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.
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.Â
Who should choose this degree?
Those who are interested in a career in the quantitative finance industry.
- Actuarial Studies
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Biological Science
- Climate Science
- Food Science and Technology
- Marine Science
- Materials Science
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Vision Science
Degree StructureDegree Handbook
- Actuarial/forecasting/data analyst
- Business consultant
- Clinical research associate
- Quality assurance officer
- Research scientist
- Statistical research analyst
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Accreditation / Professional Recognition
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 anddoubledegree students) may also be eligible to gain exemption from the university accreditation components of the Associate Program of the Actuaries Institute professional examinations.
Mathematics Extension 1. For Bachelor of Science: Chemistry plus Biology or Earth and Environmental Science or Physics (depending on chosen area of study)