• Length 2 years full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
Admission requirements
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  • Mode of delivery
    • Internal

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The program is designed for:

  • Students who want to extend their study to an advanced academic level with a view to possible PhD level study.
  • Students with a good mathematics or statistics background but limited actuarial background who seek a 'conversion' option to develop the actuarial and other risk management skills to satisfy the Part I and II requirements of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.
  • Students with an actuarial degree who seek to complete courses which are complementary to the Institute of Actuaries of Australia Part III requirements.
  • Students whose previous actuarial study was in a non-accredited program and who seek to complete their full professional studies through the ANU.

Single degree

  • This degree requires 16 courses (96 units)
  • 11 compulsory courses (66 units)
  • 2 core courses (12 units)
  • 3 elective courses (18 units).

About this degree

Students must pass and achieve a grade average of 60% across the first 48 units attempted to progress to the second year of the program. Students who do not achieve a minimum of 60% weighted average mark in the first 48 units will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Applied Statistics.

Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.

Remember you will need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.  You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until the end of week 2 of each semester without penalty.

Study Options Commencing Semester 1

Study Options Commencing Semester 2

Advanced Courses in 2016:

*S1: offered at Semester 1. S2: offered at Semester 2.


18 units (3 courses) from the listed subject areas and 6000, 7000 or 8000 level courses, or consulted with the program convener. Please also refer to the following link for further information of the ANU courses leading to exemption status from Institute of Actuaries, Australia (IAA): http://cbe.anu.edu.au/students/student-information/professional-organisations-accreditation/actuarie...

Elective courses: the prescribed courses or as approved by Program Convener.

Study Options

Academic Advice

Before applying for any credit or exemption towards the program, students (except the ANU students) should include an assessment of their qualification completed by Institute of Actuaries, Australia. Please read the relevant information on credit application before you apply (Credit Application Form).

It is advisable that students discuss their course selection with the Program Convener, Dr Gen Nowak (gen.nowak@anu.edu.au). Please ensure you take a copy of your academic transcript with you when you meet with Dr Nowak. He will be available during the O week in his office.

 If you are required to have a permission number to enrol the course, or any course that is approved by Dr Nowak, please complete Enrolment Request Form  and submit it to the CBE front office, or email to info.cbe@anu.edu.au.

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au

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