Macquarie University - Overview & Background




Governor Lachlan Macquarie

University Motto

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University Type

Public Research University

University City

Sydney, New South

Student to Faculty Ratio


Main Campus

New South

Campus Size

311 acres



Acceptance Rate


Graduation Rate


Employment Rate


Total Enrollment


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:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering.

The Faculty of Science is divided into separate Departments:

  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Molecular Sciences
  • Department of Chiropractic
  • Department of Computing
  • Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • School of Engineering;
  • Department of Environment and Geography
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Department of Statistics

In addition, the university is affiliated to :

  • The Macquarie Graduate School of Management
  • The Australian Research Institute for Environment and Sustainability
  • The Macquarie University Hospital
  • 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 :

  • Electromagnetic and antenna design
  • Energy conversion and management
  • Integrated wireless communication systems
  • Nonlinear electronics
  • Guided-wave optics and photonics
  • Very-large-scale integration
  • 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 :

  • AAO
  • ARC Centre for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS)
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems (incorporating ARC National Key Centre for Geochemical Evolution and Metallogeny of Continents (GEMOC))
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS)
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP)
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD)
  • ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre - ARC Training Centre for Fruit Fly Biosecurity (ITTC)
  • Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies (ACANS)
  • Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI)
  • Biomolecular Discovery and Design Research Centre (Formerly Biomolecular Frontiers Research Centre (BMFRC))
  • Biosecurity Futures Research Centre, Capital Markets CRC
  • Centre for Advanced Computing - Algorithms and Cryptography (ACAC)
  • Centre for Applied History
  • Centre for Children's Learning in a Social World
  • Centre for Corporate Sustainability
  • Environmental and Finance Centre for Diamond Science and Technology.


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 :

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

Notable Alumni

 Some famous alumni from Macquarie University include :

  • Dana Bergstrom, Australian Antarctic researcher, author
  • Lyndall Ryan, Australian academic and historian at Newcastle University
  • Rodney Adler, Australian businessman and former HIH director
  • David Leckie, Australian businessman and former CEO of Seven West Media
  • Napoleon Perdis, Australian makeup artist and businessman
  • Peter Andren, Australian politician, former Member for Calare in the Australian House of Representatives
  • John Hewson, Australian politician and former leader of the Liberal Party of Australia
  • Mike Kelly, Australian politician, former member for Eden Monaro in the Australian House of Representatives

Macquarie University Location

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. 

   Macquarie University Map Location

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.

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