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A career in actuarial science starts now

Actuarial Science is a highly regarded profession, where you can be well rewarded for your analytical and problem solving skills, and ability to lead.

Developed by Executive Dean Terry O’Neill, one of Australia’s leading academic authorities in the field, the Bachelor of Actuarial Science at Bond delivers smaller classes for personalised attention and unparalleled access to state-of-the-art facilities. Bond is the only university in Queensland to offer the fully accredited program by the Actuaries Institute.

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24/7 access to live financial markets

Macquarie Trading Room 

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

What our students say

“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

Key features

  • Learn in smaller classes
  • 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.

About the program

The Bachelor of Actuarial Science 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. The Bachelor of Actuarial Science is taught via smaller classes for personalised attention and unparalleled access to Bond University's Macquarie Trading Room and Bloomberg data-sourcing terminals. Show more

The Bachelor of Actuarial Science 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. The Bachelor of Actuarial Science is taught via smaller classes for personalised attention and unparalleled access to Bond University's Macquarie Trading Room and Bloomberg data-sourcing terminals. The program develops students’ skills in the challenge of crunching 'big data' numbers to create practical solutions for real world problems. Employment opportunities include working as an investment analyst, portfolio manager, actuarial consultant, insurance actuary, superannuation actuary, risk analyst, big data analyst, liability manager and high level manager. Successful completion of the program can lead to Part I qualification with the Actuaries Institute. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
  • September 2017
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaActuarial Science
Program codeBN-10029
CRICOS code083205M
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: sbc@bond.edu.au

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 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 comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

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

University core subjects (3)

Plus: CORE11-004 Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Faculty core subjects (14)

Electives (7)

Students must choose seven (7) elective subjects from any faculty list of undergraduate subjects provided you meet the requirements of the subject. You are also encouraged to complete a major or minor to diversify your skills and enhance your employability. 

Majors

Any major from the Bond Business School is available for a second major. Please note that when choosing a second major that due to the structure of some majors a full sequence of subjects cannot be provided for full accreditation. i.e Accounting and Actuarial Science. Please discuss with the Enrolment and Student Engagement Officer in the Student Business Centre if uncertain of choices.  

Minors

A minor is a set of subjects that are sufficient to establish proficiency in a discipline without having to take all of the subjects that a major would take. All minors in the Bond Business School are available to Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Actuarial Science students.

A list of Majors and Minors is available here 
Actuarial Science students are recommended to take A Finance and/or Big Data major as part of their program. Please discuss with the Enrolment and Student Engagement Officer in the Student Business Centre. 

Students may also choose one of the following opportunities to use one or more of your elective subjects to have an international experience or an Internship opportunity provided you meet the requirements. Please discuss with the Enrolment and Student Engagement Officer in the Student Business Centre.  

  • Study Tour
    The Study Tour requires approval from the Faculty. (Please note that Additional Costs are associated with this subject).
  • Business Internship
    The Internship requires a GPA credit average and requires approval from the Faculty with an application to the Career Development Centre.
  • Special Topic
    The Special Topic is only available in exceptional circumstances and requires Program Director's approval.
Important note for first semester students

You will be registered in the Bond Business Mentoring Program designed for all new undergraduate students; please be advised the first scheduled gathering is in the Bond Business School orientation, If you require further information please email businessmentoring@bond.edu.au  

The total program fees for the Bachelor of Actuarial Science are:

  • $100,920
  • $101,928

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 costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

In addition, this program requires knowledge of advanced mathematics.

The following table provides comparative information for those students admitted into this program wholly or partly on the basis of OP/ATAR in January semester 2017.

ATAR based offers only, across all offer roundsATAR (OP in QLD)
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offerOP1/ATAR 9999
75th percentile rank to receive an offerOP2/ATAR 9797
Median percentile rank to receive an offerOP3/ATAR 93.9594
25th percentile rank to receive an offerOP6/ATAR 88.9089
Lowest rank to receive an offerOP9/ATAR 80.5081

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at Bond University in the January semester 2017.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

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

Bond University calendar

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.

Program variations

Our academics

“The Bond Actuarial program is ideal for developing the skills necessary for success in essentially any area of the financial and data science industries, as well as a host of other areas of business. Units taught by specialists in their respective fields, as opposed to just by actuaries, means students obtain a deeper understanding of the ideas underlying in the areas of risk assessment and modern data analytics as well as the traditional skill-set of an actuary. This, in turn, gives graduates a notable advantage in the job market, augmented by the potential for networking and internships with Bond Business School's many partners in industry"

Steven Stern Professor of Data Science

Partners

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