Bachelor of Arts - 2012

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Course summary

Course summary - 2012

Level: Undergraduate
Qualification: Bachelor Degree
Number of units: 24 units to complete
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Macquarie University’s Bachelor of Arts (OUA) degree gives students the opportunity to study units from a range of disciplines in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The degree offers considerable flexibility, allowing students to meet their individual needs and interests.

Students can choose from these majors: Cultural Studies, English, Ancient History, Modern History, Philosophy, Politics and Sociology.

Units in the Macquarie University course are based on online teaching. Access to the internet is essential.

The degree develops research, analytical, critical thinking and writing skills, as well as specific knowledge in individual subject areas.

Students can go on to a wide range of careers upon completion of this degree, including business, education, government and other sectors. For many students, this degree will just be the beginning as they continue with postgraduate study, an example of which is teaching. To ensure the appropriate subject selection, students should check with the Institute of Teachers in their home state, or contact Macquarie University for further information.

(Commonwealth supported place)

In order to be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place, students must meet the following requirements:

•  4 OUA Macquarie Undergraduate units at pass level
 

To learn more about Commonwealth supported places, please see Commonwealth supported places

Transfer to Macquarie University

Students who wish to transfer to a HECS place (internal or external) in the BA degree at Macquarie University must complete a minimum of four Macquarie OUA units of study and have a GPA of 2.0 (credit average). Applicants apply through the NSW Universities Admission Centre (UAC) www.uac.edu.au

  • Students new to university study may want to enrol in an SSK study skills unit as one of their Electives before starting their Major units
  • Students must complete Level 1 major units before studying Level 2 and Level 3 units. 
  • The Level 3 Capstone unit in a major must be the final unit in that area of study. 
  • A maximum of ten Level 1 units (including the Major units, Electives and the People and Planet units) may be included in this degree.

Registered students completing one of the previous BA streams should refer to the course structures linked from the Transition Arrangements before selecting their units for enrolment. 

To qualify for a Bachelor of Arts degree through Macquarie University students must meet the following requirements:

  • Students must complete 24 units of study;
  • Students must follow the degree structure in place in the year of registration in the degree.
  • a maximum of 10 Level 1 units;
  • a minimum of 6 Level 3 units; 
  • at least one specified People unit and at least one specified Planet unit
    • one of these two must be an Arts unit from the specified list
    • one of these two must be a non-Arts unit from the specified list;
  • one SSK unit may be included.

Units of Study

Majors

Students can choose to study from these seven BA Majors:
Cultural Studies
English
Ancient History
Modern History
Philosophy
Politics
Sociology

Please note:
Students must complete the Major requirements as listed below plus their Macquarie Electives units and their OUA Electives.

Electives

Students should check the information in their Major below for the total number of Macquarie and OUA electives they need to complete.

Macquarie Electives are listed below. OUA Electives may be selected from any OUA unit provided any prerequisites have been completed.

People and Planet units.

Students must include one People unit and one Planet unit from the lists below. These may be from their Macquarie Electives or their OUA Electives.

  • One of either the People or Planet units must be an Arts unit not from your Major.
  • One of either the People or Planet units must be a non-Arts unit

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Text, Image, Culture
CLT110 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Vision, Visuality and Everyday Life
CLT120 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4

Complete both units above. Select at least four other level 1 units offered by MQ.
Select up to four other level 1 units offered by OUA from MQ or other OUA providers. Include in this choice of four units one People unit and one Planet unit.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Australian Cultural Studies
CLT210 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Graffiti, Kitsch and Trash: Crimes of Style
CLT220 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
The Cultural Studies of Writing: From the Great Poet to Viral Aesthetics
CLT230 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -

Select at least 2 of the 3 units above. Select at least two other level 2 units offered by Macquarie University. Select up to two other level 2 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Unassimilable Bodies: unAustralian Cultural Studies
CLT310 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Asian Cultural Studies
CLT320 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Genre Writing
CLT340 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Advanced Research in Cultural Studies
CLT370 Macquarie - - SP3 -

