Bachelor of Actuarial Studies

Macquarie University

Actuaries analyse and manage the financial consequences of risky events. All sorts of risks: Risk of Death/Sickness, Natural Hazards (cyclone, earthquake, bushfire) Financial Risks (shares, bonds, exchange rates). Actuaries analyse and manage the risks of financial contracts, insurance and retirement funds. They also help manage and control financial institutions. Actuaries relate numbers to real life. In this actuarial studies degree students will learn to conduct mathematical, statistical, economic and financial analysis to a range of practical problems faced in long-term financial planning and management. Very strong industry links through capstone and professional subjects including the actuarial control cycle.

Course Fee:


International: $109,350

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Prerequisite: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 performance band E4; Recommended: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 with a total mark of at least 180

Structure:

69 credit points; minimum 39 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 18 credit points at 300 level or above

Subjects you can Study:

Actuarial studies

Further information:

This course is available in internal attendance mode in Session 1 only.

Recognition:

The actuarial degree is accredited by the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (IAAust). This means that if students complete the three-year degree with grades of credit or above in the relevant units in the program, they are granted exemption from Part 1 of the IAAust's professional exams. If they complete a four-year double degree involving actuarial studies with grades of credit or above in the relevant units, they are granted exemption from Parts 1 and 2 of the IAAust's professional exams.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Related Careers:

Actuary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 91.25 No Full time 3 years

Macquarie – ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world – is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s courses ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for – which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport – 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

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Macquarie at a glance

* Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world

* Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria

* Ranked among the top 130 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2018)

* 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

* More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships

* More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high?tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities

* $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure

* Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD

* Over 184,000 alumni from more than 140 countries

* Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital

* One hundred per cent of research activity rated at world standard or above

* Thirty researchers in the top one per cent of scientific authors in the world

 

Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

 

 

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