Deakin University Undergraduate

Delivering ideal preparation for the global job market, Deakin University is an innovative research and teaching institution with strong industry links and an international outlook.


Deakin University was established in 1974. It has four modern campuses located in the vicinity of Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road: one in metropolitan Melbourne, two in the bayside town of Geelong, and one in the picturesque regional seaside centre of Warrnambool. These campuses provide students and researchers with access to the latest industry-standard facilities such as Deakin's Motion.Lab at the Melbourne Campus and the Geelong Technology Precinct at the Geelong Campus, Waurn Ponds.

Deakin University has a strong international focus: around 7,900 (approximately 19%) of its 42,000 student body are from over 60 countries worldwide. Hundreds of Deakin University’s students and staff travel overseas every year to participate in work placements, exchanges, study tours, volunteering and activities under Deakin’s landmark Global Citizenship Program.

Deakin has a very high level of involvement with industry partners in areas such as course design, R&D, innovation and internship opportunities in many courses. This, combined with the University’s excellence in teaching and research, provides students with a strong grounding in the knowledge, skills and experience they need for the competitive global job market.

Deakin offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in:
Health Sciences
Architecture & building
Science & technology
Environmental studies
Sport management
Information Technology
Creative Arts

Graduate satisfaction

Deakin University was voted #1 in the Australian state of Victoria for overall graduate satisfaction (2010 Australian Graduate Survey, Graduate Careers Australia)

Facilities and environment

Deakin’s main campus is in Melbourne, which was recently recognised as the 4th most liveable city in the world for students (QS Best Student Cities Guide 2012). The other three campuses offer modern, state-of-the-art facilities, innovative programs and a relaxed regional lifestyle close to the Great Ocean Road, one of the most picturesque regions in Australia. Three of Deakin’s four campuses have fully furnished on-campus student accommodation.

Outstanding research and learning

In 2010, the Australian Government recognised Deakin University’s research in key areas as “well above world standard":
Materials Engineering
Medical Physiology
Further areas were identified as "above world standard":
Analytical chemistry
Fisheries Sciences
Manufacturing Engineering
Medical and Health Sciences
Nutrition and Dietetics
Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Commercial Services
Curatorial and Related Studies
(Australian Research Council, Excellence in Research for Australia 2010 National Report)

Global Engagement

Deakin University offers its local and international students a wide range of opportunities to engage globally including Exchange, Study Abroad, short-term study programs, study tours and international volunteering opportunities that allow students to study overseas for a few weeks, a trimester, or a year as part of their Deakin degree. Deakin is proud of its landmark Global Citizenship Program, which formally recognises students’ individual and proactive engagement with the international community.

Commercial focus

Deakin’s commercial focus is reflected in its engagement with industry and in the extensive industry experience and relationships of its Faculties and staff. Many courses include internship opportunities so that students can gain real world experience to increase their work-readiness upon graduation.
Deakin University is the largest provider of professional and management education in Australia, working in partnership with government, major corporations and professional associations such as Coca Cola-Amatil, Coles Myer, CPA Australia, Ford, General Motors-Holden, IBM and Qantas.

Faculties and Schools

Faculty of Arts and Education:

School of Communication and Creative Arts

School of Education

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights

Centre for Partnerships and Projects in Education

Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific

Centre for Teaching Asian Languages and Cultures

Faculty of Business and Law:

Deakin Graduate School of Business

School of Accounting, Economics and Finance

School of Information Systems

School of Law

School of Management and Marketing

Faculty of Health:

School of Psychology

School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

School of Health and Social Development

School of Nursing and Midwifery

School of Medicine

Faculty of Science and Technology:

School of Architecture and Building

School of Engineering

School of Information Technology

School of Life and Environmental Sciences


Institute of Koorie Education

Institute of Teaching and Learning

Research institutes:

Alfred Deakin Research Institute

Institute for Technology Research and Innovation

Strategic research centres:

Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation

Centre for Biotechnology, Chemistry and Systems Biology

Centre for Integrative Ecology

Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention

Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research

Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research

Centre for Research in Educational Futures and Innovation

Centre for Sustainable and Responsible Organisations

Quality and Patient Safety Research

Molecular and Medical Research

Population Health

Undergraduate Courses

Deakin Graduate School of Business
Human Resource Depatment
Planning Unit
International and Development
Office of the Vice-Chancellor


World University Rankings 2014/15

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