Complete the four units above with the Capstone unit (CLT370) as the last unit.
Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by Macquarie University
Select one other level 3 unit offered by an OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Approaches to English Literature
ENG110 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -

Complete this unit. Select at least four other level 1 units offered by MQ. Select up to four other level 1 units offered by OUA from MQ or other OUA providers. Include in this choice of four units one People unit and one Planet unit.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction
ENG210 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Literature and Culture: Representations of the Medieval
ENG211 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -

Complete both units above. Select at least two other level 2 units offered by Macquarie University (MQ)
Select up to two other level 2 units offered by OUA from MQ or other OUA providers.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Contemporary Australian Children's Literature
ENG315 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Victorian Literary Culture
ENG320 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Creative Writing Project
ENG340 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Shakespeare
ENG360 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Textual Practices - Capstone Unit
ENG390 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -

Complete the 5 units above. The Capstone unit (ENG390) must be included and must be the last unit taken for this field of study. Select one other level 3 unit offered by an OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
The Fall of the Roman Republic
HST130 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Myth in the Ancient World
HST140 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Archaeology and the Early History of Israel
HST155 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -

Select at least 2 of the 3 units above.
Select at least 4 other level 1 units offered by MQ
Select up to 4 other level 1 units offered by OUA from MQ or other OUA providers. Include, in this choice of 4 units, one People unit and one Planet unit.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Ancient Greek A
HST200 Macquarie - - SP3 -
Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age
HST225 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Latin A
HST230 Macquarie - - - SP4
The Roman Eastern Frontier
HST240 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Context and Content
HST245 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Pagans, Jews and Christians: Athens and Jerusalem
HST250 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
From Constantine to Justinian: Church and State in Late Antiquity
HST255 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
The Olympic Games, Ancient and Modern
HST260 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Art and Architecture Through Roman Eyes
HST265 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4

Select at least two of the units above.
Select at least one other level 2 unit offered by Macquarie University.
Select up to two other level 2 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
HST330 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Sparta and Greece: Archaic and Classical
HST335 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Prehistory to Pompeii: Archaeology in Ancient Italy
HST340 Macquarie - - SP3 -
Animals in the Ancient World
HST350 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Ancient History Capstone
HST390 Macquarie - - SP3 -

Complete at least 4 of the 5 units above.
The Capstone unit (HST390) must be included and must be the last unit taken for this field of study. Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by Macquarie University. Select one other level 3 unit offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
The Making of Australia
HST110 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
The World Since 1945: An Australian Perspective
HST120 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
The Worlds of Early Modern Europe
HST150 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4

Complete at least 2 of the 3 units above.
Select at least 4 other Level 1 units offered by MQ
Select up to 4 other Level 1 units offered by OUA from MQ or other OUA providers. Include, in this choice of 4 units, one People unit and one Planet unit. .

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Currency Lasses and Chesty Bonds: Gender in Australian History
HST210 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
War and Peace in World History
HST220 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -

Select both of the units above.
Select at least one other level 2 unit offered by Macquarie University
Select up to two other level 2 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Twentieth Century Europe
HST310 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Australian History Since 1901
HST320 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
From the Beats to Big Brother: Popular Culture Since the 1950s
HST370 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Making History Capstone Unit
HST380 Macquarie - - - SP4
States and Nations
PLT310 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -

Complete all 4 of the units above.
The Capstone unit (HST380) must be included and must be the last unit taken for this field of study. Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by Macquarie University
Select one other level 3 unit offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Philosophy, Morality and Society
PHI110 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Critical Thinking
PHI120 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Mind, Meaning and Metaphysics
PHI130 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 -

