark:

  1. "Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education” is referred to as “HKDSE”.
  2. "Attained with Distinction" obtained prior to 2018, or "Attained with Distinction (I)" or "Attained with Distinction (II)" obtained in or after 2018, in Applied Learning subjects (other than Applied Learning Chinese) will be used as additional supporting information. In the meantime, student learning experiences in Applied Learning subjects may be considered within the context of other learning experiences in their application.
  3. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

In general, most of the programmes offered by HKU consider the best results achieved by candidates in different combination of sittings, except for a few programmes which only consider the latest results.  Few programmes may also impose a penalty on HKDSE repeaters.  The policy on the calculation of scores in combined sittings of HKDSE for the 2022-23 exercise will be finalized at a later stage, which will be posted on our website https://www.hku.hk/dse.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Faculty of Engineering

Email: enquiry@cs.hku.hk

Tel: 2859-2180

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2021 54 46 109 124 117 450
2020 64 36 71 93 89 353
2019 33 47 68 105 95 348

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2021 16 0 0 0 0 16
2020 27 0 0 0 0 27
2019 11 0 0 0 0 11
Footnote(s)
# As the 2022/23 academic year is the beginning of the 2022/23 - 2024/25 triennium for which the allocation of UGC-funded places are still subject to the Government's approval, the number of intake places shown above is indicative only and subject to changes or confirmation.