Ranked among Australia’s top universities and within the top 40 in the Asia-Pacific region (Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Rankings of World Universities, 2010), Macquarie University is recognised for its innovative curriculum, high-quality teaching and research, and unique campus environment.
Macquarie University’s North Ryde campus is located in parklands only 30 minutes drive (15 kilometres) north-west of Sydney Harbour and Sydney’s central business district. The modern, well-equipped campus is set on 126 hectares of peaceful parkland in one of Australia’s premier high-technology corridors.
Macquarie University’s North Ryde campus features eateries and recreational facilities, in addition to extensive library and computer facilities, a state-of-the-art Sport and Aquatic Centre, an acclaimed sculpture park, several museums and two hotels. The Macquarie Centre, a major shopping complex, is also on the doorstep of the campus.
In 2009, we became the first university in Australia to have our own train station on campus, meaning we’re now connected to the city by underground rail.
We also offer courses at our Macquarie City Campus in Sydney’s city centre.
Main subject areas
Macquarie University offers courses in the following areas of study:
• Actuarial Studies
• Environmental Science
• Information Technology
• International Relations
• International Communications
With the high calibre of its courses and teaching staff, it is not surprising that Macquarie’s graduates are highly sought after: their starting salaries have been amongst the highest in Australia for more than a decade (The Good Universities Guide 1998-2010).
Macquarie’s goal is to be one of the top eight research-intensive universities in Australia and among the top 200 in the world by its 50th anniversary in 2014.
Recently, Macquarie established the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, moved into high-technology engineering, and identified concentrations of research excellence (COREs), meaning Macquarie concentrates on distinct research areas of the highest quality. Macquarie also has doctoral research partnerships with 51 universities from 22 countries.
Macquarie students have access to a range of globally-focused opportunities. With one of the most extensive international exchange programs of any Australian university, students can study in over 120 universities in more than 40 countries for periods ranging from a few weeks to a full year.
Macquarie also offers Transnational (offshore) and Distance programs, making it possible to study Macquarie degrees outside Australia at our partner institutions or online.