Macquarie University reviews

(4.15) 110 reviews

Ranked #13


Macquarie University ratings

Average ratings based on 110 reviews
Overall Rating
4.15
Job Prospects
3.96
Teachers
3.95
Course Work
4.26
Time Worthy
3.78
Money Worthy
3.78
Friend Test
4.05
Educator Support
3.74
Educator Facilities
4.24
Industry Contacts
3.33

Some more about Macquarie University

Macquarie University is based in the north-west suburb of Macquarie Park in Sydney.

We have a range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate reviews from students of Macquarie. These cover a range of topics like Arts, Law, Business, Education, Engineering & Science, Health and IT.

Here's some of the common tips and advice we hear from our students reviews:
Make sure you check out the campus and figure out how you're going to get there - some courses will have attendance checks;
Do your research and understand what you want to study and what a course will deliver you;
Study what you're interested in;
Choose your subjects / electives carefully.
Keep up to date with homework and tutorial tasks;


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Bachelor of Business Major in Marketing with Bachelor of Arts major in International Relations and minor in Japanese

Positives: Hands on assignment for marketing such as a trade show and business simulation. Interesting guest lectures and assignments

Negatives: For Japanese a lot of content is learnt within a small time
Can be full on a...

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August 2018
Completing 2021
Sydney

I enrolled through Open Universities, and they provide free 24/7 tutoring support to students, which includes checking of assignments, suggestions for editing, and general guidance. As I am studying online, health and wellbeing services are not exactly available to me, unless I go to a campus.

Positives: The first major positive aspect that c...

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Positives: Positive aspect include accounting units having good informative tutors. Assignments are help with knowledge.
University campus is amazing, especially the library.

Negatives: - As a commerce unit you are required to attempt units outside of accounting.
- Finance tutors are useless (based on 4 classrs). Lack the ability to teach...

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July 2018
Completing 2018
Sydney

Positives: The best aspect is the students you meet during lectures and tutorials. They range from industry level experience to lecture attendees. Regarding the networks you interact, there is opportunity for entrepreneurs to get like minded people working on a common goal.

Negatives: Some of the lecturers are dull and monotone in delivery. T...

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July 2018
Completing 2020
Sydney

Positives: The timetable for classes is flexible. This course can be completed online for some subjects. To enter into honours it is clearly outlined the requirements you need to meet.

Negatives: You have to complete 8 introductory courses that are not relevant to your course. There are some subjects that do not offer night classes for full t...

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July 2018
Completing 2020
Sydney

Positives: Learning about human behaviour and gaining a new understanding of the human world

Negatives: Time

My advice to future students is: Take your time

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July 2018
Completing 2021
Sydney

Positives: Very interesting content

Practical lab sessions are very informative and lots of fun

While there is a high workload, the work is satisfying and rewarding

Negatives: Stressful workload occasionally, some practical teachers don’t speak clear English, difficult exams

My advice to future students is: Don’t cut any corners lea...

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July 2018
Completing 2022
Sydney

Positives: It is a very hands on way of learning about the finance industry, it offers an in-depth study of analytics and the economy, and is relevant to any finance career which is super helpful for developing knowledge for a career in finance

Negatives: It’s a very dry topic with lots of mathematical aspects which can sometimes be difficult...

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July 2018
Completing 2018
Sydney

Positives: The positive aspects are the diverse majors i.e biology, greek study etc which are accompanied with the course. In conjunction with this the courses offered link very well throughout the degree and allow for a consistent knowledge growth. Finally the head of the course is very very helpful

Negatives: Negatively the location of the ...

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July 2018
Completing 2019
Sydney

Positives: My course outlines the basics and helps build a great introductory foundation into the world of sociological research and political science. As someone who started out simply with the interest in studying humanity, international relations has completely expanded my understanding of societal systems and the function of governments.

