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Interdisciplinary Programmes

Higher Diploma in Financial Technology

Programme code IU114002

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Tsing Yi)
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).
  4. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge in the fields of information technology and finance through a new interdisciplinary training approach.  We hope to enhance students' ability in developing and executing FinTech projects, cultivate them to be the next generation financial technologists and entrepreneurs.
Career Prospects
Graduates are able to work in banks, investment firms, fund houses, insurance companies and other financial technology institutions. Careers include Business and Big Data Analytics, Financial Analysis, Fintech Project Management, Fintech Software and Mobile Payment Development, User Experience Design, Blockchain and Cyber Security. In addition, graduates can work in Fintech start-up companies and may consider starting their own business.
Articulation
Graduates can pursue relevant top-up degrees locally or overseas. They can apply for admission to the top-up degree programme offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) or the overseas university below in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) :
  • Sheffield Hallam University, UK : BA (Hons) Business Management#
# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE for the registered course no.
Professional Recognition
Students are eligible to apply for student membership of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers.
Notes
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.