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 the financial acumen and 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. The subjects included are Introduction to Fintech, Digital Transformation Technologies, Analytical Programming, Financial Modelling, Mathematical Programming, Monte Carlo Simulation Technique and Time Series Analysis and Forecasting. In addition, hands on practice with finance-related software and database such as Datastream and Bloomberg for their Research Project greatly enhance their experience and resumes that will impress potential employers.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

    Note: The Credit requirement for Mathematics and Pass in English at SPM Level for candidate in category (i), (ii), (iii) and (v) can be waived should the qualifications contain Mathematics and English subjects with equivalent higher achievement.
  • 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.

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

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Management
Mathematics for Finance
Accounting for Decision Making
Statistics for Finance
Principles of Finance
Fundamental of Marketing
English for Business Studies
English for Business Communication
Fundamental of Economics
Introduction to Fintech
Digital Transformation Technologies
Financial Markets and Institutions

Mathematical Programming
Ethics and Governance
Introduction to Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes
Corporate Finance
Investments
Financial Statement Analysis
Financial Derivatives
Analytical Programming
Research Methodology
Elective 3
Elective 4
Elective 5

Corporate Financial Strategies
Time Series Analysis & Forecasting
Monte Carlo Simulation Techniques
Entrepreneurial Finance
International Finance
Financial Statistical Analysis
Personal Finance
Basic Econometrics
Business Law
Research Project
Financial Modeling
Behavioural Finance
Business Analytics
Elective 3
Elective 4

Industrial Training

Bank Management
Islamic Banking
Financial Risk Management
Retirement Planning
Portfolio Management
Real Estate Finance
Public Finance
Tax Planning

U1 Hubungan Etnik
U1 TITAS
U3 Islamic Institutions in Malaysia, or Introduction to Multicultural Studies in Malaysia, or Stress and Well-Being Among Malaysian
U4 Co-curriculum
U2 Bahasa Malaysia/ Foreign Language
U1 – Pengaijan Malaysia
U1 – BM Komunikasi 2
U2 Entrepreneurship in Cross Border E-commerce

CAREER PROSPECTS

  • 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, Risk Analyst and Academician.

STAFF

Prof. Dr. Lai Ming Ming

Professor

Dr. Chong Choy Yoke

Lecturer

Dr. Chong Lee Lee

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Kwan Jing Hui

Lecturer

Dr. Nguyen Thi Phuong Lan

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Noor Ashikin Mohd Rom

Lecturer

Dr. Ridzwan Bakar

Professional

Dr. Teh Boon Heng

Senior Lecturer / Head of Department

Dr. Thai Siew Bee

Lecturer

Dr. Ruzanna Bt Ab Razak

Lecturer

Dr. Yap Voon Choong

Senior Lecturer / Industrial Training Coordinator

Norizaton Azmin Mohd Nordin

Lecturer

Zarehan Selamat

Lecturer / Programme Coordinator

INDUSTRIAL ADVISOR

CHAN KOK THENG (MARK)

VP, Product and Market Development, Securities Market, Bursa Malaysia Berhad

Mr. Mark Chan Kok Theng is the currently Head of Product Development, Securities Market, Bursa Malaysia Berhad. His has experience in analyzing global trend to develop product and marketing strategies for listed products like structured warrant and ETF and engaging with market participants both foreign and local, facilitate collaboration among major industry players to improve the accessibility of Bursa Malaysia as a platform to all users. He is the key technical advisor on new ETF and structured warrant products to senior management. Besides, he also plans educational and promotional programs on new products and gives presentation on new products to public and institutional investors.

EXTERNAL EXAMINER

PROF DR STEVEN LI

RMIT, Australia

Professor Dr. Steven Li is a Finance Professor from RMIT, Australia. He has previously taught at a few universities in Australia and China including the University of South Australia, Queensland University of Technology and Tsinghua University. He has published over 80 academic papers. His research interests include financial market efficiency, asset pricing, corporate finance, derivatives and financial engineering, Chinese financial markets, and environmental finance.

He is active in applying his finance knowledge and mathematical/statistical modelling skills for solving real-world business problems. He has some significant consulting experience including work for News Corporation, Bank of Japan, NCCARF (National Climate Change and Adaptation Research Facility) and Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) of the Commonwealth Government of Australia.