Actuarial Data and Analysis - ACTL3142

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: School of Risk and Actuarial Studies

Course Outline: ACTL3142 Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: ACTL2131 and ACTL2111

Excluded: ACTL5110

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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This course covers the actuarial professional syllabus for data analysis including techniques for mortality, health, and insurance data used in actuarial analysis and decision-making. The course covers aspects of data analysis including exploratory data analysis, data checking and cleaning, and data visualization; classification and prediction with regression and generalized linear models; descriptive, inferential and predictive analysis and models; and statistical and machine learning including supervised and unsupervised learning. The course also covers ethical, regulatory and professional issues, and risks and risk management associated with using data and data analysis. A particular focus will be placed on communication of technical results for business applications.

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