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Old 11-11-2014, 08:57 PM   #11
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Very Impressive post.

Gone through the complete post information is very helpful.

Will surely adopt actuarial science to learn and work in future.

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Old 12-08-2014, 08:26 PM   #12
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Students strong in mathematics and economics should consider an actuarial science degree, and because the field is so technical and complex, earning the degree is critical to the student’s success as a future actuary.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:51 PM   #13
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Students strong in mathematics and economics should consider an actuarial science degree, and because the field is so technical and complex, earning the degree is critical to the student’s success as a future actuary.
the critical thing is passing all the external exams, and getting relevant internship experience. i know some ppl from nus biz, chem and stats who are actuary now.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:03 PM   #14
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Default Questions about NBS Actuarial Science Specialisation

I'm a NSF who has secured a place in Nanyang Business School, and I'll be matriculating in 2017.

Being Mathematically inclined, I'm considering a specialisation in Actuarial Science. I have some questions about this specialisation:

• Which parts of the H2 Mathematics Syallabus does it help to revise on prior to starting the course?
• What must I do exceptionally well in 1st year to stand a chance for this course?
• Any recommended readings to prepare to have a glimpse of the content of this course?
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Old 09-23-2015, 05:13 PM   #15
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I'm a NSF who has secured a place in Nanyang Business School, and I'll be matriculating in 2017.

Being Mathematically inclined, I'm considering a specialisation in Actuarial Science. I have some questions about this specialisation:

• Which parts of the H2 Mathematics Syallabus does it help to revise on prior to starting the course?
• What must I do exceptionally well in 1st year to stand a chance for this course?
• Any recommended readings to prepare to have a glimpse of the content of this course?
It'll definitely help to be proficient in your calculus, basic integration and differentiation you should know by the back of your hand. and jc stats (if you're from jc)

I think someone has already said what subject to do well for to get into (or to determine if you are suitable) into actuary. accountancy, financial management, econs and stats

you can visit http://www.actuaries.org.uk/research...-exams-reading to see the textbooks that are recommended for further reading, or you can do some research on the job prospects in singapore.

But other than answering your 3 questions, my advice is, being an actuary in singapore is extremely hard work, the courses in NTU are not easy and to secure exemptions you have to study really hard, I wouldnt say you need to become a closet mugger but too many non-acad activities would hurt your chances

It'll be a big bonus if you can brush up your computer skills, especially excel, not just micro formulas, take this time in your NS to learn VBA at least, most actuaries need to be proficient in excel coding

That's all for now, do decide properly, you have 3 years to decide, so, just chill first
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