Master of Financial Technology (Online)


As little as 2 years


12 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 100% online Master of Financial Technology will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the interdependency between Finance and Technology, and equip you with the applied technical skills to remain relevant and competitive in today’s dynamic and technology driven landscape.

The program will deliver technical financial technology skills across a range of courses to provide you with the confidence to lead and innovate teams, start-ups and businesses. Graduates will also gain an understanding of relevant financial technologies, frameworks and what it means to be an ethical professional in a disruptive and innovative industry, and establish a competitive career advantage within this lucrative and evolving industry

Program Overview

  • All 12 core courses (from List A)
  • Or, any 11 core courses (from List A),
    plus 1 available elective course (from List B)
  • Or, any 10 courses (from List A),
    plus 2 available elective courses (from List B)


  • 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^*
  • 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.

The UNSW Online experience

The Master of Financial Technology program has been designed with the busy working professional in mind and offers you a learning environment where you can learn each course in seven-week blocks. This means you can graduate in as little as 2 years so you can leverage the employer demand sooner.

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 of 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.



  • Managing People, Analytics and Change
  • Data and Ethics
  • Principles of Programming
  • Foundations of Cyber Security
  • Big Data Management
  • Foundations of Data Science

Available elective courses will vary per program and study period.

Entry requirements

General admission requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Financial Technology you must have:

  • A  recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) with WAM of 65 or above as determined by the UNSW Admissions entry calculator in any of the following areas: business, commerce, information systems & technology management, information technology, computer engineering and software engineering.

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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

Prefer a more traditional finance program or data analysis? Perhaps a Master of Applied Finance or Master of Data Science is for you.

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