How Macquarie is structured

Faculties represent organisational divisions within the University that deliver academic programs based on one subject area or a group of related subject areas.

Macquarie University delivers its education experiences through four core faculties. Based on how you design your study experience, your time at Macquarie University may involve interacting with a number of different faculty departments as part of your course.

Macquarie’s colleges and schools work alongside the faculties to provide niche learning experiences, supplementary education, and a range of services that enhance and extend the learning experience. Students and graduates who return to their education after a break may find the colleges offer programs better suited to their lifestyle and work commitments.


Tailor your study experience by browsing through our core faculties.

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts at Macquarie is home to a passionate community of scholars committed to equipping students find answers to complex local, national and international challenges in a changing world.

Macquarie Business School

At the Macquarie Business School, we empower you to make a real and positive impact on the world using the power of entrepreneurship, collaboration, creativity and business acumen.

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences

As the newest faculty at Macquarie, the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences is constantly pushing the boundaries of progressive thinking and challenging what’s possible to solve some of the big issues of our time.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a holistic learning experience while setting you up for success with its industry linkages.

Schools and Colleges

No matter what your learning preferences are, Macquarie helps you find the right fit. You can progress toward your Bachelor degree with our pathway programs, diplomas and intensive programs at the Macquarie University College.


To assist you in your student journey, Macquarie University also operates two centres:

IELTS Test Centre

The Macquarie IELTS Test Centre, the largest in Australia, is located on campus and offers training options, materials and test bookings for test takers.

English Language Centre

Macquarie University’s English Language Centre (ELC) offers programs in general, professional and academic English that help students enhance their language skills.

Open Universities Australia

Students can take Macquarie University courses, degrees and subjects online through Open Universities Australia (OUA) and graduate with the same qualifications.