Commencing students

Commencing students

If you are a Commonwealth supported student you will be charged the student contribution amount for your unit enrolments according to the subject area of the unit and the year that you are enrolling in.

At Macquarie, the standard full time load for all postgraduate courses is 32 credit points. This is equal to 1 EFTSL (Effective Full-time Student Load) and is used to calculate student contribution for a unit.

These courses are listed below.

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

Go to the Student Contribution Band and Amount table (see below).

Look up the band for the unit you are interested in then look up the corresponding annual student contribution amount for that unit.

Step 3

The cost of a unit based on the most common credit point values are shown below.

You can also use your calculator to work it out as follows:

Unit Cost = (Credit points ÷ 32) × Annual Contribution Amount

From 2017, there is no discount if you pay all or part of your student contribution amount up front to the University before the relevant census date.

Example

The example below is rounded to the nearest dollar.

Student contribution for 1 unit

You want to enrol in CBMS807 in 2018. The contribution band for the unit is Band 2 and it has a credit point value of 4. Your unit cost for 2018 is calculated as follows:

 Unit Band Annual Student Contribution × Credit points ÷ Standard Annual Load Student Contribution CBMS807 2 \$9,185 × 4 ÷ 32 \$1,148
Standard Annual Load = 32 credit points

The cost of a unit is based upon:

• the standard annual load of the course
• the credit point value of the unit
• the student contribution band
• the year of the unit enrolment

The student contribution for a 3 credit point unit has been rounded to the nearest dollar.

 Student Contribution Band 2018 enrolment 2017 enrolment Band 1 \$805 \$794 Band 2 \$1,148 \$1,131 Band 3 \$1,344 \$1,325 NP \$645 \$635

For courses that have limited CSP places, these places will be allocated on the basis of academic merit or equity. You may be offered a fee paying place instead.

Masters

Course Title

Course Code

Fee Type

Doctor of Physiotherapy

DPHYSIO

Limited CSP Places Available

Juris Doctor

JURISDOC

Limited CSP Places Available

Master of Biotechnology

MBTECH

CSP

MBIOBUS

CSP

Master of Chiropractic

MCHIROPRAC

Limited CSP Places Available

Master of Clinical Audiology

MCLAUD-C

Limited CSP Places Available

Master of Clinical Neuropsychology

MCLNPSY

Limited CSP Places Available

Master of Clinical Psychology

MCLPSY

Limited CSP Places Available

Master of Conservation Biology

MCONBIOL

CSP

Master of Disability Studies

MDIST

CSP

Master of Early Childhood

MECHILD

CSP

Master of Educational Leadership (Early Childhood specialisation)

MEDUCLD;ECH

CSP

Master of Engineering

MENGG

CSP

Master of Environment

MENVIRON

CSP

Master of Indigenous Education

MINDIGEDUC

Limited CSP Places Available

Master of Organisational Psychology

MORGPSY

Limited CSP Places Available

Master of Planning

MPLAN CSP

Master of Public Health

MPUBHEALTH

Limited CSP Places Available

CSP

Master of Science (all specialisations)

MSCI

CSP

Master of Special Education

MSPEDUC

CSP

Master of Speech and Language Pathology

MSPCHPATH

Limited CSP Places Available

Master of Sustainable Development

MSUSDEVE

CSP

Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)

MTEACH(0-5)

CSP

Course Title

Course Code

Fee Type

GD-AUENIN

CSP

GD-CONBIO

CSP

GD-ENV

CSP

GD-INDIGED

Limited CSP Places Available

GD-SPED

CSP

GD-SUSDEV

CSP

Course Title

Course Code

Fee Type

Graduate Certificate of Behaviour Support Teaching

GC-BST

CSP

GC-CONBIO

CSP

GC-ECHD

CSP

GC-ENV

CSP

GC-ENVPLAN

CSP

GC-INDIGED

Limited CSP Places Available

Graduate Certificate of Learning Difficulties Support Teaching

GC-LDST

CSP

GC-SUSD

CSP

If you are a Commonwealth supported student you will be charged the student contribution amount for your unit enrolments according to the subject area of the unit. This is determined by the Unit Band and is dependent upon the year that you are enrolling into.

