Areas of study

As a Study Abroad or Exchange student, you can tailor your study programs and receive full academic credit at your home university. 

Study Abroad and Exchange students can choose from most units offered at Macquarie. Find units of interest through the Macquarie University Handbook, however please note that there are several restricted units.

Study Abroad Certificates (NEW IN 2015!)

Study Abroad students can opt to complete a specialised semester, and gain an in-depth understanding of one particular field, by undertaking one of the following Certificates*. 

Students must indicate their choice of Certificate at the time of application, and eligibility will then be automatically assessed for ALL units in the nominated Certificate. Students must undertake three / four of the approved units (per semester of study), in order to qualify for the Certificate program. 

The Australian Context

Session 1 (February - June)

Session 2 (July - November)

ABST100: Introducing Indigenous Australia ABST100: Introducing Indigenous Australia
POL101: Australian Politics in Global Context MHIS114: The World Since 1945: An Australian Perspective
MAS104: Australian Media MHIS204: The Origins of Modern Australia
SOC175: Australian Society POL201: Contemporary Issues in Australian Politics: Race, Nation, Class and Gender
MHIS201: Indigenous-Settler Relations from 1750 ABST201: Dichotomies In Indigenous Imaging
POL207: Australian Governments and Public Policy POL308: Australian Foreign Policy

Business in a Globalised World

Session 1 (February - June)

Session 2 (July - November)

ASN101:Asia in the Global Context ICOM203: International Public Relations and Advertising
BBA102: Principles of Management BUS201: Introduction to Global Business
BUS201: Introduction to Global Business BUS202: International Business Operations
MKTG209: Global Marketing MKTG209: Global Marketing
MKTG309: Social Marketing and Sustainability MKTG309: Social Marketing and Sustainability
BUS301: Global Business Strategy BUS305: Global Business and Environmental Risk
BBA340: Cross Cultural Management BBA340: Cross Cultural Management

Global Studies

Session 1 (February - June)

Session 2 (July - November)

POL108: Introduction to Global Politics ICOM101: Intercultural Relations
LEX101: Law, Human Rights and Global Governance ANTH205: Islam
ASN101:Asia in the Global Context POL255: African Politics and Globalisation
SOC297: Migration, Human Rights and Diversity MKTG209: Global Marketing
MGMT255: Global Population Challenges ASN301: Global Circulation of Asian Popular Culture
ICOM301: Global Knowledge Society POL389: American Foreign Policy toward the Third World

Sustainable Development

Session 1 (February - June)

Session 2 (July - November)

BUSL100: Global Legal Frameworks for a Sustainable Planet LEX102: Sustainability, Science and the Law
ENVG111: Geographies Of Global Change ENV118: Environmental Management for a Changing World
ANTH221: Development Studies: The Anthropology of International Aid ENV200: Environment and Sustainability
MGMT255: Global Population Challenges ENVE214: Climate Change
ANTH330: Justice and Development ENVG215: Geographies Of Development
ENVG340: Resource Management POL397: Global Environmental Politics

Global Management

Session 1 (February - June)

Session 2 (July - November)

BBA102: Principles of Management BBA102: Principles of Management
BBA111: Organisational Behaviour BBA111: Organisational Behaviour
POL279: International Relations SPED102: Why People Believe Weird Things: Making Rational Decisions in an Irrational World
MGMT255: Global Population Challenges SOC223: Social Inequality and Social Policy
BBA310: Leadership in Management MGMT300: The Art of Negotiation
BBA340: Cross Cultural Management BBA340: Cross Cultural Management

Media

Session 1 (February - June)

Session 2 (July - November)

MAS104: Australian Media MAS105: Media Cultures
MAS110: Introduction to Digital Media MAS110: Introduction to Digital Media
MAS202: Screenwriting: An Introduction MAS111: Introduction to Video Games
MAS203: News and Current Affairs ICOM201:International Television and Beyond
MAS205: Introduction to the Cinema MAS214: Free Cultures
MAS240: Cybercultures MAS302: Media Identities

*Entry into all units is subject to meeting prerequisites. Students who are approved for and enrol in at least three listed units will qualify to receive a Study Abroad Certificate upon successful completion of their program at Macquarie University.

Please note: Study Abroad Certificates are not available to Exchange students. 

All Things Aussie

Whilst studying at Macquarie, Exchange students have the opportunity to study units that are uniquely designed and presented within the Australian context. These units give you a chance to learn about Australian history, culture and indigenous heritage. Check the handbook for more information and unit availability.

Undergraduate units

Postgraduate units

Restricted units

Study Abroad and Exchange Students are unable to study:

  • ABEP and ABEC - All Aboriginal Education Practice courses
  • ACCG611, 614, 615, 903-909, 921-927, BUS870 and BUS880 - Units from the Master of Accounting degrees
  • ACCG898, ACCG899 Research Project B
    BUS890, BUS891, BUSL864, BUSL865, BUSL866, BUSL867, BUSL876, BUSL877 -
    Postgraduate Research Projects with the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • AFCP - Master of Financial Regulation
  • BBA360: Business Project
  • BCM - Bachelor of Community Management
  • BUS301: Business Policy
  • BUS303: International Business Project
  • CHIR - All Chiropractic Studies courses
  • CMGT - All Community Management courses
  • ECFS - Master of Applied Finance
  • ECST - All Early Childhood Studies courses
  • FOBE201 - Working with and Employing People with Disabilities
  • HLTH - HLTH 300
  • HRM201: Workplace Relations
  • IRPG838: International Internship Program
  • IRPG846: International Relations Special Project
  • IRPG850: International Relations Special Project A
  • IRPG851: International Relations Special Project B
  • INTS300 - International Studies In-Country Study
  • INTS304 - Global Issues
  • INTS305 - International Studies Internship
  • ITEC - Most Information and Financial Studies courses
  • LAW488:Access to Justice Placement Program
  • MAS212 - Screen Production 1
  • MAS213 - Screen Production 2
  • MAS312: Advanced Screen Production 1
  • MAS313: Advanced Screen Production 2
  • MAS337: Advanced Radio Production and Broadcasting
  • MAS341: Advanced Digital Production
  • MAS316: Media Futures
  • MAS350: Media Internship
  • MGSM - All Macquarie Graduate School of Management courses
  • PSY 400-level units
  • TEP - All Teacher Education courses