Nested UG Honours Degree

Nested UG Honours Degree

If you are a Commonwealth supported student you will be charged the 2016 student contribution amount for your 2016 unit enrolments according to the subject area of the unit.

At Macquarie, the standard full time load for a Bachelor Honours degree is 24 credit points. This is equal to 1 EFTSL (Effective Full-time Student Load) and is used to calculate student contribution for a unit.

How much does a unit of study cost?

Step 1

Check the Schedule of Honours Units and take a note of:

  • The Unit Code
  • The Credit Point value of the unit

Step 2

Look up the Student Contribution Band for the unit you are interested in.

Step 3

Look up the Annual Student Contribution Amount for the Student Contribution Band

Step 4

The cost of a unit based upon the most common credit point values are shown here.

You can also use your calculator to work it out as follows:

Unit Cost = (Credit points ÷ 24) × Annual Contribution Amount

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be eligible to receive a discount if you pay all or part (minimum $500 per census date) of your student contribution amount up-front to the University before the relevant census date.

The discount is calculated on the total amount you pay, not the full cost of the unit.


The examples below are rounded to the nearest dollar.

Student contribution for full time enrolment

You commence a Bachelor of Arts - Psychology (Honours) in 2016 as a full time student.You want to enrol in PSY 490 in Session 1 and Session 2. The contribution band is for the unit is Band 1 and it has a credit point value of 12. Your total unit cost for 2016 is calculated as follows:

Unit  Band Annual Student Contribution   × Credit points  ÷ Standard Annual Load Student Contribution 
PSY 490 (Session 1) 1 $6,256
24 $3,128
PSY 490 (Session 2) 1 $6,256
24 $3,128


The cost of a unit is based upon

  • the standard annual load
  • the credit point value of the unit
  • the student contribution band
Credit Points EFTSL Band 1 Band 2 Band 3 
6.0 0.2500 1,564 2,229 2,610
12.0 0.5000 3,128 4,458 5,220
18.0 0.7500 4,692 6,687 7,830
24.0 1.0000 6,256 8,917 10,440
Unit code Unit title Credit points
AHIS490 Ancient History Honours full time 12
AHIS495 Ancient History Honours part tim 6
AHST490 Ancient History Honours full time 12
AHST495 Ancient History Honours part time 6
EDUC490 Education Honours full time 12
EDUC495 Education Honours part time 6
GEOS490 Physical Geography Honours full time 12
GEOS495 Physical Geography Honours part time 6
LING490 Linguistics Honours full time 12
LING491 Linguistics/Contemporary Music Honours part time 6
LING494 Linguistics/Contemporary Music Honours full time 12
LING495 Linguistics Honours part time 6
PSY 490 Psychology Honours full time 12
PSY 495 Psychology Honours part time 6
SPH 490 Speech and Hearing Sciences Honours full time 12
SPH 495 Speech and Hearing Sciences Honours part time 6
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