Graduate with two qualifications that are highly regarded by industry. The Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) at UNSW Sydney provides two specialised skillsets that stand out in competitive job markets. Gain powerful mathematical knowledge and professional accreditation as an actuary, combined with a comprehensive understanding of computer system design and construction to future-proof your career.
During the four-year program, you can explore course options including e-commerce systems, security engineering, actuarial models, statistics, data and analytics. The degrees incorporate global work/study opportunities and practical real-world experience including internships, mentoring and career networking.
Graduates are prepared for success with relevant experience and connections. They gain a thorough fundamental understanding of their chosen industry and build the specialist tech skills that lead to key professional roles.
Why choose this Bachelor Degree?
UNSW Business School is a leading business school in the Asia-Pacific and we rank 1st worldwide for Risk and Actuarial Studies. UNSW Engineering is the largest and highest-ranking Engineering faculty in Australia, placing within the Top 50 worldwide.
With the Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), you can graduate with two qualifications designed to meet your career goals. This program offers professional development and accreditation, and a selection of exciting majors and electives.
You will begin with foundations in accounting, financial management, actuarial studies, probability, economics, business finance and people management. From there, delve into actuarial modelling, stats, financial mathematics and more.
The Computer Science component will take you through core principles and technologies related to database systems, e-commerce systems, A.I., programming languages, computer networks, embedded systems and security engineering.
See the program structure for detailed information.
Professional development and accreditation.
During your study, make use of Career Accelerator, a portfolio of professional development opportunities that are exclusive to UNSW Business School students and include:
This degree is professionally recognised and prepares graduates with a career-ready standard of knowledge. It is accredited by the Australian Computer Society and the Institute of Actuaries of Australia. Relevant courses are approved for VEE by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) in the US.
UNSW Business School degrees are shaped by industry leaders and world-class academics who recognise the future will present career opportunities that don’t exist today. Our Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) is designed to train your mind to adapt to future challenges. You will understand sophisticated mathematical techniques, practise problem-solving, and build skills in critical thinking and decision making.
Who is this degree for?
- Analytical and creative thinkers with a knack for problem-solving
- High-achieving students with strong math skills and an interest in developing technology
- Those who want to strengthen career opportunities with an extra-comprehensive education
Job and career prospects
- Actuarial Analyst
- Asset Management Trainee
- Business Consultant
- Chief Technology Officer
- Credit Analyst
- Database Developer
- Game Programmer
- Insurance Analyst
- Investment Banker
- Risk Assessment Officer
- Software Engineer / Developer
- Superannuation Adviser
- Systems Analyst
- Systems Engineer
- Wealth Management Analyst
Why UNSW Business School?
Our students build professional networks among more than 90,000 Business School alumni worldwide and begin their new career before graduation. This undergraduate double degree incorporates a suite of professional development opportunities offered by Career Accelerator, that are exclusive to UNSW’s Business School students. Career Accelerator helps you build industry connections through networking and mentoring, and you can undertake internships and global business practicums for credit towards your degree.