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Actuarial Science
BH-ACTUAR

Actuarial Science

Bachelor honours degree

Learn to predict the effects of long-term risk in financial decisions and planning.

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  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science) (Honours)
  • Duration
    1 year full-time
  • Credit
    200
  • CRICOS
    066674A
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Select your preferred campus:

New-to-Curtin applicants for first semester 2023 apply through TISC. See TISC application deadlines.
You may also be able to apply directly to Curtin from 16 January 2023 if places are still available.

2023

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2024

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2025

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

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Why study Actuarial Science at Curtin?

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market. 

Top 1%

Curtin is ranked in the top 1% of universities globally, by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Outline

Outline

This course enables you to pursue further studies in actuarial applications in order to fulfil the part ll requirements of the Actuaries Institute, and to undertake your own significant research project in interesting actuarial areas.

See our handbook for more course information. 

What jobs can the Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science) (Honours) lead to?

  • Banking and finance
  • General insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Risk management
  • Superannuation.

Visit the Actuaries Institute website for more information.

What you'll learn

  • employ a holistic approach to understand the context of a problem;apply professional capabilities to identify a problem, research and interpret the data and apply appropriate techniques to develop an effective solution;
  • understand contemporary issues from a range of different perspectives; engage with others to develop a shared awareness of cross-cultural differences;
  • apply discipline knowledge, critical thinking and judgement to assess challenging, relevant problems and develop creative, innovative solutions
  • demonstrate a high level of awareness of relevant global developments; apply professional conduct, including self-reflection and ongoing learning, to respond and adapt to change
  • access, analyse and interpret relevant material, applying appropriate computer software and Actuarial Control Cycle approach; communicate effectively and in a professional manner using digital technology as appropriate to the audience and purpose;
  • collaborate with others in a manner consistent with professional practices in order to solve problems relevant to industry, government and the wider community in a timely and effective manner

Professional recognition

This course covers Part II of the Australian actuarial education system and is accredited by the Actuarial Institute

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Pathways

  • STAT entry

    Not accepted.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Entry into this course requires the completion of Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science) with an average of 75% or higher at Curtin or equivalent, for both local and international students. Students will be assessed on a case by case basis.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Pathways

  • TAFE entry

    Not accepted.

  • STAT entry

    Not accepted.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Entry into this course requires the completion of Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science) with an average of 75% or higher at Curtin or equivalent, for both local and international students. Students will be assessed on a case by case basis.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course, you need to have:

  • completed an Australian Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science) or equivalent, with a course weighted (CWA) of 75% or above; and
  • students must have passed 6 out of the 8 Part 1 Institute Exemptions.

Higher education course switcher criteria

To switch into this course from another higher education course, you need to have:

  • completed an Australian Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science) or equivalent with a course weighted average (CWA) of 75% or above; and
  • students must have passed 6 out of the 8 Part 1 Institute Exemptions.

ATAR pathway

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Entry into this course requires the completion of Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science) with an average of 75% or higher at Curtin or equivalent, for both local and international students. Students will be assessed on a case by case basis.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

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Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

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Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $11,000*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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