Academic entry requirements for international students

Academic entry requirements for international students

To be eligible for a program of study at Macquarie University, international students need to meet both the minimum academic and English entry requirements.

Here, we will cover the types of academic qualifications and scores required for you to lodge an application for admission. Please refer to our English Requirements page for more information about the minimum language proficiency standards for our programs.

Foundation and Diploma Academic Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission to a Macquarie University International College (MUIC) pathway program, international students require the completion of either:

  • senior secondary studies equivalent to Australian Year 11 for admission to Standard Foundation
  • senior secondary studies equivalent to an Australian Year 12 senior secondary qualification (HSC or equivalent) for admission to Intensive Program or Diploma programs

What marks or grades do I need?

The tables below provide the minimum scores required for overseas high school qualifications from over 60 countries, including many globally recognised qualifications such as the GCSE / O-Levels, GCE A-Levels, and International Baccalaureate (IB):

Further information on our pathway programs is available through Coursefinder.

Undergraduate Academic Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

To apply for an undergraduate program, international students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications:

  • A recognised senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification
  • A recognised university Foundation course
  • A recognised 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree
  • At least one year of a university degree from a recognised institution

How do I know if my qualification is 'recognised'?

Macquarie University recognises a wide variety of academic qualifications including:

  • Senior secondary qualifications from Australia and recognised equivalent qualifications from overseas
  • Foundation programs offered by most Australian universities, as well as some approved international programs
  • Diplomas assessed as equivalent to the level of an Australian Diploma (AQF 5) or Advanced Diploma / Associate Degree (AQF 6) qualification
  • Degree programs assessed as equivalent to the level of an Australian Bachelor (AQF 7), Honours Bachelor or Graduate Certificate / Diploma (AQF 8), or Master (AQF 9) degree

If your qualification does not fit into any of the above categories, or if you are unsure, please do not hesitate to submit an application and it will be assessed by our admissions team.

We also accept a broader selection of overseas qualifications for admission into our Foundation and Diploma level courses which can provide a pathway into your preferred undergraduate program - see MUIC Foundation and Diploma entry requirements for details.

Recognised Secondary Qualifications

The following section outlines the types of high school qualifications, sorted by continent, that we consider in assessing the eligibility of international applicants for our undergraduate programs.


Africa

Please review the information below along with details about the minimum required scores for your course and our International Academic Entry Program where we may be able consider your eligibility based on your academic performance in Mathematics.

Key:

HF - Completion of a recognised high school qualification / pre-tertiary or foundation program
D - Completion of a recognised college or polytechnic diploma
B - Completion of the first year of a recognised university Bachelor degree

Country Accepted Qualification(s) Other Qualification(s)
Ghana GCE A-Levels HF, D, B
Mauritius GCE A Levels HF, D, B
Nigeria GCE A Levels HF, D, B
South Africa South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) HF, D, B
Tanzania Tanzanian Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) HF, D, B
Uganda Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (ACE) HF, D, B
Zambia - D, B
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) GCE A Levels HF, D, B

Asia Pacific

Please review the information below along with details about the minimum required scores for your course and our International Academic Entry Program where we may be able consider your eligibility based on your academic performance in Mathematics.

Key:

HF - Completion of a recognised high school qualification / university entrance exam / pre-tertiary or foundation program
D - Completion of a recognised college or polytechnic diploma
B - Completion of the first year of a recognised university Bachelor degree

