• Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Statistics
  • Areas of interest Actuarial Studies, Statistics
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Adam Butt
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course STAT6045
  • Offered in Second Semester 2017
    See Future Offerings

This course provides a simplified model for solving actuarial problems in practice.  Sample actuarial problems are examined in detail, with solutions being developed using Excel and Visual Basic.  These solutions are then reported to the stakeholders of the problem.  The aim of this course is to develop actuarial capabilities beyond the technical foundations taught in other actuarial courses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify actuarial problems in a variety of contexts.
  • Identify the key factors that need to be taken into account in solving actuarial problems.
  • Use computer-based tools to assist in solving actuarial problems.
  • Communicate in writing the results of the solution to the actuarial problem to a variety of stakeholders.

Indicative Assessment

  • Assignments – 60%
  • Final Exam – 40%

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Workload

It is anticipated that students will spend on average 10 hours per week on the course, including time spent in class.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed STAT2032 and completed or concurrently enrolled in STAT3004, STAT3036 and STAT3037.

Prescribed Texts

Weekly lecture notes will be available on Wattle. Hard copies of the lecture notes will not be provided in class. It is up to the student to print out the lecture notes from Wattle.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7601 17 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7601 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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