Introduction to Actuarial Studies - ACTL1101

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: School of Risk and Actuarial Studies

Course Outline: ACTL1101 Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite:MATH1151 AND (Enrolment in Program 3586, 3587, 3588, 3589, 3155, 3154 or 4737)

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course provides an introduction to actuarial studies and the role of actuaries. It covers the basic principles underlying the actuarial analysis and management of insurance, superannuation and other financial contracts including introductory probability, statistics, financial mathematics and demography. It introduces the role that actuaries play in the design and pricing of products and in risk management in the field of life insurance, general insurance and superannuation, banking and investment.

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