- Classes taught in English
- Study abroad certificate available
- Global leadership program option
- Fieldwork and research opportunities
- Internship opportunities
- Special scholarships available – see the API Scholarships Page!
- Macquarie is ranked #9 Most International University in the World in 2014 by Times Higher Education
- Macquarie is ranked among the world’s top 50 universities for linguistics and psychology – QS World University Rankings
- Macquarie is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities for accounting and finance, communication and media studies, earth and marine sciences, education, literature, geography, and philosophy – QS World University Rankings
- Macquarie is home to Australia’s most technologically advanced private hospital on a university campus
- Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
- Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors only
- Completed API application
- University contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- Official transcript
- Photocopy of passport
- Entry requirement: valid passport student visa
Dates & Fees
Macquarie University offers a wide variety of courses in the following subjects, the vast majority of which are open to study abroad students:
- Ancient History
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Biomolecular Sciences
- Business Information Systems
- Climate Science
- Creative Writing
- Criminology and Law
- Dance and Performance
- Development Studies
- Engineering (Computer, Electronic, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Software, Telecommunications, Wireless)
- Environmental Studies
- Gender Studies
- Indigenous Studies
- Interactivity and Games
- International Business
- International Relations
- Media Studies
- Political Studies
- Public Policy
- Social Justice
- Spanish and Latin American Studies
- Web Design and Development
If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Coordinator.
Click here to learn more about the types of courses available to API study abroad students at Macquarie University.
Courses at Macquarie University consist of a mixture of lectures and tutorials. Laboratory and field experience may also be key components of specific subjects. Generally, lectures meet 1-2 times per week in large lecture halls, whereas tutorials are typically conducted once per week in smaller groups. Self-directed study and outside reading are also important components of the course structure.
Macquarie University operates on a credit ‘point’ system. Credit values per course at Macquarie may vary (generally 3 credit points equals 4 U.S. credits), so students should be sure to check equivalencies with their home university in order to maintain their full-time enrollment. Students will select 3-4 courses for a total of 9-12 credit points, or approximately 12-16 U.S. semester credits.
Business students may apply for the Professional and Community Engagement Internship course. The internship course will provide an opportunity for students to gain professional experience through a work placement in a not-for-profit organization, government agency, company or other industry partners in Sydney. Click here for the course description.
- The Internship is worth 3 credit points
- Contact hours include up to 150 hours at the internship placement and 12 hours in class
- Second semester sophomores, juniors, and seniors with 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply
- There is an additional internship placement fee of $475
Study Abroad Certificate
This special program allows students to enroll in a minimum of three units in purpose-filled subjects from specific degree areas designed with international students in mind (students can add a fourth unit from the certificate offerings or from the general course offerings at Macquarie University). Many certificate courses feature significant out-of-classroom experiences. This certificate program also offers a unique scholarship opportunity. Please see our scholarship page for details.
Certificate course topics may include the following:
- The Australian Context
- Business in a Globalized World
- Crime and Counter-Terrorism
- Gateway to Asia
- Gender and Identity
- Global Management
- Refugee and Multicultural Studies
- Sustainable Development
At the end of the term, students participating in this program will also receive a special study abroad certificate.
Global Leadership Program
The Macquarie University Global Leadership Program (GLP ) invites study abroad students to build international knowledge and professional skills throughout their semester on campus. Students who undertake the GLP Certificate will be invited to attend the GLP Consular and Cultural Series events, the Global Leadership Symposia trips, as well as other GLP events. Participants in the GLP must attend at least four three-hour colloquia (workshops) and a GLP -approved keynote event of their choosing.
Topics for these events include:
- Cross-Cultural Understanding
- Climate Change – Leading for the Future
- The NT Intervention and the Struggle for Aboriginal
- Rights in Australia
- Sustainable Leadership in Business
- An Introduction to Refugee Law
- Change Starts Here – Finding Relevant Ways to
- Make a Difference
- Effective Writing
- Career Mapping
Students who successfully complete four Colloquia and attend a GLP -approved keynote event will receive a certificate, reference letter, and a GLP transcript detailing each of the activities attended.