• The subject area of the unit determines which Band is allocated to the unit - Band 1, Band 2 or Band 3.
• Exchange Units are in the same band as their Macquarie counterpart.

The Credit Point Value, Student Contribution Band of your unit and the Annual Load of your course determine the amount you will be charged.

Student contribution bands for postgraduate units

The student contribution bands graduate and postgraduate units (600, 8000 and 9000 level) units offered at Macquarie University are listed in the tables below.

Faculty of Arts

Unit PrefixExceptionsFee Band
ABST 1
AHIS 1
ANTH 1
ENGL 1
EXLW 3
FOAR 3
FOAR70001
FOAR70041
GEOP 2
GEOP60801
GEOP70001
GEOP70011
GEOP80001
GEOP89901
INDG 1
INED 1
INTS 1
LAWS 3
LAWS80331
MHIS 1
MHPG 1
MMCC 1
MMCS 1
PHIL 1
PICT 1
PICT80482
PICT80492
POIR 1
SOCI 1

Faculty of Human Sciences

Unit PrefixExceptionsFee Band
APPL 1
APPL82702
CAUD 2
COGS 1
ECHE 1
EDIT 1
EDST 1
EDUC 1
FOHS 1
LING 1
PSYB 1
PSYC 1
PSYH 1
PSYM 1
PSYN 1
PSYO 1
PSYP 1
SPED 1
SPED89222
SPED89232
SPED89252
SPED89282
SPED89292
SPED89312
SPED89322
SPHL 1
SPHL77122
SPTH 2
TRAN 1

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Unit PrefixExceptionsFee Band
AIHI 3
BIOM 3
CLIN 3
HSYP 2
MEDI 3
MEDI70001
MEDI70512
MEDI71012
MPHR 2
PHTY 2

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Unit PrefixExceptionsFee Band
ANAT 3
ASTR 2
BENG 2
BIOL 2
BMOL 2
CHEM 2
CHEM68013
CHIR 2
CHIR63023
CHIR63033
CHIR84013
CHIR84023
CHIR85013
CHIR85023
CIVL 2
COMP 2
ELEC 2
ENGG 2
ENGG81023
ENGG81033
ENGG81043
ENGG81053
ENGG81063
ENVS 2
FOSE 2
FOSE70001
GEOS 2
HLTH 3
HLTH79002
MATH 2
MECH 2
MOLS 2
MOLS80021
PHYS 2
STAT 2
TELE 2

Unit PrefixExceptionsFee Band
AACG 3
ACCG 3
ACCG80762
ACCG80922
ACST 3
ACST70902
ACST80842
AFCL 3
AFCP 3
AFIN 3
AFIN80152
AFIN80162
APFN 3
ASBA 2
BUSA 3
BUSA60042
BUSA80002
BUSA80012
BUSA80302
BUSA80312
BUSA80372
BUSA80902
BUSA80912
ECNM 3
ECON 3
GMBA 3
MGMT 3
MKTG 3
MMBA 3
MQBS 3
MQBS70051
MQBS80051

Faculty of Arts

Unit Prefix 2019 band

ABST

All units

1

AHIS

All units

1

AHPG

All units

1

ANTH

All units

1

CWPG

All units

1

ECJS

All units

1

ENGL

All units

1

FOAR

All units

1

GEOP

All units

2

Except:

GEOP702

1

GEOP703

1

GEOP709

1

GEOP710

1

GEOP802

1

GEOP810

1

GEOP812

1

GEOP813

1

ICOM

All units

1

Except:

ICOM892

3

INED

All units

1

INTS

All units

1

IRPG

All units

1

LAW

All units

3

LAWS

All units

3

LIT

All units

1

MECO

All units

1

MHIS

All units

1

PHIL

All units

1

PICT

All units

1

Except:

PICT848

2

PICT849

2

POIR

All units

1

POL

All units

1

SOC

All units

1

Except:
SOC863 2

SOCI

All units

1

Unit Prefix 2019 band

ACCG

All units

3

ACST

All units

3

Except:

