Master of Science (Actuarial and Financial Science)
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|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.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
Recognised four-year bachelor or honours 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.
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
|2018||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).
Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Mathematical Society.
This course is accredited by the Actuaries Institute, making Curtin the only Western Australian university to have an accredited program. Graduates are also eligible for membership of the Australian Mathematical Society.
Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.
Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)
Graduates generally find employment with insurance companies, investment and superannuation funds, banks, stockbrokers and government agencies.
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