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Actuarial Science (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #151 (ARWU) ,
This Actuarial Science (Honours) course from Curtin University enables students to pursue further studies in actuarial applications in order to fulfil the part ll requirements of the Actuaries Institute, and to undertake their own significant research project in interesting actuarial areas.


What you'll learn

  • Use their exposure to a process of identifying a research problem, investigating the data and applying a set of techniques to solve the problem
  • Widen and deepen their high level of thinking skills by posing challenging problems that are relevant, motivational creative and reflective in the pursuit of well-structured syndicated programs
  • Analyse, identify and use the relevant material in an Actuarial Control Cycle Format from a wide array of available sources synthesise and process this data to ensure that the information is monitored in the light of a possibly changing problem, new information and or a change in technique
  • Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to a varied audience, for a range of purposes and to a professional standard.
  • Apply computer modelling software appropriately in statistics, finance, risk management, optimisation and other relevant areas and use appropriate technology to acquire data (e.g. internet based, library based) and present information, such as computer linked displays and internet linked overheads
  • Evaluate one’s own learning and develop a high degree of flexibility and creativity to adapt to change and to introduce exciting solutions to problems where focus is paramount in the learning process
  • Show a high level of awareness of nationally and internationally relevant developments and contemporary issues involving relevant International events; apply international standards of practice and evaluate issues from a variety of perspectives
  • Meet with others and develop shared understandings of contemporary relevant issues which demonstrate a high and balanced level of cultural awareness in a diverse cultural setting
  • Show a high standard of time management skills required through timely assignments, projects, attendance and other duties demonstrate a duty of care, honesty, integrity, fairness and knowledge of principles and law to uphold the ethical requirements of the profession

Why study the Actuarial Science (Honours) course from Curtin University

  • The Part ll subjects are only offered in universities but not through the Actuaries Institute.
  • Employers in insurance and superannuation generally highly recognise actuarial graduates who complete this Honours course.

Career information

Actuaries generally work in the following areas:

  • Life Insurance
  • General Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Superannuation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Risk Management


It forms part of AIAA (Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia) and FIAA (Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    200 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Actuarial Control Cycle 
  • Actuarial Science Honours Dissertation 
  • Actuarial Asset Liability Management 
  • Operations Research 
  • Industrial Modelling and Optimisation 
  • Supply Chain Modelling and Optimisation 
  • Mathematical Methods 
  • Introduction to Derivative Securities 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

CRICOS code: 066674A

  • An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70 or equivalent
  • English Language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    30700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30700 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Commonwealth supported: $9,990


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