What will I learn?

At McCormick, we understand that becoming a whole-brain™ engineer requires integrating the creative and the analytical. This also holds true for musicians.

If you have the ability and commitment, you can 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.

Which department am I in?

McCormick School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
USD $18,040 per quarter
Start date

24 September 2019


McCormick School of Engineering

2145 Sheridan Road,



60208, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International applicants whose primary language is not English or whose secondary school curriculum has not been in English must submit exam results from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

Applicant must have secondary school record or college record and written statements. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores required for whose first language is not English or whose schooling has not been in English.

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.