Actuarial Studies Co-op Program
Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with the degree of Bachelor of Professional Practice
Our new Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with the degree of Bachelor of Professional Practice offers students the opportunity to participate in Macquarie’s cooperative education program (Co-op).
This highly competitive course will see students alternate between classroom studies and workplace experience in the form of three work placements of three to six months each throughout their course. Co-op students will develop professional skills and networks across different workplace settings and use their practical experiences in the classroom. Co-op students receive a scholarship for the duration of the course.
What the combined degree offers
Work ready graduates
- Students are applying both discipline knowledge and professional practice skills in the workplace and reflecting on their experiences
- Learning is demonstrated through reflection and assessments
Scaffolded and supported learning from first year
- Alternating between periods of study and periods of work offers students the chance to scaffold knowledge gained in the classroom to improve performance in the workplace, and apply workplace experience in the classroom to ensure classroom studies are professionally current and relevant
Provide industry experience – students participate in one three-month and two six-month workplace engagements during their course.
Assist students financially through a sponsorship package that helps them during their four-year program.
There is industry involvement in the student selection process, which considers only the highest calibre applicants.