Broaden your career prospects by studying Music combined with an Engineering degree. Apply yourself to design and enquiry projects coupled with Engineering professional practice.

 

Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture
Delivery Mode
On Campus
Award
Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Commencing Terms
Term 1
Duration (Full Time)
6.7 Year(s)

Overview

Broaden your career prospects by studying Music in combination with an Engineering (Honours) degree.

Music courses provide training in one of four streams: music creative practice, musicology, sonic arts and music pedagogy. All streams are supported by a variety of large and small, Western and non-Western music ensembles as well as extensive opportunities for developing musicianship skills.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) will equip you for a career as a professional engineer, giving you a solid background in mathematics, natural sciences and computing that will prepare you for your chosen specialisation. 

You'll apply yourself to engineering design and enquiry projects, professional engineering practice, engineering and technical management and conduct research towards your thesis project.

Program Code
3766
CRICOS Code
082785E
Campus
Kensington
UAC Code
422520
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
312
Indicative Enrolments
10

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Entry requirements

2021 Lowest Selection Rank

90.00 + Audition 

 

2021 A Levels

16 + Audition

 

2021 IB Diploma

33 + Audition

 

2021 Lowest ATAR

< 5 offers

    1. 2021 Lowest Selection Rank
      The 2021 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021.
    2. 2021 A levels
      The 2021 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.
    3. 2021 IB Diploma
      The 2021 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021. It is to be used as a guide only.
    4. 2021 Lowest ATAR
      The 2021 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

Assumed knowledge

Applicants are expected to have reached the level of at least Grade 7 AMEB Performance (or equivalent) and Music 2; or Grade 6 AMEB Musicianship (or equivalent); or HSC Music Extension.

English language requirements​

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

International direct entry

We do not accept secondary qualifications from this country. We may accept tertiary study results, please contact us for more information.

Please contact us for direct entry requirements.

Pathway programs

UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. Learn more.

English language requirements​


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Study areas

    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Bioinformatics
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Industrial Chemistry
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronic Engineering
    • Mining Engineering
    • Music
    • Naval Architecture
    • Petroleum Engineering
    • Photovoltaics and Solar Energy
    • Renewable Energy
    • Quantum Engineering
    • Software Engineering
    • Surveying and Spatial Information Systems
    • Telecommunications Engineering

Full program structure

Future careers

Potential careers

  • Civil/Chemical engineer
  • Telecommunications specialist
  • Musician
  • Roles in the music-recording and film industries

Find Your Career Match

At UNSW Arts & Social Sciences we want you to love what you do - and that means choosing a degree that will help you secure a job you love.

Find out which careers suit your personality type best and how we can help you get there.

Learn more

Double degrees

In this double degree program, students must successfully complete 312 units of credit (UOC), including 144 UOC for the BMus and 168 UOC for the BE (Hons). Students must also complete 60 days of approved Industrial Training for the Engineering program.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Dual ModeThe basic requirements for the degree in Dual mode (144 UOC) are:

1. Musicology Core (42 UOC - 7 courses)

2. Musicianship Core (24 UOC - 4 courses)

3. Performance Laboratory Core (48 UOC - 8 courses)

4. Stream Gateway Course (6 UOC - 1 course)

5. Stream Courses (12 UOC - 2 courses)

6. Prescribed Music Electives (12 UOC - 2 courses)

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January. Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Ready to apply?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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Fees & Scholarships

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$7,950*

Commonwealth Supported Place. Multiple Student Contribution Bands may apply for this double degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the [UNSW fees website](https://student.unsw.edu.au/fees).Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below. Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit [UNSW International](< http://www.international.unsw.edu.au/fees>).

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$44,340*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$307,460*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships

Our scholarships help you achieve your potential and enhance the experience of individuals who might otherwise struggle financially to maintain a place at university. The scholarships reward excellence, and encourage international mobility, diversity and equity.