[JS6248] BASc in Financial Technology
What is Financial Technology?
The BASc(FinTech) degree programme, which is hosted by the Department of Computer Science,
is one of the six BASc programmes that aim at nurturing future leaders with interdisciplinary
knowledge and skills to address the contemporary and future challenges of the ever-changing world.
The main objective of the programme is to nurture financial technologists and entrepreneurs
with essential knowledge in finance, technology, and regulations for taking up a leadership role
in innovation and applications of Financial Technology. The programme combines subjects on
computing, finance, and policies and regulations to give students a thorough grounding in the
FinTech discipline. Besides discipline focus courses, students are required to take three crossdisciplinary
courses that focus on leadership training, the foundation of knowledge, and data
analysis. Moreover, there will be internship opportunities for students to put theory into practice.
ProgrammeCivil Engineering is the science and art of utilising natural resources and power for the beneficial use of mankind. Civil Engineers are responsible for the design, construction and safe-keeping of our infrastructure and built environment. They ensure that our buildings, roads and bridges are safe and effective, our slopes are safe from failures, our stormwater drainage systems are adequate to prevent flooding, our wastewater is collected, and treated properly to protect our environment, and all components of our infrastructure are functioning in a safe, comfortable and sustainable manner. The 4-year programme provides students with the academic qualification towards the professional status of a Civil Engineer. The Main Subject Areas of studies included: 1. Construction Management 2. Environmental Engineering (e.g. wastewater treatment, solid waste treatment) 3. Geotechnical engineering (e.g. engineering geology, soil mechanics, foundation design) 4. Structural engineering (e.g. analysis and design of concrete and steel structures) 5. Transportation Engineering
Professional RecognitionThe BEng(CivE) programme is fully accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Honours degree graduates meet the academic requirements for corporate membership of HKIE. Most of our graduates become corporate members of HKIE and obtain the status of Registered Professional Engineer after three or more years of approved working experience.
Career ProspectsOur graduates have been contributing to the design, construction and safe-keeping of the impressive infrastructure in Hong Kong as well as in other places of the world. Most of our graduates are employed by works departments in the Hong Kong Government, engineering consultant firms and construction companies. They work on all types of infrastructure development projects; such as those related to highways projects, transportation-related projects, building projects, water supply projects, drainage and flood prevention projects, environmental engineering and pollution control projects.