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Actuarial Project / Directed Studies / Capstone Experience Courses (2023-24)


All students should undertake at least one 6-credit capstone course approved in the programme/major which requires students to integrate knowledge and skills they have acquired to accomplish some nontrivial tasks in their areas of disciplinary study.


Eligible BSc(Actuarial Science) students will be invited by email to submit applications for the following capstone courses in summer (e.g. July) and in January preceding the course selection periods:

1. STAT4798 Statistics and actuarial science project (6 credits)

    - offered in both 1st and 2nd semesters

  • Format: Individual project
  • Assessment: Written Report (60%), Oral Presentation (30%), Participation (10%)
    (Written Report: 10,000 words)
  • Pre-requisite: Pass in at least 24 credits of advanced level disciplinary core/elective courses in BSc(Actuarial Science) programme including STAT3902 and STAT3907; and Pass or already enrolled in at least one of the following courses: STAT3911, STAT4602, STAT4904; and
    This capstone course is only for BSc(Actuarial Science) students; and subject to the consent of course coordinator.
    This course is mutually exclusive with STAT4711.
    (The earliest that a student is allowed to take this capstone course is their year 3 study.)
 

2. STAT4711 Capstone experience for actuarial science undergraduates (6 credits)

    - offered in both 1st and 2nd semesters

  • Format: Group project
  • Assessment: Written Report (50%), Oral Presentation (35%), Progress and attendance at arranged meetings (15%)
    (Written Report: 15,000 words)
  • Pre-requisite: Pass in at least 24 credits of advanced level disciplinary core/elective courses in BSc(Actuarial Science) programme including (Pass in STAT3901, or already enrolled in this course; or Pass in STAT3909, or already enrolled in this course); and
    This capstone course is only for BSc(Actuarial Science) students, and is mutually exclusive with STAT4767 and STAT4798.
    (The earliest that a student is allowed to take this capstone course is their year 3 study.)
 

To “Check Course Details” and to “Check Capstone Requirements for Each Major / Programme”, please refer to the Faculty's online syllabuses for the most up-to-date details, at https://www.scifac.hku.hk/current/ug/academic/syllabuses.

 

 Announcements

2023-07-26(1st round) Call for application for actuarial project/directed studies/capstone experience courses (Deadline: Sunday, 30 July 2023)
2023-01-17(2nd round) Call for application for actuarial project/directed studies/capstone experience courses (Deadline: Friday, 20 January 2023)
2022-07-25(1st round) Call for application for actuarial project/directed studies/capstone experience courses (Deadline: Thursday, 28 July 2022)
2022-01-18(2nd round) Call for application for actuarial project/directed studies/capstone experience courses (Deadline: Thursday, 20 January 2022)
2021-07-23(1st round) Call for application for actuarial project/directed studies/capstone experience courses (Deadline: Thursday, 29 July 2021)
2021-01-14(3rd round) Call for application for actuarial project/directed studies/capstone experience courses (Deadline: Monday, 18 January 2021)
2020-07-24(1st round) Call for application for actuarial project/directed studies/capstone experience courses (Deadline: Sunday, 2 August 2020)
 

 Additional Information

STAT4767 Actuarial Science Internship is also a capstone course. Please visit the course website for more details.

For FAQ, please click here.

 

 For enquiry

Mr K.L. Ng
Tel: 3917-8147
Email: ug_enquiry@saas.hku.hk