Country Accepted Qualification(s) Other Qualification(s)
Brunei Darussalam - B
China Chinese National Higher Education Entrance Exam (Gao Kao)  D, B
Fiji Fijian Seventh Form Certificate (Year 13 Certificate) HF, D, B
Hong Kong Hong Kong ALE or Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) HF, D, B
Indonesia Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) (selected schools only) HF, D, B
Japan Japanese National Center Test (大学入試センター試験) with senior secondary certificate, or Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho / 高等学校 ) with minimum GPA of 3.3 out of 5.0 HF, D, B
Korea, Republic of (South) Korea Republic College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) and evidence of successful completion of secondary studies HF, D, B
Malaysia Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM), or Matrikulasi, or United Examination Certificate (UEC) HF, D, B
Myanmar, The Republic of the Union of Recognised foundation program, or 1 year of Bachelor degree study HF, B
Samoa National University of Samoa University Preparatory Year (Foundation or Uni-Prep Year) HF, D, B
Singapore Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level HF, D, B
Taiwan Taiwanese General Scholastic Aptitude Test (GSAT), or a diploma from Junior College HF, D, B
Thailand Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education (Matayom 6) HF, D, B
Vietnam Completion of a recognised high school qualification (selected schools only) HF, B

Europe

Please review the information below along with details about the minimum required scores for your course and our International Academic Entry Program where we may be able consider your eligibility based on your academic performance in Mathematics.

Key:

HF - Completion of a recognised high school qualification / pre-tertiary or foundation program.
D - Completion of a recognised college or polytechnic diploma.
B - Completion of the first year of a recognised university Bachelor degree

Country Accepted Qualification(s) Other Qualification(s)
Europe European Baccalaureate (EB) HF
Austria Austrian Maturity Certificate: Reifezeugnis, Reifeprüfungszeugnis, Matura or Maturazeugnis HF, D, B
Azerbaijan - HF, D, B
Belgium Belgian Certificate of Access to Higher Education: Diplôme d'aptitude à accéder à l'enseignement supérieur (DAES); Bekwaamheidsdiploma dat toegang verleert tot het hoger onderwijs (BDHO); Getuigschrift van hoger secundair onderwijs (GHSO); Certificat d'humanités HF, D, B
Bulgaria Bulgarian Diploma of Completion of Secondary Education: Zrelostno Svidetelstvo; Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie HF, D, B
Croatia Croatian Matura: Svjedodzbo o Maturi HF, D, B
Czech Republic Czech Republic Maturita: Vysvedceni o Maturitni Zkousce; Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skuse HF, D, B
Denmark Danish Upper Secondary School Examination Certificate (USSE): Studentereksamen (STX) or Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) HF, D, B
Finland Finnish Matriculation Examination Certificate: Ylioppilastutkintotodistus; Studenteksamensbetyg HF, D, B
France* French Baccalaureate: Baccalauréat Général; Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré; Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré; Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) or International option of the French Baccalaureat HF, D, B
Germany German Abitur / Fachhochschulreife: Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife; Abiturientenzeugnis; Zeugnis der Reife; Reifezeugnis HF, D, B
Greece Greek Certificate of Access (Vevaiosi Prosvasis); Greek Apolyterion (Apolyteriou Eniaiou Lykeiou or Leaving Certificate); Greek Panhellenic Examination and State University or General Entrance Examination HF, D, B
Hungary Hungarian Matriculation Certificate: Gimnáziumi Érettsegi Bizonyítvány; Érettsegi Vizsga; Matura; Szakközépiskolai Érettsegi-Képesítö Bizonyítvány (Technical Secondary School Maturity Certificate) HF, D, B
Iceland Studentsprof HF, D, B
Ireland Irish Leaving Certificate (Ardteistimeireacht) or equivalent HF, D, B
Italy Italian High School State Exam (Esame di Stato) HF, D, B
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Maturitätszeugnis HF, D, B
Luxembourg Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires HF, D, B
Netherlands Dutch Diploma of Pre-University Education: Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs HF, D, B
Norway Norwegian Upper Secondary School Examination Certificate (USSE) or equivalent: Vitnemål fra den videregående skole, Vitnemål for videregående opplæring, or Examen Artium. HF, D, B
Poland Polish Matriculation Certificate: Matura; Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego; Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Zawodowego; Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Technikum Zawodowego; Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Technikum; Egzamin Maturalny HF, D, B
Portugal Portuguese Certificate of Secondary Education: Carta do Curso Complementar Liceus; Certifico de fim de Estudos Secundarios; Diploma de Decimo Segundo Ano de Escolaridad; Certidao do Decimo Segundo Ano; Diploma Tecnico Profissional HF, D, B
Romania Romanian Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate: Diploma de Bacalaureat (Maturitate) HF, D, B
Russian Federation Attestat o Srednem (polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education) HF, D, B
Scotland Scottish National Courses HF, D, B
Slovakia Czech Republic and Slovakian Maturita: Vysvedceni o Maturitni Zkousce; Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skuse HF, D, B
Slovenia Slovenian Matura or Secondary School Leaving Certificate: Maturitetno Spricevalo; Splošna matura HF, D, B
Spain Titulo de Bachillerato with Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad HF, D, B
Sweden Swedish Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan); Avgångsbetyg fran Gymansieskolan; Studentexamen; Gymnasie Kompetens HF, D, B
Switzerland Swiss Federal Maturity Certificate: Maturitätszeugnis; Certificat de Maturité; Attestato di Maturità HF, D, B
United Kingdom GCE Advanced Level Examinations, or Scottish Certificate of Education Higher Grade, or Scottish National Courses HF, D, B

