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All Deakin students have choices about the way they study. Flexible delivery allows students to study on campus or off campus, full time or part time, or using a mix of study modes. Students can attend lectures on campus and receive face-to-face teaching, or study from home or work without attending a Campus using online course delivery.
Students studying on campus at Deakin usually receive a mix of lectures and tutorials. These may be supplemented by practical classes or fieldwork. Lectures are held in state-of-the-art lecture theatres with large groups of students. Lectures typically go for 1-3 hours and may involve note-taking, demonstrations, audiovisual presentations, etc.
Tutorials usually follow lectures and give students a chance to discuss topics in detail. Tutorial groups are usually much smaller, to allow one on one interaction between students and with lecturers. On-campus students studying a full-time load can usually expect to have around 15-20 contact hours (times when you must attend the university) per week as well as study time.
Assessment may take a variety of forms, including written work and tests undertaken in class, participation in class or laboratory sessions, and final examinations each trimester. Fieldwork or practical experience can also form a large part of the content and assessment of some units.
For thousands of professionals, off-campus study is fast becoming the preferred way to combine study with work or family commitments. Students studying off campus by distance education take exactly the same course as on-campus students, except that instead of attending on-campus classes, they receive comprehensive study materials which may include:
For students based overseas, agreements are possible where Deakin arranges local tutors and lecturers from Australia to visit in person at least once a trimester.
On-campus students: You can enrol in on-line or off-campus units as part of your course as long as you are also enrolled in at least one on-campus unit during each trimester. Under the National Code, you may enrol in on-line or off-campus units up to a maximum of 25% of your total course load. If you are unsure, consult your Faculty Enrolment Officer or the Deakin International Quality and Compliance team at the Melbourne Burwood Campus.
Note that Trimester 3 is not a compulsory study period but if you choose to enrol and remain onshore, the above enrolment conditions apply.