Semester in Sydney

Program Spotlight Sydney is known for its stunning ocean views, iconic opera house, and lush landscapes. An activities-packed student union and sports association mean you’re sure to make friends quickly.

Semester in Sydney at Macquarie University offers two 14-week semesters, beginning in July and February. The University has 4 faculties (colleges): the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Business and Economics, the Faculty of Human Science, and the Faculty of Science. Within those, you can choose from over 70 academic areas. So long as you have the prerequisites, you can take pretty much any class you want.

GPA Required: 2.5. If you find your GPA is lower than the requirement, do not despair! Use the "Contact An Advisor" button on this page or call us to let us know your situation. We'll do all we can to find the right program for you.

How to choose your courses
Now the fun part! As part of the application process you will be required to complete the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet found in the CISabroad Application Page. The following instructions will guide you through the steps of choosing your courses.

Course load: 3–4 classes (12–15 US credits)

Course approval: It is best to get 7–8 classes approved before you go abroad. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Think about courses required for your major, but also courses that fulfill your elective requirements.

Course descriptions and catalog: Click here to view the entire course catalog.

Click on the prefix for the subject area (i.e. ACCG for Accounting), and then click on the class you want more information on.

To get a course syllabus Click Here.   (You can search by department name, unit name or unit code)


Timetables: Click on the title of the course that interests you to see the semester in which it is offered. Abbreviations are as follows:

D - Before 6 p.m.
E - After 6 p.m.
1 – First-semester unit, February–June
2 – Second-semester unit, July–November

How to read the Macquarie University course catalog
You will find classes offered at the 100, 200, and 300 levels. The 200- and 300--level classes at Macquarie are often equivalent to junior- and senior-year classes in the US. They will likely have prerequisites.