The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: https://timetables.mq.edu.au/2017/
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
A set of lecture notes and study pack including tutorial exercises and R examples are available for downloading from the ACST357/862 teaching website.
Optional ActEd material
The ActEd CT6 are not set as required or recommended reading for this unit, since the lecture notes are comprehensive and detailed.
Other useful references:
- Generalized linear models for Insurance Data. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.
- Hossack, I.B., Pollard J.H, and Zehnwirth, B. (1999). Introductory statistics with applications in general insurance, second edition. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.
- De Jong, P. and Heller, G.Z., (2008). Generalized linear models for Insurance Data. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.
- Casualty Actuarial Society. (2001). Foundations of Casualty Actuarial Science, 4th edition. Casualty Actuarial Society.
- Kaas, R., Goovaerts, M., Dhaene, J. and Denuit, M. (2009). Modern actuarial risk theory using R, 2nd edition. Springer.
Some additional references will be listed in the lecture notes.
Technology Used and Required
- Latex, PDF, Word and Excel are used for preparing the lecture and tutorial materials.
- The R statistical software package will be used throughout the unit. Excel may also be used in the unit.
- Students will be required to use a non-programmable calculator in the final examination and during the in-class test.
Unit Web Page
To access the website, go to http://ilearn.mq.edu.au and login using your usual login and password.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
- The unit is taught using three hours of lectures and a weekly tutorial. Tutorials will commence in Week 2.
- Concepts and examples (including computing examples in R using real datasets in finance and insurance) will be discussed in the lectures.
- Problem sets will be discussed in tutorials.
- You are expected to read lecture materials in advance of the lectures and to participate actively in the tutorial classes.
What has changed since the previous offering of this unit?
Unit Guides, Lectures, Tutorials and Assessments Materials (Whenever Applicable)