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Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science)

Offered by: University of Malaya (UM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees1040/sem
FacultyFaculty of Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Course Description

To produce graduates with (sound) knowledge of actuarial and financial mathematics, capable of critical thinking and problem solving; who can adapt to diverse environment and contribute significantly in various professions.

Curriculum
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACTUARIAL SCIENCE SESSION 2016/2017
(145 CREDITS)
1. UNIVERSITY COURSES (23 CREDITS)
Please refer to program structure Bachelor of Science
2. PROGRAM CORE COURSES (122 CREDITS)

(I) DEPARTMENTAL CORE COURSES (90 CREDITS) [TJ]

LEVEL 1 (23 credits)
COURSE CODE
COURSE NAME
PRE-REQUISITE
CREDIT
SJEM1110 Basic Mathematics STPM Mathematics T/S or equivalent
4
SJEM1111 Calculus I STPM Mathematics T/S or equivalent
4
SJEM1130 Introduction to Computing STPM Mathematics T/S or equivalent
3
SJEM1211 Calculus II SJEM1111
4
SJEM1230 Mathematical Methods I SJEM1111
4
SJEM1250 Probability & Statistics I SJEM1111
4
LEVEL 2 (36 credits)
SJEM2210 Advanced Calculus SJEM1211
4
SJEM2211 Linear Algebra SJEM1110
4
SJEM2230 Mathematical Methods II SJEM1230
4
SJEM2231 Structured Programming SJEM1111
4
SJEM2250 Probability & Statistics II SJEM1250
4
SJER2211 Interest Theory and Derivatives SJEM1110
4
SJER2212 Microeconomics STPM Mathematics T/S or equivalent
3
SJER2213 Macroeconomics STPM Mathematics T/S or equivalent
3
SJER2214 Introduction to Accounting STPM Mathematics T/S or equivalent
3
SJER2215 Introductory Life Contingencies SJEM2250
3
LEVELS 3 and 4 (31 credits)
SJER3191 Industrial Training in Actuarial Science  
8
SJER3216 Further Life Contingencies SJER2215
3
SJER3217 Investment and Financial Analysis I SJEM2250 and SJER2211
4
SJER3218 Introduction to General Insurance SJEM2250 and SJER2215
3
SJER4221 Life Insurance and Takaful SJEM2250 and SJER2215
3
SJER4222 Investment And Financial Analysis II SJER3217
4
SJER4223 Loss Reserving, Accounting and Reinsurance for Property and Casualty Insurance SJEM2250 and SJER2215
3
SJER4271 Group Presentations on Selected Topics in Actuarial Science and Finance SJEM2250 and SJER2215
3
(II) DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE COURSES (at least 22 CREDITS) [EJ]
SJEM2233 Basic Operational Research SJEM1110
4
SJEM2251 Further Mathematical Statistics SJEM2250
4
SJEM2252 Stochastic Processes SJEM2250
4
SJEM2254 Regression Analysis SJEM1250
4
SJEM3380 Mathematical Science Project  
4
SJEM3451 Computer Intensive Methods in Statistics SJEM2250
4
SJEM3452 Applied Stochastic Processes SJEM2252
4
SJEM3453 Time Series and Forecasting Methods SJEM2250
4
SJEM3454 Further Topics in Regression Analysis SJEM2250 and SJEM2254
4
SJEM3461 Java Methods for Statistics and Actuarial Science SJEM1250 and SJEM2231
4
SJEM3462 Analysis of Failure and Survival Data SJEM2250
4
SJER4323 Credibility and Ruin Theory SJEM1211 and SJEM2250
3
SJER4324 Introduction to Risk Theory SJEM1211 and SJEM2250
3

(III) FACULTY ELECTIVE COURSES (10 Credits) [EF]
* Courses Offered by Other Institute/Department within the Faculty of Science
(Please refer to the Faculty Elective Courseslistsother than from the Institute of Mathematical Sciences but within the Faculty of Science)

