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:
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||
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Below are some of the questions asked at a recent information session.
Your program of study has been developed for the remainder of your degree taking into consideration the move to the North Ryde campus. One-on-one consultation with each student will assist in ensuring you graduate at the same time as you would have if still at MQ City Campus.
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?
One-on one consultation with an MQ University staff member from the Faculty of Arts Student Centre or Student Connect will assist you in ensuring this does not impact your completion date.
No. Your number remains the same. However, you will need to get a new swipe card for access at Macquarie University
I have 3 credit points left to complete my studies but the unit (ICOM304) is not offered at Macquarie University. What should I do?
The only unit not offered at North Ryde is ICOM304 unit and its impact on students' study plans is currently being investigated to ensure students are not disadvantaged by having to extend their duration of study.
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?
All lectures are recorded and made available online. For access to tutorials this will need to be discussed with the Program Convenor or Head of Department your program comes under.
Each student's study plan has been developed to indicate when you will need to do units to complete your degree. Please ensure you go through this revised study plan with a member of the Faculty of Arts Student Centre or Student Connect.
When you enrol using eStudent. However, you will no longer access this via the MQ City Campus portal. It is just one more step on estudent to register for North Ryde campus. There are student tutorials on this to assist you or you can get assistance from a member of the Faculty of Arts Student Centre or Student Connect.
Staff at Student Connect can assist you with this.
Yes you can but you will need to get assistance to do this via Faculty of Arts Student Centre. It should be noted that changing your major is likely to impact your completion date.
A document of key dates for you to be aware of is being created and will be shared with you so you know when all the key steps will be taking place to ensure a smooth transition to the North Ryde campus.
Yes, there will be orientation for you. All students will be invited to attend Macquarie University's official orientation session which is held a week before classes start. Student Connect will be open during the breaks, 5 days a week, to assist you.
The full-time pattern of study at North Ryde is 4 units in Session 1, 4 units in Session 2, and 2 units in session 3. This is because Session 3 at North Ryde is a condensed program of 5 study weeks. We are looking at how we can work out providing you more units if need be, to make sure you complete the degree as planned. Our aim is to give you the best option, keeping in mind as well how you will be able to manage your time and workload. Program advisers and academic advisers will be able to help you plan your units.
Yes, there are no changes with your HECS. You are a Macquarie student and so all the agreements and options that you signed up to (like course transfers) will still be valid. We will have one-on-one session with you to work out your study plans and course duration, to help you graduate as planned.
You can enrol in Session 2 and Session 3 units after the exams are over. When you enrol, Student Connect staff will guide you through the system as there will be a slight difference in your eStudent account. The Student Systems team will update your setting in your eStudent account so you will be able to select units offered in North Ryde.