Undergraduate courses 2020 - When your potential is multiplied by a university built for collaboration, anything can be achieved - St Edwards

 
Undergraduate courses 2020 - When your potential is multiplied by a university built for collaboration, anything can be achieved - St Edwards
Undergraduate
courses 2020

           When your potential is multiplied
         by a university built for collaboration,
               anything can be achieved.
             That’s YOU to the power of us
Undergraduate courses 2020 - When your potential is multiplied by a university built for collaboration, anything can be achieved - St Edwards
At Macquarie, we have discovered
the human equation for success.
By knocking down the walls
between departments, and uniting
the powerhouses of research and
industry, human collaboration can
flourish. This is the exponential
power of our collective, where
potential is multiplied by a campus
and curriculum designed to foster
collaboration for the benefit of
everyone. Because we believe when
we all work together, we multiply our
ability to achieve remarkable things.

That’s YOU to the power of us
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                                                    Contents
                                                     MACQUARIE AT A GLANCE                               6
                                                     MAKE YOUR DREAM CAREER A REALITY                   10
                                                     PACE (PROFESSIONAL AND
                                                                                                         12
                                                     COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT)
                                                     GLOBAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM                           14
                                                     STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM                            16
                                                     GLOBAL LEADERS ON THE DOORSTEP                     20
                                                     OUR CAMPUS                                         22
                                                     SUPPORT, SERVICES AND FLEXIBILITY                  24
                                                     STUDENT ACCOMMODATION                              26
                                                     MACQUARIE ENTRY                                    30
                                                     ADJUSTMENT FACTORS                                 32
                                                     CASH IN WITH A SCHOLARSHIP                         34
                                                     WHAT CAN I STUDY?                                  36
                                                     FEES AND OTHER COSTS                               40
                                                     HOW TO APPLY                                        41
                                                     LEARN THE LINGO                                    42
                                                     COURSES MADE BY (YOU)   us
                                                                                                        44
                                                     2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS                           106

                                                                  Questions?
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The exponential power
of our collective
MACQUARIE AT A GLANCE

                                                                                                 MORE THAN 2500
                                                        MORE THAN 30,000
         MORE THAN 150                                  WORK PLACEMENTS                       PARTNER ORGANISATIONS                                    HEART OF SYDNEY’S                              TOP 50 MOST                                                       5 QS STARS
      PARTNER UNIVERSITIES                         or community experiences through our
                                                                                           across Australia and around the world, giving               FASTEST-GROWING                          INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY                                      in teaching, employability, research,
        for student exchange in more                 PACE (Professional and Community
                                                                                           you access to valuable industry contacts and                 BUSINESS REGION                               connecting global communities                        facilities, internationalisation, innovation,
              than 40 countries                                                             helping you develop the employability skills           only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD                                                                      inclusiveness and specialist criteria
                                                         Engagement) partnerships                                                                                                               (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2016)
                                                                                                     to jump-start your career

 $1 BILLION INVESTED TO CREATE                        MORE THAN 44,000                                     10 SUBJECTS                                                                          RANKED AMONG THE TOP 130                                            50+ SINGLE
                                                                                                                                                    FIRST GLOBAL RESEARCH                       UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD
   A COLLABORATIVE CAMPUS                            CONNECTED STUDENTS                            ranked in the top 100 globally                  COLLABORATION PATHWAY                                                                                         BACHELOR DEGREES
 with world-class facilities and infrastructure        from more than 140 countries                                                                                                                             for employability                                many of which are designed in
                                                                                                 (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)         via the Master of Research
                                                                                                                                                                                                      (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2018)                  collaboration with industry

    184,000 ALUMNI IN OUR                            AUSTRALIA’S FIRST FULLY                        100 PER CENT OF                                        RANKED IN THE                                                                                         30 RESEARCHERS
                                                                                                                                                           TOP 1 PER CENT                        10,000 GRADUATES REALISE
  INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY                         INTEGRATED HEALTH PRECINCT                       RESEARCH ACTIVITY                                                                            THEIR POTENTIAL EACH YEAR                                      IN THE TOP 1 PER CENT
        from more than 140 countries               centred around our on-campus hospital         rated at world standard or above                        of universities in the world
                                                                                                                                                                                                         with sought-after degrees                              of scientific authors in the world
                                                                                                                                                         (QS World University Rankings, 2019)
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It’s our mission at Macquarie to
prepare you for the future – whatever

                                          FUTURE
it’s going to look like for you. With
experts predicting that by 2025
around 50 per cent of jobs as we know
them today won’t exist, it’s vital that

                                          SUCCESS
when you graduate you have a skill set
that allows you to reinvent yourself
in any industry. So we’ll encourage

                                          SECURED
and support you to develop your
practical know-how alongside your
technical skills, grab opportunities

                                          FOR
to experience new things here in
Australia and across the globe, get as
much hands-on experience as you can,
and network with our industry and
community partners.

That’s YOU to the power of us
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Multiply your
employability
MAKE YOUR DREAM CAREER A REALITY
SECURE YOUR FUTURE                                             INDUSTRY-RELEVANT DEGREES
A career that is both rewarding and makes                      The world is changing at a rapid pace.
a measurable difference in the world is the                    The employability skills that were sought
dream of many. At Macquarie, we provide                        after two years ago may not be so well
you with the necessary building blocks to set                  regarded or even necessary in five or
your dream in motion – just one of the many                    10 years’ time. So that our degrees equip
reasons why Macquarie is ranked in the                         you with skills for the future, we design
top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.                   many of them in consultation with industry.
                                                               This means we can respond to the needs of
STEPPING STONES TO YOUR CAREER                                 industry in real time, and you’ll develop the
To help you succeed, we’ve established a set                   most relevant skills.
of career accelerator initiatives through
which we’ll educate, enable and empower                        WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT
you to launch your career in whatever field                    Our degrees are not only backed by industry,
ignites your passion.                                          they also provide practical real-world
Our career accelerator initiatives ensure                      learning – learning that’s facilitated through
that by the time you graduate you’re                           our unique programs. For example, our
irresistible to employers. The initiatives                     award-winning Global Leadership Program is
are built around three key stages:                             recognised as Australia’s flagship leadership
                                                               program in a tertiary setting. Our PACE
• Educate – we’ll help you determine what
                                                               (Professional and Community Engagement)
  type of career is the best fit for you, provide
                                                               program – the only one of its kind in
  you with advice about what employers
                                                               Australia – gives you practical experience
  expect of you and help you develop your
                                                               that’s fully integrated into your degree.               “While studying at Macquarie
  career management skills.
                                                               And our Student Exchange program – one
• Enable – we’ll work with you to secure                       of the best in Australia – allows you to gain            I was fortunate to complete
  a placement in a work or community                           academic credit at one of our 150 global                 two international exchange
  setting. Placements can include paid
  and unpaid internships, uni vacation
                                                               partners, along with job-ready skills before             experiences. During this time,
                                                               you graduate. All this practical learning
  arrangements or degree-based work                            ensures you graduate with the skills and                 I had the opportunity to visit
  experience. They can be short term                           experience that employers are looking for.               several multinational companies
  – running for a couple of months
  – or long term across a year or more.
                                                                                                                        including Google, Unilever and
• Empower – we’ll work with you following
                                                                                                                        Microsoft, as well as small
  your placement to reflect on your                                                                                     start-ups. These international
  experience, help you build your résumé                                                                                opportunities cemented my
  and online profile, workshop your
  interview skills and provide advice about
                                                                                                                        desire to work across cultures on
  building your networks – all in preparation                                                                           an international scale and gave
  for you to start your career.                                                                                         me the competence to pursue this.
                                                                                                                        I also had the privilege of working
         BACHELOR OF ARTS                                                                                               on a $5 million marketing strategy
       SYDNEY'S
       HIGHEST                                                                                                          for Proactiv. All of these amazing
     MEDIAN SALARY
                QILT*                                                                                                   experiences were invaluable in
                                                                                                                        helping me secure the fantastic
                                                                                                                        role I now have at Woolworths.”
                                                                                                                        Benjamin Cant
                                                                                                                        BACHELOR OF MARKETING AND MEDIA
*Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, 2017 Graduate Outcomes Survey
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Partnered for
                                                                                                   “I undertook my PACE placement
                                                                                                   with Peru’s Challenge in Cusco, Peru.

