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Macquarie City Campus Transition

About the transition

From 2016, Macquarie University will be taking over the management of the Macquarie City Campus from Navitas. The new Macquarie University Sydney City Campus will initially focus on teaching a range of professional business programs to suit the location and students' needs.

In Session 2, 2015, students who have been studying Bachelor of Arts (BA with major in media, culture and communication) and Master of International Trade and Commerce Law (MITCL) in the Macquarie University City Campus will be relocated to the North Ryde campus, as part of the ongoing transition process in the City Campus. For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below or contact us.

What will change

  • From the start of Session 2, 2015 all units of study offered by the Faculty of Arts will be taught at the North Ryde campus.
  • The BA and MITCL programs will NOT change. The transition will NOT affect the students' standing as Macquarie University students.
  • There may be some changes to electives and majors, but all students will be provided with a revised program plan to ensure that they continue and complete their studies as planned.
  • Students who are relocating will have access to the facilities and units/electives or courses available in the North Ryde campus.

About the North Ryde campus

Macquarie University North Ryde is a 126-hectare park-like campus in the heart of Macquarie Park, one of the largest business and technology precincts in Sydney. The campus is accessible by public transport and offers a range of accommodation options for students. The North Ryde campus provides students with student spaces and learning hubs, including:

  • the most high-tech university library in Australia
  • MUSE - a new learning space with a social atmosphere where students can meet, study, or relax
  • Media Hub - home of our screen/music production facilities, radio studios, dance and performance facilities, and Futures Lab (broadcast facilities)

More information and support

Macquarie is committed to ensuring that all City Campus students are supported throughout the transition. If you have questions or need support, contact the following:

Information about:

  • City Campus transition
  • North Ryde campus
Student Connect
Phone: +61 2 9850 6410
Location: MUSE, Level 2, Building C7A, Macquarie University, North Ryde
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm 
Program Advising (Bachelor of Arts and Master of International Trade and Commerce Law) Faculty of Arts Student Centre
Phone: +61 2 9850 6783
Location: Level 1, Building W6A, Macquarie University, North Ryde
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm 
Information about the Faculty of Arts Website:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below are some of the questions asked at a recent information session.

Will changing campus location impact when I graduate?

At MQ City Campus I can do 4 units in session 3 but at North Ryde I can only do 2 units. How will this affect me in completing my degree as previously scheduled?

Do I have to change my student ID number?

I have 3 credit points left to complete my studies but the unit (ICOM304) is not offered at Macquarie University. What should I do?

I work full-time and study part-time and have noted there are no night classes for the major I am studying. What should I do?

How does the campus location change impact my study plan?

How do we access our timetable for the next session?

Can I change my major?

When will the change start to happen?

Will there be an orientation?

How many units are we allowed to study in one session?

Will HECS go unchanged?

When do we choose our subjects?