Open Universities Australia

Open Universities Australia

Start your future now: transform your learning experience with flexible online study via Macquarie University and Open Universities Australia

Dreaming of learning something new but don’t have the time to attend a university campus? Studying Macquarie (MQ) units via Open Universities Australia (OUA) makes it all possible, and with subject areas to suit any interest. Study from the convenience of your home, office or public library, at any time convenient to you. With most units requiring only online assessments, you’ll never need to come to campus to complete your degree.

You’ll be supported, engaged and challenged throughout your study by experienced teachers with industry experience, and your connection to the University is only an email or a phone call away. Need advice with assignments if you are starting or returning to study after a break? MQ and OUA have collaborated to provide you with a range of free and accessible support services to meet every need throughout your study. And don’t forget to stay in touch with your classmates to share ideas via online collaborative tools in your easy-to-navigate study portal.

Ready to get into a degree?

If you’ve commenced your online study with us, has your thirst for knowledge made you curious about coming to campus? Successfully complete 2 MQ-OUA units with a WAM of 65 or above  or successfully complete 4 MQ-OUA units with pass and submit a direct application to the university, you’ll have a guaranteed place in either Bachelor of Arts OR Bachelor of Security Studies on campus at North Ryde.

If you successfully complete PSYX1104 and PSYX1105 with a WAM of 65 or above; or successfully complete 4 MQ-OUA units with pass (including  PSYX1104 and PSYX1105), you’ll have a guaranteed place in Bachelor of Psychology.

From 2020, we offer Bachelor of Science (Specialisation in Biology) via OUA. Successful completion of two of the following units with a WAM of 65 or above or successful completion of 4 MQ-OUA units(including two of the following units) will guarantee you a place in the degree:

  • BIOX1310 Organisms and Ecosystems
  • BIOX1610  Biology in Practice
  • BIOX1110  Genes to Organism
  • CHEX1001 Foundations of Chemistry

Otherwise, choose and complete any 2 OUA units with a WAM of 65 or pass any 4 OUA units and your place is also guaranteed in our online Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Security Studies degree and you should apply via OUA. If you complete PSYX1104 and PSYX1105 with a WAM of 65; or pass any 4 OUA units , including PSYX1104 and PSYX1105, you can be admitted to our online Bachelor of Psychology. Successful completion of four OUA units including two of the following units will guarantee you a place in Bachelor of Science(Specialisation in Biology):

  • BIOX1310 Organisms and Ecosystems
  • BIOX1610  Biology in Practice
  • BIOX1110  Genes to Organism
  • CHEX1001 Foundations of Chemistry

You can make your study continue to work around your other commitments.

The prospect of expanding your knowledge or career change is closer than you think…and all you need to enrol is access to a computer…we’ll take care of the rest.

Postgraduate Programs

There are a range of postgraduate courses and individual units in areas including education, security, policy and criminology offered via OUA. For more details, visit https://www.open.edu.au/.

What do I need to know to start studying?

View the list of Macquarie courses and units offered via Open Universities Australia, and enrol today by creating a My Study Centre profile.

What kind of support can I expect to receive as an MQ-OUA student? Visit our Student Support Services page to learn about the kinds of support we have to offer
What textbooks will I need? Visit Booktopia and search for a unit to view all textbook information
What if I need assistance with online learning? See our Online Learning pages for tips about how to set up your student email, access your online unit, and use the Library, as well as tips to help you study
Where can I find out information about key dates and fees? Visit Open Universities Australia for information on key dates. All fees are able to be deferred (with the option to pay upfront or partially upfront) - view fee information via OUA

Current student information

For current OUA Macquarie students, important information are provided for your convenience via the 2020 Macquarie Open Universities Australia (OUA) Student Guide.

From 2017 Macquarie University has changed our offerings to better integrate them with our on campus offerings - so as to offer a better experience for our OUA students.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate units will now follow the Macquarie University academic year, which has 3 Sessions:

Session 1 commences 24 Feb 2020

Session 2 commences 27 July 2020

Session 3 commences 30 Nov 2020

I need to choose my next OUA unit or my major See OUA Unit and Course Descriptions for all OUA units offered by Macquarie University
I need to apply for a grade appeal See the Grade Appeal information
I want to apply for a MQ degreeApply to OUA directly - for online Bachelor of Arts ; Bachelor of Security Studies ; Bachelor of Science (Specialisation in Biology) and Bachelor of Psychology

Submit a direct online application to the university for on-campus Bachelor of Arts , Bachelor of Security Studies , Bachelor of Science (Specialisation in Biology) and Bachelor of Psychology if you have completed OUA units and have met the articulation requirement. Applications for Session 2, 2020 will open on 1 July 2020.

Content owner: Pathways Last updated: 23 Apr 2020 2:47pm

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