limitless potential
                                                                                                   Having the opportunity to work with
                                                                                                   communities with fewer privileges
                                                                                                   put my own life experiences into
                                                                                                   perspective and reinforced my career
PACE (PROFESSIONAL AND                                                                             aspirations. As a law student, I’ve
                                                                                                   developed an interest in working
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT)                                                                              behind the scenes with people who
                                                                                                   are disadvantaged when it comes to
INTEGRATED PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE                 LEARN FROM GLOBAL LEADERS
                                                                                                   their access to, and treatment by, our
We’ve all heard the story: A promising young    Just think – you could be interning at an          justice system. My PACE experience
student finally graduates with their degree     international corporation, helping local           has highlighted how we should stand
but has to resort to underpaid and              communities create sustainable change,
                                                                                                   behind and with minorities, instead
undervalued work because they have no real      working with local councils to develop
experience to offer a potential employer.       community engagement strategies or                 of speaking for them, and has given
Not so for Macquarie graduates. Our             working with one of our partners in a              me skills that will help me to make an
unique PACE (Professional and Community         developing country.                                impact in this area of law.”
Engagement) program – the only one of its       FIND YOUR PERFECT MATCH
kind in Australia that gives you practical                                                         Belinda Leabeater
                                                Whether you’re studying anthropology,              BACHELOR OF LAWS AND BACHELOR OF ARTS
experience that’s fully integrated into your    business, education, engineering,
degree – allows you to get that all-important   neuroscience, law or politics, you’ll find
head start in your career.                      something perfectly suited to you. The sky’s
GET AHEAD OF YOUR PEERS                         the limit with our PACE program – take it
Through local, national and international       wherever you want to go.
experiences, PACE offers you invaluable         PACE is about more than preparing you
work and life skills that set you apart from    for work; it helps you get ready for life by                                                                        AWARD-WINNING
                                                                                                                                                                    PACE PROGRAM
other graduates – skills that equip you for     showing you how the skills you learn in the
the real world and make you more attractive     classroom apply to real-life situations. It also
to employers, so you can get a better job.      helps you develop a deeper understanding                                                                            2017
                                                                                                                                                                    AAUT AWARD
Who doesn’t want that?                          of the world – and how you fit in.
                                                                                                                                                                    PROGRAMS
                                                                                                                                                                    THAT ENHANCE
                                                                                                                                                                    LEARNING
                                                                                                                                                                    WINNER
                                                                                                                                                                    PACE

                                                                                                                                                                    2017
                                                                                                                                                                    AFR HIGHER
                                                                                                                                                                    EDUCATION AWARD
                                                                                                                                                                    EMPLOYABILITY
                                                                                                                                                                    WINNER
                                                                                                                                                                    PACE

                                                                                                                                                                    2017
                                                                                                                                                                    ATEM AWARD
                                                                                                                                                                    COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                    HIGHLY
                                                                                                                                                                    COMMENDED
                                                                                                                                                                    PACE INTERNATIONAL

                                                                                                                                                                    2017
                                                                                                                                                                    VICE-CHANCELLOR’S AWARD
                                                                                                                                                                    PROGRAMS THAT
                                                                                                                                                                    ENHANCE LEARNING
                                                                                                                                                                    WINNER
       Find out more                                                                                                                                                PACE INTERNATIONAL
       mq.edu.au/pace
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Make a world
                                                                                                              “Through the GLP, I had the
                                                                                                               opportunity to participate in a

of difference
                                                                                                               Cabramatta cultural day, which
                                                                                                               gave me a genuine appreciation
                                                                                                               for the rich history, diversity
                                                                                                               and vitality of the community.
GLOBAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM                                                                                      Meeting the locals and hearing
                                                                                                               their stories, and learning
                                                                                                               about the support services
BE THE CHANGE                                     HAVE YOUR INITIATIVE RECOGNISED                              available to migrants and
You’re socially aware and ready to take on        When you complete the GLP, you receive
the world. But how do you make an impact?         a certificate of completion, reference letters               refugees in the area, inspired
With a focus on developing cross-cultural         and a GLP transcript, as well as a notation                  many of us to seek out more
and leadership skills, exploring global           on your official academic transcript – all                   ways in which we could support
issues and driving innovation, the Global         of which can provide you with a competitive
Leadership Program (GLP) will give you the        edge in the global employment market.                        these communities. This – and
tools you need to effect real change.                                                                          other GLP experiences – has
                                                  AN INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNER
TURN YOUR PASSION INTO ACTION                     The GLP has been recognised as Australia’s
                                                                                                               encouraged me to apply for
The GLP is an extracurricular program that        flagship tertiary global leadership                          internships and volunteering
can be undertaken alongside any degree at         program, winning the 2017 Institute of                       roles, and pursue postgraduate
Macquarie. Your GLP activities will equip         International Education’s prestigious award
you with the knowledge, skills and networks       for Innovation in International Education
                                                                                                               studies in areas where I feel
you’ll need to make a positive contribution       – Internationalising the Campus. Macquarie                   I can best take action and
to your world, and will give you the chance       is the first university in the Southern                      advocate for others.”
to put your new skills into action – giving you   Hemisphere to receive the award. And
practical experience before you graduate.         last year, the GLP added another trophy                     Brittany Gilchrist
                                                                                                              BACHELOR OF ADVANCED SCIENCE
                                                  to its cabinet, receiving the Community
CROSS-CULTURAL EXPERIENCE                         Engagement Award at the 2018 Study NSW
As a GLP student, you’ll undertake practical      International Student Awards.
experiences and attend exclusive
workshops and events, through which
you’ll develop an understanding of major
international issues, as well as an awareness
of your responsibilities as a global citizen.
You’ll engage with local and global
communities, getting recognition for
completing a range of practical activities,
such as volunteering, learning a language,
studying abroad and being a mentor.
You can design your own GLP experience
– choosing what activities you do and when
you do them.

