Bachelor of Banking and Financial Technology (Honours)

The Bachelor of Banking and Financial Technology (Honours) programme aims to provide students with theoretical and specialised knowledge and skills to support the application of financial technology (FinTech) and innovation in banking and financial institutions. The banking industry has experienced a dynamic transformation in recent years due to development of FinTech and virtual banking in the city. The industry has to continually re-define business models to sustain its development and integrate new technology in finance to enhance its functionality, flexibility and thus competitiveness. In this programme, students will acquire latest knowledge of banking operation and financial technology, contributing to the application of financial technology in banking in the future.

 

FACULTY

Business

 

PROG. CODE

BBFT

 

CAMPUS

Tai Wai

 

QF LEVEL

5

DURATION

4 years /

2 years
(Senior-year Entry)

 

CREDIT POINTS

120 CPS (4 yrs)

60 CPS (2 yrs) 

 

AWARD TYPE

Bachelor Degree

  

 

QR REF/
VALIDITY PERIOD

21/000471/L5
01/09/2021-31/08/2026

 

Admission, entry requirements and fees

A range of admission options are available for students of different academic backgrounds. Find out how to apply.  

For admission to bachelor’s degree programmes, applicants must meet the following requirements: 

Year 1 Entry:

  Core Subjects Elective Subject(s)
HKDSE Subjects Chinese Language English Language Mathematics Compulsory Part *Citizenship and Social Development Any 1 Elective
Level Requirement 3 3 2 Attained 2
  • * Applicants with previous HKDSE subject result of ‘Liberal Studies’ will be used as the alternative of the core subject requirement of ‘Citizenship and Social Development’.
  • HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) with attainment at “Attained” or above will be considered as elective subjects.
  • Category C subjects (Other Language Subjects) including French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish and Urdu: Grade E or above;
OR
  • Obtained passes in AS Use of English and AS Chinese Language and Culture plus one AL subject / two AS subjects in HKALE, and passes in five subjects in HKCEE including Chinese Language and English Language; OR
  • Obtained equivalent qualifications.
 
Note 

For non-Chinese speaking applicants who:

have learnt Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education;

OR

have learnt Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, but have been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in the local schools,

The following language qualifications can be accepted as alternative qualifications in Chinese language:

-   “Attained” in Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese Speaking students) ApL(C)

-   Grade E in GCE (A/AS Level)

-   Grade C in GCE (O-Level)  

-   Grade C / Grade 4 in GCSE / IGCSE

Year 2 Entry:*

  • Holders of an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma from a recognized tertiary institution in Hong Kong with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or equivalent

* (Applicable only for selected programmes)

Year 3 (Senior Year) Entry:

  • Holders of an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in a similar or relevant discipline from a recognized tertiary institution in Hong Kong with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or equivalent.

Mature Applicants: 

  • Mature applicants must be over the age of 25 by 1 September of the year of admission and be able to demonstrate aptitude and suitability for the programme applied for.

 

How to apply

Fees

Application Fee

$150

Application fee is payable when applicants are invited for interviews.  Application fee can be paid by the following methods:
  1. By direct deposit at any branch of the Hang Seng Bank or ATM transfer (Bank Code: 024) (A/C number: 359-300001-004)
  2. OR
  3. By Octopus Card at the College Office

Tuition Fee

  • Year 1 and 2 Tuition Fee: HK$70,200 per year
  • Year 3 and 4 Tuition Fee: HK$76,200 per year

*Our bachelor degree programmes are included under the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS). Eligible students can obtain an annual subsidy up to HK$34,390 in the 2024/25 academic year.  The annual subsidy may be adjusted each academic year by the Education Bureau.  Please visit www.cspe.edu.hk/nmtss for details. 

Other Fee

A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

#The estimated composite tuition/programme fees listed above are for reference only. Tuition fees are charged according to the number of course credits taken by a student with variation. A student will normally take 30 credits in an academic year.

Financial Assistance

Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor / Associate Degree / Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:

  • Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)

    Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.

    Enquiries: 2152 9000
    Website:  https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/fasp/overview.htm

  • Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)

    The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree

    Enquiries:        2150 6222
    Website:          http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/schemes/nls3.htm

Programme outcomes and structure

The programme features a unique synergy of banking and FinTech knowledge to train business professionals with:

  • General knowledge in business administration including Management, Marketing, Economics, Business Statistics, Information Management, etc.,
  • Comprehensive banking knowledge in Commercial Banking and Lending, Banking Law and Regulation, and Wealth Management,
  • FinTech and data analytics knowledge applicable to the banking industry, including Mobile Applications in Banking, Financial Analytics, and Digital Payments, and
  • A global mind set by offering  students opportunities to participate in exchange programmes with the UOW Global Network (with campuses in Australia, Dubai, and Malaysia).

