Bachelor of Actuarial Studies

Macquarie University

NORTH RYDE, NSW, Australia

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International (Estimated)
A$33,390 / year
Domestic (Estimated)
A$10,440 / year

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Course at a glance
Field of study
Accounting and finance
Bachelor Degree
Duration (Int'l)
10 Weeks
Duration (Dom)
99 Weeks
Study mode (Int'l)
Full Time
Study mode (Dom)
Full Time
Course description

Independent thinkers from all corners of the globe draw on our international connections to improve the lives of communities locally and worldwide.

Engaging with the world around you, we can help you with insightful  knowledge to make a positive impact, innovative research, visionary analysis and thought leadership through briefings, publications and events. Working with our academic and corporate partners, students and alumni, we create and share research that addresses business and societal challenges.

We deliver innovative research, offering visionary analysis and thought leadership through briefings, publications and events. We educate future leaders and take pride in our integrated curriculum which develops robust skill sets and attracts higher degree students engaging in high-quality research.  Our courses are recognised by key industry bodies and include the country’s longest-running and most highly regarded actuarial studies and finance programs.


The Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies offers outstanding courses and rigorous research opportunities across the financial sector. Launch or enhance your career in this rewarding field so you become an integral part of the financial workings of an organisation. Or do research to develop specialist expertise.

Our courses and research are globally relevant so you can excel:

Actuarial Studies

Macquarie has been a leading name in actuarial education for more than 40 years, with a long-standing presence and unsurpassed reputation for quality graduates who achieve remarkable success.

We offer flexibility, solid content and committed teaching to support you through the many course options, whether you’re a local or international student at either undergraduate or post-graduate level, preparing you for real-world jobs and professional accreditation.

Our courses equip you to measure and manage risk so you become a solution-driven, pragmatic professional with valuable expertise in a complex risk-filled world.


Entry requirement

  • To apply for this course as an international student, use the Macquarie University Online Application Manager. Printed application forms are also available if you would like to post your application.

    Calculate your ATAR equivalency (accepted overseas secondary school qualifications only).

    If you are an international applicant currently completing:

    • an Australian Year 12 qualification
    • the New Zealand NCEA Level 3 qualification
    • the International Baccalaureate (IB)

    You must apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) International.

    For more information see applying to Macquarie University as an international student.


  • IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent


    All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
    For more information see English Language Requirements.

    You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:

    • senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
    • one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification


  • If you would like to study in Australia at a university or tertiary level then you may be eligible for the Higher Education Sector Visa (subclass 573) or Postgraduate Research Sector Visa (subclass 574). If your intention is to study a non-award foundation studies course or components of a course (other than English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) that does not lead to an award then the Non Award Sector visa (subclass 575) may suit your needs. For those who intend to come to Australia to undertake English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) the Independent ELICOS Sector visa (subclass 57) provides this option. In some cases it is possible to package your studies on the one visa subclass. For more information please see Course packaging. Eligible student visa applicants from participating education providers may also be able to apply for Streamlined student visa processing. If you have finished your studies and wish to work in Australia temporarily, please see Post-study work arrangements or our Working visas. ; See more at

  • Assumed knowledge

    • Required: Advanced knowledge of mathematics (HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E4), or international equivalent)
    • Recommended: Advanced knowledge of mathematics (HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 with a combined mark of at least 180, or international equivalent)


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This degree is accredited by the Actuaries Institute. If you complete it with grades of credit or above in the relevant units, you are granted exemption from Part 1 of the Actuaries Institute’s professional exams. If you complete a four-year double degree involving actuarial studies with grades of credit or above in the relevant units, you are granted exemption from Parts 1 and 2 of the Actuaries Institute’s professional exams.

Career Opportunities

  • funds manager
  • insurance analyst
  • life, general or health insurance
  • risk analyst
  • superannuation consultant

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