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Master of Science (Actuarial and Financial Science)

MSc(Curtin) - MC-ACTFNS

Science and Engineering

This course will prepare you for employment as a financial advisor to a wide range of commercial and government organisations. You will complete advanced studies in applied statistics, actuarial finance and investment science. Your learning will be reinforced through the completion of a research project in your final semester.

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).

Units

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

Credits needed to graduate: 300

Core units Hrs/Wk Credit
(No year level specified)
Investment Science 1 4.0 25.0
Life Contingencies 1 4.0 25.0
Risk Analysis and Credibility Theory 4.0 25.0
Survival Analysis 4.0 25.0
Theory of Interest 4.0 25.0
(No year level specified)
Actuarial Statistics 4.0 25.0
Advanced Corporate Finance and Theory 3.0 25.0
Advanced Derivative Securities 3.0 25.0
Investment Science 2 4.0 25.0
Mathematics Masters Project 1 1.0 25.0
Science Masters Research Methodologies 3.0 25.0
Optional units Hrs/Wk Credit
(No year level specified)
Actuarial Economics 4.0 25.0
Advanced Business Financial Modelling 3.0 25.0
Advanced Optimisation Techniques 4.0 25.0
Contemporary Issues in International Finance 3.0 25.0
Financial Principles and Analysis 3.0 25.0
Intermediate Financial Accounting 3.0 25.0
Life Contingencies 2 4.0 25.0
Mathematical Statistics 4.0 25.0
Numerical Methods 3.0 25.0
Practical Mathematical Financial Modelling 3.0 25.0
Statistical Modelling 4.0 25.0

See Courses Handbook for full course structure

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Entry requirements:

An honours degree or a four-year bachelor degree in mathematics/statistics, science, engineering or finance. You must have a basic mathematics and statistical background and competence equivalent to at least the level of Advanced Calculus 201, Linear Algebra 202 and Mathematical Statistics 202.

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time or part-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

Expected completion: 1.5 years

Fees (indicative first year only)

Year Student type Cost
2015 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.
$25,800*

* 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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2014 entry requirements:

An honours degree or a four-year bachelor degree in mathematics/statistics, science, engineering or finance. You must have a basic mathematics and statistical background and competence equivalent to at least the level of Advanced Calculus 201, Linear Algebra 202 and Mathematical Statistics 202.

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

Duration:

1.5 years full-time

Fees for 2014:

*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.

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

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

Duration:

1.5 years full-time

Fees for 2015:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,300
Indicative year 1 fee $28,600
Total indicative course fee $43,500
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 25 August 2014