Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology (Online)


As little as 8 months


4 courses

Study intakes

September, October, January, March, May and July

Study mode

100% Online

Program code


Completion time dependent on individual study path, RPL, leave and course availability. Please speak to a Student Advisor for more information.

What you will study

UNSW’s Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology covers the foundational skills of FinTech, providing graduates with a comprehensive understanding of technological advancement implications on the current and future states of the financial services industry. Completing these courses will give you a strong foundation and advanced knowledge in financial technology that are in high demand.

Program Overview

  • Any 3 core courses (from List A),
    plus 1 available elective course (from List B)
  • Or, any 4 courses (from List A)



Career pathways 

Seize current and emerging opportunities in FinTech with the online Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology from UNSW. In this program, you will develop a foundational understanding to remedy challenges through innovative solutions.  

Download your program guide to find out more about how the Graduate Certificate in Technology can help you achieve your career goals with specialised and industry-relevant skills. 

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  • 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 Applications
  • Technical Tools for FinTech^
  • Problem-solving Methods for FinTech^*
  • Data Management for FinTech^*
  • Robo-Advisory and Portfolio Optimisation^*
  • Managing a FinTech Startup#
  • Applied FinTech Project#

^Courses requiring programming (Python) knowledge. *Pre-requisite: Technical Tools for FinTech. #Capstone courses.

Pre-requisite: Completion of 48 Units of Credit (UOC), which is the equivalent of 8 courses. Masters students must complete either Managing a FinTech Startup or Applied FinTech Project.


After successful completion of the online Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology from UNSW, you’ll be ready to pursue FinTech roles such as:


  • Managing People, Analytics and Change
  • Data and Ethics
  • Principles of Programming
  • Foundations of Cyber Security
  • Big Data Management
  • Foundations of Data Science
  • Ethics and Professional Standards
  • Derivatives
  • Fixed Income
  • Equity Valuation
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • International Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio Management
  • Financial Modelling
  • Analytics and Business
  • Introductory Data Analysis
  • Managing with Digital Technology
  • Financial Management

Available elective courses will vary per program and study period.

The UNSW Online experience

We are here to support you, every step of the way, to graduate from one of the world’s leading universities. Our online learning environment has been designed to seamlessly fit into your already busy schedule and you’ll be able to access course resources on any device, at any time.

Our academics are some of the best in the world and, even though you’re studying online, you can expect your learning experience to be the same high standard as that of our on-campus students.

Throughout your study journey, you will be able to turn to your Student Success Advisor, who is committed to assisting you from enrolment through to graduation. They are on-hand for all non-academic queries by phone or email.

You will also have access to Career Success – a curated, self-paced module that provides a framework for thinking about, and taking action to implement, an effective career plan. Through Career Success, you will have access to tools like Career AI (powered by VMock) and CaseCoach, and guides on crafting the perfect LinkedIn profile, resume, and cover letter.




Entry requirements

General admission requirements

To be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology you must have:

  • A recognised bachelor degree (in any discipline) OR
  • 5 years of relevant work experience in a commercial or public service organisation related to banking, finance or technology.

Articulation pathways exist to the Graduate Diploma and Masters program if the student completes this program with a minimum WAM of 65.

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Entry via nested qualification

Generally, if you successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology with a WAM of 65 or above, you can progress to the Graduate Diploma and/or Masters by coursework degree.



Related program

Are you interested in studying the full master’s program or learning about Applied Finance? Perhaps the Master of Financial Technology or the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance is suited for you.

Master of Financial Technology Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance