Macquarie University

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies

Macquarie University
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3 yearsfull-time
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Why study this course

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.

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The degree is accredited by the Actuaries Institute.

Entry requirements

Year 12 (senior secondary certificate)

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • North Ryde

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

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Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

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What to know before you apply

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Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit Macquarie University's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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Bachelor of Actuarial Studies
Macquarie University
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Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Actuarial StudiesMacquarie University
Graduation date2015
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Actuarial science could be a good option for someone who wants to earn to give, has strong quantitative skills, and values security and work-life balance. However, someone capable of pursuing an actuarial career should also consider quantitative finance, which offers higher expected earnings, spending a few years in management consulting, which offers superior flexibility and prestige, or training for data science, which offers more flexibility and opportunity for direct impact
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Bachelor of Actuarial Studies

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