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While only 50 years young, Macquarie has risen to be a progressive and influential institution both locally and internationally.
Ranked among the top two per cent of universities in the world and with a 5-star QS rating, Macquarie is considered one of the world’s best universities, producing graduates that are among the most sought-after professionals in the world.
With a strong tradition of innovation and exploration, we continue to break new ground, ranking among the top 100 institutions in the world for accounting and finance; communication, cultural and media; Earth and marine sciences; education; English language and literature; geography; law; linguistics and psychology.
Diploma, Foundation and Intensive programs
Our Diploma, Standard Foundation and Intensive programs will help prepare you for success as you progress towards your bachelor degree at Macquarie University, whether you are an Australian or international student.
Macquarie University Diploma, Foundation and Intensive programs build your skills and knowledge so you are ready to enter first or second year of an undergraduate degree. You can study English, complete your Diploma, Standard Foundation or Intensive program, and then continue straight into a bachelor degree - all on the same familiar campus. We know you are an individual with your own way of learning, so we teach in small classes with extra support. We aim to get to know you, and then help you find your personal road to success in the fastest way possible.
Why choose a Macquarie Diploma, Standard Foundation or Intensive program?
As soon as you enrol in a Macquarie University Standard Foundation, Intensive or Diploma program, you are a full Macquarie University student. For all our university students, the experience is about more than just studying. It’s about being part of our vibrant university community and connecting with like-minded people. When you step onto the Macquarie campus, you become one of us.
Guaranteed fast entry into your undergraduate degree
When you successfully complete a Macquarie University Standard Foundation, Intensive or Diploma program, we guarantee you a place in the Macquarie undergraduate degree of your choice.
Diploma: In the Diploma programs you will study the same units that the first year undergraduate students are studying, but in smaller classes with hands-on support. This is to support your success as a university student. When you pass 8 units you can go straight into the second year of your undergraduate program, and if you work hard, it’s possible to do this in eight or nine months.
Standard Foundation and Intensive: These programs will quickly increase your subject knowledge, English skills, academic literacy and maths skills to the level you need for success in your undergraduate degree. Achieve the required pass rates and you will enter the first year of your chosen undergraduate program.