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About Deakin University

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Deakin’s practical and applied approach to learning allows you to take your next step with confidence.

Study at a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university, and join more than 61,000 high-achieving students who have chosen Deakin for its:

  • excellent graduate outcomes
  • practical, hands-on approach to learning
  • access to state-of-the-art facilities
  • teachers with experience and influence in their field
  • courses that are informed by industry and offer real-world learning
  • exceptional industry connections and work placement programs, in Australia and overseas
  • flexible study options, whether on campus or online.

Deakin’s world-class research and teaching positions the University in the top 1% of universities globally

When you study at Deakin, you’re choosing a leading university–ranked in the top 1% worldwide^. In fact, we have been awarded a five-star rating by the prestigious university ranking organisation, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). We are leading the way in a broad range of areas, praised for our cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned for our research and teaching.

Every Deakin course is shaped by an advisory board with industry experts

Our outstanding academic staff are active participants and influencers in their respective fields. They can share their skills and knowledge and give you valuable industry insights.

Close Links with Industry

Deakin University maintains close links with industry, government, departments, professional associations and other educational providers to ensure courses are developed and reviewed with industry and professional input.

Our close ties with industry mean that you get:

  • courses matched to current industry practice
  • a well-recognised qualification that stands out to employers
  • work placements, internships and study abroad opportunities so that you graduate work-ready.

Experience leading-edge facilities at Victoria’s #1 University for learning resources*

Gain the practical skills and know-how that employers want. From our $55 million engineering training facility to our dedicated studios and hi-tech equipment for the creative arts, gain expertise in our state-of-the-art facilities to become one of our highly sought-after graduates.

Join the most satisfied students in Victoria for 11 years running

Highest for overall student satisfaction in Victoria eleven years running#, with students being particularly happy+ with our:

  • teaching
  • learning resources
  • student support
  • skills development
  • learner engagement

We Will Support Your Learning

Whether you would like to improve your study skills or get help with a tricky assignment, there is plenty of support available. Deakin students rely on student mentors, online resources and, of course, our staff. Our easy-to-use online system, DeakinSync, helps like-minded students to connect online, collaborate and support each other.

* 2020 Student Experience Survey, UA benchmark group Victorian universities
^ Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020
# Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2020 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
+ More satisfied than the national average, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website (2020 update).

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