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Actuarial Science

Actuarial Science

Bachelor Honours Degree


Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science) (Honours)
1 year full-time
Curtin Perth


Learn to predict the effects of long-term risk in financial decisions and planning.

Actuarial Science

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

This course enables students to pursue further studies in actuarial applications in order to fulfil the part ll requirements of the Actuaries Institute, and to undertake their own significant research project in interesting actuarial areas.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Why study

  • The Part ll subjects are only offered in universities but not through the Actuaries Institute.
  • Employers in insurance and superannuation generally highly recognise actuarial graduates who complete this Honours course.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

This course covers Part II of the Australian actuarial education system and is accredited by the Actuarial Institute

Career information

Actuaries generally work in the following areas:

  • Life insurance
  • General insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Superannuation
  • Banking and finance
  • Risk management

Visit the Actuaries Institute website for more information.

What you'll learn

  • employ a holistic approach to understand the context of a problem;apply professional capabilities to identify a problem, research and interpret the data and apply appropriate techniques to develop an effective solution;
  • understand contemporary issues from a range of different perspectives; engage with others to develop a shared awareness of cross-cultural differences;
  • apply discipline knowledge, critical thinking and judgement to assess challenging, relevant problems and develop creative, innovative solutions
  • demonstrate a high level of awareness of relevant global developments; apply professional conduct, including self-reflection and ongoing learning, to respond and adapt to change
  • access, analyse and interpret relevant material, applying appropriate computer software and Actuarial Control Cycle approach; communicate effectively and in a professional manner using digital technology as appropriate to the audience and purpose;
  • collaborate with others in a manner consistent with professional practices in order to solve problems relevant to industry, government and the wider community in a timely and effective manner

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

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

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2020 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 13
IB 34
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 84
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 92
India (CBSE) 85%
India (HSC) 88%
Sri Lanka 13

Please select a country above.

Essential course prerequisites

High achievement in an appropriate bachelor degree.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Entry into this course requires the completion of Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science) with an average of 75% or higher at Curtin or equivalent, for both local and international students. Students will be assessed on a case by case basis.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

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Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,000*
Total indicative course fee $31,900*
Indicative year 1 fee $31,900*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: BH-ACTUAR
  • CRICOS code: 066674A
  • Last updated on: September 24, 2020