Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Commerce

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: Higher Education Institutions
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

This program allows students to gain two reputable degrees that are highly regarded by industry. It is a challenging and highly rewarding dual degree and allows students to study up to two Commerce majors in addition to acquiring specialist knowledge in Actuarial Studies. Students will have the flexibility to design a study program that broadens their business knowledge and professional competencies to succeed in a chosen field.


  • 32 courses (192 UOC): Actuarial Studies core courses
  • 3 Level 3 Actuarial Studies electives
  • Commerce core courses
  • One commerce major
  • Business School electives (which can be used to complete a second Commerce major (from approved areas of study)
  • General Education courses (chosen from other faculties).


  • Actuarial studies
  • Accounting
  • Business economics
  • Business law
  • Business strategy and economic management
  • Finance
  • Financial economics
  • Human resource management
  • Information systems
  • International business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real estate studies
  • Taxation.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Extension 1
  • Recommended: English (Advanced), HSC Mathematics Extension 2


Meets the education requirement of various professional bodies including Australian Computer Society (Information Systems), Australian Human Resources Institute (Human Resource Management), Actuaries Institute of Australia (Actuarial Studies), Australian Securities and Investment Commission (RG-146) (Finance), CPA Australia (Accounting), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Accounting), ACCA Accounting (Accounting) and Institute of Public Accountants (Accounting), depending on course selection.

Study pathways

Students must achieve the required academic standard in their Actuarial Studies courses to gain exemption from Part I of the Actuaries Institute of Australia, the CT courses of The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK) professional examinations or the VEE credit for the Society of Actuaries (USA). Students can gain exemption from Part II of the Actuaries Institute.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
UNSW Business School International: $182,400 Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

The UNSW HSC Plus does not apply to the Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and its dual degrees.

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