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Introduction

 

Macquarie University is renowned for excellence in interdisciplinary research and teaching, our unique approach to learning, our highly skilled graduates and our first-class facilities.

 

Macquarie enrols 38,000 students annually across four faculties – Arts, Business and Economics, Human Sciences, and Science – and employs more than 2,000 staff. It is a popular destination for international students, but also has one of the most generous outbound programs in Australia, supporting more than 600 of its students on overseas exchange annually.

 

Macquarie University knows today’s graduates need more than just academic skills. That’s why its Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) program takes students out of the lecture theatre and places them in the heart of their chosen careers. PACE gives students invaluable life experience that sets them apart from other university graduates and, as a result, makes them better equipped for the real world and more attractive to employers. PACE activities are available at an international, national and local level and participation can take many forms - internships, field trips, community development projects or service learning opportunities.

 

With an expansive open campus, there is considerable opportunity for growth and development of research and commercial partnerships, especially with the global companies located in the adjoining high-technology precinct.

 

Examples of recent developments include the Macquarie University Spatial Experience (MUSE), Macquarie University Hospital, Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Cochlear Ltd, Australian Hearing Hub, KIT - Macquarie Brain Research Laboratory, Macquarie University Library, Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre and first-class media and science facilities. 

 

Faculties
  • Business and Economics
  • Arts
  • Science
  • Human Sciences
  • Medicine and Health Sciences

 

 

 

Environment

 

Situated above the main transport hub at Wynyard, Macquarie City campus is an ideal place to combine work and study. With three sessions a year for pathway and undergraduate programs, Macquarie City campus offers flexibility with the opportunity to finish an undergraduate degree in two years.

 

Three undergraduate degrees are offered: B Business Administration, B Commerce – Professional Accounting and B Arts majoring in Media, Culture and Communication.

 

Students undertaking an undergraduate program at Macquarie City campus graduate with a Macquarie University degree.

 

Macquarie City campus also offers the Macquarie University Foundation Studies Program which provides alternative entry into undergraduate degrees at the North Ryde or City campuses. Applications for the foundation program are submitted directly to the Macquarie City campus and not through the Universities Admissions Centre.

 

Notable Alumni

 

Peter Andren, former member for Calare in the Australian House of Representatives (Independent)

 

MiG Ayesa, singer and second runner-up on TV show Rock Star: INXS

 

Patricia Bergin, Chief Judge in Equity, NSW Supreme Court

 

Grant Brits, swimmer, bronze medallist at Beijing Olympics

 

Barry Brook (scientist), climate scientist and advocate of nuclear power

 

Greg Coffey, hedge fund manager

 

John Connor, environmentalist

 

Murray Cook, Anthony Field, Greg Page, three founding members of The Wiggles

 

Peter Debnam, former NSW Opposition Leader

 

Miranda Devine, columnist, writer

 

F. J. Duarte, author, physicist

 

Liz Ellis, former Australian national netball team captain

 

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