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Australian National University (ANU) /
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Joint Honours Degree in Actuarial Studies and Economics

 


The Joint Degree programme in Actuarial Studies and Economics is offered by the School of Finance and Applied Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, ANU and the Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS, leading to the degree of ANU / NUS Bachelor of Social Sciences with Joint Honours in Actuarial Studies and Economics. (See also http://ecocomm.anu.edu.au/programs/bsocscihons.asp)


A student in this programme will spend four semesters at NUS (for economics and the foundational courses) and four semesters at ANU (for the actuarial courses).

The programme contains the core of the Economics Honours curriculum as well as the actuarial studies that prepares students for the actuarial career. (For more information on the actuarial education and profession, please go to http://www.actuaries.asn.au/). The programme also includes elements of the NUS broad-based curriculum.

For NUS students, semester 1 of the programme will begin at NUS. Students will spend their first three semesters at NUS, joining ANU in their fourth semester. The eighth and final semester will be spent at NUS.

NUS students will pay NUS tuition fees throughout the course of study. There will be no additional tuition fees for studying at ANU, but students are responsible for their own medical/health insurance, travel, personal and living expenses and other incidental expenses when studying abroad.

Admission into the programme is highly competitive, and is available only to first year students of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. No more than 8 students will be selected for each intake. Selection of NUS students will take place after they have completed two semesters of study at NUS and will be based on academic performance. Students who wish to apply to the Joint Degree Programme must ensure that they complete the modules specified in the joint-degree programme (see detailed outline below) for the first 2 semesters of study within their first year. Unsuccessful applicants may continue to work towards the Honours degree in Economics or any other major in the Faculty. The programme's academic coordinator will be able to offer advice to interested students at the start of each semester.

For information on pursuing an actuarial career and joining the Singapore Actuarial Society (SAS) as a member, please visit the following SAS website http://www.actuaries.org.sg/. Currently, students from NUS will enjoy an entrance fee of $20. He/she does not have to pay the annual subscription fee until he/she graduates.

Detailed Outline of the Programme

Students might be able to alter slightly some of the sequencing in the table below.However, all the listed modules must be completed. Please note that with regard to the FASS Exposure/General Education/ Singapore Studies Modules, the total requirement is: one Singapore Studies Module AND either one General Education Module or one Faculty Exposure Module (from either the Humanities or Asian Studies Division).

Semester 1
NUS

EC1101E Introduction to Economic Analysis
EC2303 Foundations for Econometrics
ACC1002X Financial Accounting
MA1101R Linear Algebra I
FASS exposure module/General Education/Singapore Studies Module

Semester 2
NUS

EC2101 Microeconomic Analysis I
EC2102 Macroeconomic Analysis I
EC3303 Econometrics I
FIN2004X Finance
MA1102R Calculus

Semester 3
NUS

EC3101 Microeconomic Analysis II
EC3102 Macroeconomic Analysis II
EC3304 Econometrics II
FIN3101 Corporate Finance
FASS Exposure/General Education/Singapore Studies Module

Semester 4
ANU

STAT2001  Introductory Mathematical Statistics
STAT3037 Life Contingencies
STAT2032 Financial Mathematics
1 elective module

Semester 5
ANU

STAT3032 Survival Models
STAT3004 Stochastic Modelling
FINM2002 Derivatives
STAT3038  Actuarial Techniques

Semester 6
ANU

STAT4031 Actuarial Control Cycle A1
STAT3035 Risk Theory (Distributional Models)
FINM2003 Investments
FINM3003 Continuous Time Finance

Semester 7
ANU

STAT3036 Credibility Theory
STAT4032 Actuarial Control Cycle A2
STAT4033 Actuarial Control Cycle B
1 elective module

Semester 8
NUS

EC4101 Microeconomic Analysis III
EC4102 Macroeconomic Analysis III
EC4401 Honours Thesis (15 MCs)
One Economics level-4000 elective

For further queries, please contact askecon@nus.edu.sg.

Links to other NUS and external websites

Singapore Actuarial Society
http://www.actuaries.org.sg/

Institute of Actuaries in Australia
http://www.actuaries.asn.au/

Actuarial Studies and Economics (ANU)
http://ecocomm.anu.edu.au/programs/bsocscihons.asp

Accommodation in ANU
http://accom.anu.edu.au/UAS/186.html

Summary of Residential Fees and Tariffs (ANU)
http://accom.anu.edu.au/UAS/977/207.html

Estimated Cost of Living (ANU)
http://info.anu.edu.au/studyat/International_Office/getting_in/costofliving

Accommodation in NUS
http://www.nus.edu.sg/osa/housing/index.html

Summary of Residential Fees (NUS)
http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/scholarships-financialaid/financialaid/financial-tution-fees-campushousing.html

Estimated Monthly Cost of Living (NUS)
http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/scholarships-financialaid/financialaid/financial-tution-fees-coaup.html

Financial Aid (Office of Admissions, NUS) for NUS students
http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/scholarships-financialaid/financialaid.html

FASS Undergraduate Financial Aid for NUS students
http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/undergrad/toknow/financial_aid/index.html