       Find out more
       mq.edu.au/glp
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Iceland

                                                                                                          Russia
                                 Sweden
                        Norway                 Finland

United Kingdom
                                 Denmark
                                                                                                                                                                      Canada
                            Netherlands
               Belgium      Germany
                                            Czech Republic
                   Switzerland
                                           Austria
                  France
                                        Croatia
                                 Italy
                                                   Turkey
               Spain                   Greece                                                                                    Japan
                                                                                                                 South Korea                                            United States
                                                                                                      China
                                                  Israel

                                                                                              Hong Kong                 Taiwan

                                                                              Nepal      Thailand                                                                              Mexico
                                                                             India             Vietnam
                                                                                            Cambodia
                                                                                                              Philippines
                                                                                         Malaysia
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Colombia
                                                                                          Singapore
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ecuador

                                                                                                 Indonesia                                                                                               Peru
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Brazil

                                                                                                                                            Vanuatu
                                                                                                                                                      Fiji

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Chile

                                South Africa                                                                                                                                                                                 Uruguay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Argentina

          Our global partners                                                                                                                           New Zealand

Get real-world experience
STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM                                                                                                                                                            “Going on exchange has allowed me to gain valuable
                                                                                                                                                                                     life experience that will put me at an advantage
                                                                                                                                                                                     when applying for jobs. I’ve studied in Singapore –
TRECK THE GLOBE                                                      ENRICH YOUR PERSPECTIVE                                                                                         networking with people from all over the world who
The best way to truly immerse yourself in global issues is to        Our program also allows you to gain academic credit along with                                                  study my degree – and travelled to India, Nepal,
experience them first hand. Our Student Exchange program is one      desirable job-ready skills before you graduate – employers look                                                 South Korea, Japan and China – all facilitated by
of the best – we make it a priority to support your globe‑trekking   favourably on overseas experiences. Depending on where you go,                                                  Macquarie’s amazing exchange program.”
ambitions by providing access to support funds and resources,        you may study in the language of your chosen country or take classes
as well as to program coordinators who will help you with every      taught in English. And you can choose to study for just a couple of                                                Nathan Schmidt
step of your overseas journey.                                       weeks, a whole session or even a year.                                                                             BACHELOR OF SECURITY STUDIES
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Macquarie is uniquely located in the

                                          A
heart of Australia’s largest high-tech
precinct. Such a location enables you
to connect with future employers

                                          CAMPUS
in some of the country’s leading
organisations while you’re studying.
Macquarie is also home to some of

                                          BUILT
Australia’s most exceptional facilities
through which you’ll connect with
innovative teachers and researchers
to achieve extraordinary things.

                                          FOR
We also connect you with your peers
through student and sport clubs, and
provide you with a comprehensive
support system.

That’s YOU to the power of us
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 Where collaboration
 meets innovation                                                                                                                                  MORE THAN 300 LEADING COMPANIES ARE LOCATED ON
 GLOBAL LEADERS ON THE DOORSTEP                                                                                                                    OR AROUND THE MACQUARIE CAMPUS, INCLUDING:
 A CULTURE OF COLLABORATION                                             ON-CAMPUS INNOVATION HUB                                                   • 3M AUSTRALIA              • COCHLEAR             • HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS   • MICROSOFT
 Macquarie is a key partner in the Macquarie Park Innovation            Our on-campus incubator is a vibrant space where you can focus on          • ABBOTT                    • CSIRO                • HONEYWELL                 • OPTUS
 District (MPID) – Australia’s premier innovation hub. Home to          a business idea. Researchers, small and medium-sized enterprises
 more than 180 large international organisations – including 12         (SMEs), entrepreneurs and start-ups all use the space, so you’ll be        • AMP CAPITAL               • ERICSSON             • HYUNDAI                   • ORIX
 of the top 100 global companies – and 200 small businesses, the        in close proximity to an energetic start-up community. Using our           • ASTRA ZENECA              • FOXTEL               • JOHNSON & JOHNSON         • PHILIPS
 vibrant technology park is set to transform the way collaboration      corporate links, you’ll be able to connect with businesses to help
 and innovation is catalysed.                                           accelerate your ideas and gain exposure to more opportunity.               • CANON                     • FUJITSU              • KONICA MINOLTA            • SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
                                                                        You can also participate in entrepreneurial programs, international
 BUILD YOUR NETWORKS                                                    exchange programs and events such as pitch competitions, speaker
 Could there be a better way to connect with future employers           series and networking events with industry experts.
 in some of the country’s leading organisations than by studying
 alongside them? You’ll get first-hand exposure to ideation
 processes, and have access to MPID’s incubators, innovation spaces
 and dynamic events program, each of which bring together students,
 industry, entrepreneurs and researchers to create innovative
 solutions to some of our greatest challenges. As a Macquarie
 student, you’ll be in a prime position to network with some of the
 best entrepreneurial minds and truly think outside the box.

                                                                                                   MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                       CITY CAMPUS

                                                                                                                           PHILIPS
                                                                                                  ORIX                                 MICROSOFT
                                                                CSIRO               JOHNSON &
                                                                                     JOHNSON                OPTUS

                                              ABBOTT                     CANON
                                                                                                                                                                    COCHLEAR                AUSTRALIAN
                                                                                                                                                                                            HEARING HUB
                                    FUJITSU                                                 AMP CAPITAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               INCUBATOR
                      ASTRA ZENECA              MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
                                                     HOSPITAL

   MACQUARIE
GRADUATE SCHOOL
 OF MANAGEMENT
     (MGSM)

