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

We offer a unique approach to teaching through Project-Oriented Design-Based Learning (PODBL). This involves students experiencing real-world engineering challenges and putting together creative and original solutions.

Our industry connections, work placements and guest lectures can also offer a life-changing and career-shaping experience. Our affiliations across major organisations include:

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.

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

With real and virtual prototype facilities, CADET will help you create imaginative design solutions to solve engineering problems.

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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 Booklet -9.3 MB


Multicopter - next-generation drone created by Deakin researchers

13 February 2017
When Victorian company Raedyne Systems approached researchers at Deakin’s School of Engineering with an idea to develop a drone to monitor infrastructure such as high voltage power lines, it was a match made in UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) heaven.

Deakin engineering student awarded internship with GM

6 February 2017
Deakin University electrical engineering student Chris Larkin has been awarded a place in the 2017 General Motors (GM) Internship Program.

Celebrating 25 years of engineering at Deakin

6 December 2016
There was a quarter of a century of engineering history in the room when the 25th anniversary of Deakin University’s current School of Engineering was celebrated at a commemorative dinner at Waurn Ponds Estate, Geelong, in October.

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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.

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Staff listing

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Contact us

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

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