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University of Technology Sydney

Quality
0.41
Post-master’s salaries
US$50,000–70,000 (estimate)
% of teaching conducted remotely
In 2020, 100% of teaching conducted online because of Covid-19.
Url
https://www.risk.net/quantitative-finance/7719636/quant-guide-2021-university-of-technology-sydney
Teaching staff
5
Salary ($)
60000
Description
Covid didn’t disrupt the University of Technology Sydney’s (UTS) Master of Quantitative Finance programme quite as much as it may have affected others. Despite its relatively small size — with an average class size of 20 students in compulsory modules — the programme attracts a high number of part-time students. The present cohort comprises 16 full-time students and 12 part-timers. The move to online teaching and pre-recorded lectures for much of 2020 did not faze students who are mixing study with work or other efforts, although there was mixed feedback about some aspects of the shift, according to programme director and senior lecturer in finance Nadima El-Hassan. “Students seem to really like the pre-recorded lectures: they give students a lot of flexibility in how and when they learn,” she says. However, some report that they “miss the interaction with academics and other students, especially in lab sessions”, she adds. Exams were also given as take-home or timed online tests. For the latest intake, applications increased slightly over the previous year – from 72 to 78 – and UTS extended 43 offers versus 41 for the prior intake. Contact hours, homework hours, and rates of employment and further study have all remained static, as have post-graduation salaries. In a slight shift in employment choices following the completion of the programme, there was an increase in the percentage of graduates entering banking jobs versus the previous year’s cohort.
Rank
13
Offers accepted
25
Programme director
Nadima El-Hassan
Address
Sydney, Australia
Title
Quant Guide 2021: University of Technology Sydney
Applications received
78
Full-time students
16
Accept. rate
0.55
salary_descrepancy
6322.5
Visiting staff teaching hours
0
sheetnames
Academia
0
Students accepting
0.53
Class size
20
Staff to Students
0.31
peer_assessment
3.1
Average Citations
1540.25
Programme duration
12 months full-time 24 months part-time. 3 semesters full -time.
Homework hours
18 hours per week (648 hours over the duration of the degree)
Offers made
43
Application deadline date
2021/01/31
tuition
72225
employment_descrepancy
0.06
Average class size
20
Most-cited lecturers
Eckhard Platen: 5078 citations Alexander Novikov: 758 citations Erik Schlögl: 171 citations Hardy Hulley: 154 citations
Ranking
133
Other
0
Consulting
0.3
Industry-affiliated teaching staff
0
Graduates employed in
Banking: 40% asset management: 20% consulting: 30% fintech: 10%
emplm_rate_grad
0.64
Industry-affiliated lecturers
0.33
International students
9
class_descrepancy
11.5
% of take-home/remote exams
50% of subjects offering take-home exams. 50% offering online exams conducted remotely.
emplm_rate_3_month_aft
0.93
Remuneration
0.15
avr_start_salary_bonus
97649.5
Employment rate
0.95
Teaching hours
324
Reputation
0.56
Part-time students
12
cohort_size
31
Asset Management
0.2
Gender balance of teaching staff
80% male, 20% female
Banking
0.4
missing_data
17
avr_gre_quant
168
Website
https://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/find-a-course/master-quantitative-finance
Fintech
0.1
Fees
A$60,696 (domestic), A$64,152 (international)
Final
0.38
Gender balance of students
85% male, 15% female
Empl. rate
0.9
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