                                                                                                     MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
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Dynamic and built
for collaboration
OUR CAMPUS
GET CONNECTED                                  STAY IN SHAPE
Macquarie is ranked among the top one          Macquarie’s sport facilities are some of
per cent of universities in the world.         the best university facilities in Australia.
Since our foundation 54 years ago,             We offer a state-of-the-art health club;
we’ve aspired to be a different type of        heated 50-metre outdoor and 25-metre
university: one that’s focused on fostering    indoor swimming pools; football and
collaboration – collaboration between you      soccer fields; tennis, basketball and squash
and your lecturers, and with the industry      courts; a martial arts area; a gymnastics hall;
and community organisations you’ll             and more.
connect with while you study with us.
                                               PLAY HARD OR JUST FOR FUN
Our campus, which spans 126 hectares           If you enjoy fitness or team sports, become a
with open green space that gives you the       MacWarrior and join one of our social sport
freedom to think and grow, is home to          competitions or sport clubs. Competitions
more than 44,000 students from more            run each session and include sports such as
than 140 countries.                            basketball, futsal, netball and touch. Our
                                               sport clubs also offer a range of competitive
WORLD-LEADING FACILITIES
                                               and beginner programs in AFL, cheerleading,
More than $1 billion has been invested
                                               cricket, dance, fencing, hockey, quidditch,
in recent years in our facilities and
                                               rowing, rugby union, scuba diving, skiing and
infrastructure, so you can thrive in an
                                               snowboarding, soccer, squash, table tennis,
environment that’s inspiring and switched
                                               ultimate frisbee and water polo.
on to the latest digital technologies.
If you’re undertaking a health, medical or     FEED YOUR BRAIN AND YOUR BODY
psychology degree, you could be studying       When you’re a busy uni student, you need to
alongside experts from MQ Health and           have the right fuel to optimise your study,
Cochlear, or within our Simulation Hub.        work and play. With this in mind, we offer
Cybercrime more your thing? You may have       a range of on-campus food options that
opportunities to learn from academics and      will keep your mind alert and your body
industry professionals within the Optus        nourished. With tasty options from all
Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub.       corners of the globe, you’ll be spoiled for
For media students there’s our digital         choice when it comes to delicious food.
newsroom, and science students have access     And, if you’ve got a craving for something
to some of the best labs in Asia-Pacific.      not on campus, you’re only a short walk
And, regardless of which degree you            away from the nearby shopping centre.
undertake, if you have an entrepreneurial
                                               TRAVEL YOUR WAY
spirit, you’ll find inspiration and support
                                               Getting to Macquarie is easy. Whether you
in our new incubator.
                                               prefer a train, bus, car or bike, you’ve got
GET INVOLVED                                   many transport options.
Student life isn’t all about classrooms and    mq.edu.au/getting-to-macquarie
exams. It’s also about making new friends,
enjoying new experiences and learning about
diverse cultures. With more than 130 student
groups and sport clubs, Macquarie offers
ample opportunity to meet new people,
experience other cultures, test ideas and
develop personal skills – communication
and teamwork, for example.
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We’re here for you
                                                                                                      “For lots of new students, uni can be quite
                                                                                                       daunting. Your mentor will guide you through
                                                                                                       any challenging experiences, create a fun
                                                                                                       learning environment and motivate you to be the
SUPPORT, SERVICES AND FLEXIBILITY                                                                      best version of yourself. For me, being a mentor
                                                                                                       was the most rewarding and fulfilling experience
STAY IN THE BEST OF HEALTH                      BRUSH UP ON YOUR LEARNING SKILLS
                                                                                                       at uni. I’ve grown substantially as an individual
Macquarie offers a suite of health and          Macquarie offers individual consultations,             and have formed some valuable connections.”
wellbeing services – counselling, disability,   free workshops and online resources to help
                                                                                                      Raphela Jude
welfare, advocacy, medical and religious        you with academic writing, referencing, exam          BACHELOR OF ARTS
support – that you can take advantage of        strategies and more.
at any time during your studies.                mq.edu.au/learningskills
mq.edu.au/campus-wellbeing
                                                START YOUR CAREER
CELEBRATE DIVERSITY                             The Career and Employment Service can help
Macquarie is an inclusive and diverse           you prepare a résumé, identify career options
campus with students from more than             and the skills necessary for your chosen
140 countries. We offer specific support        career, and can connect you with employers
services to students from culturally diverse    and industry bodies.
backgrounds, students with disability,          mq.edu.au/careers
Indigenous students and LGBTQI students.
mq.edu.au/diversity-and-inclusion               KEEP YOUR OPTIONS OPEN
                                                Macquarie has an excellent reputation for
GET READY AT O WEEK                             making it easy to transfer between our
Orientation Week – or ‘O Week’ – is held        degrees as your interests develop. Our unique
the week before classes start. You can find     interdisciplinary approach enables you to
out about student groups, support services      take units outside your degree, so if you find
and extracurricular programs.                   something you love, we make it easy for you
mq.edu.au/orientation                           to transfer and pursue your true passion.
                                                mq.edu.au/internal-transfer
GET THE INSIDE SCOOP
The Macquarie University Mentors program        FIT YOUR STUDIES AROUND YOUR LIFE
is one of Australia’s longest-running           We recognise that students lead busy lives,
peer‑support programs. Mentors are current      and offering flexible learning options is
students who can help you find your way         another way we help you study in a way that
around the campus, and give you tips about      suits your lifestyle and commitments.
how to make friends and settle into the         You may be able to study part‑time, by
Macquarie community. You can select your        distance or in the evening.
mentor once you enrol and connect with          You can also start your degree at the beginning
them during O Week.                             of the year in Session 1 or, in some cases, in
mq.edu.au/mentors                               Session 2, if that suits you better. Or, if work or
                                                travel is a priority, you can secure your place
CRUNCH THE NUMBERS                              and defer for one year. Some lectures are also
Through the Numeracy Centre, we offer           available online, which means you can listen
assistance with maths and stats. You can        to recordings in your own time to review
choose from a free drop-in service, weekly      content or catch a lecture that you couldn’t
workshops for some first-year degrees,          attend in person.
bridging programs, preparatory courses
                                                mq.edu.au/flexible-study-options
and some online resources.
maths.mq.edu.au/numeracy
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Your new home
                                                                                                  “Moving away from country
                                                                                                   New South Wales to study
                                                                                                   was a big decision for me.
STUDENT ACCOMMODATION                                                                              College was a home away from
                                                                                                   home, and it was right on
                                                                                                   Macquarie’s doorstep. Living
MOVING TO STUDY                                                                                    on campus brought me new
Macquarie offers an array of safe, supportive and friendly accommodation options to suit all
needs, including university housing, residential colleges, self-contained studios, apartments      friends, exciting opportunities
and private listings. Accommodation Services has dedicated staff to provide support during         and consistent support – all of
your transition to university.                                                                     which have made my university
mq.edu.au/accommodation                                                                            experience better than I could
DUNMORE LANG COLLEGE                              HERRING ROAD APARTMENTS
                                                                                                   ever have imagined.”
An all-inclusive college with a strong focus      Twenty-two self-catered, fully furnished,       Toby Condon
on artistic, recreational and educational         two-storey townhouses situated on campus        BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGY (HONOURS)
pursuits. Full board options, gym                 across the road from the Macquarie Centre
membership and tutoring are included.             shopping complex.
dunmorelangcollege.nsw.edu.au                     mq.edu.au/herring-road-apartments

ROBERT MENZIES COLLEGE                            IGLU
Offers both self-catered and fully catered        Offers modern student accommodation
accommodation in private, fully furnished         right next to Chatswood Station, a 10-minute
study bedrooms with shared bathrooms or           train ride to Macquarie University and only
private ensuites.                                 20 minutes to central Sydney.
rmc.org.au                                        iglu.com.au
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY VILLAGE                      HOMESTAY
Combines independent, apartment-style             Homestay – living with a family – provides
living with a busy social events calendar and     you with your own bedroom, meals and a
a 24-hour support network. Enjoy living just      quiet place to study. Clothes washing and
minutes from class.                               other services may also be provided.
macquarieuv.com.au                                mq.edu.au/homestay
DAYMAN APARTMENTS                                 PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION
Offers modern facilities and a secure and         Private off-campus accommodation is offered
quiet environment in which to live and study,     exclusively to Macquarie students. Listings
within walking distance to campus.                are provided by other students, people in the
daymanapartments.com.au                           community and also real estate agents.
                                                  mq.edu.au/private-accommodation
MORLING RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE
One hundred-bed facility situated next to
Macquarie. It offers a wide range of affordable
accommodation options, from catered to
independent living.
morlingresidential.com
TAILORED
At Macquarie, we understand that
an ATAR isn’t an accurate reflection
of how well you’ll do at uni. That’s

                                       ENTRY
why our entry options assess your
ability to succeed in your dream
degree. Firmly believing that
one size doesn’t fit all, we offer a

                                       DESIGNED
variety of entry programs, pathway
programs, adjustment factors
and scholarships that give you

                                       FOR
options and create an environment
that sets you up for success.