Select at least 2 of the 3 units above.
Select at least 4 other level 1 units offered by MQ
Select up to 4 other level 1 units offered by any OUA provider including MQ. Include, in this choice of 4 units, 1 People unit and 1 Planet unit.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Practical Ethics
PHI210 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Body and Mind
PHI220 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Business and Professional Ethics
PHI230 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -

Complete at least two of the three units above.
Select at least two other level 2 units offered by Macquarie University
Select up to two other level 2 units offered by any OUA provider including Macquarie University.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Philosophy and Cognitive Science
PHI310 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Theories of Justice
PHI320 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Film and Philosophy
PHI350 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Philosophy Capstone Unit
PHI370 Macquarie - - SP3 -

Complete all 4 of the units above.
The Capstone unit (PHI370) must be included and must be the last unit taken for this field of study. Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by Macquarie University. Select one other level 3 unit offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Australian Politics in a Global Context
PLT110 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Introduction to Global Politics
PLT120 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 -

Complete both units above. Select at least four other level 1 units offered by MQ. Select up to four other level 1 units offered by OUA from MQ or other OUA providers. Include in this choice of four units one People unit and one Planet unit.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Contemporary Issues in Australian Politics: Race, Nation, Class & Gender
PLT210 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Power and Legitimacy in Modern Political Thought
PLT220 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4

Complete both units above. Select at least two other level 2 units offered by Macquarie University (MQ)
Select up to two other level 2 units offered by OUA from MQ or other OUA providers.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
States and Nations
PLT310 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Australian Foreign Policy
PLT350 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
Australian Public Policy
PLT370 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Political Thought in Action
PLT390 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4

Select all four units above. The Capstone unit (PLT390) must be the last unit taken for this field of study. Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by Macquarie University. Select one other level 3 unit offered by an OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Australian and Global Society
SGY110 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
Sociology of Everyday Life
SGY120 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 SP4

Complete both units above. Select at least four other level 1 units offered by MQ. Select up to four other level 1 units offered by OUA from MQ or other OUA providers. Include in this choice of four units one People unit and one Planet unit.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Power, Difference and Recognition
SGY220 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Methods of Social Research
SGY240 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 SP4
Sociology of Media
SGY280 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
Generations: Childhood, Adulthood, Old Age
SGY290 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4

Select at least two units from the four above. Select at least two other level 2 units offered by Macquarie University (MQ)
Select up to two other level 2 units offered by OUA from MQ or other OUA providers.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Human Services: Organisations, Structures and Policy
SGY310 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
The Sociology of the Public Sphere
SGY320 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Naughty boys, bad girls: Gender and discipline at home and at school
SGY355 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
The Intimate Sphere: Love, Friendship and Family
SGY360 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
Understanding Contemporary Societies
SGY370 Macquarie - - SP3 -

Select at least 4 units from the above 5 units. The Capstone unit (SGY370) must be included and must be the last unit taken for this field of study. Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by Macquarie University. Select one other level 3 unit offered by an OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Drugs Across Cultures
ANT110 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Sustainability, Science and the Law
LEG102 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 -

One of either the People or Planet Units must be from outside your field of study and one must be from outside the Faculty of Arts.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introduction to Brain, Behaviour and Evolution
SCI140 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Scientific Skills and Communication
SCB100 RMIT SP1 - SP3 -
Introduction to Energy Studies
SCI100 Murdoch SP1 - - SP4

One of either the People or Planet units must be a non-Arts unit

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Myth in the Ancient World
HST140 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Philosophy, Morality and Society
PHI110 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Critical Thinking
PHI120 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Sociology of Everyday Life
SGY120 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 SP4
Contemporary Aboriginal Issues
ABT14 UniSA SP1 - - -
New Communication Technologies
CMM16 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
News and Politics
CMM18 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Defining Women: Social Institutions and Cultural Diversity
GEN14 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Introduction to Asia
PAC10 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Globalisation: The Asia Pacific and Australia
PAC11 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Australian Society, Aboriginal Voices
ABT21 UniSA SP1 - - -

