Overview

Actuaries play a vital role in strategic planning and financial management in the financial services, insurance and superannuation industries. Stand out in the finance field by combining essential quantitative and modelling skills from Actuarial Studies with methodological insights from Science. This degree provides a solid foundation to enter the actuarial profession through studies in mathematics, statistics, accounting, economics, finance, demographics, analytics and modelling. With more than 20 majors to choose from, the Science component offers a wide range of possibilities. Fields of study include bioinformatics, chemistry, food science, marine science, mathematics, pharmacology, psychology and statistics. You can enhance your learning experience with our overseas exchange and global practicum program.

Program Code

3154

UAC Code

424350

CRICOS Code

080474C

Total units of credit (UOC)

192

Campus

Kensington

Why choose this degree?

You will have the flexibility to specialise and focus on special areas of interest, career paths or individual strengths. You will gain the technical and specialist skills needed to pursue the role of an actuarial analyst in addition to the strong methodological skills acquired through the science degree.

Who should choose this degree?

Those who are interested in a career in the quantitative finance industry.

Majors

  • Actuarial Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Climate Science
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Marine Science
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Oceanography
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Vision Science

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Actuarial/forecasting/data analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Clinical research associate
  • Quality assurance officer
  • Research scientist
  • Statistical research analyst
  • Statistician

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Students can gain exemption from the Foundation Program of the Actuaries Institute professional examinations, the Core Principles courses of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK) professional examinations and the Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) credit for the Society of Actuaries (USA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (USA), by achieving the required academic standard in the professionally accredited courses in their Actuarial Studies program. Similarly, some students (esp. Actuarial Studies (Co-op) students and dual degree students) may also be eligible to gain exemption from the university accreditation components of the Associate Program of the Actuaries Institute professional examinations.

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics Extension 2

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

97.50

2019 Guaranteed Entry

98.00

2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma

39

2018 QLD OP

2

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Fees

Annual Tuition Fee

$10,758*

Commonwealth Supported Place - Student Contribution Bands apply for this dual award degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.

* The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will pay depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment.

Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

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