The timetables for classes can be found on the University website at: https://timetables.mq.edu.au/2017/. Tutorials commence in week 2 of the session. All lecture classes for weeks 8, 9 and 10 will be held in the computer labs (specific locations will be advised on iLearn announcements in week 1 of session).
Required and recommended texts and / or materials
Optional text. Detailed lecture materials are provided and it is not envisaged that you will require a text.
Lecture handouts. Lecture handouts are available for downloading from the website in advance of lecture classes. Print these and bring them to the relevant lecture. It is expected that you will have these notes in all lectures.
Tables. The Formulae and Tables for Actuarial Examinations book is not required for this unit, and will not be provided in the examination. Instead, you will be asked to generate your own set of tables, based on up-to-date UK mortality tables. There will be Tables Tasks exercises set in the early weeks of the unit that will give you details of how to construct the tables and provide results to spot check your answers. In addition to generating results for your future use, the aim of these tasks is to help you to revise relevant results from ACST255/859. It is important that you keep up-to-date with the Tables Tasks so that you can use your tables to answer questions throughout this unit.
Technology used and required
You will be required to use the iLearn site, Excel and Word.
Course material is available on the iLearn. To access the teaching website, go to http://ilearn.mq.edu.au and login using your usual login and password.
Teaching and learning activities
Lectures. The unit material is covered in the three hours of lectures each week.
Tutorials. The tutorial is an opportunity for you to discuss the exercises available for each section of work with your tutor.
Computer lab classes. These will replace all of the lecture classes in weeks 8, 9 and 10.
Material to bring to classes. You are expected to bring to all classes the relevant lecture handout printout for the current and previous weeks, blank paper to complete exercises, a calculator, and your completed Tables Tasks.