Continuing students

Continuing 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 and their standard annual load 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

Identify the standard annual load (SAL) in the table above.

Step 4

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 ÷ SAL) × 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.

Examples

Student contribution for 1 unit based upon 32 credit point standard annual load

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

CMBS807

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

* The 2018 Annual Student Contribution Amounts are subject to the passage of legislation associated with the recent Commonwealth Higher Education reforms.

Masters

Course name

Course code 

Annual Load

Doctor of Physiotherapy

DPHYSIO

32

Juris Doctor

JURISDOC

32

Master of Arts in Ancient History

MA;AHST-C

32

Master of Arts in Children's Literature

MA;CHDLIT-C

32

Master of Arts in Creative Writing

MA;CRWR

32

Master of Arts in Egyptology

MA;EGYPT-C

32

Master of Biotechnology

MBIOTECHNO

32

Master of Biotechnology and Business

MBIOBUS

32

Master of Biotechnology with the degree of Master of Commerce

MBIOTEMCOM

32

Master of Chiropractic

MCHIROPRAC

32

Master of Clinical Audiology

MCLAUD-C

32

Master of Clinical Audiology

MCLAUD-C

32

Master of Clinical Neuropsychology

MCLNPSY

32

Master of Clinical Psychology

MCLPSY

32

Master of Conservation Biology

MCONBIOL

32

Master of Early Childhood

MECHD

32

Master of Early Childhood

MECHILD

32

Master of Education

MED-C

32

Master of Educational Leadership in Early Childhood

MEDLD;ECH

32

Master of Educational Leadership in Early Childhood

MEDUCLD;ECH

32

Master of Educational Leadership in School Education

MEDLD;SCH

32

Master of Engineering Management

MENGMGMT

32

Master of Environment

MENV

32

Master of Environment

MENVIRON

32

Master of Environmental Planning

MENVPLAN

32

Master of Higher Education

MHE

32

Master of Indigenous Education

MINDIGED

32

Master of Indigenous Education

MINDIGEDUC

32

Master of Organisational Psychology

MORGPSY

32

Master of Policy and Applied Social Research

MPASR

32

Master of Radiopharmaceutical Science

MRADIOPHSC

32

Master of Science in Environmental Health

MSC;ENH

32

Master of Special Education

MSPED-C

32

Master of Special Education

MSPEDUC

32

Master of Speech and Language Pathology

MSPCHPATH

32

Master of Sustainable Development

MSUSDEV

32

Master of Sustainable Development

MSUSDEVE

32

Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)

MTEACH(0-5)

32

Graduate Diploma

Course name

Course code

Annual Load

Graduate Diploma of Auslan-English Interpreting

GD-AUENIN

32

Graduate Diploma of Conservation Biology

GD-CONBIO

32

Graduate Diploma of Environment

GD-ENV

32

Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Education

GD-INDIGED

32

Graduate Diploma of Special Education

GD-SPED

32

Postgraduate Diplomas

Course name

Course code

Annual Load

Postgraduate Diploma of Auslan-English Interpreting

PD-AUSENGINT

32

Graduate Certificates

Course name

Course code

Annual Load

Graduate Certificate of Behaviour Support Teaching

GC-BST

32

Graduate Certificate of Conservation Biology

GC-CONBIO

32

Graduate Certificate of Early Childhood

GC-ECHD

32

Graduate Certificate of Environment

GC-ENV

32

Graduate Certificate of Environmental Planning

GC-ENVPLAN

32

Graduate Certificate of Indigenous Education

GC-INDIGED

32

Graduate Certificate of Learning Difficulties Support Teaching

GC-LDST

32

Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Development

GC-SUSD

32

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.

2019 Fee Bands

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

SOCI

All units

1

Faculty of Business and Economics

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

 

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

Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Unit Prefix 2019 Band

MGSM

All units

3

2017 / 2018 Fee Bands

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

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.

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.

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.

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