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Positives: the tutorials are engaging with good well knowing teachers to always answer your questions
The course content is fairly relative to what you want to be learning and it is set out well to go week by week

Negatives: I suppose there could be more time given for quizzes and assignments and it should be more online off campus accessib...

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July 2018
Completing 2019
Sydney

Positives: The course goes into great detail in developing skills in research data collection, analysis, and publication. In first year, you are introduced to social science broadly, and acquainted with the tools you'll use in the field once you've graduated. This focus of this introductory unit sets you up for the rest of the course really wel...

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Positives: There are so many majors to choose from for both my Arts and Science degree. I was able to choose two that made exactly the degree I wanted, and had a lot of overlapping prerequisites. Because of that I have been able to specialise with a lot of the electives I have. It has been incredibly flexible, and the uni is very helpful with wo...

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July 2018
Completed 2017
Sydney

Positives: 1. This course provides a great base for many jobs in health care, including Physiotherapy, psychology and research.
2. The teaching and resources offered throughout this course were extensive and always of high standards.
3. Getting to study a broad range of subjects within healthcare gives you a chance to see which aspects are mos...

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July 2018
Completing 2018
Sydney

Positives: I think this course has provided my with a lot of knowledge about what is important and what is applicable to the workforce. Theories I learn are important and relevant to the industry, and there is a lot of real life application to the things I learn.

Negatives: I would say the most negative aspect to my course is the focus on gro...

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July 2018
Completing 2022
Sydney

Positives: The positive aspects are how detailed the course is. I'm majoring in Psychology and it provides an in-depth look into the world. The textbooks are quite detailed and my tutor is great! The feedback on assessment tasks is extensive and specific.

Negatives: The negative aspects are the number of weekly quizzes / assessment tasks and ...

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July 2018
Completing 2020
Sydney

Positives: The course is flexible as to what majors and minors you can do during the course. Also, the assistance with administration help is fantastic. The lecturers and tutors are all passionate about what they teach and all their resources are up to date! The assessments are fair and just as well as the marking itself.

Negatives: The name ...

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Positives: 1. I am fascinated by psychology, so really enjoyed majority of the psychology subjects - super interesting and engaged staff.
2. I liked that by doing this 4 year course, I became a qualified teacher, but still had the psychology degree as well, which is now helping me go down a different path.
3. The location was really good. Bus...

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Positives: I love that lots of the tutors provide lots of help when needed, and give detailed responses to the assessment tasks in order for students to progress and do better. They care for students and help them pick the subjects that they need to do to pass, but also not making them too easy so that everyone passes

Negatives: The assessmen...

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June 2018
Completing 2021
Sydney

Positives: well educated tutors and lectures

Negatives: wide range of students

My advice to future students is: study hard and try not to get distracted

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June 2018
Completing 2018
Sydney

Positives: The lecturers and tutors are so supportive from the first day right to the last. The course material is details and covers a range of all topics. The PACE units allow us to interact with real companies and real problems and allow us to use our the knowledge gained to help them. This is an awesome way to give us an understanding of wha...

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Positives: A good lot of tutors and convenors to help. A great cohort of students.

Negatives: Some core units are not taught well (e.g business organisations)

My advice to future students is: Stay on top of everything. Make sure you pick the course you would love to see yourself in. Don’t do anything based on someone else’s perspectives on...

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June 2018
Completing 2020
Sydney

Positives: Flexibility of the course structure

Negatives: Too broad

My advice to future students is: Do what you’re interested in

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June 2018
Completed 2017
Sydney

I majored in Japanese.

Positives: Great cultural elements, fun campus

Negatives: Teacher sympathy

My advice to future students is: Try it it’s great!

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June 2018
Completing 2020
Sydney

Positives: it is a very general course, which allows me to trial a diverse range of subjects first to decide which major I would like to pick

Negatives: n/a

My advice to future students is: to go into every course with an open mind as you aren't sure what is entailed and you might just change your mind

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