Course Title: Frontiers in Financial Technology and Innovations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Frontiers in Financial Technology and Innovations

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Sem 1 2023

Course Coordinator: Dr. Muhammad (Md) Safiullah, CPA

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9263

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: City Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides you with the knowledge of the current and future landscape of financial technology around the world in the era of digital finance. The financial technology industry is booming and brings both challenges and opportunities. You will develop the skills to evaluate the implications of financial technology on market structure, financial stability and regulations. You will analyse the emerging business models driven by advancements in financial technology. A broad range of emerging services and products will be explored, including digital payments, crowdfunding, high frequency trading and the role of artificial intelligence.  You will also critically evaluate the challenges, disruptions and opportunities that arise from digital transformation in the financial markets.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


CLO1: Analyse the current and future developments and innovations of financial technology in global capital markets.

CLO2: Assess the regulatory implications of digital transformation in finance on market structure, financial stability, and public policy.

CLO3: Evaluate risks and opportunities of financial technology and design risk management strategies.

CLO4: Compare and contrast the emerging financial technology products and services with the traditional finance markets.

CLO5: 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 in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set research 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.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

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

Assessment Task 1: 30% 
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5