Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with the degree of Bachelor of Science

Macquarie University

Actuaries relate numbers to real life, and focus on risk management and protecting against loss. Scientific minds curious, enquiring and excited by discovery question the norm, asking and seeking answers to 'why?'. This double degree will give you a deeper understanding of the financial, mathematical, statistical and economic analysis needed in long-term financial management. It will also ensure you develop strong capabilities in a range of areas such as problem solving, research skills, creative thinking and communication. KEY FEATURES This course is accredited by the Actuaries Institute. You'll learn to apply knowledge and concepts to problems in insurance, banking, finance and superannuation. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding not only in actuarial studies, but also in economics, mathematics, statistics and finance. You'll use modern laboratories that offer exposure to the latest instrumentation and tools. You can complete two degrees with only one additional year of study. ACCREDITATION This course is accredited by the Actuaries Institute. If you complete it with grades of credit or above in the relevant units, you're eligible to apply for exemption from Part I of the Actuaries Institute's professional exams. If you complete it as part of a double degree with grades of credit or above in the relevant units, you're eligible to apply for exemption from Parts I and II of the Actuaries Institute's professional exams. SUITABLE FOR If you are interested inlong-term financial management and have a particular interest in scientific areas of mathematics and statistics. Career Opportunities A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion. PROFESSIONS banking and finance energy and environment general and health insurance investment life insurance management non-traditional areas such as IT, e-commerce, climate change public sector: Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Australian Taxation Office risk management superannuation wealth management EMPLOYERS accounting firms actuarial and superannuation consulting firms banks and funds management general insurance companies health insurance companies life insurance companies management consulting firms public sector such as APRA, ATO software development companies SALARY GUIDE The Graduate Careers Australia Graduate Salaries Report 2015 indicates that the median starting salary for bachelor degree graduates aged less than 25 and in their first full-time employment was $54,000. Please see for further detail on specific degrees.

At a Glance

Course level Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 067842D
Institution Name Macquarie University
Campus Location North Ryde
Institution Type University
Course Duration 4 years
Course University Macquarie University

About Macquarie University

Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today our pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds.


Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world* and within the top 10 in Australia.Our research is leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries. Our academics are at the forefront of innovation and, as accomplished researchers, we are embracing the opportunity to tackle the big issues of our time.


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