Undergraduate courses

Undergraduate courses

Undergraduate Bachelor Degree

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 23 credit points. This is equal to 1 EFTSL (Effective 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 ÷ 23) × 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

ACCG100

3

10,958

×

3

÷

23

$1,428

Standard Annual Load = 23 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 Band2019 enrolment2018 enrolment2017 enrolment

Band 1

$856

$841

$828

Band 2

$1,220

$1,198

$1,180

Band 3

$1,428

$1,403

$1,382

NP

$685

$673

$663

Undergraduate Diplomas and Graduate Diplomas

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 of your enrolment.

At Macquarie, the standard annual load (SAL) for the undergraduate diplomas are 24 credit points.

The standard annual load is equal to 1 EFTSL (Effective Full-time Student Load) and is used to calculate the student contribution for a unit.

NOTE

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.

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 page.

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 ÷ 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

The examples below are rounded to the nearest dollar.

Student contribution for units in a Diploma of Languages

You commence a Diploma of Languages in 2019 and you want to enrol in RSN105 and RSN155 in 2019. The contribution band is for both units is Band 1. Your total unit cost for 2019 is calculated as follows:

Unit

Band

Annual Student Contribution

×

Credit points

÷

Standard Annual Load

Student Contribution 

RSN 155

1

$6,566

×

3

÷

24

$820

RSN 105

1

$6,566

×

3

÷

24

$820

  

Total Cost

    

$1,640

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 2017 is calculated as follows:

Unit

Band

Annual Student Contribution

×

Credit points

÷

Standard Annual Load

Student Contribution 

ECH 435

1

$6,560

×

3

÷

24

$820

Standard Annual Load = 24 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 Band2019 enrolment2018 enrolment2017 enrolment

Band 1

$820

$ 805

$794

Band 2

$1,169

$1,148

$1,131

Band 3

$1,369

$1,344

$1,325

NP

$656

$645

$635

Undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Units

The student contribution bands for undergraduate 100 - 400 level units and LAW 400 - 599 level units offered at Macquarie University are listed in the table below.

2019 Bands

Faculty of Arts

Unit PrefixExceptionsFee Band

ABFS

 

1

ABST

 

1

AHIS

 

1

AHMG

 

1

ANTH

 

1

CHIN

 

1

CHN

 

1

CRO

 

1

CROA

 

1

CUL

 

1

DANC

 

1

EFLA

 

1

ENGL

 

1

FRN

 

1

GEN

 

1

GEND

 

1

GEOP

 

2

 

Except:

 
 

GEOP201

1

 

GEOP111

1

 

GEOP181

1

 

GEOP215

1

 

GEOP219

1

 

GEOP262

1

 

GEOP380

1

GMN

 

1

ICOM

 

1

INTS

 

1

ITL

 

1

JPNS

 

1

JPS

 

1

LAW

 

3

 

Except:

 
 

LAW109

1

LAWS

 

3

 

Except:

 
 

LAWS250

1

 

LAWS300

1

LEX

 

1

MAS

 

1

 

Except

 
 

MAS111

2

 

MAS389

3

 

MAS390

3

MECO

 

1

MGK

 

1

MHIS

 

1

MMCS

 

1

MUS

 

1

 

Except:

 
 

MUS202

2

 

MUS203

2

 

MUS300

2

 

MUS302

2

 

MUS311

2

PERF

 

1

PHIL

 

1

PHL

 

1

PICT

 

1

PLH

 

1

POIR

 

1

POL

 

1

RSN

 

1

SOC

 

1

 

Except:

 
 

SOC322

2

SOCI

 

1

SPN

 

1

SSCI

 

1

Faculty of Business and Economics

Unit PrefixExceptionsFee Band

ACCG

 

3

 

Except:

 
 

ACCG358

2

ACST

 

3

 

Except:

 
 

ACST212

2

 

ACST356

2

AFAS

 

3

AFIN

 

3

BBA

 

3

BUS

 

3

BUSL

 

3

 

Except:

 
 

BUSL100

2

ECON

 

3

FBE

 

1

FOBE

 

2

 

Except:

 
 

FOBE100

1

HRM

 

