Commencing students

Commencing students

Postgraduate coursework 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 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

Master of Biotechnology and Business

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

Master of Radiopharmaceutical Science

MRADIOPHSC

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

Graduate Diplomas

Course Title

Course Code

Fee Type

Graduate Diploma of Auslan-English Interpreting

GD-AUENIN

CSP

Graduate Diploma of Conservation Biology

GD-CONBIO

CSP

Graduate Diploma of Environment

GD-ENV

CSP

Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Education

GD-INDIGED

Limited CSP Places Available

Graduate Diploma of Special Education

GD-SPED

CSP

Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Development

GD-SUSDEV

CSP

Graduate Certificates

Course Title

Course Code

Fee Type

Graduate Certificate of Behaviour Support Teaching

GC-BST

CSP

Graduate Certificate of Conservation Biology

GC-CONBIO

CSP

Graduate Certificate of Early Childhood

GC-ECHD

CSP

Graduate Certificate of Environment

GC-ENV

CSP

Graduate Certificate of Environmental Planning

GC-ENVPLAN

CSP

Graduate Certificate of Indigenous Education

GC-INDIGED

Limited CSP Places Available

Graduate Certificate of Learning Difficulties Support Teaching

GC-LDST

CSP

Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Development

GC-SUSD

CSP

Postgraduate student contribution bands

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, 800 and 900 level) units offered at Macquarie University are listed in the tables below.

Faculty of Arts

* For 2017 and 2018 enrolments, the National Priority rate applies if your course was commenced before 2010.

Prefix  

2017 Band

2018 Band

AHIS

All Units

 

1

1

AHPG

All Units

 

1

1

ANTH

All Units

 

1

1

CWPG

All Units

 

1

1

ECJS

All Units

 

1

1

ENGL

All Units

 

1

1

GEOP

All Units

 

2

2

 

Except

GEOP802

1

1

  

GEOP810

1

1

  

GEOP812

1

1

  

GEOP813

1

1

ICOM

All Units

 

1

1

 

Except

ICOM892

3

3

INED

All Units 

 

1*

1*

INTS

All Units

 

1

1

IRPG

All Units

 

1

1

LAW 

All Units

 

3

3

LAWS

All Units

 

3

3

LIT 

All Units

 

1

1

MECO

All Units

 

1

1

PICT

All Units

 

1

1

 

Except

PICT848

1

2

  

PICT849

1

2

POIR

All Units

 

1

1

POL 

All Units

 

1

1

SOC 

All Units

 

1

1

 

Except

SOC 863

 

2

SOCI

All Units

 

1

1

Faculty of Business and Economics

Prefix 

  

2017 Band

2018 Band

ACCG

All units

 

3

3

 

Except

ACCG615

2

2

ACST

All units

 

3

3

AFAS

All units

 

3

3

AFCL

All units

 

3

3

AFCP

All units

 

3

3

AFIN

All units

 

3

3

BUS 

All units

 

3

3

ECFL

All units

 

3

3

ECFS

All units

 

3

3

ECON

All units

 

3

3

FOBE

All units

 

3

3

MGNT

All units

 

3

3

MKTG

All units

 

3

3

Faculty of Human Sciences

* For 2017 and 2018 enrolments, the National Priority rate applies if your course was commenced before 2010.

Prefix 

  

2017 Band

2018 Band

APPL

All units 

 

1*

1*

 

Except

APPL902

1

1

  

APPL910

1

1

  

APPL926

1

1

  

APPL929

1

1

  

APPL941

1

1

CAUD

All units

 

2

2

ECED

All units 

 

1*

1*

EDCN

All units 

 

1*

1*

EDIT

All units

 

1

1

LING

All units

 

1

1

 

Except

LING927

2

2

PSY 

All units

 

1

1

PSYC

All units

 

1

1

PSYN

All units

 

1

1

PSYO

All units

 

1

1

PSYP

All units

 

1

1

SPED

All units 

 

1*

1*

 

Except

SPED922

2

2

  

SPED923

2

2

  

SPED925

2

2

  

SPED928

2

2

  

SPED929

2

2

  

SPED930

2

2

  

SPED931

2

2

  

SPED932

2

2

  

SPED939

2

2

SPH 

All units

 

2

2

SPHL

All units

 

2

2

TRAN

All units

 

1

1

 Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Prefix 

2017 Band

2018 Band

AHMC

All units

3

3

AMED

All units

3

3

HSYP

All units

3

3

MAMP

All units

3

3

MASP

All units

3

3

MEDI

All units

3

3

MSP 

All units

3

3

PHTY

All units

2

2

Faculty of Science and Engineering 

Prefix 

2017 Band

2018 Band

BCA 

All units

 

2

2

BIOL

All units

 

2

2

CBMS

All units

 

2

2

 

Except

CBMS606

3

3

CHIR

All units

 

2

2

 

Except

CHIR604

3

3

  

CHIR605

3

3

  

CHIR873

3

3

  

CHIR874

3

3

  

CHIR896

3

3

  

CHIR897

3

3

  

CHIR916

3

3

  

CHIR917

3

3

ELEC

All units

 

2

2

ENGG

All units

 

2

2

ENVS

All units

 

2

2

FOSC

All units

 

2

2

GEOS

All units

 

2

2

INFO

All units

 

2

2

ITEC

All units

 

2

2

MATH

All units

 

2

2

PHYS

All units

 

2

 

STAT

All units

 

2

2

 

Except

STAT890

3

Macquarie Graduate School of Management 

Prefix 

2017 Band

2018 Band

MGSM

All units

3

3

Annual Student Contribution Amounts

2017 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. You will be able to view your exact fees once you enrol in eStudent.

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)

$  6,349

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

$ 9,050

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

$ 10,596

National Priority Education, Nursing (for courses commenced before 2010)

$ 5,081

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 $ 5,081.

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.

2018 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. Your exact fees will be able to be viewed in eStudent from December 2017.

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)

$6,444

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

$9,185

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

$10,754

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 $5,157.

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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