In a nutshell
The online Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology at UNSW is designed for those looking to build upon foundational knowledge acquired in the Graduate Certificate, to develop a comprehensive and holistic understanding of technological advances and implications to the current and future state of the financial services industry. Gain an insight into payment gateway providers and underlying disruptive technologies to develop advanced skills for managing digital cash messages and crypto platforms.
Subjects are delivered 100% online in seven-week intensive blocks, meaning you could graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology in as little as 16 months.
The Graduate Diploma provides you with the skills employers demand, in a fast-tracked model, and upon successful completion, offers a pathway to study the Master of Financial Technology.
What you’ll need
To do this course, you'll need:
- A recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a credit average of 65% or higher as per the UNSW Admissions entry calculator; AND
- To be proficient in the English language.
Entry via nested qualification
- If you have completed a Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology with a credit average of 65% or higher as per the UNSW Admissions entry calculator, you can progress to the Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology.
The Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology comprises eight online subjects. Completing these subjects will give you a strong foundation and advanced skills in FinTech that are in high demand and immediately applicable at work.
Students can choose to study either:
- Any 6 core subjects, plus 2 available elective courses; OR
- Any 7 core subjects, plus 1 available elective course; OR
- Any 8 core subjects.
- FinTech Ecosystem and Industry Insights
- Decentralised Finance
- RegTech Applications for Banking and Finance
- Tech Disruption in Payments and Transfers
- Tech Disruption in Funding and Lending
- InsurTech and Financial Risk Management
- Technical Tools for FinTech^
- Problem-solving Methods for FinTech^*
- Data Management for FinTech^*
- Robo-Advisory and Portfolio Optimisation^*
- Managing People, Analytics and Change
- Data and Ethics
- Principles of Programming
- Foundations of Cyber Security
- Big Data Management
- Foundations of Data Science
Available elective subjects will vary per program and study period. ^Subjects requiring programming (Python) knowledge. *Pre-requisite required: Technical Tools for FinTech.
Why UNSW Online?
Study 100% Online with UNSW. A World Leader.
UNSW is a globally recognised leader in education, with a focus on industry applicable programs. When you study online with UNSW, you can expect to learn from world-class academics and collaborate with ambitious, like-minded individuals.
Study at Australia’s Global University. Anywhere, anytime.
Studying online at UNSW means that you have the flexibility to shape your studies to fit your life and career goals. The programs have been designed with busy working professionals in mind so you can study one course at a time, 100% online & accelerated, whilst working
Designed by Industry for Industry.
The UNSW online programs have been developed in close consultation with industry experts equipping you with applicable and career-related skills. UNSW is ranked in the top 3 universities in Australia for graduate employability, and is 27th in the world (QS University World Rankings by Graduate Employability, 2020) with each program offering advanced disciplinary depth, giving you access to the latest thinking and current research.
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Studying online does not mean studying alone. We are here to help you make your difference. Throughout your study journey, you will be able to turn to your Student Success Advisor (SSA), who is committed to assisting you at every stage, from enrolment through to graduation. Your SSA is on hand to help with all non-academic queries by phone or email.