ETC2430 - Actuarial statistics - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Athanasios Pantelous


Associate Professor Athanasios Pantelous

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


Students must have passed ETC1000 or equivalent or be enrolled in course B6014.


This unit will introduce students to basic financial and stochastic techniques used in actuarial work, and will give an overview of some of the areas in which actuaries are currently involved. The student will be introduced to the basic concepts involved in assessing and pricing future risks and pricing insurance products, using past data.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. introduce actuarial discounting concepts and basic actuarial notation
  2. introduce statistical techniques in actuarial work
  3. construct demographic statistics and life tables
  4. model mortality rates.


Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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