Bachelor of Speech Hearing and Language Sciences

Macquarie University

The Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences focuses on specific areas of speech and hearing sciences, as well as subjects in linguistics, psychology and biology. In addition, students will be able to choose from a wide range of electives either as companion subjects to speech and hearing, or subjects of individual interest. Speech and hearing sciences, as well as being areas of study in their own right, form the basic preparatory studies for a number of professions ranging from clinical work in audiology and speech pathology to involvement in the development of speech, hearing and language technologies. All of these areas require knowledge of a range of subjects which are at the core of this degree.

Course Fee:

International: $116,280

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent


72 credit points; minimum 42 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 21 credit points at 300 level or above

Subjects you can Study:

Audiology; Speech and language pathology; Speech research

Study Pathways:

Master degrees in audiology and speech pathology are both offered at Macquarie University. To qualify for clinical practice in either audiology or speech and language pathology, you will need to do further (postgraduate) study in order to gain the appropriate professional accreditation.

Further information:

If you are interested in a career as a speech pathologist or audiologist you will need to take this degree as a pathway into the clinical masters programs offered by the Department of Linguistics in these two areas. If you have an interest in speech research and speech technology, you will also find this degree a valuable pathway to careers in this area.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 83 Yes Full time 3 years
North Ryde 83 Yes Part time 6 years
Established in Sydney in 1964, Macquarie University is a progressive voice among universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Created during a time of extraordinary social transformation to be a different kind of university, it was and will always be a bold experiment in higher education.

True to its founders' vision, the University has challenged the conventional thinking of academia through innovations in its campus set-up, curricula, interdisciplinary research, and engagement with industry and the wider community.

More than 40,000 students are enrolled annually across five faculties: Arts, Business and Economics, Medicine and Health Sciences, Human Sciences, and Science and Engineering.

Over the years, the campus has become a magnet for a constellation of companies - all local and global leaders in dynamic sectors including information technology and healthcare - which means greater access to career opportunities for its graduates.

The University is imbuing all of its undergraduate curricula with an emphasis on civic and professional participation. Its PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program takes students into working and social environments that enrich their experiences and connections, and open their minds to engaging as active world citizens.

The Macquarie University campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport - 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

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