Taught course

Engineering with Finance

Institution
University of Kent · School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A first or good second class honours degree (or the equivalent) in an engineering, scientific, computing, or similar discipline. Applicants should also have a proven mathematical ability and knowledge of the basics of statistics and probability.

Months of entry

September

Course content

While a significant proportion of graduates working in the financial sector have an engineering background, most of the relevant MSc programmes are offered by Mathematics departments or Business Schools. Some engineers may find these programmes either too theoretical or not quantitative enough.

Our MSc in Engineering with Finance, instead, teaches concepts of finance at the level suitable to engineers, while also providing strong knowledge of quantitative methods to analyse real data. You acquire skills required by investment analysts, financial analysts, stockbrokers and market risk specialists.

The programme combines a balanced mix of subjects in engineering and quantitative finance, and is based on modules containing lectures, examples classes, directed self-study and PC-based laboratory classes. You acquire the skills required for a wide range of careers including investment analyst, financial analyst, stockbroker and market risk specialist.

Course structure

Our MSc in Engineering with Finance teaches concepts of finance at the level suitable to engineers on one hand, while providing strong knowledge of quantitative and computational methods to analyse real data, on the other.

Students acquire skills required in jobs such as investment analyst, financial analyst, stockbroker, market risk specialist etc. Previous students have applied for jobs in financial companies such as investment banks (eg Investec, Bank of New York Mellon), software trading platform developers (eg Murex) and management companies (eg Pentland Group plc). Advice about careers in the financial sector is provided and talks delivered by professionals are organised by the University.

This taught MSc course combines a balanced mix of subjects in engineering and quantitative finance, and is based on modules containing lectures, examples classes, directed self-study and PC-based laboratory classes.

Teaching and Assessment

The project module is examined by a presentation and dissertation. The Research Methods and Project Design module is examined by several components of continuous assessment. The other modules are assessed by examinations and smaller components of continuous assessment. MSc students must gain credit from all the modules.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details. http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Email
eda-admissions-pg@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827535