That’s YOU to the power of us
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Tailor made
for you
MACQUARIE ENTRY                                                                                                                       Entry programs                                                       Pathway programs

UNIQUE ENTRY FOR A UNIQUE YOU
At Macquarie, we’re all about success. With Macquarie Entry, we recognise that students have
different strengths, interests and personal circumstances. Through a range of tailored entry
criteria, we ensure you’ll start uni with the appropriate support for success both in your
studies and beyond in your career.
                                                                                                                                      SCHOOLS RECOMMENDATION SCHEME
YOU’RE MORE THAN YOUR ATAR                                                                                                            The Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) allows                       FOUNDATION AND INTENSIVE PROGRAMS
We recognise that your ATAR doesn’t necessarily reflect your achievements or potential,                                               your school to recommend you for an early university offer.          If you’ve completed at least a Year 12 equivalent (for the Intensive
so through our range of Macquarie Entry programs, we look at a variety of criteria. This                                              We’ll look at your Year 11 academic achievements as well as          Program) or Year 11 equivalent (for the Standard Program),
includes your academic results in relevant HSC subjects, your engagement with your local                                              your school’s rating of your aptitude and learning ability.          these programs will provide you with academic support to reach
community, your previous study or work experience – and everything in between. Whatever                                               If you’re ready to join us, we’ll make you an early offer.           university entry level. You’ll study a range of core and elective units
                                                                                                                                                                                                           that align with your future degree. On successful completion, you
your personal circumstances, we believe in giving credit where credit is due, so we take                                              mq.edu.au/srs
everything into account.                                                                                                                                                                                   can seamlessly transition to the first year of your undergraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                           degree, as long as you meet the entry requirements.
MACQUARIE ENTRY NAVIGATOR                                                                                                                                                                                  mq.edu.au/college
Our Macquarie Entry programs treat you as an individual and recognise all the things that
make you unique. To best help you follow your passion at Macquarie, we’ve created a simple
entry program navigator that allows you to compare all of our entry programs to work out
which ones suit you the best.
mq.edu.au/study/macquarie-entry-navigator

                                                                                                                                      ACADEMIC ENTRY PROGRAM
                                                                                                                                      Our Academic Entry Program matches your strengths to our             DIPLOMAS
                                                                                                                                      world-class degrees. Rather than considering only your selection     Each of our four diplomas are equivalent to the first year of a
                                                                                                                                      rank, we review your results for the HSC subjects that correspond    bachelor degree. On successful completion, you can seamlessly
                                                                                                                                      to select Macquarie degrees and make an offer based on your          transition to the second year of your undergraduate degree, as
                                                                                                                                      performance in these subjects.                                       long as you meet the entry requirements.

                                                                                                                                      mq.edu.au/academic-entry                                             mq.edu.au/college

                                                                                                                                                                                                           ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER
                                                                                               Keep an eye out for Macquarie’s        ATAR + ADJUSTMENT FACTORS
                                                                                                                                      You may receive an offer to study at Macquarie based on your         ENTRY PATHWAY
                                                                                               new early entry program,               ATAR plus any adjustments (additional points that may be used in     This admissions pathway provides opportunities for Aboriginal
                                                                                               which considers your academic          combination with your ATAR to derive your selection rank) that you   and/or Torres Strait Islander students to study undergraduate
                                                                                               performance alongside your             may be eligible for.                                                 degrees at Macquarie.

                                                                                               extracurricular achievements to        mq.edu.au/adjustment-factors                                         mq.edu.au/walanga-muru-pathway
                                                                                               assess your eligibility for an early
                                                                                               offer into a Macquarie degree.
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A reward for being you
ADJUSTMENT FACTORS
If you’ve completed the HSC or the International Baccalaureate (IB) and you’ve included Macquarie in your preferences,
you may be eligible to receive adjustments – additional points that can be added to your ATAR or equivalent admissions
rank. For most degrees, you can combine our seven adjustment factor schemes and receive up to 10 additional points.

Achievement-based adjustments                                  Location-based adjustments

 ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE                                            REGIONAL ENTRY SCHEME
 If you’ve already put in the hard yards on subjects that      If you’re from rural or regional Australia and don’t have
 relate to Macquarie degrees, you could get up to three        access to the same resources as students in cities
 additional points for each one, with a maximum of six         and larger towns, Macquarie can help with up to nine
 points available.                                             additional points.
 mq.edu.au/academic-advantage                                  mq.edu.au/regional-entry-scheme

 BIG HISTORY SCHEME
                                                               MACQUARIE CATCHMENT
 You may be eligible to earn three additional points by
                                                               If you live in Macquarie’s catchment region, you may
 completing our Big History: Connecting Knowledge
                                                               be eligible to receive five additional points.
 MOOC (massive open online course).
                                                               mq.edu.au/Macquarie-catchment
 mq.edu.au/big-history-scheme

                                                               Equity-based adjustments

 ELITE ATHLETES AND ARTISTIC
 PERFORMERS SCHEME                                                                                                         “I grew up in a small town called Casino in
 If competitive commitments, such as training and                                                                           north-east New South Wales. Recognising that
 performing, have affected your study preparation or
 HSC, you may be eligible to receive four additional points.
                                                               EDUCATIONAL ACCESS SCHEME                                    being from a regional area can bring with it
                                                               You may be eligible to earn additional points if you have    some challenges, Macquarie offered me extra
 mq.edu.au/elite-athletes-and-performers-scheme                experienced educational or social disadvantage. If you’re
                                                               eligible, you could receive up to five additional points.    points – or adjustment factors – which when
                                                               mq.edu.au/educational-access-scheme                          added to my ATAR allowed me to enrol in my
                                                                                                                            chosen degree. One of the highlights of my
                                                                                                                            experience so far has been taking science back
                                                               For more information about ATARs – how they’re
 DUKE OF EDINBURGH, QUEEN’S SCOUT                              calculated, what’s meant by ‘scaling’, how you can
                                                                                                                            to my own community as part of an outreach
 AND QUEEN’S GUIDE AWARDS                                      optimise your preferences and how UAC rounds                 project – just another thing Macquarie does
 If you’ve completed the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen’s Scout      work, visit mq.edu.au/study/about-your-atar                  for regional students who might not have the
 or Queen’s Guide programs, you may be eligible to receive
 up to three additional points.
                                                               For more information about adjustment factors,               same opportunities as their city peers.”
                                                               included degrees and maximum points, visit
 mq.edu.au/duke-of-edinburgh-scout-and-guide                   mq.edu.au/adjustment-factors                                William Frazer
                                                                                                                           BACHELOR OF LAWS AND BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
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Funding your
                                                                                               “I was thrilled when I found out I had earned
                                                                                                a scholarship from Macquarie. After putting
                                                                                                in all the hard yards in high school, it was

potential                                                                                       nice to have my efforts rewarded. I actually
                                                                                                received a scholarship from another
                                                                                                university; however, I always wanted to go
CASH IN WITH A SCHOLARSHIP                                                                      to Macquarie because I’d heard such great
                                                                                                things about the uni. I’m studying IT and
                                                                                                law – I’ve always been interested in IT and did
Each year, Macquarie awards millions of dollars in scholarships. That’s a lot of cash,
                                                                                                subjects such as ICT and software design and
and you may find that you’re eligible for some of it. Most of our scholarships have a strong    development in high school. I didn’t study any
emphasis on social inclusion and are awarded on the basis of financial need or other            law subjects, but I did participate in the NSW
hardship. Other scholarships recognise leadership or voluntary experiences, or sporting
                                                                                                Mock Trial Competition. So, when I saw that
achievement. We also offer scholarships that enhance the university experience of
high-achieving students by fostering personal and professional development.                     double degrees were available in these areas,
                                                                                                I knew I had found the perfect combination.”
Scholarships are available in the following categories:                                        Sophie Kaelin
                                                                                               BACHELOR OF LAWS AND
          Academic excellence/leadership/community engagement                                  BACHELOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
                                                                                               FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ACADEMIC ENTRY
                                                                                               SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