*including awards obtained in the Départments d'Outremer viz French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion, St Pierre and Miquelon; and awards obtained in the Territoires d'Outremer viz French Polynesia, New Calendonia)

Subcontinent and the Middle East

Please review the information below along with details about the minimum required scores for your course and our International Academic Entry Program where we may be able consider your eligibility based on your academic performance in Mathematics.

Key:

HF - Completion of a recognised high school qualification / pre-tertiary or foundation program.
D - Completion of a recognised college or polytechnic diploma.
B - Completion of the first year of a recognised university Bachelor degree

Country Accepted Qualification(s) Other Qualification(s)
Bangladesh Completion of a Bangladeshi Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with minimum GPA of 4.5 out of 5.0; or completion of the first year of a 4-year Bachelor degree at a recognised university; or a completed 2-3 year Bachelor degree HF, B
Bhutan - HF, D, B
India Indian Higher Secondary Certificate (HSSC); All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC); Indian School Certificate (ISC) HF, D, B
Israel Israeli Matriculation Certificate (Teudat Bagrut) HF, B
Lebanon Baccalauréat Libanais (Lebanese General Secondary Certificate or شهادة الثانوية العامة) HF, D, B
Nepal Nepalese Higher Secondary Education Certificate (HSEC) HF, B
Oman - D, B
Pakistan Completion of the first year of a 4-year Bachelor degree at a recognised university; or completed 2-3 year Bachelor degree B
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan GCE Advanced Level Examinations HF, D, B

The Americas

Please review the information below along with details about the minimum required scores for your course and our International Academic Entry Program where we may be able consider your eligibility based on your academic performance in Mathematics.

Key:

HF - Completion of a recognised high school qualification / pre-tertiary or foundation program.
D - Completion of a recognised college or polytechnic diploma.
B - Completion of the first year of a recognised university Bachelor degree

Country Accepted Qualification(s) Other Qualification(s)
Argentina - HF, D, B
Brazil - HF, D, B
Canada Alberta High School Diploma, British Columbia Senior Secondary School Graduation Diploma, Manitoba High School Graduation Diploma, New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma, Newfoundland Provincial High School Graduation Certificate, Nova Scotia High School Completion Certificate, Ontario Secondary School Diploma, Prince Edward Island High School Graduation Certificate, Quebec Diploma of Collegial Studies, Quebec Diploma of Supplementary Vocational Secondary Studies or Equivalent, Saskatchewan Complete Division IV or Grade XII Standing HF, D, B
Colombia - HF, D, B
Mexico - HF, B
United States of America Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) with evidence of successful completion of high school HF, D, B

What marks or grades do I need?

Direct entry to our undergraduate programs for international students is determined by an international selection rank or course cut-off score. Each degree has a specific international selection rank which is converted into the minimum score you need to achieve in your overseas qualification to be considered for entry.

