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Undergraduate course

Diploma of Marketing and Media

Macquarie University

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As a Macquarie student, you can undertake many of our degrees on campus or online – or a combination of both. Our multimode approach offers you optimal choice and flexibility without compromising on quality. In response to COVID-19, Macquarie has a number of initiatives in place to ensure students and staff remain safe. Check the most up-to-date Macquarie University advice about COVID-19 arrangements.

The Diploma of Marketing and Media introduces you to fundamental concepts in marketing strategy, brand management and digital media production. The diploma is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree. You’ll receive credit for all the units you complete in your diploma, so no extra time will be added to your degree.

If you successfully complete the diploma and meet the entry requirements, you can progress directly into the second year of the Bachelor of Marketing and Media.

Areas of study

Commerce, marketing fundamentals, media cultures.

Career opportunities

Refer to 300154 Bachelor of Media and Communications, 300221 Bachelor of Commerce, 300226 Bachelor of Marketing and Media.

Fees and charges

Visit the Macquarie University website for current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Guaranteed selection rank: 60.00
Alternatively, you must achieve a minimum overall average mark of 60 in the HSC exams or interstate equivalent. (Other factors, including your ATAR and other attempted studies, are taken into consideration with your average mark. Therefore, achieving the average mark does not guarantee you an offer.) Only relevant state Board-approved academic subjects are included when reviewing your average. For instance, in the NSW HSC, we will consider your results from your 10 best units from Category A and B Board Developed courses. These 10 units will include 2 units of English and a maximum of 2 units of Category B courses.

Applicants with work and life experience

If you're a non-school applicant without adequate formal education, but you have informal learning or relevant work experience, you can submit a portfolio and additional information by the relevant application closing date for alternative entry pathway consideration.

Portfolio entry application

Other applicants

Refer to Macquarie University general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this degree on the Macquarie University website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2022)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

Course updates
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