Undergraduate studies

Our courses range from the traditional science disciplines such as biology, chemistry and physics, to information technology, engineering, medical sciences, chiropractic, mathematics, statistics, and many other areas in between. We live in times of great innovation, opportunity and challenge. Our courses provide you with the opportunity to build a career that will be rewarding and satisfying.

Master of Research

The Bachelor of Philosophy/Master of Research combines advanced disciplinary coursework and structured research training to provide graduates with greater recognition for their academic progress to enable enhanced employment opportunities and pathways to further study in Australia and overseas. The two-year full-time BPhil/MRes is the main pathway to a PhD at Macquarie University.

For department and program specific information, contact details appear below.

Find out more here.

Master of Research contacts

DisciplineMRes advisorOfficePhoneEmail 
Biological Sciences  A/Prof Grant HoseE8B 1099850
ChiropracticDr Roger Engel C5C 3549850
Computing SciencesA/Prof Franck CassezE6A 3139850
Earth and Planetary Sciences
MRes information
A/Prof Simon Clark (Y1)
A/Prof Yingjie Yang (Y2)
E7A 131
E7A 121
9850 8166
9850 8414
EngineeringDr Sammy Diasinos
A/Prof Sam Reisenfeld
E6B 144
E6B 113
9850 9146
9850 6002
Environmental SciencesDr Tim Ralph (Y1)
Dr Maina Mbui (Y2)
E7A 439
E7A 405
9850 6378
9850 9448
MRes information
Dr Adam SikoraE7A 3049850
Molecular Sciences
MRes information
Dr Louise BrownE8C 3059850
Physics & Astronomy
MRes information
A/Prof Gavin Brennen (Y1)
Dr Joanne Dawson (Y2)
E6B 2.611
E6B 2.603
9850 4445
9850 8901
StatisticsDr Thomas FungE7A 6269850

Postgraduate coursework

Postgraduate coursework degrees are programs of study that lead to Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, or Master degrees. They usually require the successful completion of an appropriate Undergraduate degree or diploma course and sometimes applicants must have professional or other experience. Full details of admission requirements for individual programs can be found in the Programs of Study section in the Handbook of Postgraduate Studies.

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Areas of Interest


NEW Academic Achievement Entry Scholarships 2018

2018 Entry scholarship applications are now open for study in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

What's on offer

Financial support scholarships are available for the following undergraduate Science and Engineering programs:

Full Degree Support Scholarship of $2000 per year (applicable for each year of study throughout the degree)

Open to all applicants.

  1. Bachelor of Medical Science
  2. Bachelor of Environment ORBachelor of Environment with the Bachelor of Laws (Combined degree program)
  3. Bachelor of Marine Science
  4. Bachelor of Information Technology – Games Design and Development
  5. Bachelor of Advanced Science

(One scholarship available per program category)

Full Degree Support Scholarships of $5000 per year (applicable for each year of study throughout the degree)

  1. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) OR Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with the Bachelor of Laws/ Arts/ Commerce/ Science (Double degree program). Four scholarships available.

Women in STEM Commencing Scholarships of $5000 (applicable for first year of study) – 10 available.

  1. Bachelor of Medical Science
  2. Bachelor of Environment ORBachelor of Environment with the Bachelor of Laws (Combined degree program)
  3. Bachelor of Marine Science
  4. Bachelor of Information Technology – Games Design and Development
  5. Bachelor of Advanced Science
  6. Bachelor of Science – Global Challenges
  7. Bachelor of Information Technology OR Bachelor of Information Technology with the Bachelor of Laws (Combined degree program)
  8. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) OR Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with the Bachelor of Arts/ Commerce/ Science (Double degree program)

How to apply

To apply for any of the scholarships listed above, please complete the Academic Entry Scholarships Form


If you should have any issues with submitting the application form, please contact the Coursework Scholarships and Prizes Unit or by phone on (02) 9850 7337/6401.

For other questions about the scholarship, please contact Alison Willard P: 9850 4290 E:

Apply now


To be eligible for these exciting Macquarie Science and Engineering Scholarships you must:

  • Be a Year 12 student completing their Year 12 HSC* studies in 2017 and applying for tertiary study in 2018 through UAC (*NSW HSC or Australian matriculation equivalent)
  • Achieve an ATAR entrance ranking score equal to or greater than 90
  • Meet any other criteria required in your UAC application into the relevant Macquarie program
  • Be available to commence studies at Macquarie University in Semester 1, 2018
  • Have the Macquarie Degree Program listed as one of your top 2 UAC preferences at the post-ATAR results December 2017 UAC offer round
  • Have completed and submitted the scholarship application form
  • Meet all ongoing eligibility criteria prior to receiving second payment relevant to specific scholarship

Important information

  • Only open to full-time enrolling students commencing their studies in first semester 2018.
  • You cannot be awarded more than one of these scholarships, but you may apply for as many separate scholarships as you wish concurrently.
  • To fulfil the obligations of the scholarship and receive the financial support you will need to be enrolled as a full- time student in the relevant Macquarie undergraduate degree program as of S1 census date 2018.
  • Eligibility criteria for continuing to receive our full program scholarships will relate to your Grade Point Average (GPA) performance in your studies once enrolled. Further information on GPA assessment in your program available upon enrolment.
  • Current recipients of other Macquarie University academic scholarships for 2018 study are ineligible for these Science and Engineering scholarships.

General scholarship opportunities

Comprehensive information on university scholarships for undergraduate students can be found on the scholarships for undergraduate students page.

Macquarie University offers a wide range of scholarships that not only generously reward students who have demonstrated academic excellence, there are also a wide range of equity scholarships. Each year Macquarie University awards over $2 million in scholarships. In addition to the University scholarships many faculties also provide scholarships for students.

Bridging courses

Find bridging courses for science, mathematics, and lab skills. Courses range from 4 - 10 days and are available in the morning and evening.

Find more information here.

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