This course aims to extend actuarial students' knowledge of modern analytical tools and techniques beyond those introduced in introductory actuarial courses. It further aims to to teach students how to apply this knowledge in real-life business settings, preparing them for more complex and practice specific applications which will be taught in future courses in their actuarial education.
This subject provides the opportunity for exemption from the requirements of the Core Data & Statistical Analysis subject under the Actuaries Institute’s Associate program. Such exemption depends on the grades attained in the subject.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain where and how their analytical work can add value to the business environment and strategy.
- Source, interpret, evaluate and prepare data for modelling.
- Select and justify appropriate predictive analytic techniques for a given business problem.
- Apply predictive analytic techniques to solve estimation and classification problems.
- Evaluate and compare performance of different models.
- Communicate findings to a range of audiences.
See the requisite statement for information on eligibility to take this course.
- The research-based assessment will consist of assignments. (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- The other assessment may include but is not restricted to: exams, quizzes, presentations and other assessments as appropriate. (60) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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Students are expected to commit 130 hours of work in completing this course. This includes time spent in scheduled classes and self-directed study time.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Information about the prescribed textbook will be available via the Class Summary.
Assumed KnowledgeStudents are assumed to have a good grasp of the material from the CS1 and CS2 exemptions of the Actuaries Institute.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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