Science

Duration: up to 5 years full-time

Study mode: full-time, part-time, internal at North Ryde campus, external

Multiply your potential with Sydney’s No.1 for graduate employability

Our graduates are ranked number one in Sydney for employability (QILT, 2017) and are among the most sought after in Australia. Our industry-relevant science courses are taught by internationally recognised researchers, entrepreneurs and science leaders.

You may be able to undertake an industry placement within an R&D organisation or a world-leading academic research lab. And if you’re a postgraduate student you can get credit for experience you gain starting your own business.

Do a Bachelor of Arts course at Macquarie and be prepared for a lifetime of successful careers. Macquarie is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for Arts and Humanities according to the QS University Rankings.

Macquarie is also the only university in Australia that fully integrates professional experiences into your course by offering opportunities for internships and industry team projects, through our award-winning PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program.

With our Bachelor of Arts course, you can choose from more than 70 majors – no other course at Macquarie offers as much flexibility or as wide a range of units.

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Our graduates are ranked number one in Sydney for employability (QILT, 2017) and are among the most sought after in Australia. Our industry-relevant science courses are taught by internationally recognised researchers, entrepreneurs and science leaders.

You may be able to undertake an industry placement within an R&D organisation or a world-leading academic research lab. And if you’re a postgraduate student you can get credit for experience you gain starting your own business.

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Did you know?

  • Our undergraduate and postgraduate programs include industry placements.
  • Our Master of Science Innovation is the only course of its kind in Australia.
  • Several of our Science research areas are rated above world average (ERA).

How to Apply
Entry Requirements
HECS, Scholarships, Fee Assistance
Recognition of Prior Learning

How to apply

  1. Use Find a Course to discover your ideal Macquarie degree.
  2. Explore your entry options.
  3. Preference Macquarie’s science course as your highest eligible preference in your UAC application.
  4. Once you receive an offer, you’ll need to accept it and enrol online.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students must meet the minimum English language requirements, in addition to attaining a sufficient ATAR.

ATAR is just one of the factors we use to determine your suitability for study; we recognise your strengths, interests and personal circumstances. You have a choice of 10 different admissions pathways to Macquarie.

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Visit the individual course page for full entry requirements.

Postgraduate students

To be eligible for a masters (coursework) program you must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution.

Postgraduate students must meet English language requirements.

Visit the individual course page for full entry requirements.

HECS, financial assistance and scholarships

Students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate Commonwealth supported places may be eligible for HECS-HELP to pay their student contribution amounts.

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Students enrolled in postgraduate domestic full fee-paying places may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance to pay their student contribution amounts.

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Additional fee assistance options are also available.

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Scholarships

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

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

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Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

At Macquarie we recognise that your previous experience is an important part of your learning. If you have already completed some study, have work experience or have been engaged in your local community, you may be eligible for entry into a course or have credit points towards it.

Learn more

How to apply

  1. Use Find a Course to discover your ideal Macquarie degree.
  2. Explore your entry options.
  3. Preference Macquarie’s science course as your highest eligible preference in your UAC application.
  4. Once you receive an offer, you’ll need to accept it and enrol online.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students must meet the minimum English language requirements, in addition to attaining a sufficient ATAR.

ATAR is just one of the factors we use to determine your suitability for study; we recognise your strengths, interests and personal circumstances. You have a choice of 10 different admissions pathways to Macquarie.

Learn more

Visit the individual course page for full entry requirements.

Postgraduate students

To be eligible for a masters (coursework) program you must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution.

Postgraduate students must meet English language requirements.

Visit the individual course page for full entry requirements.

HECS, financial assistance and scholarships

Students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate Commonwealth supported places may be eligible for HECS-HELP to pay their student contribution amounts.

Learn more

Students enrolled in postgraduate domestic full fee-paying places may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance to pay their student contribution amounts.

Learn more

Additional fee assistance options are also available.

Learn more

Scholarships

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

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

Learn more

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

At Macquarie we recognise that your previous experience is an important part of your learning. If you have already completed some study, have work experience or have been engaged in your local community, you may be eligible for entry into a course or have credit points towards it.

Learn more

What do students say?

Testimonial

Caitlin Sclater
Bachelor of Advanced Science with a specialisation in Palaeobiology

Macquarie provides the practical skills you need to succeed

“Macquarie has an exceptional reputation and my degree is recognised on a global scale.

The university has a very functional approach to learning, and you gain practical skills that allows you to walk away with a solidified understanding of concepts and processes.

I have really enjoyed the opportunities to volunteer and participate in internships throughout my studies. These have been invaluable experiences to solidify my passion for my degree, and gain additional laboratory skills that will make me a competitive applicant when applying for positions after my degree.”

Academic excellence and innovation

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Where could your degree take you?

Depending on your choice of course, your Macquarie science degree could lead to a career in:

  • Astronomy/astrophysics
  • Banking cyber security
  • Bio harvesting
  • Comparative neurobiology
  • Defence design
  • Ecology
  • Engineering
  • Environmental advocacy
  • Entrepreneurship

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  • Food research
  • Games design
  • Genetics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Medical research
  • Meteorology
  • Robotics engineering
  • Sustainability
  • Technology design
  • Zoology
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Employers that work with our graduates

  • Australian Astronomical Observatory
  • Commercial chemistry laboratories
  • Justice Action
  • KPMG
  • Ku-ring-gai Council
  • Manly Environment Centre
  • Pepper Financial
  • Silver Mines Limited
  • Sonic Healthcare
  • Sydney Living Museums
  • Taronga Zoo
  • Wilderness Society

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