3

MGMT

 

3

 

Except:

 
 

MGMT220

2

MKTG

 

3

 

Except:

 
 

MKTG127

2

Faculty of Human Sciences

Unit PrefixExceptionsFee Band

ABEC

 

1

ABEP

 

1

ACBE

 

1

ACSC

 

1

ACSH

 

1

COGS

 

1

ECH

 

1

ECHE

 

1

ECHL

 

1

ECHP

 

1

EDST

 

1

EDTE

 

1

 

Except:

 
 

EDTE433

2

 

EDTE434

2

EDUC

 

1

 

Except:

 
 

EDUC109

2

FOHS

 

1

HLTH

 

2

LING

 

1

 

Except:

 
 

LING214

2

 

LING217

2

PSY

 

1

 

Except:

 
 

PSY418

2

PSYC

 

1

SPED

 

1

SPH

 

2

SPHL

 

2

TEP

 

1

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Unit PrefixExceptionsFee Band

MEDI

 

3

 

Except:

 
 

MEDI207

1

 

MEDI210

2

PHTY

 

2

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Unit PrefixExceptionsFee Band

ASTR

 

2

BIOL

 

2

CBMS

 

2

CHIR

 

2

COMP

 

2

DMTH

 

2

ELEC

 

2

ENGG

 

2

ENV

 

2

ENVS

 

2

FOSC

 

2

 

Except:

 
 

FOSC300

1

GEOS

 

2

HLTH

 

3

 

Except:

 
 

HLTH201

2

 

HLTH213

2

 

HLTH214

2

 

HLTH304

2

ISYS

 

2

MATH

 

2

MECH

 

2

PHYS

 

2

STAT

 

2

 

Except:

 
 

STAT321

3

Macquarie University International College

Unit PrefixExceptionsFee Band

WACB

 

1

WACC

 

3

WACH

 

1

WACS

 

1

WACT

 

3

WCOM

 

2

WDMT

 

2

WECO

 

3

WENG

 

2

WISY

 

2

WMAT

 

2

WMCO

 

1

WMEC

 

1

 

Except:

 
 

WMEC111

2

WMGM

 

3

WMKT

 

3

WPHY

 

2

WPOL

 

1

WSTA

 

2

2017/2018 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

ABFS

All Units

 

1

1

ABST

All Units

 

1

1

AHIS

All Units

 

1

1

AHMG

All Units

 

1

1

AHST

All Units

 

1

1

ANTH

All Units

 

1

1

CHIN

All Units

  

1

CHN

All Units

 

1

1

CRO

All Units

 

1

1

CROA

All Units

 

1

1

CUL

All Units

 

1

1

DANC

All Units

 

1

1

EFLA

All Units

 

1*

1*

ENGL

All Units

 

1

1

FOAR

All Units

 

1

1

FRN

All Units

 

1

1

GEN

All Units

 

1

1

GEND

All Units

 

1

1

GEOP

All Units

 

2

2

 

Except

GEOP111

1

1

  

GEOP181

1

1

  

GEOP215

1

1

  

GEOP219

1

1

  

GEOP262

1

1

  

GEOP380

1

1

GMN

All Units

 

1

1

ICOM

All Units

 

1

1

ICOZ

All Units

 

1

1

INTS

All Units

 

1

1

ITL

All Units

 

1

1

JPNS

All Units

 

1

1

JPS

All Units

 

1

1

LAW

All Units

 

3

3

 

Except

LAW 109

1

1

LAWS

All Units

 

3

3

 

Except

LAWS250

1

1

  

LAWS300

1

1

LEX

All Units

 

1

1

MAS

All Units

 

1

1

 

Except

MAS 111

2

2

  

MAS 389

3

3

  

MAS 390

3

3

MECO

All Units

 

1

1

MGK

All Units

 

1

1

MHIS

All Units

 

1

1

MHIZ

All Units

 

1

1

MMCS

All Units

 

1

1

MUS

All Units

 

1

1

 

Except

MUS 202

2

2

  

MUS 203

2

2

  

MUS 300

2

2

  

MUS 302

2

2

  

MUS 311

2

2

PERF

All Units

 

1

1

PHIL

All Units

 

