Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology

Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology

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.

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  • Qualification:
    Graduate Diploma
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Accelerated; complete in as little as 16 months
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    UNSW Online
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
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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.

Eligibility

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.

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^*

Elective subjects: 

  • 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.

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 full-time.

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.

Student Admissions Advisors:

Investing in the right program for you is important to us and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to assist you with all your program and enrolment queries.

Student Success Advisors:

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.

Where Will It Lead Me?

The online Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology at UNSW offers graduates the know-how to respond to the technological revolution in finance and give you the confidence to lead and innovate teams, start-ups and businesses.

Curious about where a career in programming could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

The 2022 Indicative Domestic Tuition Fee is $35,760. 

The total indicative cost of completing your qualification depends on the elective courses you choose to complete and any recognition of prior learning before the commencement of your studies. Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees.

Eligible students may be able to apply for a government loan scheme, FEE-HELP.

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $47,014 (2021-22 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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