# Research training

### Research training tuition fees

Commonwealth supported places are available for domestic students enrolled in the Bachelor of Philosophy/Master of Research (BPhil/MRes) in their first year.

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 the first year of the BPhil/MRes 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.

In the second year, domestic students will be funded by the Australian Government under the Research Training Program and there will be no separate tuition fee charged.

### 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 you are enrolling into

Step 2

Using the tables below, look up the Student Contribution 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.

You commence your Master of Research in 2018.  Your unit choices are mainly in the area of Physics.  The contribution bands for the units you choose are from both Band 1 and Band 2.

Each unit has a credit point value of 4.

Your program for the year will have a total of 32 credit points.

You would calculate your contribution amount for each unit using the following formula:

Unit Band annual student’s maximum contribution amount (per EFTSL) × credit points ÷ standard annual load = Student Contribution.\

Unit

Band

Annual Student Contribution

×

Credit points

÷

Student Contribution

MRES700

1

\$6,444

×

4

÷

32

\$805

PHYS700

2

\$9,185

×

4

÷

32

\$1,148

PHYS701

2

\$9,185

×

4

÷

32

\$1,148

PHYS702

2

\$9,185

×

4

÷

32

\$1,148

PHYS703

2

\$9,185

×

4

÷

32

\$1,148

PHYS704

2

\$9,185

×

4

÷

32

\$1,148

PHYS714

2

\$9,185

×

4

÷

32

\$1,148

STAT704

2

\$9,185

×

4

÷

32

\$1,148

Total

32

\$8,841

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

2018 enrolment

2017 enrolment

Band 1

\$805

\$794

Band 2

\$1,148

\$1,131

Band 3

\$1,344

\$1,325

NP

\$645

\$635

## Research Training - Student Contribution Bands

If you are a Commonwealth supported student you will be charged the 2017 student contribution amount for your 2017 unit enrolments according to the subject area of the unit.

The subject area of the unit determines which Bandis allocated to the unit - Band 1, Band 2 or Band 3.
The Credit Point Value, Student Contribution Band of your unit and the Annual Load of your course determine the amount you will be charged.

The student contribution bands for advanced undergraduate 700 level units offered at Macquarie University are listed in the table below.

Prefix

Band

AHIS

All Units

1

ANTH

All Units

1

ENGL

All Units

1

FOAR

All Units

1

GEOP

All Units

1

Except

GEOP700

2

GEOP705

2

GEOP743

2

INTS

All Units

1

MECO

All Units

1

MHIS

All Units

1

PHIL

All Units

1

PICT

All Units

1

POIR

All Units

1

SOCI

All Units

1

Prefix

Band

ACCG

All Units

3

ACST

All Units

3

AFIN

All Units

3

ECON

All Units

3

FOBE

All Units

3

MGMT

All Units

3

MKTG

All Units

3

Prefix

Band

APPL

All Units

1

COGS

All Units

1

ECED

All Units

1

EDIT

All Units

1

EDUC

All Units

1

FOHS

All Units

1

LING

All Units

1

PSYC

All Units

1

SPHL

All Units

1

Prefix

Band

MEDI

All Units

3

Except

MEDI751

2

Prefix

Band

ASTR

All Units

2

BIOL

All Units

2

CBMS

All Units

2

COMP

All Units

2

ENVS

All Units

2

GEOS

All Units

2

MATH

All Units

2

PHTN

All Units

2

PHYS

All Units

2

STAT

All Units

2

Prefix

Band

MRES

All Units

1

## Annual Student Contribution Amount

### 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.