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 (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 ÷ 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 Band2020 enrolment2019 enrolment

Band 1

 $856

Band 2

 $1,220

Band 3

 $1,428

NP

 $685

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 (Equivalent 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 Band2020 enrolment2019 enrolment

Band 1

 $820

Band 2

 $1,169

Band 3

 $1,369

NP

 $656

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 PrefixExceptions Fee 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

Macquarie Business School

Unit PrefixExceptions Fee 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:

 
 

FOBE200

1

  FOBE202 3
  FOBE330 3

HRM

 

3

MGMT

 

3

 

Except:

 
 

MGMT220

2

MKTG

 

3

 

Except:

 
 

MKTG127

2

Faculty of Human Sciences

Unit PrefixExceptions Fee 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 PrefixExceptions Fee Band

MEDI

 

3

 

Except:

 
 

MEDI207

1

 

MEDI210

2

PHTY

 

2

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Unit PrefixExceptions Fee 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 PrefixExceptions Fee 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

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.

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