Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Science

UNSW Sydney

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

This dual degree program is designed for those wanting to incorporate actuarial studies with a science program. Not only does it help develop technical and non-technical skills needed to pursue the role of an actuarial analyst in the financial services or insurance industry, it also develops strong scientific and methodological skills. There is a wide range of study options (with more than 20 fields of science) being offered, and students have the flexibility to specialise and focus on special areas of interest, career paths or individual strengths.


  • 32 courses (192 uoc): Actuarial Studies core courses
  • 3 Level 3 Actuarial Studies electives
  • Business School elective
  • One science major
  • Science electives NOTE: You must complete at least 16 courses (96 UOC) for actuarial studies and 16 courses (96 UOC) for science.


  • Actuarial studies
  • Science majors include: Anatomy
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth science
  • Ecology
  • Food science and Technology
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Marine science
  • Materials science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Molecular and cell biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical oceanography
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Vision science
  • Biological Science
  • Climate Science
  • geology

Standard entry requirements

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


Actuaries Institute of Australia

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: $185,280 No
  • 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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