Course Information
FITE1010 Introduction to Financial Technologies

FITE1010 Introduction to Financial Technologies

2019-20
Instructor(s):Yuen John
(Class A) No. of credit(s):6
Recommended Learning Hours:
Lecture: 33.0
Tutorial: 6.0
Pre-requisite(s):  
Co-requisite(s):  
Mutually exclusive with:  
Remarks:This is the core course for BASc(FinTech) progamme.

Course Learning Outcomes

1. [Foundation] Develop a broad understanding of the recent FinTech development and analyze their impact on the financial services industries.
2. [Technologies] Understand the technologies trends, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and data mining.
3. [Design] Understand the basic principles of designing financial applications with technologies, such as e-payment and robo-advising.
4. [Application] Understand alternative finance, such as cloudfunding and P2P lending, and assess their impact on traditional banking.
Mapping from Course Learning Outcomes to Programme Learning Outcomes
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T - Teach, P - Practice
For BEng(CompSc) Programme Learning Outcomes, please refer to here.

Syllabus

Calendar Entry:
This course introduces the basic concepts of financial technologies, including money and payment, digital finance and alternative finance. Major technological trends, such as e-payment system, cryptocurrency, blockchain, data mining and artificial intelligence, are introduced. Students are expected to understand recent FinTech developments and its impact in the financial industries.

Detailed Description:

FITE1010 Introduction to Financial Technologies Mapped to CLOs
Introduction: Financial Innovation Theory, History, Today1
Cybersecurity and E-payment2, 3
Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies2, 3
Machine learning and AI in finance2, 3
Big data2, 3
Cloudfunding and P2P lending3, 4
FinTech operational, technology, and regulatory risks1, 4

Assessment:
Continuous Assessment: 40%
Written Examination: 60%

Teaching Plan

Please refer to the corresponding Moodle course.

Moodle Course(s)