Future Students

Course options for non-school leavers and mature-age students

Undergraduate courses

An undergraduate course is available to students who are undertaking their first course at university. At Deakin University, courses which are classified as undergraduate include bachelor degrees and bachelor degrees (honours). Check Deakin's areas of study to see the wide range of subject areas available to you and make sure you visit application information.

Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences
The Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences (Deakin at your Doorstep) will introduce you to university study in a supported tertiary environment. You’ll develop academic and problem solving skills, giving you the edge to succeed in further study or in the workplace. The associate degree is ideal for people returning to study.

The associate degree will be offered at our Warrnambool campus and in conjunction with our TAFE partners; Chisholm, East Gippsland and Sunraysia at their Dandenong, Bairnsdale and Swan Hill Campuses respectively, giving you the opportunity to commence your university studies close to home. Students will undertake a Diploma course together with the associate degree at each of our TAFE partner campuses. Find out more.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate students undertake further study at a higher level than a bachelor degree. At Deakin, postgraduate study courses include: graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters by coursework or by research and doctorates.

As one of Australia's leading providers of flexible professional education, Deakin University offers postgraduate study programs that can fit around your work and lifestyle demands. If you are interested in undertaking study for career or personal reasons, postgraduate education is an important option to consider. Have a look at our postgraduate student information for the areas of study available and how to apply for postgraduate study, including both on and off-campus. The entry requirement for postgraduate courses is normally the completion of a bachelor degree, however some postgraduate courses may also be offered to those who have gained significant work experience. Please visit postgraduate information for more on courses at Deakin.

Information about research and doctorates can be found through Research Services.

Single subject non-award study

Single subject non-award study provides the general public with access to a wide variety of tertiary level units. Some units have prerequisites or special requirements, but most are open to all.

A non-award unit is a unit of study from a degree course or courses that does not lead to a degree. If successfully completed, the unit may be counted as credit towards a degree course at Deakin, subject to admission to that degree course and approval by the Faculty.

The successful completion of a single unit does not automatically qualify a student for admission to an award course at Deakin. Anyone wishing to enrol in an award course after completing a non-award unit will be required to complete the normal application process and their application will be considered with all other applicants.

If admitted to a unit/s, students must complete all administrative, academic and examination requirements in order to obtain formal acknowledgement that they have completed all requirements of the unit.

For more information please visit single subject non-award study

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30th August 2013