Life Contingencies - ACTL3151

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: School of Risk and Actuarial Studies

Course Outline: ACTL3151 Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: ACTL2111 and ACTL2102

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course covers the techniques for deriving the value for pricing and reserving purposes of life insurance risks, including an appreciation of the analysis of change on the examination of the assumptions. Students will use spreadsheets to perform computations and be given exercises that require participation in teams. The course also covers contemporary management issues in life insurance including longevity, premium rating, selection and capital management. This course will cover the requirements for the Actuaries Institute CT5 course and students gaining at least a credit assessment will be recommended for exemption from the CT5 course.

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