Undergraduate Honours Degree
If you are a Commonwealth supported student you will be charged the 2016 student contribution amount for your 2016 unit enrolments according to the subject area of the unit.
At Macquarie, the standard full time load for a Bachelor Honours degree is 24 credit points. This is equal to 1 EFTSL (Effective Full-time Student Load) and is used to calculate student contribution for a unit.
How much does a unit of study cost?
Check the Schedule of Honours Units and take a note of:
- The Unit Code
- The Credit Point value of the unit
Look up the Student Contribution Band for the unit you are interested in.
Look up the Annual Student Contribution Amount for the Student Contribution Band
The cost of a unit based upon the most common credit point values are shown here.
You can also use your calculator to work it out as follows:
Unit Cost = (Credit points ÷ 24) × Annual Contribution Amount
As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be eligible to receive a discount if you pay all or part (minimum $500 per census date) of your student contribution amount up-front to the University before the relevant census date.
The discount is calculated on the total amount you pay, not the full cost of the unit.
The examples below are rounded to the nearest dollar.
Student contribution for full time enrolment
You commence a Bachelor of Arts - Psychology (Honours) in 2016 as a full time student.You want to enrol in PSY 490 in Session 1 and Session 2. The contribution band is for the unit is Band 1 and it has a credit point value of 12. Your total unit cost for 2016 is calculated as follows:
|Unit||Band||Annual Student Contribution||×||Credit points||÷||Standard Annual Load||Student Contribution|
|PSY 490 (Session 1)||1||$6,256||12||24||$3,128|
|PSY 490 (Session 2)||1||$6,256||12||24||$3,128|
Standard Annual Load = 24 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|
2016 Schedule of Honours Coursework Units
|Unit code||Unit title||Credit points|
|AHIS490||Ancient History Honours full time||12|
|AHIS495||Ancient History Honours part tim||6|
|AHST490||Ancient History Honours full time||12|
|AHST495||Ancient History Honours part time||6|
|EDUC490||Education Honours full time||12|
|EDUC495||Education Honours part time||6|
|GEOS490||Physical Geography Honours full time||12|
|GEOS495||Physical Geography Honours part time||6|
|LING490||Linguistics Honours full time||12|
|LING491||Linguistics/Contemporary Music Honours part time||6|
|LING494||Linguistics/Contemporary Music Honours full time||12|
|LING495||Linguistics Honours part time||6|
|PSY 490||Psychology Honours full time||12|
|PSY 495||Psychology Honours part time||6|
|SPH 490||Speech and Hearing Sciences Honours full time||12|
|SPH 495||Speech and Hearing Sciences Honours part time||6|