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Master of Science (Actuarial and Financial Science)

MSc(Curtin) - MC-ACTFNS

Science and Engineering

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.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Mathematical Society.

Career opportunities

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

Credit for previous study

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

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Full Course Structure

Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

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Entry requirements:

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.

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time or part-time

Study:

On-campus or on-campus

Duration:

1.5 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only)

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*

* 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.

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2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 58

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus or on-campus

Duration:

1.5 years full-time

Fees for 2015:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

2016 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 58

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus or on-campus

Duration:

1.5 years full-time

Fees for 2016:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,200
Indicative year 1 fee $30,200
Total indicative course fee $45,300
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

CRICOS: 054627G

This page was last updated on 11 September 2015