The Engineering Performance Minor was designed for Engineering undergraduates interested in exploring creativity in performance with music technology. This minor is open to any student completing an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

Through our partnership with the Faculty of Music, we are able to provide access to a performance-based program, including courses normally only open to their students.

Due to the nature of these courses and the requirements set by the CEAB, there are courses within this minor that are only eligible for Free Elective (FE) or Extra course status (EXT). Thus students wishing to pursue this minor must be prepared to be taking on course work above and beyond their degree requirements. ECE446 and Technical courses from the Faculty of Music may be requested as Technical Elective Substitutions (TES) for a student's degree program, subject to the approval of the student's home department.

Note: Enrollment in the core course for the Minor, PMU299Y1 Y, will be based on a placement test, and may be competitive if demand exceeds the maximum number of placements. Minimum playing level required is RCM Gr. 8, plus background in theory and rudiments (Level 8 Theory, Rudiments II or equivalent).

The requirements for a Music Performance Minor in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering are the successful completion of the following courses:

  1. PMU299Y1 - Applied Performance
  2. TMU130H1 - Music Theory 1
  3. ECE446H1- Sensory Communication
  4. Two other electives (1.0 FCE) from the list of designated courses or departmental thesis and design courses subject to the following constraints:
    a. At least one elective (0.5 FCE) must come from the Technical (T) category
    b. Either a Thesis or Design course can count for up to two (half year) courses towards the 2 elective courses IF the Thesis or Design course is strongly related to music. This requires approval by the Minor Director.
    c. Courses listed below may be considered eligible electives for students taking the Music Minor, subject to the student meeting any prerequisite requirements. Students must also seek the approval of their home program to ensure that they meet their degree requirements. In situations where these courses don't meet those of their home program, students can elect to take these as extra courses.
Core Courses   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
ECE446H1: Sensory Communication F 3 1.50 1. 0.50
PMU299Y1: Applied Performance Y 1 - - 1.00
TMU130H1: Music Theory 1 F 3 - - 0.50
One (1) Technical Elective          
TMU111H1: Introduction to Computer Applications in Music F/S - - - 0.50
TMU313H1: Introduction to Music Recording F/S - - - 0.50
TMU319H1: Electroacoustic Music I  F/S - - - 0.50
TMU330H1: Live Coding: Digital Audio in Real Time F/S - - - 0.50
TMU406H1: Max/MSP F/S - - - 0.50
Music Related Thesis or Capstone F/S - - - 0.50
Music Related Thesis or Capstone Y - - - 1.00

Elective Courses   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
HMU111H1: Introduction to Music and Society F/S - - - 0.5
TMU131H1: Music Theory 2 F/S - - - 0.5
MUSXXXH1: Any cultural or historical MUS course from FAS, excluding vocal and instrumental performance courses F/S       0.5

Note: Availability of the courses (including the foundational courses) for timetabling purposes is not guaranteed; the onus is on the student to ensure compatibility with their timetable.

Note for Electives: The Faculty of Music updates the list of MUS courses offered each year. A final list of MUS electives eligible for the academic year will be posted on the Minors web site in May.