Macquarie University is an Australian public teaching and research university in Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia.
It is founded in 1964 by the New South Wales Government; it was the third university to be established in the metropolitan area of Sydney. The university comprises four faculties, and is the fourth largest University in Sydney.
Macquarie University's main campus is located about 16 kilometers (9.9 mi) north-west of the Sydney CBD and is set on 126 hectares of rolling lawns and natural bush land. 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.
Macquarie University is served by the Macquarie University railway station, which opened in 2009, as well as a bus interchange within the campus that provides close to 800 bus services daily. The M2 Motorway runs parallel to the northern boundary of the campus and is accessible to traffic from the university. Apart from its centre’s of learning, the campus features the Macquarie University Research Park, museums, art galleries, a sculpture park, an observatory, a sport and aquatic centre and also the private Macquarie University Hospital. Located to the north of the main campus area are the university sports grounds.
Macquarie University offers a variety of programs in every discipline. Presently there are 87 undergraduate and 127 postgraduate courses.
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of business & accounting
- Faculty of science & engineering
- Faculty of education
There are more than 38,747 students currently studying at Macquire University. There is almost 2,350 staff in the university.
Macquarie University has a consistently ranked 10th in the Australia and 200 in the world ranking among various faculties. According to the Good Universities Guide to Australian universities, starting salaries for Macquarie graduates have been ranked as the highest in Australia for ten consecutive years.
Macquarie University have Australia's most technologically advanced private hospital on a university campus and global headquarters of Cochlear Ltd, a state-of-the-art library featuring a robotic book storage and retrieval system, and a swimming and sports complex, an on-campus railway station.