Course Description

Actuaries play a vital role in strategic planning and financial management in the financial services, insurance and superannuation industries. This degree challenges the mathematically minded to find patterns and trends where others see only a mass of data. Studies in mathematics, statistics, accounting, economics, finance, demographics, analytics and modelling provide you with a solid foundation to enter the actuarial profession.


3 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at University of New South Wales (UNSW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 45.2% (national average 57.5%)
Improved skills: 75.1% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 74.0% (national average 78.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of New South Wales (UNSW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at University of New South Wales (UNSW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 84.1% (national average 74.8%)
Studying full time: 8.0% (national average 11.4%)
Median full time salary: $58,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 077428B
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Code: 3586

Entry Requirements

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship.
English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations and this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you will be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:English Language Tests and University English CoursesPrior study in the medium of EnglishOther qualifications