Introduction to Fintech


Funding Type SSG Funded
Stackable To An Academic Qualification? No
Name of Full Academic Qualification NA
Category Science
Audit/Graded Graded only
MC Not Applicable
Final Exam Not Applicable


Fintech takes the original financial system and improves its technology, while Techfin is to rebuild the system with technology. In this course, we shall study Fintech using tools from mathematics, statistics, and finance. Neither detailed IT issues nor philosophical issues will be discussed. The topics to be covered include: (1) Basic concepts of blockchain and smart contracts. (2) Introduction to Solidity, the most popular programming for writing smart contracts on blockchain. (3) Cryptocurrencies and stable coins. (4) Initial coin offering (ICO). (5) Contract designs for ICO. (6) Dynamic mean variance analysis and robo-advising. (7) Privacy issues. The students are required to know calculus, linear algebra, basic probability and statistics, and basic finance concepts such as investment and derivatives pricing.  Fintech is an emerging area under finance. With the rapid development of technology, the utilisation of technology to enhance processes within the financial sector has become a key developmental goal for companies and banks. As such, professionals within the financial sector would be able to utilise the skills and knowledge picked up from this course to assist in the digital transformation of their companies, thereby allowing this group of learners to be at the forefront of the technological advancement in the financial sector.

Who Should Attend

• Data Analysts; • Bankers; • Financial Analysts; • Big Data Consultants; • Customer Insights Analysts; • Data engineers; • Data managers.

Entry Requirements

Knowledge of calculus, linear algebra , basic probability and statistics, and basic finance concepts such as investment and derivatives pricing.

Class Schedule

Lesson Delivery

a) Facilitated Learning - 20 hours; b) Project - 10 hours; c) Assessment - 2 hours.

Full Fees (before GST)


Fees and Fundings

International Participant Singapore Citizen 39 years old or younger Singapore Citizen 40 years or older eligible for MCES Singaporean PRs Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
Full Programme Fee S$2400.00 S$2400.00 S$2400.00 S$2400.00 S$2400.00
SkillsFuture Funding Eligible for Claim Period (19 Oct 2017 to 30 Sep 2020) - (S$1680.00) (S$1680.00) (S$1680.00) (S$1680.00)
Nett Programme Fee S$2400.00 S$720.00 S$720.00 S$720.00 S$720.00
7% GST on Nett Programme Fee S$168.00 S$50.40 S$50.40 S$50.40 S$50.40
Total Nett Programme Fee Payable, Incl. GST S$2568.00 S$770.40 S$770.40 S$770.40 S$770.40
Less Additional Funding if Eligible Under Various Scheme - - (S$480.00) - (S$480.00)
Total Nett Programme Fee, Incl. GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes S$2568.00 S$770.40 S$290.40 S$770.40 S$290.40

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