One of either the People or Planet units must be from an Arts unit not from your Major

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Education: The Social and Historical Context
EDU120 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Writing in English
LST210 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -

One of either the People or Planet units must be a non-Arts unit

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Drugs Across Cultures
ANT110 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Human Evolution and Diversity
ANT151 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Text, Image, Culture
CLT110 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Vision, Visuality and Everyday Life
CLT120 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Education: The Psychological Context
EDU110 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Education: The Social and Historical Context
EDU120 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Approaches to English Literature
ENG110 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
The Making of Australia
HST110 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
The World Since 1945: An Australian Perspective
HST120 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
The Fall of the Roman Republic
HST130 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Myth in the Ancient World
HST140 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
The Worlds of Early Modern Europe
HST150 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
Archaeology and the Early History of Israel
HST155 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Introductory Japanese I
JPE101 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Introductory Japanese II
JPE102 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Sustainability, Science and the Law
LEG102 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Philosophy, Morality and Society
PHI110 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Critical Thinking
PHI120 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Mind, Meaning and Metaphysics
PHI130 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Australian Politics in a Global Context
PLT110 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Introduction to Global Politics
PLT120 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Organisational Behaviour
PSY130 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Introduction to Brain, Behaviour and Evolution
SCI140 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Australian and Global Society
SGY110 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
Sociology of Everyday Life
SGY120 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 SP4
Introductory Spanish I
SPS101 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Introductory Spanish II
SPS102 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
The Anthropology of Illness and Healing
ANT202 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Australian Cultural Studies
CLT210 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Graffiti, Kitsch and Trash: Crimes of Style
CLT220 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
The Cultural Studies of Writing: From the Great Poet to Viral Aesthetics
CLT230 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Mathematics in the Primary School
EDU250 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction
ENG210 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Literature and Culture: Representations of the Medieval
ENG211 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Ancient Greek A
HST200 Macquarie - - SP3 -
Currency Lasses and Chesty Bonds: Gender in Australian History
HST210 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
War and Peace in World History
HST220 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age
HST225 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Latin A
HST230 Macquarie - - - SP4
The Roman Eastern Frontier
HST240 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Context and Content
HST245 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Pagans, Jews and Christians: Athens and Jerusalem
HST250 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
From Constantine to Justinian: Church and State in Late Antiquity
HST255 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
The Olympic Games, Ancient and Modern
HST260 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Art and Architecture Through Roman Eyes
HST265 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Intermediate Japanese I
JPE201 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Intermediate Japanese II
JPE202 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Writing in English
LST210 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Practical Ethics
PHI210 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Body and Mind
PHI220 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Business and Professional Ethics
PHI230 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Contemporary Issues in Australian Politics: Race, Nation, Class & Gender
PLT210 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Power and Legitimacy in Modern Political Thought
PLT220 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Developmental Psychology
PSY210 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Power, Difference and Recognition
SGY220 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Methods of Social Research
SGY240 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 SP4
Sociology of Media
SGY280 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
Generations: Childhood, Adulthood, Old Age
SGY290 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Intermediate Spanish I
SPS201 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Intermediate Spanish II
SPS202 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Unassimilable Bodies: unAustralian Cultural Studies
CLT310 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Asian Cultural Studies
CLT320 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Genre Writing
CLT340 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Advanced Research in Cultural Studies
CLT370 Macquarie - - SP3 -
Teaching Beginning Reading
EDU310 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Contemporary Australian Children's Literature
ENG315 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Victorian Literary Culture
ENG320 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Creative Writing Project
ENG340 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Shakespeare
ENG360 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Textual Practices - Capstone Unit
ENG390 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Twentieth Century Europe
HST310 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Australian History Since 1901
HST320 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
HST330 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Sparta and Greece: Archaic and Classical
HST335 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Prehistory to Pompeii: Archaeology in Ancient Italy
HST340 Macquarie - - SP3 -
Animals in the Ancient World
HST350 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
From the Beats to Big Brother: Popular Culture Since the 1950s
HST370 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Making History Capstone Unit
HST380 Macquarie - - - SP4
Ancient History Capstone
HST390 Macquarie - - SP3 -
Philosophy and Cognitive Science
PHI310 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Theories of Justice
PHI320 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Film and Philosophy
PHI350 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Philosophy Capstone Unit
PHI370 Macquarie - - SP3 -
States and Nations
PLT310 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Australian Foreign Policy
PLT350 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
Australian Public Policy
PLT370 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Political Thought in Action
PLT390 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Human Services: Organisations, Structures and Policy
SGY310 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
The Sociology of the Public Sphere
SGY320 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Naughty boys, bad girls: Gender and discipline at home and at school
SGY355 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
The Intimate Sphere: Love, Friendship and Family
SGY360 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
Understanding Contemporary Societies
SGY370 Macquarie - - SP3 -

