Macquarie University,Balaclava Road, North Ryde, NSW 2109 +61 2 9850 7111
Information
  • Admin. staff 2,468(2010)
  • Campus Urban, Parkland
  • Chancellor The Hon. Michael Egan
  • Endowment A$850m
  • Established 1964
  • Location North Ryde/Macquarie Park Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Postgraduates 11,840(2010)
  • Students 37,132(2010)
  • Type Public
  • Undergraduates 25,292(2010)
  • Vice Chancellor Steven Schwartz
Macquarie University is an Australian public teaching and research university located in Sydney, with its main campus situated in Macquarie Park. Founded in 1964 by the New South Wales Government, it was the third university to be established in the metropolitan area of Sydney. Macquarie’s 126-hectare (310-acre), park-like campus belies its setting within the high-technology corridor of Sydney’s Northern suburbs. The university comprises four faculties, enrolling approximately 37,000 students and having 2,468 (full-time equivalent) academic and professional staff, making it the fourth largest University in Sydney.[3] At present, the university offers 87 undergraduate courses and 124 different postgraduate courses to students.The university is governed by a 17-member Council.
Undergraduate Courses Degrees
Bachelor of Actuarial Studies
Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with the degree of Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with the degree of Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Advanced Science
Bachelor of Ancient History
Postgraduate Courses
Masters
Doctor of Physiotherapy
Master of Accounting (CPA Extension)
Master of Accounting (Professional)
Master of Accounting (Professional) with the degree of Master of Commerce
Master of Actuarial Practice
Master of Advanced Medicine
Campus
acquarie University's main campus is located about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north-west of the Sydney CBD and is set on 126 hectares of rolling lawns and natural bushland. Located within the high-technology corridor of Sydney's north-west and in close proximity to Macquarie Park and its surrounding industries, Macquarie's location has been crucial in its development as a relatively research intensive university. The university is straddled between the suburbs of North Ryde and the later developed technology and industry focused Macquarie Park; however, the campus has its own postcode, 2109. Prior to the development of the campus, most of the site was cultivated with peach orchards, market gardens and poultry farms. The university’s first architect-planner was Walter Abraham, one of the first six administrators appointed to Macquarie University.