Master of Financial Engineering

Master of Financial Engineering

Advanced certificate
12 months
Application deadlines: October 31
Intakes: February
International tuition: AED 57,600
Domestic tuition: AED 13,221

Program overview

Financial engineering is a cross-disciplinary field combining financial and economic theory with the mathematical and computational tools needed to design and develop financial products, portfolios, markets, and regulations. Financial engineers manage financial risk, identify market opportunities, design and value financial or actuarial products, and optimise investment strategies. For students with a good background in mathematics and statistics, this new Master of Financial Engineering (MFEng) will equip you with industry-level skills and knowledge, and provide opportunities to apply those skills. By directly linking real-world problems in financial engineering to an underlying theoretical framework, graduates will be capable of high-level performance in the financial industry. The MFEng is part of a suite of qualifications for students who want to gain a breadth and depth of technical skills and knowledge across the key disciplines of finance and economics, mathematics and statistics, and computer science and software engineering. Students are required to complete 180 points, made up of coursework and an applied research project.

Requirements

Every student enrolling in the Master of Financial Engineering should have: qualified for a university degree with a B+ Grade Point Average in 300-level courses; and completed specified 200-level MATH and STAT courses (or equivalent courses); and been approved by the Academic Dean of Science. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

Career opportunities

UC Master of Financial Engineering graduates will be ready for the international workplace in the finance industry and related fields. They will also be well prepared for further study in Financial Engineering in order to attain positions at higher technical levels. Employers range from private industries, such as banking, investment, capital industries, security, data analysis, risk management, and insurance, to the public sector.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand

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