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:
Architecture & building
Science & technology
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":
Further areas were identified as "above world standard":
Medical and Health Sciences
Nutrition and Dietetics
Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Curatorial and Related Studies
(Australian Research Council, Excellence in Research for Australia 2010 National Report)
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.
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
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