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.
Melbourne Campus at Burwood
The Melbourne Campus at Burwood is Deakin's thriving metropolitan Campus, attracting more than 13 000 undergraduate and postgraduate on-campus students.
The Campus is located alongside Gardiner's Creek parklands in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, about 45 minutes by tram from the city centre.
The Melbourne Campus at Burwood is noted for its modern architecture and facilities. The Central Precinct is designed to be multi-functional and flexible in a way that will allow Deakin to meet student needs and provide opportunities for engagement with the local community.
The redevelopment of the Campus has included the creation of two beautiful new, state of the art buildings on the Elgar Road side of the campus in which the Business Schools of the Faculty of Business and Law and the International activities of the university are located; the campus also features a large landscaped central courtyard as well as Science and Technology, and Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences buildings.
There is also a new Contemporary Arts building, which includes the prestigious Deakin University Art Gallery (formally known as ICON Museum of Art), Motion.Lab motion capture facility, a purpose-built gymnasium and sports hall, food court, restaurants and bar, internet café, excellent learning facilities, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Centre, health care services, Campus shop and bookshop.
Areas of study offered at the Campus include Arts, Business and Management, Communication and Media, Environment, Health and Community Services, Information Technology, Law, Nursing, Nutrition, Psychology, Science, Sport, Teaching and Visual, Performing and Creative Arts.
The Melbourne Campus at Burwood provides accommodation for 200 students in a mixed gender and multicultural environment.