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Master of Science (Actuarial and Financial Science)

MSc(Curtin) - 309706

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)
Corporate Finance 572 3.0 25.0
Finance Principles 515 3.0 25.0
Financial Derivative Securities 574 3.0 25.0
Investment Science 501 4.0 25.0
Life Contingencies 501 4.0 25.0
Master Project 503 1.0 25.0
Risk Analysis and Credibility Theory 502 4.0 25.0
Survival Analysis 501 4.0 25.0
Theory of Interest 502 4.0 25.0
Optional units Hrs/Wk Credit
(No year level specified)
Actuarial Economics 502 4.0 25.0
Actuarial Statistics 501 4.0 25.0
Advanced Optimisation Techniques 501 4.0 25.0
Applied Statistics 401 3.0 25.0
Business Financial Modelling 506 3.0 25.0
Financial Risk Management 573 3.0 25.0
Investment Science 502 4.0 25.0
Life Contingencies 502 4.0 25.0
Mathematical Statistics 503 4.0 25.0
Numerical Methods 501 3.0 25.0
Practical Mathematical Financial Modelling 202 3.0 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:

1.5 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only)

Year Student type Cost
2014 Domestic Fee Paying $25,200*

* Based on a 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:

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:

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

CRICOS: 054627G

This page was last updated on 25 August 2014