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Engineering and design

Get an unparalleled advantage and kick-start your career studying engineering and design at Deakin. Learn from courses that go beyond theory, strong industry links, state-of-the-art facilities and practical hands-on programs.

The Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET): $55m of pure innovation

Get access: to some of the best future-focused engineering and design facilities in the southern hemisphere

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.

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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

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

Demetrius Zaadstra

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) graduate, now Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) / Employed at Jacobs Engineering Group

Professionally accredited courses

Our long-standing partnership with Engineers Australia informs our teaching, ensuring our courses are relevant and that students 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. Not only that, employers seek out Deakin graduates for their forward-thinking, innovative and entrepreneurial qualities.

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