The Bachelor of Music (Honours) single and dual program is intended for students wishing to pursue a professional career in music, and integrates the development of practical skills with theoretical and historical musical knowledge, culminating in advanced research training in their chosen Music Honours field. Graduates of the program are equipped for professional careers in music and to undertake postgraduate studies in their chosen Music Honours field. 

First year plans

In order to complete the BMus (Hons) program you must successfully complete 32 courses, which equates to 64 units. This breaks down to 8 units (4 courses) per semester. 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Unit Value Course Code Course Title Unit Value
MUSC1050 Music in Society 1 2 units MUSC1260 Performance and Ensemble Studies  2 2 units
MUSC1250 Performance and Ensemble Studies 1 2 units MUSC1600 Musicianship 1 2 units
Part B course   2 units Part B course   2 units
Elective   2 units Elective   2 units


8 units


8 units

Visit HASS courses and programs for Information regarding dual degree programs and the relevant dual degree planner.

What courses do I need to do?

To ensure that students are familiar with their program rules and requirements we ask that all students complete a self-progression check in the first instance. Then if you still have questions or concerns about your outstanding program requirements the Faculty would be happy to review your progression check and provide advice. To complete a progression check please use the following steps:

Step 1 – Print out your studies report from mySI-net using the following steps:

  • Log into mySI-net
  • From the top left-hand side menu select the option for ‘Studies Report’
  • Follow the prompts

Step 2 – Select your program from the list:

Step 3 – Select your year of commencement from the top right hand side and click ‘Change’.

Step 4 – Go to ‘Program Rules and Requirements’ and ensure that you have understanding of your program requirements, for example, do you need to select a major; is there an advanced level requirement etc. Once you understand your program requirements you can move to the next step.  

Step 5 - Select the green course list button on the left hand menu.

Step 6 – Compare your studies report to the course list and tick off the courses you have completed, and note the courses you are planning to complete in the future. Ensuring that you have completed all of your compulsory courses, and courses towards your major(s).

Step 7 – Once you have gone through and ticked off all of your completed courses, view your program rules and requirements again to ensure that you are meeting all requirements (e.g. overall structural requirements, advanced level requirements etc). Ensure you can tick off that you have completed (or are planning to complete) all of the requirements.

 Please Note
•    To have your progression check verified by a Student Administration Officer, or if you have questions or concerns, please upload your completed check by signing in here using your UQ username and password.  Please ensure that you upload your studies report, course list(s) (ensuring you have indicated all completed courses and future enrolments), and program rules with your notes.
•    A course may only count once toward the program (including dual programs).
•    Dual degree students must consult with the relevant faculty regarding outstanding requirements for the other component of the dual.


To assist you in planning your enrolment, Bachelor of Music (Hons) study plans can be accessed on the School's website.

Further information on changes to the Music curriculum are detailed here