UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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Combined Actuarial Studies degrees

University of New South Wales - Kensington

CourseType of
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UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
B Actuarial Studies/B Economics CSP  424350  4F 97.00 3 Mar 2014
28 Jul 2014
16 Jan 2014
25 Jun 2014
B Actuarial Studies/B Science (Advanced Mathematics) CSP  424350  5F 97.00 3 Mar 2014
28 Jul 2014
16 Jan 2014
25 Jun 2014
B Actuarial Studies/B Commerce CSP  424350  4F 97.00 3 Mar 2014
28 Jul 2014
16 Jan 2014
25 Jun 2014
B Actuarial Studies/B Science CSP  424350  4F 97.00 3 Mar 2014
28 Jul 2014
16 Jan 2014
25 Jun 2014

For information about when you'll need to apply to be considered in each offer round refer to UAC applications and offer round dates. Check the course search for the most recent final closing date.

Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Extension 1.

Recommended studies: English (Advanced), HSC Mathematics Extension 2.

Major studies: Actuarial studies. For B Economics: Economics. econometrics or financial economics. For B Science (Advanced Mathematics): Mathematics or statistics. For B Commerce:  Accounting, Economics, Finance . For B Science:  As listed in 429000 B Science

Honours: For Actuarial Studies/B Economics: Honours is available as an additional year in either Actuarial Studies or Economics and involves a research project combined with advanced coursework. Students must maintain a high credit average. For B Actuarial Studies/B Science (Advanced Mathematics): The honours year is an integral part of the degree program, and involves a research project combined with advanced coursework. Students must maintain a high credit average.

Honours is available in Actuarial Studies or as an additional year of study and involves a research project combined with advanced coursework.

Professional recognition: Subject to courses studied and performance – see 424300.

Career opportunities: Examples include asset management trainee, credit analyst, insurance analyst, risk assessment officer, superannuation advisor and wealth management analyst.

For B Commerce:  Provides students with the ability to complete a third business major in the dual degree.

For B Science:  Allows the study of one of the many majors offered in B Science 429000.

Additional information: For B Actuarial Studies: Students study a core program of actuarial studies, economics, finance and mathematics thereby providing the necessary mathematical, statistical, analytical and modelling skills to pursue an actuary role. For B Economics: Students study the compulsory Economic core courses, the Economics major courses and Economics elective courses. For B Science (Advanced Mathematics): The Advanced Mathematics program has been designed to cater to the specific abilities and interests of talented students who wish to complete a dual degree with Actuarial Studies. Studies in this program include compulsory advanced-level courses, an honours year, and options tailored to an individual's aptitude and interests. The combined Actuarial Studies/Science (Advanced Mathematics) degree provides graduates with an in-depth understanding of quantitative analysis in addition to the actuarial studies knowledge and skills required to enter the financial services and insurance industry in a quantitative role.

Business

UNSW's Australian School of Business (ASB) degrees have been designed for the very best students, and suit a variety of career aspirations and interests. Our aim is to provide every graduate with the skills, networks, knowledge and know-how to stand out in the crowd and excel in today's business world. ASB offers flexible, internationally recognised, undergraduate business degrees supported by extensive choice of major/s.

Students have the option to study a single or a dual degree – Arts, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Information Systems, Law, Media (Public Relations and Advertising) or Science – to pursue their career goals. Honours study is available as an additional year in most majors offered and adds extra value to an undergraduate degree.

The Australian School of Business also offers a summer term option (November to January) for students wishing to fast-track their studies.

For more information, visit the Australian School of Business website at www.asb.unsw.edu.au, call (02) 9385 3507 or email businessinfo@unsw.edu.au.

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