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Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Music Studies

The combined Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Music Studies five-year degree provides high performing students with an exciting opportunity to pursue their passions in both the technical and artistic arenas.
This unique program allows you to explore the synergies between the rule-based domains of music and engineering, bringing together your creativity with your creative thinking skills. It will give those with significant musical talent the ability to pursue this passion at a tertiary level whilst also gaining a professional engineering qualification.

You will study the Bachelor of Music with the University’s Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the nation’s premier tertiary music institution. Their degree options underscore three key areas of performance, composition, contemporary music and musicology.

The Bachelor of Engineering Honours program offers a wide variety of engineering disciplines to choose from, including aeronautical, space, mechanical, mechatronic, biomedical, chemical and biomolecular, civil, electrical, power and software.

As a graduate from this combined degree program, you will be uniquely qualified with a distinctive skill set and the ability to apply your knowledge to problem solve in creative ways.

Course structure

Units of study which can be taken for the degree are set out in the relevant unit of study tables for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies undergraduate handbook and for the Bachelor of Music Studies in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Handbook.

All students take a Principal Study in an instrument, voice, composition, contemporary music or a musicology stream, core units in music skills, studies in analysis, history and culture plus performance units.

Principal study is available in the following areas:
  • Brass: Horn, trombone, trumpet, tuba
  • Composition: instrumental/vocal or electroacoustic
  • Contemporary Music Practice
  • Historical Performance: baroque flute, harpsichord, lute, recorder, viola da gamba, baroque trumpet
  • Musicology Stream (General Stream)
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Strings: cello, double bass, guitar, harp, viola, violin
  • Voice: classical or jazz
  • Woodwind: bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, saxophone.
Core requirements

Students must successfully complete 240 credit points comprising 144 credit points from the Faculty of Enginnering and Information Technologies, plus 96 credit points from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and reach the minimum levels of achievement in each core area as outlined in the Degree Resolutions.

Students should refer to the Bachelor of Music Studies under the course resolution for the Bachelor of Music Studies for further information.

All enquiries in relation to the Engineering component should be referred to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.