Multi award winner
Deakin has won the prestigious Australian University of the Year award twice and has also recently been commended nine Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in the 2007 Carrick Awards (now the Australian Learning and Teaching Council awards).
Courses valued by industry
Deakin maintains close links with government, leading corporations and professional associations, ensuring that our courses are relevant, practical and deliver the skills in demand, allowing our graduates to 'hit the ground running'.
Deakin’s courses are flexible so you can tailor your degree to match your career goals. Off-campus, online or part-time study options give you plenty of options to choose how to structure your course.
Young and innovative, with excellent facilities
Established in the 1970s as one of the new generation of Australian universities, Deakin combines a university's traditional focus on excellent teaching and research with a desire to seek new ways of developing and delivering courses. Deakin provides access to the latest industry-standard facilities such as Deakin’s Motion.Lab at the Melbourne Campus at Burwood and the Geelong Technology Precinct at the Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds.
Our students come from all over the world and can study on every continent via distance education programs. These programs enable Deakin students to become global citizens and develop a richer cultural perspective.
Metropolitan and regional
Deakin has campuses in Melbourne, Geelong and Warrnambool, providing convenience and accessibility whether you want to study in regional or rural Victoria or in the city.
Big university, small campuses
Deakin is one of Australia's largest universities, with more than 32 000 students, yet the campuses have a strong community feeling and provide a supportive study environment.
Acknowledgement of traditional land owners
Deakin University would like to acknowledge that the present site of the Melbourne Campus at Burwood is located on the land of the Wurundjeri people, the Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds and Geelong Waterfront Campus are located on the land of the Wathaurong people, and the Warrnambool Campus is located on the land of the Gunditjmara people. They belong to these lands, have walked on them for thousands of years, and continue to care for them and nurture them.
Geelong Waterfront Campus
Deakin's Geelong Waterfront Campus is located on the foreshore of Corio Bay in the central business district of Geelong. Originally built in 1893, the buildings have been extensively renovated to create a modern and impressive Campus.
More than 1200 students are based at the Waterfront Campus which features a 320-seat lecture theatre, science and technology centre, cafeteria, library, bookshop, Computer Aided Design (CAD) laboratories and design studios.
The Campus's Dennys Lascelles Building is the subject of a $37 million redevelopment, which will increase the capacity of the Waterfront Campus, allowing the University to provide an expanded range of courses. Included in the Dennys Lascelles Building will be the Alfred Deakin Institute, containing the Alfred Deakin Library and an interdisciplinary teaching and research centre covering political science, public policy and governance, international relations, globalisation, journalism and communications.
Other areas of study include Architecture and Construction Management, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Social Work.