Macquarie University

Macquarie University

While only 50 years young, Macquarie has risen to be a progressive and influential institution both locally and internationally. Ranked among the top two per cent of universities in the world and with a 5-star QS rating, Macquarie is considered one of the world’s best universities, producing graduates that are among the most sought-after professionals in the world.

Top reasons to study here

  • We design many of our degrees in collaboration with industry and many are also accredited by peak professional bodies.
  • From our beginnings, we have defied the traditional boundaries of academia.
  • Our pioneering approach is built around a connected learning community. Our students are considered partners and co-creators in their learning experience.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)



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.


Your path to a brighter future starts here. Whether you want to multiply your career possibilities, explore your passion or both, Macquarie will encourage you to learn with an open mind and turn your ambitions into realities.

  • CRICOS Provider: 00002J


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.


Macquarie's Career and Employment Service is offered to all current students during their studies and up to 12 months after they graduate.

We aim to help students in researching organisations and opportunities, searching and applying for jobs, preparing application documents and by providing a platform where students can acquire the skills and experience to get them career-ready.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


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. Our accommodation 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.

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

Back to university life at Macquarie!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

So far all the course content is being offered online due to COVID-19. THe online forum and student interaction are regular and very engaging. The structure of the course I am currently taking is very defined from the very beginning. All course activities and learning tools are provided in advance and clear instructions are given on how to conduct the exercises. I have...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Eclectic, broad subject selection, flexible, well resourced

The suffering of a LU Student
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am a student at the Lebanese University. Being an LU student is not that easy, it is hard and tiring, being at LU absorbs every bit of energy you have. Courses aren't sent online, the administration still hangs our grades on the board, we don't have the right to have our paper exams and we don't have as students the advantage of knowing our mistakes in a test.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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