Research training contribution bands and amounts

Research training contribution bands and amounts

Research training

Research training tuition fees

Commonwealth supported places are available for domestic students enrolled in the Bachelor of Philosophy/Master of Research (BPhil/MRes) in their first year. 

If you are a Commonwealth supported student you will be charged the student contribution amount for your unit enrolments according to the subject area of the unit and the year that you are enrolling in.

At Macquarie, the standard full time load for the first year of the BPhil/MRes is 32 credit points. This is equal to 1 EFTSL (Effective Full-time Student Load) and is used to calculate student contribution for a unit.

In the second year, domestic students will be funded by the Australian Government under the Research Training Program and there will be no separate tuition fee charged.


Students commencing a course in 2018

If you are an Australian Permanent Resident (who is not on a Humanitarian visa) or a New Zealand citizen (who is not on a Special Category Visa) your eligibility for a Commonwealth-supported place may be affected by recent Commonwealth Government Higher Education reforms.

This means that you will be offered a Domestic fee paying place for your course in 2018, subject to the passage of this legislation.

For more information, visit StudyAssist.


How much does a unit of study cost?

Step 1

Check the Course Handbook and take a note of:

  • the Unit Code
  • the Credit Point value of the unit
  • the year you are enrolling into

Step 2

Using the tables below, look up the Student Contribution Band for the unit you are interested in, then look up the corresponding annual Student Contribution Amount for that unit. 

Step 3

The cost of a unit based on the most common credit point values are shown below.

You can also use your calculator to work it out as follows:

Unit Cost = (Credit points ÷ 32) × Annual Contribution Amount

From 2017, there is no discount if you pay all or part of your student contribution amount up front to the University before the relevant census date.

Example

The example below is rounded to the nearest dollar.

You commence your Master of Research in 2018.  Your unit choices are mainly in the area of Physics.  The contribution bands for the units you choose are from both Band 1 and Band 2. 

Each unit has a credit point value of 4.

Your program for the year will have a total of 32 credit points.

You would calculate your contribution amount for each unit using the following formula:

Unit Band annual student’s maximum contribution amount (per EFTSL) × credit points ÷ standard annual load = Student Contribution.\

Unit

Band

Annual Student Contribution

×

Credit points

÷

Standard Annual Load

Student Contribution

MRES700

1

$6,561

×

4

÷

32

$820

PHYS700

2

$9,353

×

4

÷

32

$1,169

PHYS701

2

$9,353

×

4

÷

32

$1,169

PHYS702

2

$9,353

×

4

÷

32

$1,169

PHYS703

2

$9,353

×

4

÷

32

$1,169

PHYS704

2

$9,353

×

4

÷

32

$1,169

PHYS714

2

$9,353

×

4

÷

32

$1,169

STAT704

2

$9,353

×

4

÷

32

$1,169

Total

   

32

  

$8,710

Standard Annual Load = 32 credit points

The cost of a unit is based upon

  • the standard annual load of the course
  • the credit point value of the unit
  • the student contribution band
  • the year of the unit enrolment
 

* 2018 enrolment

2017 enrolment

Band 1

$820

$794

Band 2

$1,169

$1,131

Band 3

$1,369

$1,325

NP

n/a

$635

 The Annual Student Contribution Amounts are subject to the passage of legislation associated with the recent Commonwealth Higher Education reforms.

Research Training - Student Contribution Bands

Advanced Undergraduate Unit Student Contribution Bands

If you are a Commonwealth supported student you will be charged the 2017 student contribution amount for your 2017 unit enrolments according to the subject area of the unit.

The subject area of the unit determines which Bandis allocated to the unit - Band 1, Band 2 or Band 3.
The Credit Point Value, Student Contribution Band of your unit and the Annual Load of your course determine the amount you will be charged.

Student Contribution Bands for Advanced Undergraduate Units

The student contribution bands for advanced undergraduate 700 level units offered at Macquarie University are listed in the table below.

Faculty of Arts


Prefix

  

Band


AHIS


All Units

 

1


ANTH


All Units

 

1


ENGL


All Units

 

1


FOAR


All Units

 

1


GEOP


All Units

 

1

 

Except


GEOP700


2

  

GEOP705


2

  

GEOP743


2


INTS


All Units

 

1


MECO


All Units

 

1


MHIS


All Units

 

1


PHIL


All Units

 

1


PICT


All Units

 

1


POIR


All Units

 

1


SOCI


All Units

 

1

Faculty of Business and Economics




Prefix

 

Band


ACCG


All Units


3


ACST


All Units


3


AFIN


All Units


3


ECON


All Units


3


FOBE


All Units


3


MGMT


All Units


3


MKTG


All Units


3

Faculty of Human Sciences




Prefix

 

Band


APPL


All Units


1


COGS


All Units


1


ECED


All Units


1


EDIT


All Units


1


EDUC


All Units


1


FOHS


All Units


1


LING


All Units


1


PSYC


All Units


1


SPHL


All Units


1

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences




Prefix

  

Band


MEDI


All Units

 

3

 

Except


MEDI751


2

Faculty of Science and Engineering




Prefix

 

Band


ASTR


All Units


2


BIOL


All Units


2


CBMS


All Units


2


COMP


All Units


2


ENVS


All Units


2


GEOS


All Units


2


MATH


All Units


2


PHTN


All Units


2


PHYS


All Units


2


STAT


All Units


2

University - other




Prefix

 

Band


MRES


All Units


1

Annual Student Contribution Amount

2017 enrolment

Every Year, the Australian Government determines the amount of student contribution required for the units you are enrolled in. The exact cost of your student contribution depends on the units you take, not the overall course you are studying.

Please Note: Different fees apply to different units of study each year. You will be able to view your exact fees once you enrol in eStudent.

Band - Subject Area

Annual Student Contribution Amount

Band 1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education (see notes below), Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing (see notes below)

$  6,349

Band 2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Allied Health, Other Health, Science, Engineering Surveying, Agriculture

$ 9,050

Band 3
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science

$ 10,596

National Priority Education, Nursing (for courses commenced before 2010)

$ 5,081

Education and Nursing

For students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2010, the maximum annual student contribution amount that may be charged for Education and Nursing units is $ 5,081.

Students who started their course of study on or after 1 January 2010 are subject to the maximum student contribution amount specified in the above table.

2018 enrolment

The 2018 Annual Student Contribution Amounts shown below are subject to the passage of legislation associated with the recent Commonwealth Higher Education reforms.

For more information, visit Study Assist.

Every Year, the Australian Government determines the amount of student contribution required for the units you are enrolled in. The exact cost of your student contribution depends on the units you take, not the overall course you are studying.

Please Note: Different fees apply to different units of study each year. Your exact fees will be able to be viewed in eStudent from December 2017.

Band - Subject Area

Annual Student Contribution Amount

Band 1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education (see notes below), Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing (see notes below)

$6,561

Band 2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Allied Health, Other Health, Science, Engineering Surveying, Agriculture

$9,353

Band 3
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science

$10,951

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