Direct Entry to Macquarie University degrees

Direct Entry to Macquarie University degrees

Direct Entry

The success of our students comes from the quality teaching of our Direct Entry programs.

We are a leader in Direct Entry English language teaching programs and are well-known for the range of programs we offer along with the approach we take to teaching and learning.

If you intend to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Macquarie University and need to study English first, our specialised Direct Entry programs are right for you. Each program has been based on the requirements and topics set by the Faculties. You will study relevant text types and academic English skills for your discipline while continuing to develop accurate spoken and written language. This will be alongside other students who are planning to study similar degree programs.

Our expert teachers assess your English during the course so that you can enter your program without needing to sit an external English proficiency test such as IELTS. Our Direct Entry programs can be packaged with Academic English and General English.

Direct Entry for Business, Accounting and Economics

This 10-week Direct Entry program is designed for students entering Macquarie University degrees in the Faculty of Business & Economics. You will study English for Business, Accounting and Economics with classmates who are also planning to take a degree in these fields. This is one of our most popular programs, and you will be sure to build your future business networks with the students studying alongside you.

Direct Entry for Human Sciences, Arts and Science and Engineering

This 10-week Direct Entry program is designed for students entering Macquarie University degrees in the Faculties of Human Sciences, Arts, Science & Engineering, and Medicine & Health Sciences. You will study the language and academic skills related to your chosen field with classmates who are also planning to take a degree in these fields. This stimulating course will build your language skills and challenge your thinking.

Intensive Preparation Program

This 5-week Direct Entry program is designed for students who are already very close to meeting the University’s English entry requirements for their undergraduate or postgraduate degree program or who have a full offer to their degree program and wish to refresh their English and academic skills. You will study the language and skills related to your chosen field with classmates who are also at this level. Be prepared for fascinating discussions and knowledge-sharing with other high-achieving students.

Introductory Academic Program

This short program is designed for Australia Awards Scholarships students who have a full offer to Macquarie University. It introduces you to the academic culture at the University and helps you develop the skills required for academic success in your chosen field. You will learn about the Australian academic culture and expectations, and you will further develop your academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills using the latest digital learning technology.

Entry requirements

The table below is a guide to the entry requirements. All five scores (Overall, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) are considered when recommending your English course.

IELTS

TOEFL iBT

Pearson (PTE)

Overall

Writing

Overall

Writing

Overall

Writing

Intensive Preparation Program*

6.5

6.0

83

21

58

50

Direct Entry for Business, Accounting and Economics

6.0

6.0

73

21

50

50

Direct Entry for Human Sciences, Arts and Science

6.0

6.0

73

21

50

50

Below IELTS 5.0

General English

*Full offers or IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) in one of the following: reading, speaking, listening

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