Engineering and design


With an innovative approach to engineering education, strong industry links, state-of-the-art facilities and practical hands-on programs, engineering and design at Deakin gives you a unique start to your future career.

Disciplines within engineering and design

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.

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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.

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The learning environment is open and flexible. Students have the ability to develop their own way of studying that suits them best.

Paul Collins

Senior lecturer, School of Engineering

Professionally accredited courses

Our long-standing partnership with Engineers Australia informs our teaching, ensuring our courses are relevant and develop the skills that employers want. Through our engineering degree’s professional accreditation, graduates are able to practice as professional engineers locally and around the world.

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