Student Contribution Bands and Amounts 2020

Student Contribution Bands and Amounts 2020

Undergraduate Bachelor Degrees

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 you are enrolling in.

At Macquarie, the standard full time load for a Bachelor degree is 80 credit points. This is equal to 1 EFTSL (Equivalent 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
  • the year that you are enrolling into

Step 2

Look up the band for the unit you are interested in the Student Contribution Bands below and 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 ÷ 80) × 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 are rounded to the nearest dollar.

Unit

Band

Annual Student Contribution

×

Credit points

÷

Standard Annual Load

Student Contribution

ACCG1000

3

$11,155

×

10

÷

80

$1,394

Standard Annual Load = 80 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 amount for a 10 credit point unit can be found below.

Student Contribution Band2020 enrolment

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

$835

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

$1,190

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

$1,394

National Priority

Education and nursing units for pre-2010 students

$668

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 $5,348.

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.

Undergraduate Diplomas and Graduate Diplomas

The fee information for Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates on this page applies to students who commenced their course prior to 2015. If you commence a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate from 2015 onwards and you are a Commonwealth supported student, please refer to Postgraduate Coursework degree for fee information.

Example

Student contribution for units in a Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching

You commenced a Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching in 2013 and you want to enrol in ECH 435 in 2017. The contribution band is for the unit is Band 1 because you commenced in 2013. Your unit cost for 2020 is calculated as follows:

Unit

Band

Annual Student Contribution

×

Credit points

÷

Standard Annual Load

Student Contribution 

ECH435

1

$6,684

×

10

÷

80

$835

2020 Bands

Faculty of Arts

Unit PrefixExceptionsFee Band
ABST 1
AHIS 1
ANTH 1
ARTS 1
 ARTS35002
ASBA 1
CHIN 1
CROA 1
ENGL 1
FOAR 1
FREN 1
GEND 1
GEOP 1
 GEOP20502
 GEOP20802
 GEOP30402
 GEOP30702
 GEOP30802
 GEOP40702
 GEOP40802
 GEOP40902
GRMN 1
INTS 1
ITAL 1
JPNS 1
LAWS 3
 LAWS10101
 LAWS13001
 LAWS20501
MGRK 1
MHIS 1
MMCC 1
 MMCC30002
 MMCC30172
MMCX 1
PHIL 1
PICT 1
 PICT20012
 PICT30112
PLSH 1
POIR 1
RUSS 1
SLAS 1
SOCI 1
 SOCI30402
SSCI 1

Faculty of Human Sciences

Unit PrefixExceptionsFee band
ACOM 1
COGS 1
 COGS10002
 COGS10052
 COGS20002
 COGS22502
 COGS30202
 COGS30302
 COGS30402
ECHE 1
ECHP 1
EDST 1
 EDST21402
EDTE 1
EDUC 1
FOHS 1
HLTH 2
LING 1
 LING22142
 LING22172
PSYH 1
 PSYH44182
PSYU 1
SPED 1
SPHL 2
 SPHL33001

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Unit PrefixExceptionsFee band
MEDI 3
 MEDI20042
 MEDI22002
 MEDI24021
 MEDI24031
 MEDI24041
 MEDI32002
 MEDI34031
PHTY 1

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Unit PrefixExceptionsFee Band
 ANAT10012
 ANAT10022
 ANAT20032
 ANAT20042
ASTR 2
BENG 2
BIOL 2
BMOL 2
CHEM 2
CHIR 2
CIVL 2
COMP 2
ELCT 2
ELEC 2
ENGG 2
 ENGG41043
ENVS 2
FOSE 2
GEOS 2
HLTH 3
 HLTH21102
 HLTH31402
MATH 2
MECH 2
MOLS 2
MTRN 2
PHYS 2
STAT 2
 STAT35213
TELE 2

Macquarie Business School

Unit PrefixExceptionsFee Band
ACCG 3
 ACCG10202
 ACCG20652
 ACCG30582
 ACCG30602
ACST 3
 ACST20122
AFIN 3
BUSA 3
 BUSA20202
 BUSA10272
 BUSA30212
ECON 3
MGMT 3
MKTG 3
MQBS 3
 MQBS20001
 MQBS30001

Macquarie University International College

Unit PrefixExceptionsFee Band
WACC 3
WACO 1
WACT 3
WART 1
WCOM 2
WECO 3
WENG 2
WFAC 3
WFBG 2
WFCH 2
WFEC 3
WFEN 1
WFHS 1
WFIT 2
WFMA 2
WFMD 1
WFRS 1
WMAT 2
WMCO 1
WMEC 2
WMGM 3
WMKT 3
WMMC 1
WPHL 1
WPHY 2
WPIC 1
WPOL 1
WPSY 1
WSOC 1
WSSC 1
WSTA 2

Annual Student Contribution Amounts

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

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

$9,527

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

$11,155

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.

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