Macquarie's curriculum is changing in 2020

A transformed curriculum that will offer more breadth and depth around your course options, and a clearer study path at Macquarie - from commencement to completion.

Macquarie University is focussed on providing you with a university education, both in and out of the classroom, that sets you up for a successful future. Fundamental to this student success is a flexible and outcome-focussed curriculum that offers complete clarity of your study path and, importantly, empowers you to take on the jobs of tomorrow.

The intention is that all existing students studying with us in 2020 will transition to the new curriculum. For many existing students the change represents minimal or no changes to your current study path, for others the curriculum change may offer new considerations around your current study journey.  Either way, no existing MQ student will be disadvantaged because of the curriculum changes - we are working to ensure your transition to MQ2020 is simple and streamlined.

You do not need to take any action right now. We will be touch in Session 2 2019 to ensure you understand the changes and what they mean to you in your particular circumstance.  For a quick referral you might like to download our student information sheet or bookmark this page.

How is this going to work?

Students who commenced prior to 2019

Students who have commenced studies prior to 2019 will study within the current curriculum throughout 2019 and move to the new MQ curriculum architecture in 2020.

Students commencing in 2019

If you commence your studies with us in 2019 you will study within the current curriculum throughout 2019 (with the exception of the current People and Planet requirements*) and move to the new MQ curriculum architecture in 2020.

Students commencing in 2020

Students commencing in 2020 will study within the new MQ curriculum for the entirety of their course

*The current People and Planet requirements have been absorbed into a new flexible zone, offering students who are commencing in 2019 a more diverse range of elective choices. This does not impact students who have already completed the People and Planet requirements

An important message from the Vice Chancellor

Contact us

Staff:  You can find more information about MQ2020 on our Program Beacon wiki.

Students:  We'll be in contact with you during Session 2 2019 with more information and your personalised study plan.

You can submit an enquiry via AskMQ - please make sure the subject of your enquiry is "MQ2020".  Or you can chat us on this page (scroll down to bottom right-hand corner), drop in to see us or call us.

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