          Financial need

          Indigenous

          Rural/residential

          Sport

          Travel

       Find out more
       mq.edu.au/scholarships
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Set your
career in motion
WHAT CAN I STUDY?
If you’re having trouble answering that age-old question ‘what do you want to be
when you grow up?’ you’re not alone. Choosing a career, the uni degree that will help
you start that career and the school subjects that match that degree can seem a bit
overwhelming. But don’t stress – we’re here to help.

You like
• Community and           • Business studies         • English                 • Engineering studies   • Information         • English               • Community and            • Design and               • Biology, chemistry    • Community and         • Biology, chemistry,     • Community and
  family studies          • Economics                • History or geography    • Mathematics             processes and       • History                 family studies             technology                 or physics              family studies          maths or physics          family studies
• English                 • Languages                • Languages               • Physics                 technology          • Languages             • English                  • Drama or music           • English               • English               • Design or               • English
• History or geography    • Mathematics              • Mathematics             • Science               • Mathematics         • Society and culture   • Legal studies            • English                  • Mathematics           • Mathematics             industrial technology   • Languages
• Languages               • Society and culture      • Science                                         • Physics                                     • Science                  • Languages                • PDHPE                 • Science               • Earth and               • Society and culture
• Society and culture                                                                                  • Software design                             • Society and culture      • Society and culture      • Society and culture   • Society and culture     environmental           • Studies of religion
• Studies of religion                                                                                    and development                             • Studies of religion      • Visual arts                                                                science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             processes and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             technology

You could study

      Arts and                   Business                 Education                Engineering            Information          Languages and                   Law                  Media,                    Medicine and             Psychology                 Science                 Security,
   social sciences                                                                                        technologies           linguistics                  Page 74           communications                  health                and cognitive                                   intelligence and
                                   Page 54                   Page 58                    Page 62                                                                                 and performing                                                                     Page 90              criminology
         Page 50                                                                                              Page 66                Page 70                                                                       Page 82               science
                                                                                                                                                                                     arts                                                                                                    Page 94
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Page 86
                                                                                                                                                                                       Page 78

You could be
• Archaeologist           • Accountant               • Early childhood         • Engineer              • Cloud architect     • Content editor        • Barrister or solicitor   • Advertising specialist   • Audiologist           • Employment            • Astronomer or            • Criminologist
  or anthropologist       • Actuarial analyst          teacher                 • Entrepreneur          • Cybersecurity       • Digital copywriter    • Consultant               • Film, music, radio       • Chiropractor            counsellor              astrophysicist           • Defence or
• Historian or            • Data analyst             • Educational             • Product manager         manager             • Social researcher     • Diplomat                   or TV producer           • Doctor                • Executive coach       • Biologist or chemist       intelligence officer
  museum curator          • Economist                  researcher                or developer          • Data scientist      • Translator or         • Government policy        • Journalist               • Medical researcher    • Human resources       • Biotechnologist          • Security analyst
• Social or               • Entrepreneur             • Primary or              • Project manager       • Games designer        interpreter             adviser                  • Marketing or public      • Physiotherapist         manager               • Ecologist or             • Federal, state
  market researcher       • Financial analyst          secondary teacher       • Systems engineer      • Software designer                           • Public interest            relations specialist     • Speech pathologist    • Market researcher       earth scientist            or territory
• Translator or           • Human resources          • Special education                               • User-experience                               advocate                 • Video game designer                              • Psychologist          • Marine scientist           police officer
  interpreter               representative             teacher                                           designer                                                                                                                                          • Mathematician
• Urban planner             or recruiter             • Teacher of English as                           • Web developer                                                                                                                                       or physicist
                          • Marketing specialist       a second language                                                                                                                                                                                   • Zoologist
Uni is really different from high
school. It’s hugely exciting, but it   UNI
                                       ESSENTIALS
can also be challenging when you’re
starting out. We understand these
challenges, and so over the next few

                                       EXPLAINED
pages we explain everything you
need to know about fees, costs and
financial support; how you apply for
your degree; and what all of those

                                       FOR
tricky uni terms actually mean.

That’s YOU to the power of us
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Make an investment                                                                                                                                     What are
in your future                                                                                                                                         you waiting for?
FEES AND OTHER COSTS                                                                                                                                   HOW TO APPLY
INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE                                                                  STUDENT SERVICES AND AMENITIES FEE                              Applying for a uni degree is a big step, and it can seem a little overwhelming at times.
It’s true that there are costs involved with uni study.                                The student services and amenities fee (SSAF) is a nominal      We get this, so we’ve taken all the tricky stuff and distilled it into four easy steps.
But attending uni is one of the best investments you can                               amount to be paid on top of your student contribution each
make to secure your future. Plus, we offer lots of support                             session. It provides funding for student support services,
if you need a helping hand.                                                            such as campus wellbeing, sport and recreation facilities,

COURSE FEES
                                                                                       and food and beverage operations. As with the student            1. Select
                                                                                       contribution for course fees, the SSAF can be paid up front
If you’re a domestic undergraduate student in a bachelor                                                                                                    Choose the degree you’d like to study
                                                                                       or deferred through SA-HELP.
degree or diploma, you’re known as a Commonwealth                                                                                                           • Check out our degrees in this guide
supported student. This means that the Australian                                      OTHER COSTS                                                          • Visit courses.mq.edu.au
Government will pay part of your fees, with the remaining                              Beyond your tuition fees, you need to consider the extra             • Attend one of our many info sessions
amount being paid by you. This amount is called your                                   costs of being a student: transport, books, software,
student contribution and can be paid up front at the                                   accommodation and parking are all common expenses.
beginning of each session or deferred through HECS-HELP
(if eligible). If you choose to defer your payment, you’ll                             FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND SCHOLARSHIPS                               2. Review
begin paying your fees once you enter the workforce and                                We believe that all students who wish to study at uni should
                                                                                                                                                            Review your eligibility for our entry
your income exceeds a certain threshold ($51,957 in 2019).                             be able to, regardless of their financial situation. We offer        programs and adjustment factors
                                                                                       a generous suite of scholarships and provide a range of
                                                                                                                                                            • Check out pages 30–32 for more information
HOW MUCH IT WILL COST YOU                                                              financial support services. The Australian Government also
Course fees are set by the Australian Government and                                   offers financial assistance through Austudy, ABSTUDY and
vary according to the particular subject area you study.                               Youth Allowance.
The annual student contribution amount for each subject
area, based on 23 credit points (full-time study load), falls
into one of three bands in 2018 (table below).
                                                                                                                                                        3. Apply
                                                                                                                                                            Apply for your chosen degree through UAC
                                                                                                                                                            • Visit uac.edu.au for more information

