The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has introduced a specialization in Financial Engineering, according to news.bitcoin.com. The specialization course will cover topics on blockchain and cryptocurrency and will become the first of its kind in the region.
The new course will be available to full-time and part-time students, the source reports referring to the university’s monthly bulletin. Full-time students will study two semesters, while part-time students will take the course for four semesters. This course will be a nice addition to the diploma course in Financial Technologies introduced earlier in the year.
Although there is no clear statement regarding the exact topics of the course, it is already known that it will cover innovative financial processes and financial strategies. As part of the course, students will also learn about blockchain technology in general and Bitcoin in particular. This specialization is for students who already have a degree in Mathematics, Engineering, or Actuary.
UNAM is not the first university to introduce a blockchain specialization into the academic curriculum. Earlier this year, the Chengdu University of Information Technology in China offered a major in blockchain engineering. The track combines information technology studies with more current topics such as blockchain design, management, and adoption.