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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 Data Analysis, Fintech Project Management, Blockchain applications, Cyber Security, Fintech Software and Mobile Payment Platform Development.  In addition, graduates can join Fintech start-ups 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) :
  1. Sheffield Hallam University, UK : BA (Hons) Business and Finance#
  2. Sheffield Hallam University, UK : BA (Hons) Business Management#
  3. University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK: BA (Hons) Finance and Investment Management#
  4. University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK: BA (Hons) International Business Management#
  5. University of the West of England, Bristol, UK: BSc (Hons) Information Technology

# 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
The department will invite guest speakers from various professions and arrange relevant workplace attachments for students to enhance their professional knowledge and employability.
Notes
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.