Your undergraduate offer - Session 1

Your undergraduate offer - Session 1

If you’re accepting your offer as a domestic student in an undergraduate or diploma program for Session 1 you’re in the right place! Want to accept your offer but start later? You may be able to defer your offer. Click here for more details.

Accessibility support

If you need help with any part of your enrolment due to disability, complete the registration form and contact Student Wellbeing. Assistance is available to help complete the on-campus process and for support throughout your studies.

Let's get started! Refer to the checklist and then follow Steps 1 - 3 to complete your enrolment.


Your Domestic Undergraduate Enrolment Checklist

Follow this checklist to accept your offer.


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Retrieve your Student ID in Step 1.

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Log in to eStudent via Step 3. There you can:
      1. Accept your Offer. 
      2. Submit your Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP eCAF and pay or defer your Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
3. Check and update your personal details.

Not sure which forms you need to submit? Check out this handy guide for more information.

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If you have undertaken any previous studies and want them recognised towards your program, you can
apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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Activate your OneID. Your OneID allows access to iLearn, email and Ask.MQ.
More information can be found in the What's next tab on eStudent.

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Log in to your student email via You will receive your email address after activating your OneID. Log in using your email address and OneID password.

Step 1

Find your student ID

Received a letter of offer from Macquarie?

Your 8-digit student ID is at the top of your offer letter. You'll need this to accept your offer and enrol.

Applied through UAC?

Enter your UAC Number or your 8-digit application number (this is the number you received upon submission of your application) and your date of birth below to retrieve your Student ID.

Program guides

These contain suggested units to enrol in for the first two stages of your program.

Step 2

Get to know the language

You will find the following terms useful to navigate your way through the enrolment process.

Attendance Mode

You can study units on-campus or off-campus. Refer to the Handbook for a description of the attendance modes for units.

International Students: please note that International Student Visa Holders can study up to one third of the course externally or online, but in each compulsory study period you must be studying at least one unit internally (face to face teaching).

Capstone A final year unit of study or learning experience which integrates the material presented across a course of study.
Concentration A sequence of study within a specialisation. A concentration is a minimum of 40 credit points.
Corequisite A corequisite is a unit of study which has to be completed prior to or concurrently with another. Corequisites are listed in the handbook.

A sequence of study which leads to a higher education award.

Credit Point Each unit is worth a specified number of credit points. An undergraduate unit is worth 10 credit points.
Double Degree A recognised combination of two programs which allow students to qualify for two degrees with fewer credit points and in less time than it would take to complete each separately.
Essential Unit An essential unit is a specific compulsory unit that all students enrolled in the course must complete.
Elective Unit An elective unit is a unit in the core zone which is chosen from a defined option set. Students can decide to enrol in an elective unit if they have met the appropriate prerequisite.

The University is divided into five key subject areas called faculties. Every degree falls under one of the five faculties. To see what faculty in which a degree falls, visit the Handbook.

  • Faculty of Arts (FOA)
  • Faculty of Human Sciences (FOHS)
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FOMHS)
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering (FOSE)
  • Macquarie Business School
Flexible Zone (undergraduate) The Flexible Zone contains a course's "free choice units". A student can use their flexible zone to enrol in any unit within the University for which they meet pre-requisites.

The Handbook is an important tool that sets out all the units available for study, and their prerequisites.

Major A major is a mandatory sequence of study within a generalist degree course. Majors contribute to the acquisition of a course's learning outcomes. Majors are approved by Academic Senate and are included in the course major schedule.
Minor A minor is a sequence of undergraduate units drawn from an approved major or specialisation but with a smaller volume of learning requirement. A minor must be 40 credit points of which 20 credit points must be completed at 2000 level of above,
PACE unit PACE stands for Professional and Community Engagement. PACE units are designed to deepen knowledge and broaden experience by applying academic study to real life.
Prerequisite A prerequisite is a statement of the required knowledge or conditions that must be satisfied before enrolment in a particular unit of study is permitted. Prerequisites are listed in the handbook.

The academic year is divided into sessions.

  • Session 1: First half of the year.
    • February - June
  • Session 2: Second half of the year.
    • August - December
  • Session 3: An optional session run over summer for those wishing to fast track their degree.
    • December - February
Specialisation A specialisation is a sequence of study in undergraduate specialist degree courses and postgraduate degree courses. In undergraduate specialist degree courses, Specialisation are at least 120 credit points of which at least 40 credit points must be completed at 3000 level or above. Specialisations are approved by Academic Senate and are included in the course specialisation schedule.
Study Mode

Domestic students can study full-time or part-time.

  • Full-time
    • 6 or more units for the year OR
    • 3 or 4 units per session
  • Part-time
    • 5 or less units for the year OR
    • 1 or 2 units per session

International students holding a student visa must study full-time.

A full time study load usually requires a student to take 4 subjects in each compulsory study period. Please visit the Student Visa webpage for further information.


A unit is a subject studied within a course. An undergraduate unit is worth 10 credit points.  The letters represent the subject area of the unit and can be found in the Handbook.

The first number represents the year level and level of understanding required for this unit.

For example, AHIS1120 Latin A, is a 1000 level unit for Ancient Languages.

Upon the successful completion of this unit, you will have the knowledge to attempt higher level units. For example, AHIS2120 Latin B.

Step 3

Ready to accept your offer?

Log into eStudent to accept your offer and submit your eCAF.

First time logging in? The password is your date of birth (ddmmyyyy).


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