Macquarie University International College

Macquarie University International College

October 28, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


[MUSIC] At the college we provide a
standard foundation program, which leads into the first year
of Macquarie University degrees. We also provide an intensive program,
which bridges the gap between high school and
university studies. And students who complete the
diploma programs are completing the equivalent of
level 100 units that are delivered at Macquarie
University except in a more intensive delivery model. We provide four diploma programs,
the diploma of IT, the diploma of Engineering,
the diploma of Accounting, Commerce, and Business
Administration, and also the diploma of Media
and Communications. The college provides a
wonderful stepping stone or bridge between high school
and the larger university campus. After that you have the opportunity
to do a bachelor’s degree. It prepared me a lot of
things for university. It helped me in academic writing
in the structure and everything. They prepare you for a lot of
things mainly stuff like getting ready for essays,
getting ready for referencing that you’re going to face
all through there. You’ve got a career advisory board,
and you’ve also got Numeracy Centre. So you can talk
to anyone about anything you want, and they will guide
you through it. There’s a good eye opener
to how it’s going to actually be where you’re in a lot bigger
classes and how you have to treat your study. The students have an opportunity
to be taught in very small classes. Very comfortable environment
that allows the students to just interact with one another
especially having domestic students and
international students. And the teachers are very
supportive and they you know you personally so they can
solve your questions. They are always there through
every step of the way and if we need any help, whether
it’s in class or through email, they’re always there to help
us and really make sure we’re performing our best. Plus if I want to get a one
on one with the teachers they would be happy to help me. Students who study at the
college are Macquarie University students from day one so they
get the full student experience. They get all the access to
all the facilities and all the resources including, for example,
some of the great learning and teaching spaces such as
the science labs, the state of the art library which has remarkable
facilities within it as well. Really good place to go and
get a lot of your work done, everything you need is
facilitated there, and you’ve got quiet spaces and places
you can talk as well. So it’s good for group work
and individual work. They have a gym, and they’ve
got swimming pools. They’ve got start of the art facility. They have the MUSE where
me and my friends normally six or seven of them go for
group studies before the exams. There’s a wonderful food court
where it’s not just about food, it’s also a meeting hub where they
can socialise with other people. The train station is literally
located three-minute walk from the classrooms. So yeah, you can get here on
time and still be on time. The college is a very amazing
place, a happy place. I enjoy it a lot, and it’s a
great environment to be around. Come to college. It’s a nice place. You’ll meet a lot of
different people, international people,
different mind sets. My personal experience after
taking a long time off, it’s been actually a real good
course to get back into study. The college is a huge opportunity
to prepare yourself for university. [MUSIC]