                                                                                                                  ANNUAL STUDENT
 BAND                    SUBJECT AREA                                                                             CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT

 Band 1
                         Humanities, behavioural science, social studies, education, clinical
                                                                                                                   $6566                                4. Offer
                         psychology, foreign languages, visual and performing arts, nursing
                                                                                                                                                            If you receive an offer
                         Mathematics, statistics, computing, built environment, allied health,                                                              • Congratulations and welcome to Macquarie. You’ll
 Band 2                                                                                                            $9359                                      need to accept your offer at mq.edu.au/ug-secure
                         other health, science, engineering, surveying, agriculture
                                                                                                                                                              and complete your enrolment online.
                         Law, accounting, administration, economics, commerce, dentistry,
 Band 3                                                                                                            $10,958
                         medicine, veterinary science

Note: Contribution amounts are based on 2019 figures and should be used as a guide only.
In 2020, fees and fee types (such as Commonwealth supported places) may change due to legislation.

          Find out more
          mq.edu.au/ug-fees-and-costs
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Macquarie speak
LEARN THE LINGO

ATAR                                         Selection rank                            Adjustment factors                       UAC                                           Session                                 Lecture                                 Tutorial                                   Undergraduate
The Australian Tertiary Admission            The selection rank considers your ATAR    Adjustment factors (previously bonus     The Universities Admissions Centre            A session is just like a school term.   Lectures are where you’ll learn most    Tutorials, or ‘tutes’, generally include   An undergraduate student is one who
Rank (ATAR) is a number between              or equivalent rank plus any adjustment    points) are additional points that may   (UAC) receives and processes most             We have three sessions: Session 1       of your degree content. Their length    20 or 30 students and are an               is studying their first degree – known as
30.00 and 99.95 that indicates your          factors you’re eligible for. You can      be used in combination with your         applications for admission into               (February – June), Session 2            varies from unit to unit, but most      opportunity to ask your tutor questions    a bachelor degree. Once you’ve been
rank relative to all students you started    combine our seven adjustment factor       ATAR to derive your selection rank.      university in New South Wales and             (August – November) and the             run for one or two hours. Some take     and talk about the degree material with    awarded your bachelor degree, you
high school with.                            schemes to receive up to 10 additional    Adjustments do not change your ATAR,     the Australian Capital Territory.             optional intensive Session 3            place in large theatres, while others   fellow students.                           become a graduate.
                                             points for most of our degrees.           only your selection rank.                                                              (December – February).                  are in smaller rooms.

Single bachelor degrees                      Double bachelor degrees                   Major                                    Specialisation                                Unit                                    Credit point                            Prerequisite                               Recommended knowledge
These degrees typically involve three        Double bachelor degrees involve           A major is an area of study that you     A specialisation is similar to a major, but   Units are what we call subjects.        To graduate, you need to have           A prerequisite is a school subject         Some units assume that you have
or four years of full-time study in one      studying two complementary or             focus on within degrees such as          it offers an even greater focus of study.     Most full-time students take four       completed the specified number          – such as HSC Mathematics – that           certain knowledge and skills from
specific area. While you’ll have the         completely different degrees.             the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor        We offer more than 70 specialisations,        units – each worth a fixed number       of credit points for your degree.       must be completed, or a requirement        previous study, such as the HSC.
flexibility to study units from a range of   Double degrees increase your career       of Commerce. You may be able to          which are available in degrees such as        of credit points – each session.        Each credit point equals about          that must be satisfied, before you         Introductory units and bridging
different areas, your degree ultimately      flexibility and can be completed faster   combine two different areas with         the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor          Each unit usually requires about nine   three hours of work per week            can enrol in a particular unit.            courses are available if you don’t
focuses on one main area of study.           than two single degrees.                  a double major.                          of Ancient History.                           hours of study each week.               including class.                                                                   have the recommended knowledge.
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COURSES
MADE BY
EXTRAORDINARY NEW CURRICULUM                                                THREE CHOICES ARE BETTER THAN ONE
Courses made by You to the power of us. It’s our new approach               From 2020, you’ll have the choice of undertaking one of our
to learning inspired by the world of ever-increasing change.                single bachelor degrees, double bachelor degrees or combined
Imagine being empowered with greater choice, flexibility and                bachelor + master degrees. With more than 50 single bachelor
diversity in order to meet this change. Well, that’s exactly what
we’ve embodied in our innovative new curriculum.
                                                                            degrees and countless double bachelor degrees to choose from,
                                                                            we’re confident that you’ll find a degree over the following pages
                                                                                                                                                    FOCUS YOUR
                                                                                                                                                    INTERESTS
                                                                            that excites and inspires you, and sets you up for an amazing future.
FUTURE-PROOF YOUR EMPLOYMENT POTENTIAL
                                                                            That’s the potential of courses made by (YOU)us.

                                                                                                                                                    WITH OUR SINGLE
More flexible and better aligned to your needs, our new curriculum
will deliver you a richer experience that will enable you to gain
broader or more specialised knowledge in the areas that interest

                                                                                                                                                    BACHELOR DEGREES
you and empower you to pursue the careers of tomorrow.

                                                                                                                                                    EXPLORE YOUR NICHE                                                        CORE AND FLEXIBLE ZONES
                                                                                                                                                    Single bachelor degrees typically involve three or four years of          Two key aspects at the heart of our new bachelor degrees are focus
 SINGLE BACHELOR DEGREES                                                                                                                            full-time study in one specific area. While you’ll have the flexibility   and flexibility. All our bachelor degrees have two zones – a core zone
 Single bachelor degrees are perfect if you have a strong interest in one                                                                           to study units from a range of different areas, your degree ultimately    and a flexible zone.
 area or if you have a specific career goal. These degrees allow you to                                                                             focuses on one main area of study.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Your core zone provides the focus of your preferred area of study and
 develop in-depth knowledge and expertise in your chosen field.                                                                                                                                                               consists of all the units you’ll need to complete to meet your bachelor
                                                                                                                                                    EXCITING NEW AREAS OF STUDY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              degree’s requirements.
                                                                                                                                                    We’ve transformed all our existing bachelor degrees in arts,
                                                                                                                                                    business, education, engineering, health, law, psychology and             But a Macquarie bachelor degree isn’t just about acquiring the
                                                                                                                                                    science. In 2020, we’re also offering a range of new bachelor degrees     discipline skill set required by your profession when you graduate.
 DOUBLE BACHELOR DEGREES                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Macquarie bachelor degree also lets you follow your passions in a
                                                                                                                                                    in areas such as cognitive science, cybersecurity, information
 Double bachelor degrees allow you to undertake two degrees at                                                                                      technology, linguistics, mathematical sciences and music. We’re also      uniquely flexible way.
 the same time. They’re an excellent choice if you have two distinct                                                                                expanding our majors and specialisations across all disciplines.          Do you want more depth in your area of study? Or would you like to
 passions or if you have career aspirations that combine two                                                                                                                                                                  explore something new? Maybe you want to complete a second major
 different fields.                                                                                                                                                                                                            or break out and learn a new language. With your flexible zone, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              choice is yours.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Visit courses.mq.edu.au for more information about our single
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              bachelor degrees.
 COMBINED BACHELOR + MASTER DEGREES
 Combined bachelor + master degrees allow you to take your
 knowledge to the next level. You’ll establish yourself as a specialist
 sooner, and you’ll enjoy accelerated career opportunities.

