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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Master of Applied Financial Technology and Blockchain is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge for a career in professional applied finance and fintech in the current era of digital transformation. The course provides an opportunity for a national or international career in finance and fintech.

The course aims to provide students with the required foundations in finance and related areas, as well as an understanding of the way in which Fintech applications, big data, analytics, artificial intelligence and blockchain can support financial activities and services.

The course is taught by academic staff active in research, and students are exposed to professional and scholarly developments that have been achieved through research activity. The course is at the cutting edge with business applications of digital technologies embedded across the curriculum.

DURATION

2 years full-time or 4 years part-time

International students are required to maintain a full-time study load on campus basis

DELIVERY SITE

South Eveleigh NSW

APPLICATION DATE

Refer to key dates

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification),
  • Completion of a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a relevant field, or
  • Completion of IMC's Postgraduate Preparation Program

Find out if your overseas qualification is recognised and meets the Entry Requirements.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

CREDIT ARRANGEMENT

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with IMC's RPL policy and procedure. Please refer to the Application for Recognition of Prior Learning and the RPL policy and procedure for further details.

COURSE STRUCTURE

This course contains 21 core units in fintech, blockchain, and related fields. All units are weighted at 6 credit points unless otherwise marked “#” which are units weighted at 3 credit points (i.e. half units).

Term 1 Core Subjects


Term 2 Core Subjects


Term 3 Core Subjects


Term 4 Core Subjects


To qualify for the degree of Master of Applied Financial Technology and Blockchain, a student must complete an aggregate of 21 units (96 credit points)

*Prerequisite/Co-requisite Requirements

Please refer to the table for the changes to unit codes and names which will be effective from Term 1, 2020.

Please note: The availability of units may be slightly different across campuses.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Assessment methods are designed to encourage learning, provide feedback and measure achievement of unit learning outcomes. Forms of assessment vary among units and include research reports, projects, essays, group work, presentations, problem solving and case studies as well as tests, quizzes and examinations. Students may be required to complete assessment tasks alone or in groups to encourage development of generic skills. Assessments generally require a written submission but may include an oral presentation. In capstone units, assessments may include industry engagement and an extensive report.

PATHWAY TO EMPLOYMENT / FURTHER LEARNING

With continuing high global demand for qualified people with advanced knowledge and skills in fintech and blockchain, graduates of the program have a wide range of career opportunities in banking and finance organisations, government departments, corporations and other related finance and fintech fields.