Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Actuarial Science with a Specialism in Financial Technology

Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Intakes
June September
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 18,691
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 21,135

About this course

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • A course of study in Actuarial Science with a specialism in Financial Technology which has been awarded full accreditation by the IFoA (UK).
  • Competent teaching staff with professional or specialised academic qualification, possessing working experience from actuarial industries/academia.
  • Course syllabus which is comprehensively structured in tandem and compliance with the 2 biggest actuarial bodies, the IFoA (UK) and the SOA (US).
  • Comprehensive guidance to mould graduates to be industry-ready.

Entry Requirements

  • STPM: 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C+ (GP 2.33) and a Credit in Mathematics and a Pass in English at SPM Level or its equivalent.
  • A-Level: 2 Passes in A-Level in any 2 subjects, and a Credit in Mathematics and a Pass in English at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.
  • UEC: 5 Grade B’s in UEC including Mathematics with a Pass in English.
  • Matriculation/Foundation: Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.5) with a Credit in Mathematics and a Pass in English at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.

English Requirements (International Students)

  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL IBT : 60
  • Pearson (PTE) : 59
  • MUET : Band 4

Curriculum

Degree Level 1

  • Probability Models
  • Linear Algebra
  • Business and Communication Skills
  • Calculus
  • Calculus II
  • Financial Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to R Programming
  • Statistics

Degree Level 2

  • Advanced Probability Models
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Regression Analysis
  • Financial Economics
  • Business Research Methods
  • Financial Management
  • Mathematics of Financial Derivatives
  • Stochastic Processes

Specialised Module:

  • Financial Technology
  • Enabling Fintech
  • Application of AI in Finance

Internship: 16 weeks

Degree Level 3

  • Asset and Liability Valuations
  • Life Contingencies
  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Risk Theory
  • Investigation in Actuarial Studies
  • Option and Bond Valuations
  • Survival Analysis
  • Life Contingencies 2
  • Project in Actuarial Studies

Specialised Modules:

  • Fintech Risk management and Regulations

MQA Compulsory Subjects*

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum

(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency.)
Note: The specialism will appear only in the academic transcript.

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