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ETC2430

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Econometrics and Business Statistics
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Colin O'Hare

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand the concepts and techniques used in actuarial work
  2. construct demographic statistics, life tables and exposed to risk tables
  3. model mortality rates
  4. price insurance products and determine reserves.

Assessment

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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Prerequisites

Students must have passed either ETC1010 or STA1010, or be granted permission by the unit co-ordinator.