Leader: Dr Phillip Edwards
Clayton Second semester 2006 (Day)
Synopsis: This course 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.
Assessment: One 2-hour open-book test: 20% + One assignment: 20% + Examination (2 hours): 60%
Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures per week, one 2-hour tutorial per week