Overview of Curriculum Management System

As part of the University’s curriculum transformation work a new Curriculum Management System (MQCMS) has now been launched. The MQCMS is a new system for all activities relating to the Macquarie University curriculum, integrating our new Curriculum Architecture Principles and approval workflows. It brings together multiple systems (such as webforms and spreadsheets) to provide a better user experience for staff and a ‘single source of truth’ for course and unit information.

This site explains how the MQCMS is being implemented in the Faculty of Arts and provides information, resources and step-by-step guides to help staff to amend units for delivery.

Faculty of Arts is taking a systematic approach whereby all changes will be made in consultation with department heads. 

Timeline for 2020/2021 MQCMS submission



Last date to submit all 2021 unit & program amendments in the CMS.  31 July 2020

Step by Step Guides


Resources and Support

Project Beacon Wiki Support page

Program Beacon is an initiative that supports the MQ2020 Curriculum Transformation, which aligns with the Student Success Strategic Framework (SSSF).  Program Beacon incorporates five interdependent projects including those listed below as well an e-student login and a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to replace Tracker and webforms. The Program is a body-of-work that includes IT projects, business process re-engineering and the redesign of service delivery focused on student success.

Visit Project Beacon Wiki Page here 

User Guide for CMS Fields
Arts Support