Teaching and assessment

Teaching and assessment

Our foundation and diploma programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a Macquarie University degree. Our methods might be a bit different from what you are used to.

Teaching and assessment

At Macquarie University International College, we want you to succeed. Throughout your studies, your academic achievement will be carefully monitored, and you will receive regular feedback on your progress so you stay on track.

Teaching and learning modes

You will have approximately 20 to 25 hours of classes per week. In addition to attending formal face-to-face classes, you will be required to complete up to 20 hours of further studies each week. These studies can include directed learning tasks, homework and research. You will learn from various formats such as:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • workshops
  • seminars
  • online activities.


You will be assessed throughout your studies to ensure your skills are progressing sufficiently. The types of assessment used will depend on the unit and the program. Assessment methods may include:

  • examinations
  • assignments
  • essays
  • laboratory practical work
  • participation in seminars
  • class quizzes.

Your final assessment will take into account all of the various assessment pieces throughout the unit. Throughout your program, you will receive a grade point average (GPA), which is progressively calculated based on the final grade achieved in each unit you undertake.

Progressing to Macquarie University

You must achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) to progress to a bachelor degree at Macquarie University. The GPA required depends on the degree you choose.

Carefully check the University's website for the latest entry requirements and other information related to your chosen bachelor degree. If you have any questions along the way, contact your representative or the College directly at +61 2 9850 6939.

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