Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology (Online)


As little as 16 months


8 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 Diploma in Financial Technology program comprises eight core courses and is delivered 100% online. Completing these courses will give you a strong foundation and advanced skills in FinTech that are in high demand and immediately applicable at work.

Program Overview

  • Any 6 courses (from List A), plus 2 available
    elective courses (from List B)
  • Or, any 7 courses (from List A), plus 1 available
    elective course (from List B)
  • Or, any 8 courses (from List A)


Career pathways 

The online Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology will give you the foundational skills and understanding of current and emerging developments in the finance industry.  

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

Download guide


As a graduate of the online Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology from UNSW, you’ll be ready to advance your career and pursue roles such as:


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.

  • 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^*

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





  • 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.

Entry requirements

General admission requirements

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

  1. A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average of 65% or higher as per the UNSW Admissions entry calculator. or;
  2. A WAM of 65 or above in the Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology with full credit provided for courses successfully completed.

Enquire now

Entry via nested qualification

If you successfully complete a Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology with an average mark of 65% or higher, you can progress to the  Masters of Financial Technology 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 Master of Applied Finance is suited for you.

Master of Financial Technology

Master of Applied Finance