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.
Deakin's Warrnambool Campus is set on the banks of the picturesque Hopkins River, close to local surf beaches and popular tourist attractions, with all the facilities of a regional centre.
Located in a vibrant, regional city with an on-campus population of around 1200, the Warrnambool Campus offers a friendly, close-knit community, with an informal relationship between students and staff.
On-campus facilities include a comprehensive library, excellent teaching and learning spaces, health care services, café, gymnasium, bookshop, social areas, basketball, netball and tennis courts, and a golf course.
Its proximity to a range of marine and freshwater aquatic environments provides an ideal location for specialist studies in aquaculture and marine biology.
Other areas of study include Arts, Business and Management, Communication and Media, Environment, Health and Community Services, Law, Nursing, Psychology, Teaching, Tourism Management and Hospitality.
The Campus is well serviced by daily rail and bus services from Melbourne and Geelong, as well as a shuttle bus which runs between the Warrnambool city centre and the Campus.
The Warrnambool Campus provides accommodation for 240 students in a mixed gender and multicultural environment.