ACST881

2

ACST883

2

ACST884

2

ACST885

2

AFAS

All units

3

AFCL

All units

3

AFCP

All units

3

AFIN

All units

3

BUS

All units

3

ECFL

All units

3

ECFS

All units

3

ECON

All units

3

FOBE

All units

3

Except:

FOBE705

1

FOBE805

1

MGMT

All units

3

MGNT

All units

3

MKTG

All units

3

Faculty of Human Sciences

Unit Prefix 2019 band

APPL

All units

1

CAUD

All units

2

COGS

All units

1

ECED

All units

1

EDCN

All units

1

EDIT

All units

1

EDUC

All units

1

FOHS

All units

1

LING

All units

1

Except:

LING927

2

PSY

All units

1

PSYC

All units

1

PSYN

All units

1

PSYO

All units

1

PSYP

All units

1

SPED

All units

2

Except:

SPED821

1

SPED822

1

SPED823

1

SPED824

1

SPED825

1

SPED826

1

SPED827

1

SPED828

1

SPED830

1

SPED831

1

SPED832

1

SPED833

1

SPED901

1

SPED910

1

SPED911

1

SPED912

1

SPED921

1

SPED926

1

SPED927

1

SPED933

1

SPED934

1

SPED935

1

SPED936

1

SPED937

1

SPED938

1

SPH

All units

2

SPHL

All units

2

Except:

SPHL701

1

SPHL702

1

SPHL703

1

SPHL704

1

TRAN

All units

1

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Unit Prefix 2019 band

AHMC

All units

3

AMED

All units

3

HSYP

All units

2

MAMP

All units

3

MASP

All units

3

MEDI

All units

3

Except:

MEDI700

1

MEDI702

2

MEDI751

2

MSP

All units

3

PHTY

All units

2

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Unit Prefix 2019 band

ASTR

All units

2

BCA

All units

2

BIOL

All units

2

CBMS

All units

2

Except:

CBMS606

3

CHIR

All units

3

Except:

CHIR602

2

CHIR603

2

CHIR606

2

CHIR607

2

CHIR891

2

CHIR892

2

CHIR903

2

CHIR904

2

CHIR918 2

CHIR919

2

CHIR921

2

CHIR922

2

CHIR931

2

CHIR932

2

COMP

All units

2

EFLA

All units

1

ELEC

All units

2

ENGG

All units

2

ENVS

All units

2

FOSC

All units

2

Except:

FOSC700

1

GEOS

All units

2

HLTH

All units

3

Except:

HLTH700

2

INFO

All units

2

ITEC

All units

2

MATH

All units

2

PHTN

All units

2

PHYS

All units

2

STAT

All units

2

Unit Prefix2019 Band

MGSM

All units

3

Annual Student Contribution Amounts

2020 enrolment

Every Year, the Australian Government determines the amount of student contribution required for the units you are enrolled in. The exact cost of your student contribution depends on the units you take, not the overall course you are studying.

Please Note: Different fees apply to different units of study each year.

Band - Subject Area

Annual Student Contribution Amount

Band 1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education (see notes below), Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing (see notes below)

\$6,684.00

Band 2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Allied Health, Other Health, Science, Engineering Surveying, Agriculture

\$9,527.00

Band 3
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science

\$11,155.00

Education and Nursing

For students who commence their course of study before 1 January 2010, the maximum annual student contribution amount that may be charged for Education and Nursing units is \$5,348.

Students who started their course of study on or after 1 January 2010 are subject to the maximum student contribution amount specified in the above table.

2019 enrolment

Every Year, the Australian Government determines the amount of student contribution required for the units you are enrolled in. The exact cost of your student contribution depends on the units you take, not the overall course you are studying.

Please Note: Different fees apply to different units of study each year.

Band - Subject Area

Annual Student Contribution Amount

Band 1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education (see notes below), Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing (see notes below)

\$6,566

Band 2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Allied Health, Other Health, Science, Engineering Surveying, Agriculture

\$9,359

Band 3
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science

\$10,958

Education and Nursing

For students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2010, the maximum annual student contribution amount that may be charged for Education and Nursing units is \$5,254.

Students who started their course of study on or after 1 January 2010 are subject to the maximum student contribution amount specified in the above table.