Macquarie University

Master of Clinical Audiology

Graduate

Details

University Location North Ryde, New South Wales
City Population 5 million
Student Population 40,200
Int'l Student Population 8,600
Main Campus North Ryde
Program Campus North Ryde
Program Duration 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $51,000 AUD (2020 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake February 2020
Application Deadline October 30 each year*
International Places 8

Overview

At Macquarie University, you will have access to world-renowned researchers and lecturers in the field of audiology.

Macquarie is home to the Australian Hearing Hub and research centres like the Centre of Language Science. Together, academics at Macquarie University and staff at the Australian Hearing Hub are pioneering a new approach to collaboration, which fosters opportunities for innovation across a wide range of fields.

The university’s innovative approach to teaching means you can

  • be involve in groundbreaking projects that will make a real difference
  • benefit from Macquarie’s research using cutting-edge technology such as ultrasound, EMA (electromagnetic articulography) and other techniques, as well as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • maximize your understanding of what you learn –  how different sounds are produced in different languages by looking at MRI videos which allow you to visualize movements of the vocal tract in real time
  • take advantage of first-hand research data to explore aspects of speech and hearing disorders

Macquarie’s multidisciplinary holistic approach to research will also give you the opportunity to gain valuable connections with special education, early childhood education and TESOL specialists, neuropsychologists, interpreters, and other applied linguists.

Program

The Master of Clinical Audiology is a 2-year full time program which includes coursework and supervised clinical practicum. The coursework builds on prior knowledge in the basic sciences and includes units in the following areas:

  • Hearing assessment
  • Anatomy and physiology of the hearing pathway
  • The profession of audiology in Australia
  • Counselling and community support and outreach programs
  • Hearing aids and other auditory devices
  • Aural rehabilitation

During the course, you will complete a minimum of 200 hours of supervised clinical practice. The audiology program mentors graduates for clinical practice, and produces well-informed health professionals with the critical skills required to appraise scientific and clinical information and to become competent evaluators of current and advancing diagnostic and treatment strategies.

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have completed an undergraduate degree and have achieved a minimum cumulative average of at least a credit average.

While this program does not require prerequisite subjects, Macquarie has outlined six study areas that may strengthen your application:

  • Introduction to audiology
  • Phonetics and phonology
  • Developmental speech and language disorders
  • Acoustics of speech
  • Speech physiology
  • Introductory statistics

Students studying this program will be required to complete an IELTS (Academic) examination, with an overall score of 7.0 in each section, even if English is their first language.

Please note the above criteria are minimum requirements. Due to the clinical nature of this program, spaces are limited; therefore, entry is competitive. Meeting eligibility criteria does not guarantee a place in the program.

 

Admission Timeline

*While the application deadline is October 30 each year, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.