Higher Diploma in

Financial Technology

  • Offering Campus(es)

    Type of Programme

    Subvented Programmes
    Self-financed Programmes

    Offering Campuses


    (Planned Places)

    • cw
    • lw
    • st
    • ty
    • tm
    • mh

    Programme Aims

    Equips students with Fintech skills and knowledge of Blockchain Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Big Data, Investment Products, Insurance Principles and Banking Operations.

    Duration of Study

    2 Years

    Mode of Study


    Career Prospects

    Graduates are able to work in banks, investment firms, fund houses, insurance companies and other financial technology institutions. Careers include Business and Big Data Analytics, Financial Analysis, Fintech Project Management, Fintech Software and Mobile Payment Development, User Experience Design, Blockchain and Cyber Security. In addition, graduates can work in Fintech start-up companies and may consider starting their own business.


    Entrance Requirements

    Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.



    1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.

    2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.

    3. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).

    4. Upon completion of the Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate (DVB) Programmes, students can progress to higher diploma programmes in VTC, subject to their BTEC and IGCSE results.


    Graduates can apply for admission to the following programmes:

    1. Local degree programmes offered by VTC's member institution:    
      • Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
    2. Degree programmes in local universities:
      • City University of Hong Kong
      • Hong Kong Baptist University
      • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
      • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
      • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
      • The Open University of Hong Kong
      • The University of Hong Kong
    3. Articulation degree programmes in overseas universities (conducted at IVE campus):
    4. Other Universities in the UK and Australia


    For more details concerning the articulation arrangements, please visit here.

    Professional Recognition

    The programme is recognised by the Hong Kong Computer Society as satisfying the academic requirements for its Associate membership.


    Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.

    ^ The programme is jointly offered by the Information Technology and the Business discipline to equip students with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills.

  • Total Semester

    Semester 1
    • English and Communication: Workplace Interaction
    • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness
    • Introduction to FinTech and Financial Institutions
    • Introduction to Finance and Economics
    • Introduction to Programming
    • Network Fundamentals
    • Workplace Communication Across Generations
    Semester 2
    • English and Communication: Workplace Correspondence
    • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports
    • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
    • Information Technology Essentials – Web
    • Database Principles
    • Introduction to Big Data and Financial Analytics
    • Investment and Wealth Management I
    • Project Management for FinTech
    • Quantitative Analysis
    Semester 3
    • English and Communication: Persuasive Presentations
    • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Web Application Development Frameworks
    • Integrated Project
    Semester 4
    • English and Communication: Reports
    • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement
    • Blockchain technology and Applications
    • Insurance Principles and Products
    • Investment and Wealth Management II
    • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
    • Work-integrated Project
    • Enrichment Module
    Semester 5
    • English and Communication: Promotional Materials
    • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement
    • Banking Operations
    • Cyber Security for FinTech
    • Contemporary Topics for FinTech
    • FinTech Compliance
    • Work-integrated Project



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