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Design and innovation are at the heart of engineering at Deakin. Learn from courses that go beyond theory, state-of-the-art facilities and practical programs to help you create innovative engineering solutions to real-world problems.

Collaborate and innovate: industry-linked projects and practical experience
CADET: some of the best future-focused engineering and design facilities

Build your career from the ground up

Our engineering degree courses focus on the employability of our graduates and the future needs of industry. Our graduates are well-rounded engineers with significant exposure to professional engineering practices, well-equipped to meet the challenges of the future, including those caused by climate change and sustainability issues.

Project-Oriented Design Based Learning (PODBL)

PODBL is a fundamental key feature of our engineering degrees. From the very first class, and throughout your degree, you'll actively develop ideas and design products through our experiential learning platform.

With our close links to industry, many of the projects you'll work on will meet real-world needs  equipping you for your future engineering career.

Highly sought-after graduates

The majority of engineers today are baby boomers; ready for retirement and creating an engineering skills shortage.

As a result, roles in engineering are expected to rise by 429,000, or 17.3 per cent, in the next five years* – placing you in prime position to slot into your dream career.

*Australian Government's Industry Employment Predictions 2015 Report

Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET)

CADET is a $55 million dollar facility with state-of-the-art simulation and visualisation systems, and purpose-built interactive laboratory and workshop learning spaces.

CADET provides students with some of the best future-focused engineering and design facilities, including a globally-unique Virtual Reality (VR) Lab, high voltage lab and one of largest 3D printing facilities in the southern hemisphere.

Learn more about CADET

I completed an industry-based final year project at Arup and was offered a graduate position at Jacobs. I enjoy the challenge of solving complex problems and dealing with clients.

Demetrius Zaadstra

Civil Engineering graduate / Employed at Jacobs Engineering Group

Learn more about Demetrius' experiences

'I have always known that I wanted to be a civil engineer because from a young age I was surrounded by construction. What attracted me to Deakin was the relaxed, friendly, country feel of the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, as well as the flexibility that allows students to study during trimester 3 and online through Cloud learning.

I started my degree studying online and part time as I was working full time at a local Engineering firm. The flexibility to study and work was critical to my degree and I have continued working and studying throughout it. The opportunities Deakin offers through site visits and overseas experiences should be embraced, as they are invaluable, and the atmosphere at Deakin is amazing.

The Deakin teaching staff, lecturers and lab instructors love helping students learn. If you ask them questions and show an interest, they'll be more than happy to help as they are very passionate about the subjects they teach.'

Get the skills industry needs

Our long-standing partnership with Engineers Australia informs our teaching, ensuring our courses are relevant and that students develop the skills that employers want. Deakin graduates are highly sought-after by employers for their forward-thinking, innovative and entrepreneurial qualities.

Find out more about our industry connections

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