School of Engineering

With a huge demand for graduates in Australia and internationally, engineering offers you an exciting future.

Whether through design, construction project management or something else, our engineers contribute to society in diverse, interesting ways – including meeting future challenges created by climate change.

Be revolutionary, innovative and entrepreneurial

At Deakin, we offer an innovative approach to teaching through PODBL (Project-Oriented Design-Based Learning). Students experience real-world engineering challenges and put together creative and original solutions.

Our industry connections, work placements and guest lectures can also offer a different perspective and career-shaping experience, enabling our graduates to become forward-thinking and ready to tackle real-world engineering challenges.

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

Study opportunities

Our work-integrated learning (WIL) initiatives relate to your course and, ultimately, your career goals. Whether for short or long-term work placements, it's a brilliant opportunity to work alongside professionals in your industry and get real-world experience. You can also choose to volunteer or study overseas as part of your course.

Find out more about our study opportunities


Our engineering students have access to some of the best future-focused engineering facilities in the Australian university sector within the Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET).

With access to real and virtual facilities including computer simulation, prototyping, testing and manufacturing, CADET allows students to realise and validate their designs.

The teaching-focused approach PODBL in CADET ensures that students have extensive access to state-of-the-art equipment and their application to real-world problems, enabling them to gain practical experience and a deeper understanding of their use.

Find out more about CADET

Our research

Our programs aren't just research informed, they're genuinely research led. Deakin's a leader in numerous engineering-focused research areas. Coupled with our state-of-the-art facilities the experience you'll gain is second to none, with opportunities for research degrees or research careers in Australia and overseas.

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Our History

In 2016 Deakin's current School of Engineering celebrated its 25th anniversary and a commemorative booklet was produced capturing memories and moments of the school's history.

PDF School of Engineering 25 Years Commemorative Booklet9.3MB


We have extensive partnerships with industry to make sure that what we teach and research is both relevant and responsive to the changing needs of industry and the communities we work with.

We also receive input from industry through student placements, projects and our industry advisory group, which includes members from:

Find out more about our partners

Staff listing

Find a staff member or browse the school's full list of staff.

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Contact us

School of Engineering
Email the school

Waurn Ponds Campus, Building KE
CADET – Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training
75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds
Victoria 3216

Write to us
School of Engineering
Deakin University
Locked Bag 20000
Geelong, Victoria 3220