Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Economics

UNSW Sydney

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

This challenging and highly rewarding dual degree program suits those wanting to enter the financial services or insurance industry in a quantitative role. It provides students with a solid grounding in actuarial studies as well as in economics and/or econometrics. It also gives students the opportunity to study a third business major.


  • 32 courses (192 UOC): Actuarial Studies core courses
  • 3 Level 3 Actuarial Studies electives
  • Economics core and elective courses
  • One economics 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 law
  • Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Finance
  • Financial economics
  • Human resource management
  • Information systems
  • International business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real estate studies
  • Taxation
  • Actuarial Risk Management and Analytics
  • Quantitative Data Science

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 professional examinations and become an Associate member by completing the designated fourth year courses at the required academic standard.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
UNSW Business School International: $182,400 No

Further information

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

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