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This program combines the strengths of Actuarial Studies and Computer Science and allows high-performing students the opportunity to study a quantitative program with practical applications in computer science. This 4-year program will allow students to combine advanced studies in mathematics, economics, insurance, finance, statistics and programming.



UNSW Business School

Faculty of Engineering


Study Level


Typical duration

4 Years

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of Actuarial Studies - BActSt

Bachelor of Science - BSc

UAC Code




Stand Alone Programs

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Double Degree Structure

Students must complete 192 UOC.

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Optional Second Business Major or Minor

3586 - Actuarial Studies

Optional Second Business Major or Minor description.

Completion of a second major/minor is optional. Students may choose a maximum of one major/minor listed below.

Please note: A major in the School of Mathematics and Statistics comprises at least 60 UOC. Students completing a Major in the School of Mathematics and Statistics may treat MATH 1151 as equivalent to MATH1141, and MATH1251 as equivalent to MATH1241 for the purposes of completing major requirements.

Requirements for Double Degree Actuarial Studies/Law

3586 - Actuarial Studies

Law students are permitted to complete any TABL course offered in the Taxation major, with the exception of TABL1710 and TABL2741, as part of the Actuarial Studies component of their program but are NOT permitted to complete any other TABL course.

Mathematics Requirements for Double Degree

3586 - Actuarial Studies

1. MATH1151 Mathematics for Actuarial Studies and Finance 1A (6 UOC) replaces MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A (6 UOC)
2. MATH1251 Mathematics for Actuarial Studies and Finance 1B (6 UOC) replaces MATH1241 Higher Mathematics 1B
This applies to any stream that requires either of these courses.

3. If MATH1041 Statistics for Life and Social Sciences (6 UOC) is a requirement in a stream, it is replaced by one of the following three courses:
- ACTL2131 Probability and Mathematical Statistics (6 UOC)
- MATH2801Theory of Statistics (6 UOC)
- MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics (6 UOC)

Level 2 and 3 Maturity Requirements

3586 - Actuarial Studies

Students must have completed 24 UOC before taking any Level 2 courses.
Students must have completed 48 UOC before taking any Level 3 courses.

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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