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ETC2430 - Actuarial statistics

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Phillip Edwards


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit will introduce students to some of the techniques used in actuarial work, and will give an overview of some of the areas in which actuaries are currently involved. The student is introduced to the basic concepts involved in assessing risk and pricing insurance products, and to this end will gain experience in using past data to model survival and in using a simple model of compound interest to value financial transactions.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


One class test: 20%
One assignment: 20%
Examination (2 hours): 60%

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures per week, one 2-hour tutorial per week


AFC1100 or AFC2140 and ETC1010 or ETC2010