About Macquarie University
Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today its pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as it celebrates its place among the best and brightest minds.
Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world and within the top 10 in Australia.
The University's research is leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries. Its academics are at the forefront of innovation and, as accomplished researchers, it is embracing the opportunity to tackle the big issues of our time.
Led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton, Macquarie is home to five faculties. The fifth and newest - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - was formed in 2014. They are also home to some of Australia's most exceptional facilities - hubs of innovation that unite its students, researchers, academics and partners to achieve extraordinary things.
Total students: 45,000 (24% postgraduate)6
Graduate Satisfaction & Employment
Macquarie University's overall performance is rated higher than average by its students.
Overall satisfaction1: 86.8% (national average 83.0%)
Teaching quality rating2: 77.6% (national average 71.8%)
Skills improvement rating3: 84.3% (national average 79.7%)
Full-time employment4: 86.7% (national average 83.5%)
Median salary5: $89,500 (national average $80,000)
Employer satisfaction7: 80.7% (national average 84.0%)
Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
Applying for postgraduate study
There are two main ways you can apply to Macquarie: via the Universities Admissions Centre or directly to the University itself. The course you wish to study will determine the method of application.
- The percentage of graduates who expressed overall satisfaction with their course, based on an individual question in the CEQ.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed they experienced good teaching practices during their study.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed their studies had improved their generic skills.
- The proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course, as a percentage of those who were available for full-time employment.
- The median salary level of graduates who were in full-time employment.
- Department of Education and Training Higher Education Statistics.
- The extent to which employers were satisfied with graduates from Australian Catholic University, as per the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey.