Undergraduate Bachelor Degree

Undergraduate Bachelor 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 degree is 23 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?

Step 1

Check the Course Handbook and take a note of:

  • The Unit Code
  • The Credit Point value of the unit

Step 2

Look up the Student Contribution Band for the unit you are interested in.

Step 3

Look up the Annual Student Contribution Amount for the Student Contribution Band

Step 4

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 ÷ 23) × 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.

Examples

The examples below are rounded to the nearest dollar.

1. Student contribution for one unit

You may have commenced a Bachelor of Commerce in 2015 and want to enrol in ACCG100 in 2016. The Student Contribution Band for this 3 credit point unit is Band 3. Your unit cost for 2016 is calculated as follows:

Unit Band Annual Student Contribution   × Credit points ÷ Standard Annual Load Student Contribution
ACCG100 3 $10,440   × 3  ÷ 23 $1,361

2. Student contribution for multiple units

You may have commenced a Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 2014. In Session 1, 2016, you want to enrol in LAW 314 (Band 3), MHIS211 (Band 1), POL 101 (Band 1) and STAT170 (Band 2). Your total unit cost for Session 1 2016 is calculated as follows:

Unit Band Annual Student Contribution   × Credit points  ÷ Standard Annual Load Student Contribution 
LAW 314 3 $10,440    × 3 ÷ 23 $1,361
MHIS211 1 $6,256    × 3 ÷ 23 $816
POL 101 1 $6,256    × 3 ÷ 23 $816
STAT170 2 $8,917    × 3 ÷ 23 $1,163
Total





$4,156

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
1.0 0.0435 $272 $387 $453
2.0 0.0870 $544 $775 $907
3.0 0.1304 $816 $1,163 $1,361
4.0 0.1739 $1,088 $1,550 $1,815
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