|Macquarie University Quick Snap|
|Location:||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Main Campus:||North Ryde, Sydney|
|City Population:||4.6 million|
|Semester 1 Starts:||February|
|Semester 2 Starts:||July|
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Business and Economics
Faculty of Human Sciences
Faculty of Science
Offering an outstanding student lifestyle and a wide range of flexible and high-quality courses, 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).
Well known for its prestigious business programs in accounting, actuarial studies and finance, Macquarie University is also a leader in fields such as science, engineering and linguistics. Times Education UK recently ranked Macquarie first in Australia and 14th worldwide for Environmental Science and the WLAN technology that led to Wi-Fi was developed at Macquarie and later sold for $500 million.
The University offers courses in the following areas of study:
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 among the highest in Australia for more than a decade (The Good Universities Guide 1998-2009).
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Macquarie's North Ryde campus is situated in the heart of Sydney's high-technology north-west corridor, home to the Australian headquarters of multinational companies such as Microsoft and Sony. World-leading companies such as Cochlear Australia are located in the University's Research Park.
Courses are also offered at Macquarie City Campus, located in the heart of Sydney's central business district.
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World-leading research is undertaken by Macquarie's faculty and students, with 80% of the University's research areas ranked as world standard or above by the Australian Government's "Excellence in Research for Australia" initiative in 2011.
This focus on research means our students are learning from teachers who are leaders in their fields and course content is continuously updated in line with the latest research developments.
Macquarie is rated 5 stars for student diversity by the The Good Universities Guide and international students comprise a third of Macquarie's student body. The University operates with a global perspective, encouraging it's students to participate in cross-cultural exchange and global participation via unique programs such the Global Leadership Program and Participation and Community Engagement (PACE) initiative. Macquarie also has one of the most extensive international exchange programs of any Australian university, with student mobility funding giving everyone the opportunity to enhance their degree with international experience.
At Macquarie everything you need to study, live and play is right on campus or nearby:
Macquarie has over 130 clubs and societies (including 15 sport clubs); joining one is a great way for international students to meet new people on campus and develop special interests and skills from leadership to group collaboration. The iClub international students club hosts a number of social events, excursions and trips throughout the year, allowing international students to connect and explore their new home country.
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Popular Macquarie programs for students from Canada include
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