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Music/Science - 3448

Program Summary

   
 
Contact: sam@unsw.edu.au
 
 
Campus: Kensington Campus
 
 
Career: Undergraduate
 
 
Typical Duration: 4 Years
 
 
Typical UOC Per Semester: 24
 
 
Min UOC Per Semester: 6
 
 
Max UOC Per Semester: 24
 
 
Min UOC For Award: 192
 
 
Award(s):
 
 
Bachelor of Music
 
 
Bachelor of Science
 
  

Program Description

The Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Science (BMusBSc) four-year Dual degree program enables you to complete a major sequence from those available in Science while studying for a specialist music program that enables you develop your musical knowledge and skills across the strands of Musicology, Musicianship and Professional Practice. You will undertake studies in musicology and ethnomusicolgy - including music history, style, musical perception and analysis, music in its cultural contexts - and musical technology, performance, jazz studies and composition.

Admission to the program is subject to a satisfactory music audition/interview and an acceptable level of attainment in year 12 music studies or equivalent. Assumed knowledge is HSC Music 2 or Extension or equivalent qualification. Applicants must also satisfy the entry requirements to Science as well as to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

In addition, you will complete 96 UOC from the BSc degree, including an approved Major (54 to 84 UOC) and other Science courses to a total of 96 UOC.

For questions regarding the Bachelor of Arts requirements for the program, students should contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Student Centre. For questions relating to the Bachelor of Science component of the program, students should consult the Faculty of Science Student Centre.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

Please refer to the program objectives as listed for the Bachelor of Science program 3970 and the Bachelor of Music program 3425.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Dual Mode

Program Structure

A total of 192 units of credit is required to complete this Dual program. Students must satisfy the following requirements for the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science components.

The basic requirements for the degree in Dual mode (96 UOC) are:

  1. Musicology Core (12 UOC)
  2. Musicianship Core (18 UOC)
  3. Professional Practices Core (36 UOC)
  4. Prescribed Musicology/Musicianship electives (30 UOC)

Core

Level 1

Level 2
Level 3

Prescribed Electives in Musicology/Musicianship

Prescribed Electives

Prescribed Musicology/Musicianship electives are chosen from the list of offerings published by the Program.

Award with Distinction

High achieving students who secure a WAM of 75 across their program and who have completed at least 48uoc of their program at UNSW are eligible for the award of their Pass Degree "with Distinction".

Honours

High achieving BMus students (in Single or Dual Mode) may apply for entry to Honours. Honours is an additional year of study (two years part-time) which allows a student to further explore their studies. It involves seminars and the completion or a research project or thesis. Those students who are considering Honours should submit an expression of interest at the beginning of Level 4 and complete a formal application at the end of Level 4. Both should be submitted to the Honours Convenor of the School of the Arts and Media. Entry to Honours requires a WAM of 70 or higher in the depth component of the program and is subject to resources and the approval of the Head of School in which the stream(s) is/are based. Honours is awarded in three classes (Class 1, Class 2 in two Divisions, and Class 3). If requirements for these classes are not met the Pass degree will be awarded if the student is not already a Graduate of the program.

Eligible students may commence the relevant Honours program only when they have completed the requirements for the equivalent of a single degree for that program (i.e. where a Music student in a dual program would like to commence Honours they must have completed at least the 96 UOC Music core degree plus 48 units of credit for the Science degree such that a total of 144 UOC has been completed).

Performance Ensembles

BMus students must take part in at least two of the performance ensembles offered by the School, one of which must be a major performing ensemble.

