Course Title: Financial Innovation and Technology Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Financial Innovation and Technology Systems

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: My Nguyen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 (3) 99255683

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Melbourne Campus Building 80

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides an overview of the current and future landscapes in financial innovations and technology around the world. You will develop knowledge on the recent progresses on innovations, technological development and applications in the finance industry. You will apply techniques for measuring and managing the risks in financial innovations. You will also critically evaluate the regulatory requirements for technological developments in the finance industry via practical case studies.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO1: Demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of the current and future landscapes of innovations and technological developments in finance.

CLO2: Critically evaluate the regulatory framework of financial innovations and technology.

CLO3: Apply techniques for measuring and managing the risks in financial innovations such as value-at-risk and stress tests.

CLO4: Communicate findings to stakeholders, policy makers, industry practitioners and the community professionally and effectively.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various learning activities. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study spaces. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.

Computers and printers are available at every Library. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Contact: Ask the Library for assistance and information on Library resources and services: Study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.  Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows.

Assessment Task 1: 30%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 30%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 40%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2,3 4