The MSc in Engineering with Finance has been designed for engineering and science graduates who wish to pursue a career in finance. It is the first MSc in quantitative finance to be offered by a UK engineering department and provides a balanced mix of subjects in engineering and quantitative finance.
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.
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About the School of Engineering and Digital Arts
The School successfully combines modern engineering and technology with the exciting field of digital media. Established over 40 years ago, the School has developed a top-quality teaching and research base, receiving excellent ratings in both research and teaching assessments.
We undertake high-quality research that has had significant national and international impact, and our spread of expertise allows us to respond rapidly to new developments. Our 30 academic staff and over 130 postgraduate students and research staff provide an ideal focus to effectively support a high level of research activity. There is a thriving student population studying for postgraduate degrees in a friendly and supportive teaching and research environment.
We have research funding from the Research Councils UK, European research programmes, a number of industrial and commercial companies and government agencies including the Ministry of Defence. Our Electronic Systems Design Centre and Digital Media Hub provide training and consultancy for a wide range of companies. Many of our research projects are collaborative, and we have well-developed links with institutions worldwide.
The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.
EL858 - Advanced Pattern Recognition (15 credits)
EL859 - Econometrics Applied to Finance (15 credits)
EL871 - Digital Signal Processing (DSP) (15 credits)
EL876 - Advanced Control Systems (15 credits)
EL877 - Strategic Analysis of Financial Systems (15 credits)
EL878 - Project Design (15 credits)
EL879 - Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing Models for Engineers (15 credits)
MA934 - Probability and Statistics for Finance (15 credits)
EL890 - MSc Project (60 credits)
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.
This programme aims to:
- educate graduate engineers and equip them with practical and theoretical engineering- knowledge to prepare them for careers in the field of quantitative finance
- provide you with a good understanding of a wide range of engineering methods applicable to financial problems
- provide you with a specialised understanding of the principles and practices of engineering required by financial analysts and risk management professionals, or for further research work
- provide you with proper academic guidance and welfare support
- create an atmosphere of co-operation and partnership between staff and students, and offer you an environment where you can develop your potential
- strengthen and expand opportunities for industrial collaboration with the School of Engineering and Digital Arts and the UK financial sector.
We have developed the programme with a number of industrial organisations, which means that successful students will be in a strong position to build a long-term careers in this important discipline.
The School of Engineering and Digital Arts (http://www.eda.kent.ac.uk/
) has an excellent record of student employability (http://www.eda.kent.ac.uk/school/employability.aspx
). We are committed to enhancing the employability of all our students, to equip you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in a competitive, fast-moving, knowledge-based economy.
Graduates who can show that they have developed transferable skills and valuable experience are better prepared to start their careers and are more attractive to potential employers. Within the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, you can develop the skills and capabilities that employers seek. These include problem solving, independent thought, report-writing, time management, leadership skills, team-working and good communication.
Kent has an excellent record for postgraduate employment: over 94% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2013 found a job or further study opportunity within six months.
Building on Kent’s success as the region’s leading institution for student employability, we offer many opportunities for you to gain worthwhile experience and develop the specific skills and aptitudes that employers value.
Find out how to apply here - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply/