Innovation

Deakin's commitment to drive higher education's digital frontier manifests in a number of exciting ways. From world-class research and facilities to our forward-thinking staff, our technological infrastructure or our exclusive partnerships, we're constantly striving for new ways to improve the student experience.

Facing the future today

At Deakin, we love a challenge. As we move into an increasingly digital future, we're making sure to drive the innovation the university needs to keep ahead of pace and equip students with the digital skills and literacy required for the jobs of tomorrow.

We enhance the teaching and learning experience of students through the application of novel technologies designed to solve human problems. In 2015, a Department of Education student experience survey found 89.9% of Deakin undergrads rated our IT resources as either good or excellent.

You can let our tech sweat the small stuff (and some of the big stuff), while you enjoy your education.

We will be Australia's premier university in driving the digital frontier, to enable education for the jobs of the future and research that makes a difference to the communities we serve.

PROFessor JANE DEN HOLLANDER AO

VICE-CHANCELLOR

IBM Watson

Deakin is proud to partner with IBM for a world-first collaboration that brings the exciting world of machine intelligence into our students' everyday lives.

Learn more about (and with) IBM Watson

Universal motion simulator

The Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation's Universal Motion Simulator (UMS) is a state-of-the-art, haptically enabled motion simulator for training and human performance analysis. 

The simulation pod has the flexibility to be rapidly reconfigured for aircraft or land vehicles, and is able to provide realistic flying and driving experience by an incredible range of vehicular movements and manoeuvres. UMS is equipped with performance-monitoring technologies such as head mounted displays, helicopter cyclic and collective controls, motion tracking and EEG.

Learn more about the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation

Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training

The Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) is a futuristic engineering facility emphasising solution-focused engineering design and product development. CADET facilities include additive manufacturing technologies, CNC machining centres, 3D printers, a virtual reality lab, a chemical, corrosives and material lab, a high voltage lab and design and realisation studios.

CADET focuses on digital manufacturing, rapid prototyping, 3D modelling and visualisation technologies. Students, researchers and industry can master the tools and techniques that will take Australian manufacturing beyond the 21st century.

Learn more about CADET

Motion.Lab

Deakin’s Motion.Lab – Centre for Creative Arts Research is the first motion capture and interactive performance research development lab in an Australian university.  It works with the Institute for Intelligent Systems and Research to develop new approaches to movement, art and technology.

Visit the Deakin Motion.Lab website

SPARK@Deakin

SPARK@Deakin is an experiential program designed to give students an opportunity to see and experience the early stages of the entrepreneurial path. 

The program offers seminars for inspiring and promoting entrepreneurship and networking; workshops for students to gain hands-on experience in startup skills; and Deakin funding, space and mentoring for successful startup ideas.

Campus Compass

Campus Compass is a handy wayfinding app designed to help students, staff and visitors locate rooms and services, and navigate Deakin University's campuses.

Find out more about Campus Compass