Your international College offer
Welcome to Macquarie University International College and the Macquarie family. If you’re an international student accepting your offer at the College, you’re in the right place!
We understand it's a big deal studying and living in another country. That's why we're making it as easy as possible.
Term 2, 2017 unit enrolment opens on 3 January.
- International students study full-time, 2 units each term.
- The Intensive Program is studied over 2 terms.
- The Standard Foundation Program is studied over 4 terms.
- The Diploma programs are studied over 4 terms.
Join in the fun of Orientation Day
Orientation for Term 2 2017 is Wednesday 22 February. This compulsory session will introduce and welcome students to the College. You'll be informed of your academic requirements, shown around campus, allocated a student card and have your enrolment finalised, ready to start your program.
|Date:||Wednesday 22 February|
|Time:||8:15 am Registration opens|
If you need help with any part of your enrolment due to disability, complete the registration form and contact Health and Wellbeing. Assistance is available to help complete the on-campus process and for support throughout your studies.
Let's get started! Follow Steps 1 - 4 to complete your enrolment.
Find your student ID
Received a letter of offer from Macquarie?
Your 8-digit student ID is at the top of your offer letter. You'll need this to enrol.
These are suggested study plans for your first term.
Standard Foundation Program
Diploma of Accounting, Commerce and Business Administration
Diploma of Engineering
Diploma of Information Technology
Diploma of Media Communication
Get to know the language
You will find the following terms useful to navigate your way through your offer and enrolment process.
|Intensive program/ Standard Foundation program|
These programs equip you with the skills and capabilities you need to enter the first year of a Macquarie University bachelor degree.
These programs are equivalent to the first year of a bachelor degree. Once successfully completed, you can then move into the second year of a degree at Macquarie.
A degree is a qualification awarded by a university. It's awarded for successful work at undergraduate (bachelor degree) or postgraduate (higher degree e.g. Masters) level.
The Handbook sets out the requirements for your program as well as the majors and units available for study.
You must follow the Handbook of the year you started your program. This is to ensure you meet all the requirements necessary for you to graduate.
The University is divided into five key subject areas called faculties. Each program falls under one of the five faculties. To see what faculty in which a program falls, visit the Handbook.
Each unit is worth a specified number of credit points. This indicates the amount of work required in the unit. Each credit point reflects 3 hours of work – so a 3 credit point unit would require 9 hours of work (in class and at home) each week.
A unit is a subject studied within a program. An Intensive program, Standard Foundation program or Diploma program unit is worth 3 credit points.
The letters represent whether the units are Foundation (WF) or Diploma (W). The subject area of the unit can be found in the Handbook. The first number represents the year and level of understanding required for this unit.
For example, WACT101 Finance 1A, is a 100 level unit for Finance.
Upon the successful completion of this unit, you will have the knowledge to attempt higher level units in a bachelor degree.
A required unit is compulsory to complete your program.
Programs include a certain amount of elective units which you can select from any faculty, as long as you meet the entry requirements of the unit (the prerequisites).
|Prerequisite||Units or a requirement that must be met for you to enrol in a unit.|
The College programs academic calendar is divided into 7 week terms.
As an international student, you'll be studying a full-time load. This is 2 units per term.
The attendance mode for Intensive program, Standard Foundation program and Diploma program students is on-campus. Classes are taught face-to-face and learning resources can be accessed via iLearn.
|Grade Point Average (GPA)|
The Grade Point Average (GPA) is a calculation which reflects your overall grade. It's based on units completed at the College and does not take into account previous studies you may have completed.
The GPA is expressed as a number out of 7. You can find more information on calculating your GPA on the GPA calculator page.
Have a question?
Need more information? Search our knowledge base.
What to study: Choosing a stream for Intensive programs and Standard Foundation programs
What is a stream?
The Intensive programs and Standard Foundation programs include a mixture of required and elective units. Elective units can be chosen from one of three specialist streams.
- Business and Commerce
- Science and Engineering
You can refer to the Handbook, and program guides for the units you can choose within these streams.
How do I choose a stream?
- What degree do I want to study after my program?
- What career can I have with this stream?
- What am I good at? What subjects did I excel in at school?
- Does it interest me?
Remember – you can consult the Handbook to help you with this decision.
Your international College enrolment checklist
You are now familiar with uni basics, and have retrieved your Student ID and Program Guide.
Follow this checklist to complete your enrolment.
Enrolment opens 3 January, 2017.
Log into eStudent.
Enrolment opens 3 January, 2017. In the meantime, you can:
1. Update and check your personal details
2. View/Pay any fees
|If you have done any previous studies that you want recognised, you can apply for Recognition of prior learning.|
|Activate your OneID. Your OneID allows access to iLearn, email and Ask.MQ using the same password. Your OneID is your 8-digit Student ID and password of choice.|
You can find how to do this in the 'What's Next' tab on eStudent.
|Log into your student email via gmail.com. You should have received your email address when you activated your OneID. To log in, use your email address and OneID password.|
|Log into iLearn, and access your Faculty support information, as well as learning materials for your units (once you are enrolled in units).|
|Make a diary note to attend Orientation on Wednesday 22 February, 2017.|
Have a question?
Need more information? Search our knowledge base.
Ready to enrol?
Log into eStudent to enrol into your units.
First time logging in? The password is your date of birth (ddmmyyyy).
If you do need help navigating eStudent, you can check out the eStudent tutorial series.
Having difficulties logging in?
If you need to reset or change your password, you can contact the IT Service Desk.
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