Macquarie University Announces Dual Degree Courses For Better Employment Scenario

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The integrated double degree courses will bring changes in the design of undergraduate and postgraduate course structure that will support interdisciplinary degrees and micro-credentialing

Macquarie University, Australia has announced its new curriculum architecture designed to fit into the needs of the current work and employment scenario; one that allows greater freedom to customise study options and maximise opportunities for students in the job market. 

One of the developments under Macquarie’s new curriculum architecture is the launch of 133 unique double degree courses for its undergraduate and postgraduate students starting in 2020, with the aim to widen the scope for students to choose from different areas of specialization. 

Those looking to pursue a Bachelor’s degree have new combinations to choose from. There is an equally large number of combinations on offer for those looking to pursue a Master’s program as well.

The integrated double degree courses will bring changes in the design of undergraduate and postgraduate course structure that will support interdisciplinary degrees and micro-credentialing. The new courses will be classified as either General or Specialist where students can choose to either focus more deeply on a particular area that prepares them for a specific pathway or opt for a generalist degree that does not limit their future career choices. The new structure also enables students to more easily shift to another degree if they want to, and easily combine any two degrees, in a cost-effective way. 

Nicole Brigg, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, International, said “At the Macquarie University, we are pleased to introduce our exciting new double degree programs for the undergraduate and postgraduate students. We look forward to Indian students taking full advantage of our new curriculum, which is all about creating a clearer study path for MQ students by simplifying program structures. We hope to align our students in the best possible way with the fast-changing work culture and job markets.”. 

The eligibility criteria for the double degree course includes,

For the postgraduate double degrees, the student should have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised institution. Students also should achieve a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 or have relevant work experience. Both UG and PG students should have academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.