Faculty of Engineering

Sept 2024 Entry

Mixed Mode

1 year (Full-time)
2 years (Part-time)



  • Students can pursue their studies in full-time or part-time mode. Students enrolled part-time can opt for day classes subject to availability.

  • The subjects offered will depend on the availability of teaching resources and the number of students registered.

Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme is designed for professionals proficient in blockchain and related technologies to analyse, design, implement and evaluate Fintech and other related systems, products and services. Key Fintech technologies and applications, as well as other aspects such as security, compliance and regulation, are covered. The programme provides students with the knowledge, support and guidance needed to pursue lifelong learning and development in Fintech and other related disciplines.   

The objectives of the programme are listed below:

  • To produce graduates with specialised knowledge in blockchain technology, as well as strong intellectual and practical skills and critical thinking skills;

  • To produce graduates who can think holistically and analytically and apply various key emerging technologies, such as blockchain technology, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics, to solve problems in the financial sector and other related disciplines and develop systems/applications in teams or individually;

  • To produce graduates with professional ethics, social responsibilities and all-round capabilities who can contribute to the development of Hong Kong and China; and

  • To produce graduates who can keep abreast of innovative, up-to-date and advanced technologies and who are able to engage in independent lifelong learning.



  • This programme is the first MSc in Blockchain Technology (MScBT) in Hong Kong.

  • It emphasises the fundamental and latest technology supporting Fintech infrastructure and applications, especially full-stack blockchain.

  • It offers a range of subjects on the design, development and security of blockchain-based financial applications, in line with the latest developments in blockchain technology.

  • It serves as a bridging programme for those with little or no computing experience in academia. The programme is also suitable for computing and computer science graduates who want to deepen their knowledge and professionalism in blockchain and related technologies.

  • Flexible modes of study are available (full-time or part-time).

Recognition & Prospects

Graduates of this programme are expected to have expertise in fundamental theories and techniques and the development of various blockchain and Fintech applications. They will have the necessary knowledge to pursue careers in finance and other fields applying blockchain technology.


Programme Structure

Each subject takes place once a week in the evening over a 13-week semester. Full-time students are enrolled in 5 subjects per semester, while part-time students choose 2 or 3 subjects. Some subjects may be offered during the summer to provide students with greater flexibility in designing their own study programme. 


Students are required to complete 30 credits for MScBT. All subjects carry 3 credits, unless otherwise specified. Elective subjects include Dissertation (9 credits) and Project (6 credits).


The award requirements are summarised in the table below:

Awards MScBT
With Dissertation 6 Cores + 1 Elective + 1 Dissertation
With Project 6 Cores + 2 Electives + 1 Project
Without Dissertation/Project 6 Cores + 4 Electives
Credits requirements 30


Please visit the COMP website for more details.

Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Leader(s)

Dr Luo Xiapu Daniel
BSc, MSc(Wuhan), PhD[PolyU(H.K.)], SMIEEE

Subject Area
Blockchain Technology
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computing/Computer Science/Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics or other related disciplines.

  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in other disciplines with at least 3 years of relevant work experience in IT will also be considered.


If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.


Tel: (852) 2766 7317
Fax: (852) 2774 0842
Email: comp.pg@polyu.edu.hk


For more information, please visit our website.

Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$10,850 per credit for local and non-local students

Additional Documents Required
Employer's Recommendation

Preferred but not required

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of transcripts, degree certificates and other relevant certificates are required

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