Core courses under B.Sc. (Mathematics), B.Sc. (Statistics) and B.Sc. (Computational and Industrial Mathematics) may also be taken by a student in B.Sc. (Actuarial and Financial Mathematics) program as elective courses of department. Please refer to the relevant programs.
Entry Requirements

PROGRAM

KELAYAKAN

STPM
(Tahun Semasa)

MATRIKULASI / ASASI

STAM

DIPLOMA

KELAYAKAN LAIN

MS41

Sarjana Muda Sains                   Aktuari

(8 Semester)

 

Lulus STPM dengan mendapat sekurang-                      kurangnya PNGK 3.50

 

dan

 

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred A-(NGMP 3.67) pada peringkat STPM dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

 

  • Mathematics T; dan

 

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B+ (NGMP 3.33) pada peringkat STPM dalam mana-mana satu (1) mata pelajaran berikut:

 

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

 dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam MUET

 

Lulus Matrikulasi/Asasi dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.50

dan

 

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred A- (3.67) pada peringkat Matrikulasi/Asasi dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

 

  • Mathematics; dan

 

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B+ (NGMP 3.33) pada peringkat Matrikulasi/Asasi

dalam mana-mana satu (1) mata pelajaran berikut:

 

  • Biology
  • Physics/Engineering Physics
  • Chemistry/Engineering Chemistry

 

dan

 

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam MUET

Tidak ditawarkan        

Memiliki Diploma dari Universiti Awam atau institusi lain yang diktiraf oleh kerajaan Malaysia dan Senat Universiti dalam bidang yang sesuai dengan program yang dipohon dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.50

 

atau

 

Lulus STPM bukan tahun semasa dengan mendapat

sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.50 dan memenuhi syarat keperluan khas program seperti berikut:

 

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred A- (NGMP 3.67) pada peringkat STPM dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

 

  • Mathematics T; dan

 

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B+ (NGMP 3.33) pada peringkat  STPM dalam mana-mana satu (1) mata pelajaran berikut:

 

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

 

atau

 

Lulus Matrikulasi/Asasi bukan tahun semasa dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya pngk 3.50 dan memenuhi syarat keperluan khas progam seperti berikut:

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred A- (NGMP 3.67) pada peringkat Matrikulasi/Asasi dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Mathematics; dan

 Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B+ (NGMP 3.33) pada peringkat Matrikulasi/Asasi dalam mana-mana satu (1) mata pelajaran berikut :

  • Biology
  • Physic /
    Engineering Physic
  • Chemistry /
    Engineering Chemistry

dan

 

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam MUET


Mempunyai kelayakan GCE A-Level dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

 

  • Mathematics/Further Mathematics;

dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics/Further Mathematics

 

atau

Mempunyai International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya skor 30 mata dan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya gred 5 Higher Level dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

 

 

  • Mathematics/Further Mathematics; dan

     

    Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics/Further Mathematics

atau

Memiliki kelayakan Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya  Ausralian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) sebanyak 80 peratus dan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya skor 16 mata (High Achievement) dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Mathematics; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

     

             atau

     

    Memiliki kelayakan American Degree Foundation Program (ADFP) dalam bidang Sains Tulen dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.50 dan sekurang-kurangnya Gred A- dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Mathematics; dan

     

    Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B+ dalam mana-mana satu (1) mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

     

    dan

    Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam MUET

     

    atau

     

    Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Band 4 IELTS

     

    atau

     

    Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya skor 437-473 (PBT)/123-150 (CBT)/ 41-52 (IBT) TOEFL
 
 
Intake Months

Semester I : September

Semester II : February

Deadline for Malaysian applicants : April for Semester I intake

Deadline for International applicants : June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

Career Prospects

If you're looking forward for challenging and high return opportunities, the actuarial field is worth your choice.The career opportunities are vast ranging from insurance to finance, banks, investment as well as security and commodity companies.With the modern demand for risk modelling the chance expand wider to include the non-finance corporate firms. Graduates of our department are expected to be equipped with necessary actuarial tools to face the real demand of the market.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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