The tables below provide international selection rank conversions for qualifications from over 40 countries, including many globally-recognised qualifications such as GCE A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB):

Worried that you will not meet the minimum score for your program?

Not a problem - please have a look at our International Academic Entry Program where we may be able consider your eligibility based on your English results and academic performance in mathematics and other subjects.

Can't find your score or qualification?

If you cannot find the required score for your qualification, please do not hesitate to submit an application and our admissions team will assess your eligibility.

International Academic Entry Program

Should you not meet the minimum cut-off score for entry into your selected undergraduate course, you may still be able to qualify for admission under our International Academic Entry Program (IAEP). Under this entry program, we will consider your performance in individual subjects that match your strengths to one of our world-class courses.

Provided you already meet the English requirements for your selected degree program and have a minimum overall average of at least 65%, we will consider your performance in your senior high school final-year Mathematics and other subjects as an alternative indicator.

Listed below are the minimum Mathematics and other subject scores that you would need to achieve in the Higher School Certificate (HSC) for entry to each undergraduate program. The HSC is the Year 12 senior high school qualification that is completed by students residing in New South Wales, Australia. For the purpose of the IAEP, we will consider equivalent final-year Mathematics and other subjects from recognised international senior high school qualifications or university entry examinations.

You do not have to apply for the IAEP. If you do not meet the course cut-off, our Admissions team will automatically consider your senior high school Mathematics and other subject scores to assess your eligibility.

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics Extension 1 E4
Mathematics Extension 2 E4

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with Bachelor of Science

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics Extension 1 E4
Mathematics Extension 2 E4

And two from the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Biology B4
Chemistry B4
Physics B4
Agriculture B4
Earth & Environmental Science B4

Bachelor of Advanced Science

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B6
Mathematics Extension 1 E4
Mathematics Extension 2 E4

And two from the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Biology B6
Chemistry B6
Physics B6
Agriculture B4
Earth & Environmental Science B4

Bachelor of Ancient History

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

Bachelor of Applied Finance

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Applied Finance with the Bachelor of Actuarial Studies

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics Extension 1 E4
Mathematics Extension 2 E4

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Applied Finance with the Bachelor of Business Analytics

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Applied Finance with the Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Applied Finance with the Bachelor of Economics

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Applied Finance with the Bachelor of Laws

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B6
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E4

Bachelor of Archaeology

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

Bachelor of Arts

One of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

Bachelor of Arts with the Bachelor of Commerce

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Arts with the Bachelor of Science

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And two from the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Biology B4
Chemistry B4
Physics B4
Agriculture B4
Earth & Environmental Science B4

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology with Bachelor of Education (Primary)

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E3
Mathematics Extension 2 E3

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology with Bachelor of Human Sciences

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology with Bachelor of Laws

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B6
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E4

Bachelor of Biodiversity & Conservation

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And two from the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Biology B4
Chemistry B4
Physics B4
Agriculture B4
Earth & Environmental Science B4

Bachelor of Business Administration

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Business Administration with the Bachelor of Arts

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Business Administration with the Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Business Administration with the Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Business Administration with the Bachelor of Laws

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B6
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E4

Bachelor of Business Administration with the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B6
Mathematics B6
Mathematics Extension 1 E3
Mathematics Extension 2 E3

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Business Analytics

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Business Analytics with Bachelor of Security Studies

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Chiropractic Science

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And two from the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Biology B4
Chemistry B4
Physics B4
Personal Development, Health & Physical Education B4

Bachelor of Clinical Science

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E3
Mathematics Extension 2 E3

And one from the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Biology B5
Chemistry B5
Physics B5

Bachelor of Commerce

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Commerce with the Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Commerce with the Bachelor of Laws

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B6
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E4

Bachelor of Commerce with the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B6
Mathematics B6
Mathematics Extension 1 E3
Mathematics Extension 2 E3

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Commerce with the Bachelor of Science

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And two from the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Biology B4
Chemistry B4
Physics B4
Agriculture B4
Earth & Environmental Science B4

Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting with the Bachelor of Business Analytics

