Ross Engelbrecht

Ross was one of the first students at Victoria University of Wellington to complete a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science.

Ross Engelbrecht standing in the Hub on Kelburn campus

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

Ross Engelbrecht has always known he wanted to be an actuary, so when the Actuarial Science programme was introduced at Victoria University of Wellington, there was no question that that was where Ross was meant to be.

After majoring in Mathematics for the first two years of his degree, Ross says he was excited when the Actuarial Science major was available in a Bachelor of Science in 2015.

“Mathematics opened my eyes to the limitless possibilities of our minds and I was ready to grow even further in a field that I had always wanted to explore.”

Ross was one of the first students in the undergraduate programme and was the recipient of the ACC Jonathan Nicholls Scholarship that awarded him a $2,500 prize for outstanding academic merit.

During his study, Ross had the opportunity to work for the Accident Compensation Corporation as an actuarial analyst in one of the largest actuarial teams in New Zealand.

“Once I finish my studies, I plan to go and see the world and use the universal skills I have gained from a degree that has elements of mathematics, statistics, economics and finance.”