Students registering for the Macquarie Bachelor of Arts degree through Open Universities Australia may be granted credit for previous non-Open Universities Australia studies, subject to the following rules:

  • Units for which credit is sought must have been undertaken within the past 10 years;
  • Only previous studies at an Australian university will be recognised for credit;
  • A maximum of six units (three at Level 1 and three at Level 2) of generalised or unspecified credit may be granted for incomplete prior studies;
  • A maximum of four units (two at Level 1 and two at Level 2) of generalised or unspecified credit may be granted for completed qualifications;
  • Credit is granted at Level 1 and Level 2 only;
  • There will be no reduction of the requirement to complete at least eight Macquarie Open Universities Australia units;
  • An administration fee of $A120 is charged to apply for credit. Please contact Macquarie for further information: ouainfo@mq.edu.au

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can apply for loans through the Commonwealth government's Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP), which allows you to defer your fees. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a certain level.

There are currently two types of loan:

Loan scheme Who can access it? When can I use it? How do I find out more?
Course loan
(HECS-HELP)
  • Australian citizens
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders

After you've been admitted into an application course. (That's why we call it a course loan.)

If you complete units from different universities, each university will ask you to apply for HECS-HELP.

Find out more about
HECS-HELP
Unit loan
(FEE-HELP)
  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia,
    at least one unit of study
    contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian
    visa holders who will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who
    are undertaking bridging study
    for overseas-trained professionals
    , and will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their study

When you enrol in OUA units without having been admitted into an application course.

If you're studying OUA units to become eligible to apply for this course, we recommend using FEE-HELP for them. Once you've completed the units to the required standard you can apply for the course and, once admitted, switch to the course loan (HECS-HELP).

Find out more about
FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and sent them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

Macquarie University has introduced a new curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts.

From 2012 students will select from 7 majors in Ancient History, Modern History, Cultural Studies, English, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology.  Students may include a maximum of 10 Level 1 units and a minimum of 6 Level 3 units in their 24 units required to qualify for the new BA. Students must include a People unit and a Planet unit in their electives and may include one SSK unit.

The pre2012 Macquarie University BA offered students a choice of 4 streams in Critical and Cultural Studies; History and Politics; Philosophy; Society, Life and Learning. Students may include a maximum of 12 Level 1 units and a minimum of 6 level 3 units in their 24 units required to qualify for the pre2012 BA.

Registered students should decide whether to follow the degree structure in place at the time of their BA registration or transfer to the new 2012 structure.

Unregistered students must submit their BA registration form to the OUA Program Manager at Macquarie University by 31st December 2011 if they intend to complete the pre2012 degree structure.

From 2012 all new and unregistered students will study towards the new BA degree structure. Each major consists of eight units including a Level 3 capstone unit.

Further information about registration is available in the Registering in this Course section below.

Macquarie Bachelor of Arts Transition 2012 (PDF, 149 KB)