Macquarie University

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Macquarie University - Overview & Background

Founder Governor Lachlan Macquarie
University Motto And gladly teche
University Type Public Research University
University City Sydney, New South
Student to Faculty Ratio 23:1
Main Campus New South
Campus Size 311 acres
Endowment A$850m
Acceptance Rate 30%
Graduation Rate 39.1%
Employment Rate 89%
Total Enrollment 40,209
Official Website Link Macquarie University, Australia
Contact Detail +61 2 9850 7111


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Macquarie University is situated in the city of Sydney in Australia. This Public University, founded in 1964, has a strong focus on research. The main campus is located about 16 km from Sydney’s Central Business District.  

Known for its excellent research, Macquarie is ranked in the top 40 universities in the Asia-Pacific region and within Australia's top 12 universities according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the U.S. News & World Report Rankings and the QS World University Rankings...

The university currently comprises of 35 departments within five faculties:

  • list items Faculty of Arts
  • list items Faculty of Business and Economics
  • list items Faculty of Human Sciences
  • list items Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • list items Faculty of Science and Engineering.
  • The Faculty of Science is divided into separate Departments:

  • list items Department of Biological Sciences
  • list items Department of Molecular Sciences
  • list items Department of Chiropractic
  • list items Department of Computing
  • list items Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • list items School of Engineering;
  • list items Department of Environment and Geography
  • list items Department of Mathematics
  • list items Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • list items Department of Statistics
  • In addition, the university is affiliated to :

  • list items The Macquarie Graduate School of Management
  • list items The Australian Research Institute for Environment and Sustainability
  • list items The Macquarie University Hospital
  • list items The Australian Hearing Hub.
  • The Australian Hearing Hub is in partnership with Cochlear, the world leader in implantable hearing devices that help restore hearing and connect people to the world of sound. Cochlear has its headquarters on the campus.


    The University is ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world and among the top 250 Universities in the world.

    McQuarrie’s Engineering department has extensive research programs in :

  • list items Electromagnetic and antenna design
  • list items Energy conversion and management
  • list items Integrated wireless communication systems
  • list items Nonlinear electronics
  • list items Guided-wave optics and photonics
  • list items Very-large-scale integration
  • list items Wireless communications and networking
  • The Information and Computing Sciences department works on diverse fields ranging from cybersecurity, intelligent virtual agents and malware to data mining and controlled languages. The Environmental Sciences department works on issues from tropical cyclones, toxic dust and natural hazards to Antarctic contamination and invasive species.


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    The university has extensive research centres – these are just a few of them :

  • list items AAO
  • list items ARC Centre for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS)
  • list items ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems (incorporating ARC National Key Centre for Geochemical Evolution and Metallogeny of Continents (GEMOC))
  • list items ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS)
  • list items ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP)
  • list items ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD)
  • list items ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre - ARC Training Centre for Fruit Fly Biosecurity (ITTC)
  • list items Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies (ACANS)
  • list items Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI)
  • list items Biomolecular Discovery and Design Research Centre (Formerly Biomolecular Frontiers Research Centre (BMFRC))
  • list items Biosecurity Futures Research Centre, Capital Markets CRC
  • list items Centre for Advanced Computing - Algorithms and Cryptography (ACAC)
  • list items Centre for Applied History
  • list items Centre for Children's Learning in a Social World
  • list items Centre for Corporate Sustainability
  • list items Environmental and Finance Centre for Diamond Science and Technology.
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    International students arriving in a new country are always bewildered about where to stay and what kind of accommodation is available. It is best that you contact the university and initially stay in a short stay while you get used to the country and its people. McQuarrie has a helpful website which will guide you to find the place of your choice.

    You have the choice to choose between a homestay – best if you want to soak in the atmosphere of the country and the way its people live. Or you could choose between sharing apartments with fellow students. If your budget is a constraint, you could look at hostels where you will get a room with shared facilities.


    Financial Aid 

    Macquarie has one of the most generous financial aid packages available to International students. These are in the form of scholarships.

    Some of them are :

  • list items Macquarie University India Scholarship
  • list items Sponsored Student Grant
  • list items Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship
  • list items Australian Government Scholarships - Australia Awards Scholarships
  • list items Macquarie University Study Abroad Scholarship. 
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    Notable Alumni

     Some famous alumni from Macquarie University include :

  • list items Dana Bergstrom, Australian Antarctic researcher, author
  • list items Lyndall Ryan, Australian academic and historian at Newcastle University
  • list items Rodney Adler, Australian businessman and former HIH director
  • list items David Leckie, Australian businessman and former CEO of Seven West Media
  • list items Napoleon Perdis, Australian makeup artist and businessman
  • list items Peter Andren, Australian politician, former Member for Calare in the Australian House of Representatives
  • list items John Hewson, Australian politician and former leader of the Liberal Party of Australia
  • list items Mike Kelly, Australian politician, former member for Eden Monaro in the Australian House of Representatives
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    Getting to university is very easy. The 126-hectare country-like campus is located in the heart of Sydney’s high-tech precinct. There are enough trains, trams, buses and taxis which can get you to the University with ease. The nearest international airport to the university is Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, about 32 km away.  Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, Newcastle Airport, Bathurst Airport and Orange Airport are the nearest domestic airports to the university. 


    Address: Balaclava Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2109, Australia 


    Frequently Asked Questions about Macquarie University

    How much is the tuition fee in Macquarie University?

    Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Programs are approx. ₹2,191,424 / Year and for Post Graduate Program it is approx. ₹2,214,016 / Year.

    What happens if you fail a subject at uni Macquarie?

    Without suffering academic or financial consequences, the student will be dismissed from the unit. 

    What is Macquarie University famous for?

    Macquarie University is renowned for its knowledge in the sciences, humanities, engineering, health, business, and medicine, and we provide a wide range of great undergraduate, postgraduate, and higher degree research degrees that are based on its cutting-edge research findings.

    Is it hard to get into Macquarie University?

    According to student reviews, applying for admission to Macquarie University is not particularly tough. You have a strong chance of being chosen if you meet all the academic and non-academic standards and submit your application before the deadline.