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Financial Engineering (FNCE90033)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeFNCE90033
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Financial engineering principles, valuation techniques, tax and regulatory issues involved in product development, analysis of specific products such as: Victorian Equity Trust, Tascorp Equity Bonds, Market Index Deposits, Converting Preference Shares, Convertible Notes, IOs - POs, Lyons.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Apply financial engineering techniques to develop new financial instruments;
  • Provide advice on, and suggest methods for, overcoming a range of financing and agency problems in corporate finance and funds management;
  • Analyse causes of financial market imperfections and opportunities for developing innovative financial solutions;
  • Derive pricing models for a variety of innovative financial instruments;
  • Develop hypotheses which can explain and help predict the success or failure of innovative financial instruments.

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Collaborative learning
  • Problem solving
  • Team work
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Application of theory to practice
  • Interpretation & analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Synthesis of data and other information
  • Evaluation of data and other information
  • Using computer software
  • Accessing data and other information from a range of sources

Last updated: 11 January 2018