Join a world-class university and be ready to take on tomorrow with confidence. At Deakin you won’t just learn about the future, you’ll prepare for it with real-world learning fuelled by progressive thinking. Choose a practical, industry-shaped course and launch a career with impact.

Why study with us

When you study at Deakin, you’re choosing a leading university ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide. We’re leading the way in a range of areas, praised for our cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned for our research and teaching. Our outstanding academic staff are active participants and influencers in their fields. They share their skills and knowledge and give you valuable industry insights.

Strengthen your employment prospects and gain a competitive edge in the workplace by learning in-demand, real-world skills that employers are looking for. You’ll also get your career off to the best start by gaining skills, knowledge and networks through work experience — and earn credit towards your degree at the same time. Prepare for the jobs of tomorrow with lifetime access to Australia’s #1 university career service. DeakinTALENT provides career coaching, industry networking opportunities and a comprehensive suite of digital resources that will help you become the most employable version of yourself.

Facilities and services

Study at one of Deakin’s four campuses in Burwood, Geelong (Waterfront or Waurn Ponds) or Warrnambool — if you need choice and flexibility for your studies, take advantage of our premium online learning platform.

At Victoria’s #1 university for student satisfaction, you will be encouraged to explore your passions and empowered to succeed. Whether you’d like to improve your study skills or get help with a tricky assignment, there’s plenty of support available. Turn to our student mentors, online resources and highly qualified staff.

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology and innovative facilities. Our campuses feature contemporary, award-winning buildings, well-equipped study areas, green spaces and bustling cafes, all adding to a rich campus life.

Working with tomorrow’s technology today in our inspiring learning environments, you can experience:

• walking through virtual landscapes

• prototyping ideas with 3D printing

• trading stock in a simulated trading room

• using a climate chamber to simulate extreme conditions of temperature, humidity, altitude and oxygen levels.

Admission and selection

If you’re thinking about applying for a course at Deakin, you can get all the information you need through the how to apply pages. Discover eligibility requirements and pathways for your chosen course, learn how to write and submit a successful application, and find out if you’re eligible for scholarships or recognition of prior learning.

Study options

At Deakin, we’re digital innovators. For more than 40 years, we’ve been perfecting distance and online learning. We use cutting-edge technology to provide personal and flexible learning experiences for all students. This includes helping you manage your course requirements, stay in control of your study, improve your skills and connect with your peers and staff, all at the touch of a button. Connect and learn in a dynamic community of 60,000+ students online.

You can undertake a valuable internship, or work in simulated environments to turn the skills you've learnt from study into practical experience, so you graduate job ready. Expand your horizons by joining a virtual global learning program, or — once COVID-19-related travel restrictions allow — an international internship, exchange, study tour or volunteer placement. Gain a competitive edge in the workplace and get credit towards your degree by studying abroad at a Deakin partner university, located in more than 40 different countries.

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