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 2017 student contribution amount for your 2017 unit enrolments according to the subject area of the unit.

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.

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

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 2017.  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

$6,349

×

4

÷

32

$793

PHYS700

2

$9,050

×

4

÷

32

$1,131

PHYS701

2

$9,050  

×

4

÷

32

$1,131

PHYS702

2

$9,050  

×

4

÷

32

$1,131

PHYS703

2

$9,050  

×

4

÷

32

$1,131

PHYS704

2

$9,050  

×

4

÷

32

$1,131

PHYS714

2

$9,050  

×

4

÷

32

$1,131

STAT704

2

$9,050  

×

4

÷

32

$1,131

Total

   

32

  

$8,710

Standard Annual Load = 32 credit points

The cost of a unit is based upon

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

Credit Points

EFTSL

Band 1

Band 2

Band 3

4.0

0.1250

$793

$1,131

$1,324

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

Student contribution amount

Annual student contribution amount for 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.

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