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting with the Bachelor of Laws

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B6
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E4

Bachelor of Digital Business

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Software Design and Development B5

And two of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Economics

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Economics with the Bachelor of Business Analytics

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E3
Mathematics Extension 2 E3

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Physics B3

And one of the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with the Bachelor of Arts

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Physics B3

And one of the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with the Bachelor of Commerce

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Physics B3

And one of the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with the Bachelor of Science

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Physics B3

And one of the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Biology B4
Chemistry B4
Agriculture B4
Earth & Environmental Science B4

Bachelor of Environment

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And two of the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Biology B4
Chemistry B4
Physics B4
Earth & Environmental Science B4
Geography B4

Bachelor of Environment with the Bachelor of Laws

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Biology B4
Chemistry B4
Physics B4
Earth & Environmental Science B4
Geography B4

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B6
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E4

Bachelor of Global Business

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Hellenic Studies

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Human Sciences

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

Bachelor of Information Technology

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Software Design and Development B5

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Information Technology - Games Design and Development

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Software Design and Development B5

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Information Technology with the Bachelor of Laws

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Software Design and Development B5

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B6
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E4

Bachelor of International Studies

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

Bachelor of International Studies with the Bachelor of Laws

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B2
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B6
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E4

Bachelor of Laws

One of the following

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B2
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B6
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E4

Bachelor of Marine Science

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And two from the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Biology B4
Chemistry B4
Physics B4
Agriculture B4
Earth & Environmental Science B4

Bachelor of Marketing and Media

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B5
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E3

Bachelor of Media

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Media with the Bachelor of Laws

One of the following

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B6
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E4

Bachelor of Medical Science

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Biology B5
Chemistry B5

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject not already used above B5
Any other extension subject not already used above E3

Bachelor of Planning

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B6
Mathematics B6
Mathematics Extension 1 E3
Mathematics Extension 2 E3

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) with the Bachelor of Human Sciences

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B6
Mathematics B6
Mathematics Extension 1 E3
Mathematics Extension 2 E3

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) with the Bachelor of Laws

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B6
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E4

Bachelor of Science

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And two of the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Biology B4
Chemistry B4
Physics B4
Agriculture B4
Earth & Environmental Science B4

Bachelor of Science with the Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And two of the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Biology B4
Chemistry B4
Physics B4
Agriculture B4
Earth & Environmental Science B4

Bachelor of Science with the Bachelor of Laws

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Biology B4
Chemistry B4
Physics B4
Agriculture B4
Earth & Environmental Science B4

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B6
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E4

Bachelor of Science - Psychology

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Science Subject Minimum Band Score
Biology B4
Chemistry B4
Physics B4

Bachelor of Social Science

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B4
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B4
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E2

Bachelor of Social Science with the Bachelor of Laws

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B4
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And one of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any other subject than those mentioned above B6
Any other extension subject than those mentioned above E4

Bachelor of Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
General Mathematics 2 B5
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

One of the following:

HSC Mathematics Subject Minimum Band Score
Mathematics B5
Mathematics Extension 1 E2
Mathematics Extension 2 E2

And two of the following:

HSC Subject Minimum Band Score
Any two other subjects than those mentioned above B5

Postgraduate Academic Entry Requirements

Masters (by Research)

To apply for a Masters (by Research) or PhD program, you should be able to demonstrate research experience in your previous studies. Please refer to the Higher Degree Research website for more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Masters (by Coursework)

Entry requirements for Masters (by Coursework) programs at Macquarie University are set out in Coursefinder.

In general, entry requires a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution considered equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree (Level 7 on the Australian Qualifications Framework). Some courses may require previous study or work experience in a related area, a higher level qualification such as an Honours Bachelor (AQF Level 8), or other additional entry criteria that must be satisfied.

Most courses will also state a Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement, which is a reflection of your overall performance in your previous qualification. The tables below provide GPA equivalencies for grading schemes used in 25 different countries, including Macquarie's minimum Pass standard:

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