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Further your career in actuarial science

A degree in Actuarial Science at Bond University will give you the skills to analyse data and provide technical business insights which is a highly sought after skill for many corporations around the world. This degree will set you aside from the rest as we are one of only a few universities in the world to combine the degree with real life Big Data training with our 40 Bloomberg terminals.

Undertaking the Bachelor of Actuarial Science (Honours) allows students with an Actuarial Science degree to further develop their technical skills and learn how they can be best used within a broader business and economic setting. You will also have opportunity to complete all the Part II subjects and receive a qualification with the Actuaries Institute and designation of Actuary. It is a requirement to complete Honours (Part II) if you wish to become a Fellow.

Bond is the only university in Queensland, and one of only seven in Australia to offer the fully accredited program by the Actuaries Institute and has recognition agreements with the Society of Actuaries worldwide.

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Offering a real world trading experience, the Macquarie Trading Room is one of the leading facilities of its type in in the world with 40 Bloomberg terminals. You’ll be executing deals, managing portfolios and trading securities in real time based on current market conditions.

What our students say

Mark Johnman

Actuarial Science Student

“What I enjoy in the program is the intersection of different fields including finance, maths, statistics and IT. Companies these days need people to analyse data and explain to them how it can benefit or affect their business. The Actuarial Science program gives you the technical understanding as well as the business context in order to explain that in a way people can understand”.

Mark Johnman

Actuarial Science Student

“What I enjoy in the program is the intersection of different fields including finance, maths, statistics and IT. Companies these days need people to analyse data and explain to them how it can benefit or affect their business. The Actuarial Science program gives you the technical understanding as well as the business context in order to explain that in a way people can understand”.

Key features

  • Honours program gives you the opportunity to complete all of the Part II subjects for accreditation with The Actuaries Institute.
  • Unparalleled access to Bond Business School's two financial trading rooms and 40 Bloomberg data-sourcing terminals.
  • Access to the Business School’s formal mentor program where you will be supported by academic staff, senior students and alumni.
  • Recognised worldwide by the Society of Actuaries

About the program

The Bachelor of Actuarial Science (Honours) is an innovative and immersive program that combines elements of economics, finance, statistics, data analytics and advanced mathematics to develop techniques for the management of risk and business decision making. An integral part of the Honours degree is the development of research skills and actuarial judgement through the Actuarial Control Cycle subjects and the Actuarial Research Thesis subject. Show more

The Bachelor of Actuarial Science (Honours) is an innovative and immersive program that combines elements of economics, finance, statistics, data analytics and advanced mathematics to develop techniques for the management of risk and business decision making. An integral part of the Honours degree is the development of research skills and actuarial judgement through the Actuarial Control Cycle subjects and the Actuarial Research Thesis subject. The program develops skills in the challenge of crunching the ‘big data’ numbers to create practical solutions for real-world problems. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2019
  • January 2020
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
Program typeHonours Degree
Study areaActuarial Science
Program codeBN-10031
CRICOS code086364E
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

High graduate starting salaries and full employment rates reflect the growing demand for qualified analysts, with career opportunities predicted to increase substantially over the next five years. The Bachelor of Actuarial Science (Honours) will prepare students for rewarding careers in a range of disciplines, including:

  • Climatology
  • Consulting
  • Data Analytics
  • E-Commerce
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Infrastructure
  • Research
  • Risk Management
  • Safety
  • Science
  • Statistics
  • Superannuation
  • Technology

Bachelor of Actuarial Science (Honours) students must complete the following five (5) Honours subjects:

View the Program structure and sequence plans for page or all semesters of commencement.

Plus one (1) approved elective subjects.

Handbook

The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:

  • 2019 fees: $20,705 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
  • 2020 fees: $21,720 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)

Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other living costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Students who have successfully completed at least 120 CP in the Bachelor of Actuarial Science or equivalent with a Grade Point Average of at least 2/4 (credit average or better) may then apply for the honours program. 

Bond Actuarial Science students admitted into the honours program are eligible to apply for a competitive annual scholarship (up to 50% tuition Fee-waiver) which requires a minimum applicant GPA of 2.5 (on 4-point scale) to be considered.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

 

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What our academics say

“This honours program allows high-achieving students with an Actuarial Science degree to further develop their technical skills and learn how they can be best used within a broader business and economic setting. The thesis component allows students to complete a student-driven research project as either a pathway to further research education or to showcase to employers their ability to manage and complete a large, rigorous project. This degree is also an opportunity to complete all of the Part II subjects for accreditation with The Actuaries Institute, which has accreditation recognition agreements with actuarial associations in US, Canada, South Africa, India, Japan, New Zealand, UK, Ireland and the Society of Actuaries worldwide”.

Adrian Gepp Assistant Professor

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