As a Macquarie University student you will join a diverse and welcoming community of 35,000 students, with 12,000 international students from over 110 countries.
Ranked among the top two per cent of universities in the world (Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Rankings of World Universities 2011), Macquarie University offers internationally recognised and respected degrees, an outstanding student lifestyle and a modern parkland campus 30 minutes from Sydney’s city centre in the heart of the city’s high-technology business precinct.
Set on 135 hectares of peaceful green parkland, Macquarie's modern campus is just 30 minutes from Sydney's city centre and features cutting-edge facilities for learning and research.
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.
We are 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 leads the way in interdisciplinary research and teaching, with degrees that are focused on graduate outcomes and real-world learning.
Degrees are offered in the following areas of study:
• Media and creative arts
• Society, languages, history and culture
• Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
• Education and teaching
• Linguistics, speech and hearing
• Engineering and information technology
• Health and medical sciences
Macquarie produces graduates that are highly sought after by employers around the world. Macquarie's graduates enjoy starting salaries that have been amongst the highest in Australia for more than a decade (The Good Universities Guide 1998-2011).
Macquarie is home to internationally-renowned researchers, meaning Macquarie students learn from teachers who are leaders in their fields.
Macquarie is ranked fourth in Australia for research of the highest possible quality. In the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia initiative, Macquarie achieved a maximum 5 rating (indicating outstanding performance well above world standard) in biological sciences, Earth sciences, environmental sciences, physical sciences and psychology and cognitive sciences.
The UK’s Times Higher Education ranked Macquarie as number one in Australia and 14th worldwide for environmental sciences research.
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.