• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code ACST-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Actuarial Studies Specialisation

The Actuarial Studies specialisation is designed for students who wish to:

  • Develop a greater understanding of actuarial principles and their application;
  • Gain Part II exemptions through the Actuaries Institute;
  • Improve analytical skills for interpreting and analysing actuarial information;
  • Gain greater insight into the Australian and international financial markets;
  • Increase management skills for dealing with organisations, teams and policy issues; and,
  • Expand their applied knowledge in various specialised areas of actuarial studies.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ACST8033 Control Cycle B 6
ACST8040 Control Cycle A1 6
ACST8041 Control Cycle A2 6
ACST8047 Advanced Life Insurance 6
ACST8048 Advanced General Insurance 6
ACST8049 Advanced Global Retirement Income Systems 6
ACST8050 Research Essay in Actuarial Studies 6-12
FINM8006 Advanced Investments 6

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting 6
ECON8069 Business Economics 6
FINM7003 Continuous Time Finance 6
FINM7006 Foundations of Finance 6
FINM7007 Applied Corporate Finance 6
FINM7008 Applied Investments 6
FINM7041 Applied Derivatives 6
STAT6039 Principles of Mathematical Statistics 6
STAT6043 Life Contingencies 6
STAT6045 Actuarial Techniques 6
STAT6046 Financial Mathematics 6
STAT7042 Survival Models 6
STAT7018 Stochastic Modelling 6
STAT8035 Risk Theory 6
STAT8036 Credibility Theory 6
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