2018 Undergraduate Courses
  • Students are to follow the requirements of the Handbook for the year they commenced the course.

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Quantitative and Computational Trading Major | 2018

On successful completion of this major, students will have a solid foundation in mathematical finance and the specialist practical skills necessary to be successful as a quantitative trader. Students will acquire mathematical, statistical, financial and computer skills to understand, implement and develop computer-driven trading strategies and be able to make informed investment decisions and evaluate portfolio risks.

Completion of this major requires students to complete more than the 192 credit points to complete the degree.  For more information please consult the Academic Program Director. 

Subjects Required for Major Study

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals In Society 6 Autumn, Spring
MATH187 Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus 6 Autumn
MATH188 Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus 6 Spring
MATH100 Introduction to Mathematics 6 Autumn
STAT101 Introduction to Statistics 6 Spring
ACCY112 Accounting In Organisations 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer 2017/2018
CSIT113 Problem Solving 6 Autumn
CSIT111 Programming Fundamentals 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT121 Object Oriented Design and Programming 6 Autumn, Spring
FIN 222 Corporate Finance 6 Autumn, Spring
MATH203 Linear Algebra 6 Autumn
MATH201 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 6 Autumn
STAT231 Probability and Random Variables 6 Autumn
MATH202 Differential Equations 2 6 Spring
FIN 223 Investment Analysis 6 Autumn, Spring
CSCI251 Advanced Programming 6 Autumn, Spring
STAT232 Estimation and Hypothesis Testing 6 Spring
CSIT226 Human Computer Interaction 6 Spring
CSIT214 IT Project Management 6 Autumn, Spring
FIN 323 Portfolio Analysis 6 Autumn
FIN 322 Advanced Corporate Finance 6 Spring
MATH317 Financial Calculus 6 Autumn
STAT304 Applied Probability and Financial Risk 6 Autumn
STAT332 Linear and Generalised Linear Models 6 Spring
ECON331 Financial Economics 6 Spring
STAT373 Special Topics in Probability and Statistics 3 6 Autumn
MATH318 Operations Research 6 Autumn
MATH372 Special Topics in Mathematical Analysis 3 6 Spring
INFO411 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 6 Autumn
INFO401 Mathematics and Finance Honours Project 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
MATH407 Research Methods 6 Autumn
Plus ONE subject from the List of Electives (see BMathFin(Hons))

* Consult the Academic Program Director regarding choice of topic.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Other Information

For further information email: eis@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 24 November, 2017