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Bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Honours)
Bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Honours)

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Honours)

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  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Actuarial Studies degree or equivalent, completed within the last two years: 

1. with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 75 per cent calculated from the following 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) equivalent to the ANU courses:

  • STAT2005 Introduction to Stochastic Processes

  • STAT3032 Survival Models

  • STAT3037 Life Contingencies

  • STAT3038 Actuarial Techniques

  • STAT3035 Risk Theory

  • STAT3036 Credibility Theory.

2. and with the written approval of the Honours Convener.

English requirements

  • Academic IELTS and IELTS Indicator:  An overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component of the test.

  • TOEFL - internet based test : An overall score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening.

  • PTE Academic:  An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 55 in each of the communicative skills.

  • TOEFL - paper based test: A score of 570 with a TWE* score of 4.5.

  • Cambridge CAE Advanced (Post 2015):  An overall score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in all sub-skills.

Course Information

Honours in Actuarial Studies is a program offered within the Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Applied Statistics that offers students who have excelled in their undergraduate actuarial degree a challenging but rewarding year of study. We seek outstanding students who are keen to undertake independent research with the guidance from academic staff. Sufficiently high grades in the coursework component of the honours year will enable students to receive exemptions from some of the Associateship and Fellowship requirements of the Actuaries Institute.


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Program Requirements

This Honours plan requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ACST4031 Actuarial Control Cycle 1

ACST4032 Actuarial Control Cycle 2

ACST4062 Actuarial Data Analysis

A maximum of 18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ACST4060 Enterprise Risk Management 1

ACST4061 Enterprise Risk Management 2

ACST4045 Advanced Insurance

FINM4106 Advanced Investments

ACST4049 Advanced Global Retirement Income Systems

A minimum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ACST4600 Actuarial Research Essay

ACST4500 Actuarial Honours Thesis

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We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 $ per year

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