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Postgraduate

Master of Science (Actuarial and Financial Science)

MSc(Curtin) - MC-ACTFNS Science and Engineering
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 1.5 years full-time

In this course you will learn how to help organisations plan for the future and protect themselves from loss. Core units cover the principles of finance and investment science through to risk analysis and credibility theory.

You will also select optional units, which include practical mathematical financial modelling, applied statistics and numerical methods.

On completion of this course, your skills may be applied in the worlds of insurance, pensions, healthcare, banking, business management and risk assessment. You may also play a role in determining company policy and explaining complex technical matters to company executives, government officials, shareholders, policyholders, or the public in general.

This course is accredited by the Actuaries Institute. Graduates are also eligible for membership of the Australian Mathematical Society.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

You must have an honours degree or a four-year bachelor degree in mathematics, statistics, science, engineering or finance. Your basic mathematics and statistics competency must be equivalent to Curtin’s advanced calculus, linear algebra and statistical methods units.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2016 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $27,100*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 300 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Mathematical Society.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Graduates generally find employment with insurance companies, investment and superannuation funds, banks, stockbrokers and government agencies.


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