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What will I learn?

Hong Kong is one of the leading financial centres in the world and technology is one of the main service sectors in Hong Kong. The programme will address the increasing labour and manpower demand, and at the same time enhance the well-being of Hong Kong and global citizens.

Our mission is to nurture technologically adept and business savvy talents who can offer innovative solutions to finance-related industries.

After completion of the programme, students are expected to be well suited for jobs that require strong technological skills in finance-related industries including banking, insurance, asset management, internet finance, FinTech start-ups and government regulatory agencies.


Provides flexibility on course selection for fulfilment of coursework requirements:
- Course Track: 8 courses
- Practicum Track: 7 courses + Internship
- Project Track: 6 courses + a 2-semester Industrial Project


Provided to those who are interested in acquiring practical skills and knowledge by attaching to a company for at least 12 weeks. Examples include JD Finance, WeBank, Haitong, HSBC, etc. The internship also includes regulatory briefings provided by Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Securities & Futures Commission, and Insurance Authority.

Career-oriented curriculum is designed to suit the various needs of students. Students are required to complete 9 units of required courses and 15 units of electives. The electives could be courses, internship or industrial project.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$250,000.00 (25,39,618) per year
Paid by 2 installments
Start date

Expected September 2022


The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should preferably have

  • basic knowledge of mathematics (such as calculus, linear algebra and probability) and proficiency in one modern programming language (such as C, C++, Java or Python).
  • obtained a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science or Finance/Business-related discipline from a recognized university or equivalent professional qualifications.

To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

  • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
  • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

obtained a pass grade in other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE or

obtained a recognized professional qualification, provided that the examination was conducted in English.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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