1

1

PHL

All Units

 

1

1

PICT

All Units

 

1

1

PLH

All Units

 

1

1

POIR

All Units

 

1

1

POL

All Units

 

1

1

RSN

All Units

 

1

1

SOC

All Units

 

1

1

 

Except

SOC 322

2

2

SOCI

All Units

 

1

1

SPN

All Units

 

1

1

SSCI

All Units

 

1

1

Faculty of Business and Economics

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

Prefix

2017 Band

2018 Band

ACCG

All units

 

3

3

 

Except

ACCG358

2

2

ACST

All units

 

3

3

 

Except

ACST212

2

2

  

ACST356

2

2

AFAS

All units

 

3

3

AFIN

All units

 

3

3

BBA

All units

 

3

3

BUS

All units

 

3

3

BUSL

All units

 

3

3

 

Except

BUSL100

2

2

ECON

All units

 

3

3

FBE

All units

 

1*

1*

FOBE

All units

 

3

3

 

Except

FOBE200

1

1

  

FOBE300

1

1

HRM

All units

 

3

3

MGMT

All units

 

3

3

 

Except

MGMT220

2

2

MKTG

All units

 

3

3

 

Except

MKTG127

2

2

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

ABEC

All units

 

1*

1*

ABEP

All units

 

1*

1*

ACBE

All units

 

1

1

ACSC

All units

 

1

1

ACSH

All units

 

1

1

COGS

All units

 

1

1

ECH

All units

 

1*

1*

ECHE

All units

 

1*

1*

ECHL

All units

 

1*

1*

ECHP

All units

 

1*

1*

ECST

All units

 

1*

1*

EDTE

All units

 

1*

1*

 

except

EDTE433

2

2

  

EDTE434

2

2

EDUC

All units

 

1*

1*

 

Except

EDUC109

2

2

FOHS

All units

 

1

1

HLTH

All units

 

2

2

LING

All units

 

1

1

 

Except

LING214

2

2

  

LING217

2

2

  

LING325

1*

1*

  

LING337

1*

1*

PSY

All units

 

1

1

 

Except

PSY 418

2

2

PSYC

All units

 

1

1

SPED

All units

 

1*

1*

SPH

All units

 

2

2

SPHL

All units

  

2

TEP

All units

 

1*

1*

Faculty of Medicine and Health Science

Prefix 

2017 Band

2018 Band

MEDI

All units

 

3

3

 

Except

MEDI207

1

1

PHTY

All units

 

2

2

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Prefix 

2017 Band

2018 Band

ASTR

All units

 

2

2

BIOL

All units

 

2

2

CBMS

All units

 

2

2

CHIR

All units

 

2

2

COMP

All units

 

2

2

DMTH

All units

 

2

2

ELEC

All units

 

2

2

ENGG

All units

 

2

2

ENV

All units

 

2

2

ENVS

All units

 

2

2

FOSC

All units

 

2

2

 

Except

FOSC300

1

1

GEOS

All units

 

2

2

HLTH

All units

 

3

3

 

Except

HLTH201

2

2

  

HLTH213

2

2

  

HLTH214

2

2

  

HLTH304

2

2

  

HLTH306

2

2

ISYS

All units

 

2

2

MATH

All units

 

2

2

MECH

All units

 

2

2

PHYS

All units

 

2

2

STAT

All units

 

2

2

 

Except

STAT321

3

3

Macquarie University International College

Prefix 

2017 Band

2018 Band

WACB

All Units

 

1

1

WACC

All Units

 

3

3

WACH

All Units

 

1

1

WACS

All Units

 

1

1

WACT

All Units

 

3

3

WCOM

All Units

 

2

2

WDMT

All Units

 

2

2

WECO

All Units

 

3

3

WENG

All Units

 

2

2

WISY

All Units

 

2

2

WMAT

All Units

 

2

2

WMEC

All Units

 

1

1

 

Except

WMEC111

2

2

WMGM

All Units

 

3

3

WMKT

All Units

 

3

3

WPHY

All Units

 

2

2

WPOL

All Units

 

1

1

WSTA

All Units

 

2

2

Annual student contribution amount

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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