12 months
42843 USD/year
9664 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Financial Engineering from University of Canterbury is a cross-disciplinary field combining financial and economic theory with the mathematical and computational tools needed to design and develop financial products, portfolios, markets, and regulations.  


Financial Engineering from University of Canterbury is part of a suite of qualifications for students who want to gain a breadth and depth of technical skills and knowledge across the key disciplines of finance and economics, mathematics and statistics, and computer science and software engineering.


UC Master of Financial Engineering graduates will be ready for the international workplace in the finance industry and related fields. They will also be well prepared for further study in Financial Engineering in order to attain positions at higher technical levels.

Employers range from private industries, such as banking, investment, capital industries, security, data analysis, risk management, and insurance, to the public sector (eg, Te Pūtea Matua | Reserve Bank, Kaitohutohu Kaupapa Rawa | Treasury, or regulatory bodies).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Time Series and Stochastic Processes
  • Optimisation
  • Derivative Securities
  • Advanced Derivative Securities
  • Computer Programming

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Qualified for a university degree with a B+ Grade Point Average in 300-level courses; and
  • Completed specified 200-level MATH and STAT courses (or equivalent courses); and
  • been approved by the Academic Dean of Science.
  • Students who have minimal statistics and finance backgrounds may be required to take FIEC 601 Quantitative Finance and Economics in January–February before enrolling.
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42843 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42843 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9664 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 13,366 NZD
  • International Students - 59,250 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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