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Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences (3 years) Macquarie University




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Being able to communicate with others is a fundamental human pursuit. Speech, hearing and language professionals have the privilege of bringing that gift to the community whether that be through helping someone hear for the first time, assisting a stroke patient to speak again, or investigating how children acquire language.

This course will prepare you for further study towards a career in a number of professions, including clinical work or research in audiology and speech language pathology, forensic speech science, the development of associated speech and hearing technologies, or teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). It will also provide you with a strong background in linguistics (human language) that can take you into careers such as journalism, marketing, education or management.


This course focuses on the many aspects of the production and perception of spoken language, such as the way we produce speech sounds using the vocal apparatus; the way the brain (via the ear) responds or fails to respond to different aspects of speech and language; how languages differ in the way they use speech; how language develops in children; the relationship between language and culture; and how computers can be used in speech, hearing and language analysis.

In preparation for a career as a speech language pathologist or audiologist, this course forms a pathway (subject to competitive entry) into our clinical masters courses.

You can choose from a wide range of electives either as companion units to speech, hearing and language sciences, or as units of individual interest. In this way, you build your own course that's custom made to meet your individual needs.


If you wish to qualify for clinical practice in either audiology or speech language pathology, you will need to do further (postgraduate) study to gain the appropriate professional accreditation. Macquarie offers masters degrees in audiology and speech language pathology. If you wish to become accredited as a TESOL practitioner, you will need to complete postgraduate study in this field.


Those who want to take the first step to a career as a speech pathologist or audiologist. This degree will help you enter these clinical masters programs and is also suitable for those interested in speech research and speech technology. Please note: Students thinking about applying for the Master of Speech and Language Pathology program at the completion of their undergraduate degree are required to have completed eight prerequisite subjects. Details of these subjects can be found here.

Career Opportunities

A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion.


  • audiologist
  • forensic speech scientist
  • speech, hearing or language researcher
  • speech pathologist
  • speech technologist
  • TESOL practitioner
  • editor or publisher
  • professional roles in health organisations, eg marketing or health advocacy


  • Appen Pty Ltd
  • Australian Hearing
  • Cochlear Ltd
  • Hospitals
  • Private clinical practices



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences (3 years).

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

A$39,900.00 (19,81,586) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,


New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications: A recognized senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification; A recognized university Foundation course; A recognized 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree; At least one year of a university degree from a recognized institution.

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed: senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC; one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

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