Students may choose a Minor in Accounting, Finance, Social Innovation, Aviation Studies, Chinese History and Culture, Chinese, or Japanese. This will help the students to broaden their knowledge base, enrich different skills and inspire them to think creatively in ways that may seem unconventional in their Major disciplines.  Alternatively, they may choose to take elective courses in various disciplines instead of selecting a Minor.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:

PILODescription
1. Apply generic business knowledge and skills in making decisions and formulating evidence-based responses to achieve the goals of local and global business;
2. Design and implement integrated solutions for management problems in banking and related financial technology;
3. Analyse and evaluate the major political, socio-cultural, economic, technological and ethical issues affecting the banking and related financial technology industries in local, national, regional and international contexts;
4. Apply information technology, quantitative, problem-solving, creative and critical thinking skills to analysing and addressing banking and financial institutions’ issues, such as those related to commercial banking and lending;
5. Use effective communication and interpersonal skills to work as a team member and a responsible professional.

 

  • Social Media and Mobile App in Banking
  • Big Data and Financial Analytics
  • Cybersecurity, Blockchain App & Digital Payment
  • Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
  • Applications of AI and Machine Learning in FinTech
  • Financial Technology & Innovation

 

All students studying a normative 4-year self-financing degree programme of the College can take a structured group of courses required for a minor as their free electives, and upon satisfactory completion of the courses, may declare the minor.  For details please click Minors in degree programmes.

To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 120 credit points (cps) or 60 credits (for Senior year entry) by satisfactory completion of the following programme requirements:

Degree Requirements4 year CPs2 year senior entry CPs
General Education 36 15
Programme Core 60 39
Programme Elective 3 3
Free Electives 21 3
Minimum credit points 120 60

Programme Core and Electives

Course CodeCourse Name
Year 1
ACC1101 Financial Accounting I
FBU1201 Economics
FBU1101 Management
FBU1401 Marketing
Year 2
FBU2271 Information Management
FBU1300 Business Statistics
FIN2301  Financial Management
FIN3602* Legal Environment of Business and Financial Markets
Year 3
FIN3702* Commercial Banking and Lending
FIN3300* Financial Systems and Institutions
FIN3100* Financial Technology & Innovation
FIN3108* Social Media and Moibile Applications in Banking
FIN3481* Big Data and Financial Analytics
One elective course:
FIN3001* Mathematics for Economics and Finance
FIN3102* Business Intelligence in Finance
FIN3304* Risk Management and Insurance
FBU3275 Management Information Systems
FIN3150* FinTech Application Development
FIN3304* Risk Management and Insurance
FIN3201* Investment and Portfolio Management
Year 4
FIN4106* Application of AI and Machine Learning in Finance
FIN4203* Wealth Management
FIN4602* Banking Law and Regulation
FIN4601* Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
FIN4604* Corporate Governance and Compliance
FIN4108* Cybersecurity Blockchain Application and Digital Payments
FIN4905* Capstone Project / Internship / Business Field Trip

* Senior year entry

Progression Chart - BBFT (rev) first_1_2 Progression Chart - BBFT (rev) first_3_4

Progression Chart - BBFT (rev) senior

An interview survey was conducted with senior staff members of eleven banking and FinTech related organisations in 2019 to gauge their opinions on the programme. All interviewees agreed that the curriculum of the proposed programme could meet the future needs of the banking sector.  They agreed that practical skills introduced in the programme, and the quality cultivated, especially “hard-working and committed” and “knowledge of the latest industries trend and technologies”, were among the most important element of their preferred employees.

Graduates of the programme are likely to find employment in the following sectors:

  • Banker
  • Investment consultant
  • Data and financial analyst
  • Financial product developer
  • Compliance officer

Any enquiries relating to the BBFT programme should be directed to the Programme Leader, Mr. Toby Butt.

Programme introduction video

Contact us

Faculty of Business

Telephone: 2707 3131
Fax: 2707 3132
Emailuowchk-fbu@uow.edu.au

Address: 3/F, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong


[adjacent to Phase 3 of Pavilia Farm]

College Office

Telephone: (852) 2707 3111
Fax
: (852) 2707 3222
E-mail
uowchk-main@uow.edu.au

Address: 1/F, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong


[adjacent to Phase 3 of Pavilia Farm]

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