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Combined Music and Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
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The Combined Music and Engineering program of Northwestern University lets students explore these two complementary fields simultaneously through Northwestern’s Combined Music & Engineering Program.

In this five-year program, students earn a bachelor of science in their chosen field of engineering from the McCormick School and one of two degrees from the Bienen School of Music: the bachelor of arts in music or the bachelor of music.

Personal Development

McCormick and Northwestern are invested in the personal growth of each student. Throughout your studies, you can take advantage of a wide range of opportunities to gain the skills and experiences that meet your personal development goals.

The Office of Personal Development can help you explore available growth opportunities – both academic and extracurricular – and engage in experiences that will transform you into a whole-brain engineer.

Career paths

As you consider your career goals, McCormick will help you gain the skills, experience, and connections for your next step.

McCormick offers undergraduates individual career advising as well as opportunities to develop hands-on workplace experience in tandem with on-campus studies. This provides an important advantage as you begin your professional career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    150 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering analysis and computer proficiency
  • Basic sciences
  • Design and communications
  • Basic engineering
  • Social sciences/humanities

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application*
  • Official secondary school transcript and school report
  • Counselor recommendation
  • At least one teacher recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores†
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores‡ (ONLY required for international applicants whose first language is not English or whose schooling has not been in English)
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $75 or application fee waiver
  • Early Decision Agreement (ONLY Early Decision applicants)
  • Midyear transcript
  • Music audition (ONLY School of Music applicants)
  • Required for homeschooled applicants ONLY: 3 SAT subject tests

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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