                                                                                                                                                                      50+
                                                                                                                                                             single bachelor degrees,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FOCUS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on your chosen area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            FLEXIBLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  unit choices in your
                                                                                                                                                           many of which are designed in                           in depth with your                           flexible zone allow you
                                                                                                                                                            collaboration with industry                                 core zone                               to follow your passions
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DOUBLE YOUR                                                                                                                                      ACCELERATE YOUR
EXPERTISE                                                                                                                                        CAREER
WITH OUR DOUBLE                                                                                                                                  WITH OUR COMBINED
BACHELOR DEGREES                                                                                                                                 BACHELOR + MASTER DEGREES
THE FUTURE’S IN YOUR HANDS                                                                                                                       STAND OUT TO EMPLOYERS                                                   BECOME A SPECIALIST SOONER
                                                                          START YOUR CAREER SOONER
Macquarie has always considered our students to be co-creators in                                                                                Also in 2020, for the very first time, you’ll have the opportunity to    In a four-year combined bachelor + master degree, you’ll study
                                                                          Double bachelor degrees fast-track your study – you usually complete
their learning. One of the most exciting developments in our new                                                                                 undertake a combined bachelor + master degree. These degrees             undergraduate units in your first and second years, a combination
                                                                          double bachelor degrees one or even two years faster than you would
curriculum is around your ability to study two degrees at once.                                                                                  combine an undergraduate degree with a postgraduate degree               of undergraduate and postgraduate units in your third year, and
                                                                          undertaking both degrees on their own. This not only saves you time
At most universities, it’s the academics who decide which degrees                                                                                and can be completed in as little as four years. Not only does this      postgraduate units in your fourth year.
                                                                          but money as well.
can be undertaken together. But that’s not how we do it at Macquarie.                                                                            accelerated approach fast-track your learning, it provides you with      Visit mq.edu.au/double-degrees for more information about our
You know your career aspirations better than us, so we allow you to                                                                              a specialised depth of knowledge that will strengthen your appeal        combined bachelor + master degrees.
                                                                          FEED YOUR CURIOSITY
choose the combination of degrees you consider will best kick-start                                                                              to future employers.
your career.*                                                             By undertaking one of our double bachelor degrees, you can feed your
                                                                          curiosity and look at things from multiple perspectives – all while    CALLING ALL HIGH ACHIEVERS
Double bachelor degrees involve studying two complementary or             gaining a high-quality qualification.                                  If you’re a high achiever, you may apply to enter one of our combined
completely different degrees. They can increase your career flexibility                                                                          bachelor + master degrees in 2020. If you don’t quite achieve the
and lead to greater employment prospects.                                 LEADING THE PACK                                                       results you need for a combined bachelor + master degree, you can
Interested in studying economics and environmental studies?               Testament to our extraordinary range of double bachelor degrees,       enrol in an undergraduate degree, work hard, and if you achieve the
How about finance and IT or commerce and psychology? Or maybe             more students undertake this option at Macquarie than at any other     required marks, you can transfer to the combined bachelor + master
you’re interested in a less traditional combination – how about           university in Australia. In fact, 28 per cent of Macquarie students    degree of your choice after two years of study.
planning with human sciences? Or electrical engineering with music?       choose to study one of our double bachelor degrees – more than twice
You tell us which combination you think will best prepare you for         the national average.
your future, and we’ll work with you to make it happen.
                                                                          Visit mq.edu.au/double-degrees for more information about our
                                                                          double bachelor degrees.

*Some double degree exclusions apply.

  EMPLOYABILITY                                              DOUBLE                                   FAST-TRACK                                      ACCELERATE
                                                                                                                                                          your career opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                                          SPECIALISE
                                                                                                                                                                                                              and establish yourself
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              STUDY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for an undergraduate and
               prospects can be                              your knowledge in                             your learning by up to                                                                                                                          postgraduate degree
          increased significantly with                     two complementary or                                  two years                                 with a combined degree                              as an expert sooner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at the same time
                double degrees                           completely different areas
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                                                     Degrees
                                                     50 ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES                                       66 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
                                                        Bachelor of Arts                                                  Bachelor of Advanced Information Technology
                                                        Bachelor of Ancient History                                       Bachelor of Cyber Security
                                                        Bachelor of Archaeology                                           Bachelor of Digital Business

                                                        Bachelor of Planning                                              Bachelor of Game Design and Development

                                                        Bachelor of Social Science                                        Bachelor of Information Technology

                                                     54 BUSINESS                                                       70 LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS
                                                                                                                          Bachelor of International Studies
                                                        Bachelor of Actuarial Studies
                                                                                                                          Bachelor of Linguistics and Language Sciences
                                                        Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with
                                                        Professional Practice (Honours)                                   Bachelor of Arts

                                                        Bachelor of Applied Finance
                                                        Bachelor of Business Administration                            74 LAW
                                                                                                                          Bachelor of Laws
                                                        Bachelor of Business Analytics
                                                        Bachelor of Commerce                                           78 MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS AND PERFORMING ARTS
                                                        Bachelor of Economics                                             Bachelor of Marketing and Media
                                                        Bachelor of Marketing and Media                                   Bachelor of Media and Communications
                                                        Bachelor of Professional Accounting                               Bachelor of Music
                                                        Bachelor of Professional Accounting with                          Bachelor of Arts
                                                        Bachelor of Professional Practice

                                                                                                                       82 MEDICINE AND HEALTH
                                                     58 EDUCATION                                                         Bachelor of Chiropractic Science
                                                        Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)                  Bachelor of Clinical Science
                                                        Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Primary)              Bachelor of Human Sciences
                                                        majoring in Early Childhood Teaching
                                                                                                                          Bachelor of Medical Sciences
                                                        Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Primary)
                                                                                                                          Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences
                                                        Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Education (Primary)
                                                        Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)         86 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE
                                                        Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)        Bachelor of Cognitive and Brain Sciences

                                                        Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)         Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
                                                                                                                          Bachelor of Psychology

                                                     62 ENGINEERING                                                    90 SCIENCE
                                                        Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering            Bachelor of Advanced Science
                                                        Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering       Bachelor of Biodiversity and Conservation
                                                        Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics Engineering      Bachelor of Environment
                                                        Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering       Bachelor of Marine Science
                                                        Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Engineering      Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences
                                                        Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Software Engineering         Bachelor of Science
                                                                                                                          Bachelor of Science – Global Challenges

                                                                                                                       94 SECURITY, INTELLIGENCE AND CRIMINOLOGY
                                                                                                                          Bachelor of Cyber Security
                                                                                                                          Bachelor of Security Studies

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                                                            information about our degrees.
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