18 months
30800 AUD/year
27300 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


In this Actuarial and Financial Science course from Curtin University, you will learn how to help organisations plan for the future and protect themselves from losses.  

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The core units cover the principles of finance, investment science, risk analysis and credibility theory. Optional units include practical mathematical financial modelling, applied statistics and numerical methods.

On completion of this Actuarial and Financial Science course from Curtin University , your skills may be applied to insurance, pensions, healthcare, banking, business management and risk assessment. You may also play a role in determining company policy and explaining complex technical matters to company executives, government officials, shareholders, policyholders and the public. 

Why study 

Curtin is the only Western Australian university to have a program accredited by the Actuaries Institute.

This course can be used by graduates from other disciplines as a pathway to becoming an accredited actuary.

Career information

Graduates generally find employment with insurance companies, investment and superannuation funds, banks, stockbrokers and government agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics Masters Project 
  • Investment Science 
  • Advanced Corporate Finance and Theory
  • Investment Science  
  • Life Contingencies 
  • Risk Analysis and Credibility Theory
  • Theory of Interest

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


300 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 054627G 

  • You must have an honours degree or a four-year bachelor degree in mathematics, statistics, science, engineering or finance. 
  • Your basic mathematics and statistics competency must be equivalent to Curtin’s advanced calculus, linear algebra and statistical methods units.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30800 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    27300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27300 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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