Duration
Full-time: 5 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
City
Points
675
Programme type
Undergraduate
Conjoint options available

Programme overview

The BE(Hons)/BMus allows you to combine your diverse interests. Supported by leading researchers, artists and facilities, you will develop a balance of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in both Engineering and Music, gaining qualities sought-after by employers everywhere. A technological grounding will be essential as digital environments become more prominent. This programme will equip you to take advantage of the emerging opportunities in the evolving creative industries.  

Programme structure

The BE(Hons)/BMus is a five year (10 semester) degree if you are studying full time. You will be required to complete 675 points:

  • 405 points from BE(Hons) courses
  • 255 points from BMus courses
  • 15 points of General Education

Your exact programme structure will depend on your chosen major/specialisation. For BMus, the majority of your courses are prescribed. In the BE(Hons), you must complete a common first year of required core courses before selecting your specialisation.

Conjoint planners are available for each Engineering specialisation to ensure that you enrol in the courses required to complete your programme over the subsequent years. As per the requirements for the BE(Hons), you will also have to complete a 40-hour workshop practice course in your second year and 800 hours of practical experience over the course of your degree.

You can also review the suggested structures for each BE(Hons)/BMus conjoint:

You will need to enrol in a heavier load than a standard enrolment of 120 points a year if you want to complete your conjoint in five years. You will also be required to maintain a GPA of 4.0 each year to continue with this programme.

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You are guaranteed entry to this programme if you meet these requirements.

  1. First, you must meet the University Entrance (UE) standard.
  2. You must also meet the rank score for this programme. Not sure about your rank score? Use our rank score calculator.
  3. You may need to have studied certain subjects or achieved credits in particular subjects.
  4. Some programmes have additional requirements, such as an interview, portfolio or references.

Guaranteed rank score, subject and other requirements

If your rank score is slightly lower than the guaranteed score, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available. If you don’t meet the requirements, you may be able to apply under our Undergraduate Targeted Admission Schemes. For CIE students, AS Mathematics and Physics may be accepted. The decision will be based on the grade achieved. The same applies for IB students, SL Mathematics and Physics.

  • Qualification
    NCEA National Certificate of Educational Achievement
    Score required
    275
    • 17 external Level 3 credits in Calculus
    • 16 external Level 3 credits in Physics
  • Qualification
    CIE Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    330
    • Mathematics and Physics at A Levels
  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate
    Score required
    36
    • Mathematics and Physics at HL Levels

Read more about entry requirements for New Zealand secondary school applicants.

Further requirements

Selection into the BA/BMus programme will be based on the strength of your application portfolio for your selected major. All applicants must submit a statement of musical background and a referee’s report.

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution, or another University of Auckland qualification, if you meet these requirements.

Minimum grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Further requirements

You must have completed one semester of successful bachelor degree study from a New Zealand tertiary institution, or one year of successful study as part of an acceptable sub-degree qualification from a New Zealand tertiary institution.

Selection into the BA/BMus programme will be based on the strength of your application portfolio for your selected major. All applicants must submit a statement of musical background and referee’s report. You will also need a sound background in Calculus and Physics.

Please note that entry to the programme is subject to the availability of spaces.  

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

My highest qualification is from this country:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You need to have one of the following:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects with at least a 'C' grade or higher. General Studies or similar general papers cannot be included.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA, Pearson Education Limited and CIE taken outside of New Zealand.

Minimum grade, subject and other requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Score required
    36
    • Mathematics and Physics at HL level
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5
  • Qualification
    GCE A Level General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level
    Score required
    ABB
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution if you meet these requirements.

You need to have the following:

You must have completed one year’s successful bachelor degree level study at a recognised university (or similar institution).  

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Minimum grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

How much does a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Music cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$6,750 – $11,389.95*
International students
NZ$42,606 – $47,932*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $915.30 for full-time study (135 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester Two 2018
4 July 2018
Semester One 2019
8 December 2018

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

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How to apply

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Where could this programme take you?

Your specialisation/major can influence what you pursue. The music industry runs on more than performers and composers, and with quantitative, problem-solving and technical skills, you’ll easily adapt to modern working environments. Our Engineering specialisations are accredited by Engineering New Zealand, a signatory to the Washington Accord, making our BE(Hons) a recognised qualification in many countries.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Acoustician
  • Arts manager
  • Audio engineer
  • Hardware and software developer
  • Project manager
  • Recording producer
  • Sound designer

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