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Macquarie University

4.3 out of 5 (53 ratings / 44 reviews) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
At Macquarie University we do things a little differently. We’ve always challenged conventions, opening our doors to students no matter who they are or where they come from. We embrace all points of view and we’ll encourage you to question the norm, to be bold and to strive for the extraordinary. CRICOS Provider: 00002J

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (4)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Journalism & Media (2)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today our pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds. 


  • At Macquarie, we give you the freedom to explore your interests across a range of areas, rather than lock you in to a single, narrow field. We do this primarily by offering courses and degrees that are interdisciplinary. 
  • If you’re an undergraduate we also give you the option to undertake double degrees in either complementary, or completely different, areas of study.
  • If you’re interested in postgraduate study you can forge your own path by tailoring coursework and research programs to study subjects both inside and outside your main academic focus area. 


  • The world is a big place. Its challenges are many and they are often complex. But for every challenge there is a solution, growing in somebody’s mind.
  • Macquarie University was founded with a distinct purpose: to bring pioneering minds together and free them from traditional boundaries. To invite perspectives that had previously gone unheard. And together, boldly imagine new ways of thinking.
  • With an enviable reputation for research excellence and a driving desire to produce solutions with real-world impact, our discoveries are paving the way to a brighter future.


  • Some still see university and the eventual job you get as two separate entities. We don’t. At Macquarie we work with both Australian and international students to ensure your studies lead you to a satisfying and prosperous career, one that allows you to dream big and make a difference in this world.
  • Our Career Accelerator initiative is a powerful three-stage process that ensures potential employees will like what they see and get you started on the path to a satisfying career sooner. 

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University Ranking

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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

  • Accommodation services
  • Archives and Records Management
  • Art Gallery
  • Campus Life
  • Career and Employment Services
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement)
  • Equity and diversity
  • Financial services
  • Future Students
  • Graduation unit 
  • Group Marketing

Housing services

  • Living among our vibrant community is one of the best experiences you can possibly have as a student. The student accommodation at Macquarie University is unique as it provides a balanced academic and social lifestyle among a supportive environment you can’t get anywhere else. Our residents come from all over the world, creating a vibrant community where lifelong friendships are formed.
  • Our accommodation is located both on and off campus and offers unique experiences for its residents. Whether you prefer more supportive to the more independent environments, we offer various living arrangements to suit our diverse student community 

Library services

Macquarie University library provides access to millions of print and electronic resources. It features group and quiet study areas; computers, printers and copiers; presentation practice pods; a café; and high-tech robotic cranes that deliver your books in minutes.

Medical services

Macquarie is pioneering health and wellness, with Australia’s first and only private, not-for-profit hospital on a university campus. We apply the latest research discoveries in treatment via our on-campus clinics, to support a healthier, happier community.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Our campus spans 126 hectares, with open green space that gives our community the freedom to think and grow.
  • Over AU$1 billion has recently been invested in our facilities and infrastructure so our students and staff can thrive in an environment that is inspiring and switched on to the latest digital technologies.
  • Like a miniature city, Macquarie has a vast array of amenities on campus including a bookshop, a bar and several cafés. And, the University is within walking distance to a major shopping precinct. 

Sports facilities

Here, it’s all about having options. Our team are here to help you choose how to lead a healthy and active life, by yourself or with friends and family. Participate in our sport and fitness programs, dive into our Olympic-size heated swimming pool, get focused with a personal trainer, or workout at your own pace in our state-of-the-art Health Club. 

Student Reviews

Age is not a barrier to learning...
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

So far as the course is online I have been taking the classes online. The classes is well structured and the lectures are very instructive and context is robust.

PhD in Australia, Macquarie University
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Very bad uni for International students. You are treated as a cash cow and not supported throughout your study period. The HDR office is not on top of their stuff, and they do not understand the stress you’ve been put through as an International student. If it wasn’t for the lab experience and practical skills that you gain through your candidature, I’d give this...

Graduate studies in COVID times...
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

So far so good. The courses attended was well put together and the lecturers were always available for comments and inputs. Due to Covid so far I have been studying online and that has been OK.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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