How is Fintech Changing the World?

Programme Code: COMP0002

Faculty of: Engineering, Department of Computer Science

Level-of-study: S4-S6

Area of Interest: Science

Programme Period: July 25, 2022 to July 29, 2022

Programme Schedule: Monday to Friday (10:00 - 12:00)

Programme Fee: HKD 2,900

Teaching Mode: Online

Discount(s) on Programme Fee:
20% - Academy Summer Scholarship / HKUSI Alumni Discount
10% - Referral Discount / HKU Members Discount
5% - Early Bird Discount (Deadline: February 28, 2022) / Private Discount
* All discounts are NOT in conjunction with any other discounts.
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Deadline for Application:
June 24, 2022

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This programme has been changed from face-to-face to online delivery mode.

Course Description:

FinTech is at the evolving intersection of financial services and technology. It represents not only a powerful force of disruption to the financial industry, but also a digital transformation of individual consumers’ daily life. In this course, students will gain a broad understanding of FinTech and how it transforms the financial industry. They will learn about the recent FinTech applications, ranging from Bitcoin, virtual banks, to crowdfunding. The underlying technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence will also be introduced in this course.

Course Instructor(s):

Dr. John Yuen, Assistant Professor of Department of Computer Science

Course Outline:



• Students of non-credit bearing programmes will receive a certificate upon programme completion. Students of credit-bearing programmes can apply a transcript stated with HKU credits, please contact your home institution about the issue related to HKU credits recognition.

• You understand that you must be available for the entire duration of the programme, from the start to the end of the programme. 20% absence is allowed for emergencies or sick leave with legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence. Students have the responsibility to contact the programme coordinator and/or teacher concerned about this ahead of time. No exceptions will be made, unless prior approval has been given. You are expected to be punctual for all classes and tutorials. Unexcused cases of lateness may count as absence. Students who fail to achieve an 80% of attendance or absence without legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence will not be awarded the HKU Credits or the Certificate of Completion.