Open Universities Australia

The Macquarie Advantage 

OUA students doing Macquarie Units or courses are supported by the University's Centre for Open Education specialised staff who provide advice and guidance via phone, email or online.

Macquarie University is a major provider of OUA units with almost 100 undergraduate units (across the Arts, Human Sciences and Science Faculties) and more than 25 postgraduate units. New postgraduate courses are being added in a wide range of fields of study. 

Macquarie has been named Australia's number 1 modern university. Leading ranking bodies QS and Times Higher Education placed Macquarie first among the nation's universities under 50 years of age. We are recognised for our outstanding research, teaching, innovation, graduate employability and international outlook.

The rankings reinforce our reputation for excellence in interdisciplinary research and teaching, our unique approach to learning, our highly skilled graduates, and our first-class facilities.

Macquarie's emergence as a university of international significance despite a relatively short history is due to investing in areas of research excellence as well as investing in our students. Macquarie students don't just learn what to think, they learn how to think.

Student Information

For information on undertaking a unit of study or a Bachelor's degree through OUA, all the information you need is at

For current OUA Macquarie students, forms and other important information is provided for your convenience

if you require the handbooks in alternative formats please contact

Useful Links

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