Sample Program

Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Science (BMusBSc) - Sample Program in Dual Mode - Example Only
 
Musicology
Musicianship
Professional Practices
Science
Total UOC
Level 1
Semester 1
Science x 2 (12)
24
Level 1
Semester 2
Science x 2 (12)
24
Level 2
Semester 1
Science x 2 (12)
24
Level 2
Semester 2
Science x 2 (12)
24
Level 3
Semester 1
Prescribed Musicology/Musicianship Elective (6)
Science x 2 (12)
24
Level 3
Semester 2
Prescribed Musicology/Musicianship Elective (6)
Science x 2 (12)
24
Level 4
Semester 1
Prescribed Musicology/Musicianship Elective (6)
Prescribed Musicology/Musicianship Elective (6)
 
Science x 2 (12)
24
Level 4
Semester 2
Prescribed Musicology/Musicianship Elective (6)
Science x 2 (12)
24
Total UOC
30
30
36
96
192

Academic Rules

To qualify for the award of the degree at Pass level, a student must:
  1. enrol in the Bachelor of Music and complete 96 units of credit;
  2. complete the core requirements
  3. complete the prescribed elective requirements
  4. complete at least 30 UOC of Level I courses before enrolling in Level II courses
  5. complete at least 30 UOC of Level II courses before enrolling in Level III courses
  6. complete at least 72 UOC overall before enrolling in the Capstone course

Honours

To qualify for the award of the degree with Honours, a student must:
  1. be a Graduand or Graduate of the Bachelor of Arts
  2. hold a WAM of 70 or higher in those streams they are seeking to further study
  3. complete the List A and List B seminar coursework requirement for their area of study (18 UOC)
  4. complete a research project or thesis (30 UOC)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Dual Mode
When taken concurrently a Bachelor of Science is comprised of 96 units of credit which includes:-
  • An approved major from the Bachelor of Science program; and
  • Science elective courses.
Academic rules relating to the Bachelor of Science in Dual mode are as follows:
  1. Students must complete a minimum of 96 units of credit for the Bachelor of Science;
  2. Students must complete at least one approved Bachelor of Science major, and this must be declared before enrolling in level II courses. Details of approved Bachelor of Science majors and how to declare a major can be found on the 3970 Bachelor of Science program page;
  3. In addition to the courses required for a student's chosen major, students must take 'science' courses so that the major plus 'science' courses total 96 units of credit. Details of what courses constitute ‘Science’ courses can be found in Table 1 on the 3970 Bachelor of Science program page;
  4. Students must complete at least 24 units of credit of ‘science’ level I courses; Most majors in the Bachelor of Science already satisfy this requirement, for example, the Molecular Biology major requires BIOS1101, BABS1201, CHEM1011, CHEM1021 and 6 units of credit of Mathematics. This is a total of 30 units of credit of science level I courses, therefore, no more level I science courses are required. Where a major does not include at least 24 units of credit of science level I courses, students will need to choose additional level I science courses to bring the total to 24 units of credit. For example, Psychology requires PSYC1001 and PSYC1011, therefore, students will need to choose an additional 12 units of credit of science level I courses. These science level I courses also count towards the 96 units of credit requirement at rule number 3.
  5. No student may commence level II courses until 30 units of credit of level I courses have been successfully completed. (This is 30 units of credit of courses taken towards the entire Dual program and not just courses for the Science component);
  6. Students may commence Science level III courses upon successful completion of 72 units of credit (This is 72 units of credit of courses taken towards the entire Dual program and not just courses for the Science component).
Students wishing to complete a double major in the Bachelor of Science when taken concurrently with another degree program at UNSW, should be aware that it will be very difficult to complete two majors within 96 units of credit. Therefore where a Dual degree student would like to undertake a double major, they should be aware that it may involve extra time and cost to complete, and may have visa implications for international students.

Fees

For information regarding fees for UNSW programs, please refer to the following website:  https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/fees/FeesMainPage.html

Important Information

The Academic Rules for the UNSW BMusBSc and the online enrolment facility provide students with a wide range of course choices. The online enrolment facility checks that students meet the enrolment requirements for individual courses but not that a course complies with Program Rules. Students are responsible for ensuring they are enrolling in accordance with the Academic Rules outlined above. Students should not assume that because they have enrolled in a course online that the course is automatically credited to their degree program.

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