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

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Indicative Enrolments



  • 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
  • Software Engineering
  • Surveying and Spatial Information Systems
  • Telecommunications Engineering

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Double degree options

In this dual 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 Mode

The 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)

Career opportunities

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

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics Extension 1; Physics

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

92.00 + Audition

2019 Guaranteed Entry

93.00+ Audition

2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma
2018 QLD OP

Additional selection criteria

All applicants must complete an online assessment and audition to gain entry to a Bachelor of Music program. Online assessment and audition information and the online application form can be found on the Bachelor of Music auditions website. Applicants are expected to have reached the level of at least Grade 7 AMEB Performance (or equivalent) and 2 Unit Music course, 2 or 3 Unit Extension or Grade 6 AMEB Musicianship (or equivalent).

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents 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.

Please see this degree's Additional Selection Criteria and ensure you also complete these requirements.

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.

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