Study online

Study online with the university leading online education. At Deakin we ‘Think Young’ – challenging the expected in search of the exceptional. This unconstrained approach and our commitment to innovation helps shape your online experience, giving Cloud Campus students all the digital tools and support they need to succeed at university.

Join our 12,000-strong community of online students. Cloud Campus students learn with the same top teachers as on-campus students, with the ultimate flexibility to study anywhere, anytime.

Your campus without walls

At Deakin, we bring the classroom to you. As a Cloud Campus student, you'll take part in classes and seminars, chat to other students and sit exams – just like you would at any other campus.

We're digital pioneers

Deakin has provided quality off-campus and distance learning since 1974. As the first university in the world to embrace IBM Watson, we're continually guiding the future of digital education by leading the charge in technological innovation.

Ongoing and expert support

Studying online doesn't mean studying alone. An experienced student success coach will connect with you regularly via Skype and email. They'll provide ongoing support to ensure your personal and professional development.

Personalised learning platform

DeakinSync is your personalised study hub, tailored to your course and individual learning needs. Manage everything from your enrolment and course material to email, timetable, classes and career plan.

Choose your course

More than 160 undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses are available to study online. Our flexible trimester system means you may be able to get your degree sooner while still enjoying a premium-quality learning experience.

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You don’t have to put your life on hold. I want to follow my passions but not to the detriment of my family. You have to work out how to make it work.

SARAH SYTEMA

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) GRADUATE

Free online courses with FutureLearn

Get a taste for the Deakin experience and open up more possibilities for your career with free two-week courses on FutureLearn, a highly flexible and interactive social learning platform.
Learn more about FutureLearn

It's all about balance

For many of us, the thought of studying while juggling the demands of family and work can appear daunting, if not impossible. That's why we've developed an online learning platform that fits around you and your lifestyle.

Deakin MBA graduate Sarah Sytema knows this all too well. After completing an undergraduate degree and working for a few years, Sarah soon realised she needed more business knowledge to take the next step in her career.

From the time she started her MBA to her graduation six years later, she'd had two children and earned a number of promotions at work.

So how did she manage to juggle study, family and her career so successfully?

Read more about Sarah's journey

See what it's really like to study at Deakin's Cloud Campus

Cloud Campus at a glance

When you study online with Deakin you can learn what you want, when you want - you're in control. 

Our suite of sophisticated online learning tools enables a seamless study experience. You can upload your notes, essays and assignments. Or download and save lectures to watch at a time that's convenient for you.

You can collaborate and connect with academic staff, mentors and peers without delay. Whether it be during a group discussion or live-stream seminar, you can ask questions (and get answers) in real time.

Studying at the Cloud Campus doesn't mean you're confined to the cloud. You can also jump offline and head into your local campus to study on site, visit the library or meet with teachers.

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How it works

Studying online at our Cloud Campus enables you to learn at your own pace without compromising quality or support. Plus, our intuitive online learning tools will help you keep on top of your studies and stay connected to the Deakin community.

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The lecturers that teach on campus also teach on cloud. This meant that the expertise and teaching I was getting was very genuine... I felt that I was getting the same experience as students on campus.

TONI HONICKE

online student

Backed by results

Australia's best online MBA

Our online Master of Business Administration (MBA) is ranked among the top 20 in the world and the best in Australia by prestigious rankings organisation QS.

Ranked third for graduate employability

Ranked #3 in Australia for graduate employability, Deakin University’s course curriculum integrates real-world expertise with practical skills to give our students a competitive edge. 
2016 Times Higher Education graduate employability rankings

Top 50 under 50

Deakin is ranked in the top 50 of the world's top 150 universities under 50 years old.
2016 Times Higher Education Top 150 under 50 Ranking

Highest satisfaction in IT resources

In 2015, 89.9% of undergrads rated the IT resources we offer as good or excellent – the highest level of student satisfaction in Australia.* In 2016, a benchmark survey showed our students had the highest satisfaction in IT service quality of any university in Australia or New Zealand.** 

* 2015 Department of Education Student Experience Survey
** VoiceProject IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey for ANZ universities

Highest overall student satisfaction

We're the leader in graduate satisfaction in Victoria for the 6th consecutive year.
2010–2015 Australian Graduate Survey results

Studying via both cloud and campus mode allowed me to balance study and work commitments with the responsibilities of raising a young family.

BUTRUS AJAK

Master of Health Promotion and Master of Public Health graduate