Macquarie University has been working in partnership with the Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT) since 1996. The association is designed to offer eligible students an alternative and supportive pathway to university studies. Already, over 12,000 SIBT graduates have entered second year Macquarie Bachelor degrees.
SIBT offers foundation & diploma pathway in two campus locations, at Macquarie University and Macquarie City Campus. Students have access to university facilities, including one of the best undergraduate libraries in Australia, sporting amenities, student associations and on-campus accommodation. Upon successful completion of a SIBT Diploma/Advanced Diploma, students will proceed directly to the second year of a Bachelor degree.
** SIBT has ceased to provide pathway program on the campus of Macquarie university with immediate effect **
As a Macquarie University student you will join a diverse and welcoming community of 33,000 students, with 10,400 international students from over 114 countries. Ranked alongside Australia’s top ten universities and within the top 40 in the Asia-Pacific region (Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Rankings of World Universities, 2010), Macquarie University is recognised for its innovative curriculum, high-quality teaching and research, and unique campus environment.
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SIBT provides an alternative pathway to Macquarie University and Macquarie City Campus for Australian and international students who may not qualify for direct entry and seek a supportive study environment. SIBT offers Certificate IV in University Foundation Studies, Higher Education Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, an Associate Degree and Macquarie University Graduate Certificates.
SIBT offers individualize attention through small class sizes.
SIBT Certificate IV in University Foundation Studies prepares students to enter a SIBT Diploma. It is offered at SIBT, Macquarie University only. These streams are offered:
- Business Administration/Commerce
- Information Technology
- Mass Communication
Students must complete 8 academic units, either over 8 months (Fast Track) or 12 months (Standard Track). Upon successful completion of this course (pass in 8 units) students are guaranteed entry into a SIBT Diploma course.
SIBT Diploma courses provide an alternative pathway into Macquarie University undergraduate degrees. They are equivalent to Macquarie University’s first year bachelor degree. SIBT Diploma are offered at Macquarie University’s North Ryde and City campuses. You would advance directly into second year Macquarie University studies upon successful completion and meeting requirements.
You may choose from these streams:
- Diploma of Commerce
- Diploma of Business Administration
- Diploma of Computing
- Diploma of Electronic Engineering
- Diploma of Communication
- Diploma of Arts
Students must complete 8 academic units, either over 8 months (Fast Track) or 12 months (Standard Track). Students on a Provisional Diploma will complete their studies at SIBT over 12 months. Unit content is identical to the respective first year units at Macquarie University.
Upon successful completion of a SIBT Diploma students enter the appropriate Bachelor degree (Year 2, Semester 1) or continue at SIBT to complete an Advanced Diploma. SIBT students must meet the following conditions for being accepted to Macquarie University or Macquarie City Campus:
- Minimum requirement is a pass in 8 Diploma units. Some degree programs require a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA)
- Australian citizens and permanent residents require a minimum GPA of 1.5.
Each SIBT student who completes a SIBT diploma will receive a Grade Point Average (GPA). This is a score between 0 and 4.0 that reflects the average academic achievement during the course. GPA calculations are relevant only where there is a GPA requirement to proceed to the related degree program at Macquarie University. For example, Bachelor of Business Administration has a GPA entry requirement of 2.0.
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