Bachelor of Financial Engineering (Hons.)

(R/343/6/0201) 07/21 (A7351)

The three-and-a-half-year programme equips students with the knowledge blend in finance, IT, and mathematics as well as financial modelling skills crucial for the financial technology (FINTECH) industry.

The programme will provide students with financial acumen and a thorough understanding of strategic technology in business finance. Students will delve into fundamental financial subjects such as Principles of Finance, Investment, Financial Derivatives, Mathematics for Finance and others. The finance fundamentals are then supplemented with technologically-related subjects to produce tech-savvy and competitive graduates. Among the subjects are Introduction to Fintech, Digital Transformation Technologies, Analytical Programming, Financial Modelling, Mathematical Programming, Monte Carlo Simulation Techniques and Time Series Analysis and Forecasting. In addition, hands-on practices using software such as Python, R, Eviews and SPSS, and databases such as Bloomberg and Datastream through quantitative courses and Research Project will greatly enhance students’ experience and impress potential employers.


  • Pass Foundation/Matriculation studies from a recognised institution with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 AND a Credit in Mathematics AND a Pass in English at SPM Level* or its equivalent; OR
  • Pass STPM or its equivalent with a minimum Grade C+ (GP 2.33) in 2 subjects AND a Credit in Mathematics AND a Pass in English at SPM Level* or its equivalent; OR
  • Pass A-Level with a minimum of Grade D in 2 subjects AND a Credit in Mathematics AND a Pass in English at SPM Level* or its equivalent; OR
  • Pass UEC with a minimum of Grade B in at least five (5) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and English; OR
  • Pass STAM with a minimum Grade Jayyid (Good) in 2 subjects AND a Credit in Mathematic AND a Pass in English at SPM Level* or its equivalent; OR
  • Any qualification equivalent to Diploma in Finance, Banking, Insurance or related field (Level 4, MQF) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00; OR
  • Pass DKM /DLKM/DVM with a minimum CGPA of 2.50. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 MUST have at least two (2) years of work experience in the related field.

*The Credit requirement for Mathematics and Pass in English at SPM Level for candidate can be waived should the qualifications contain Mathematics and English subjects with equivalent higher achievement.

**DKM /DLKM/DVM candidates may be required to undergo Bridging Programme as an additional requirement.

English Language Requirement for International Students

International students who wish to enrol into the Bachelor of Finance (Hons.) or Bachelor of Financial Engineering (Hons.) programme are required to possess a minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS or its equivalent.


Accounting for Decision Making
Digital Transformation Technologies
English for Business Communication
English for Business Studies
Fundamentals of Economics
Fundamentals of Marketing
Financial Markets and Institutions
Introduction to Fintech
Mathematics for Finance
Principles of Finance
Statistics for Finance
U3 (Integrity and Leadership)
Character Building
Character Development

Analytical Programming
Business Law
Corporate Finance
Ethics and Governance
Financial Derivatives
Financial Statement Analysis
Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics
Mathematical Programming
Research Methodology
Elective 1
Elective 2
Elective 3
U2 or 3

Basic Econometrics
Behavioural Finance
Business Analytics
Corporate Financial Strategies
Entrepreneurial Finance
Financial Modelling
Financial Statistical Analysis
International Finance
Monte Carlo Simulation Techniques
Personal Finance
Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
Research Project
Elective 4
Elective 5
Practical Training (Final trimester)

Industrial Training

Trimester 1:

  • Bank Management
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Retirement Planning

Trimester 2:

  • Financial Risk Management
  • Islamic Banking
  • Public Finance

Trimester 3:

  • Portfolio Management
  • Tax Planning


  • Philosophy and Current Issues (Falsafah dan Isu Semasa) – both local and international students
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilizations (Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban) – Local students only
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 – International students only

U2 or U3:
Bahasa Kebangsaan A* / Foreign Language (MPU32**) / Islamic Institutions in Malaysia (MPU3301) / Introduction to Multicultural Studies in Malaysia (MPU3302) / Stress and Well-Being Among Malaysian (MPU3303)

Any course with code MPU34** (e.g. MPU3401, MPU3403)

*Note: Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for any local student who did not obtain credit in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level.

Note: The above programme structure serves as a general guide.


This programme aims to produce graduates with the following quality after several years of graduation:

  1. Finance practitioners who apply complex financial and nonfinancial concepts, theories and technical knowledge in providing appropriate solutions to complex finance problems.
  2. Finance practitioners who display sound practical skills and effective communication skills in their interactions with both peers and stakeholders in the workplace.
  3. Finance practitioners who integrate sound digital and data analysis skills in carrying out their assigned responsibilities effectively in the workplace.
  4. Finance practitioners who uphold ethical and professional practices by demonstrating positive attitude, as well as entrepreneurial mind-set in their workplace environment.

Upon graduation, the graduates are expected to achieve or attain the following outcomes:

  1. Discuss and compare suitable finance concepts and theories.
  2. Apply complex financial and non-financial knowledge for the purpose of problem solving and decision making.
  3. Perform technical skills based on sound financial knowledge in providing basic finance-related solutions.
  4. Perform technical skills based on sound financial knowledge in providing basic finance-related solutions.
  5. Articulate financial and non-financial information clearly and responsibly to stakeholders.
  6. Display advanced digital literacy in utilizing relevant software and applications.
  7. Analyse financial and non-financial information by utilizing sound technical and numeracy skills in finance.
  8. Assume responsibility and leadership with autonomy in relevant financial contexts.
  9. Commit to principles of lifelong learning together with positive attitude in carrying out tasks.
  10. Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills with innovation in performing relevant assigned tasks.
  11. Commit to ethical and professional conduct when dealing with finance-related issues.


  • Upon completing the ‘Business Analytics’ course, students shall obtain a professional KNIME Certificate.


  • Students may find a tremendous amount of fluidity in finance sector careers utilizing their transferable skills in various financial and non-financial institutions such as Finance Consultant, Financial Engineer, Researchers, Analysts, Executives and Finance Managers, Investment Bankers, Risk Manager, Hedge Fund Manager, Financial Planner, Trade Finance Officer and Risk Analyst.


Dr. Nguyen Thi Phuong Lan

Head of Unit - Finance and Economics

Zarehan Selamat

Programme Coordinator



Bursa Malaysia Berhad
Appointment duration: Trimester 1, 2021/22 until Trimester 3, 2022/23



RMIT Australia
Appointment duration: Trimester 2, 2021/22 until Trimester 1, 2024/25