Future Students

Trimester information for future undergraduate students

Deakin University's trimester system is designed to provide many undergraduate students with the maximum amount of flexibility, so that you can choose how you structure your course.

With the addition of a third trimester, the system will enable you to fit your lifestyle, work and personal commitments around your learning experience. This provides you with the potential to fast-track your study and get a head start on your career.

Each trimester has 12 weeks of teaching (including, where possible, a swot-vac/revision week) followed by an examination period.

View Trimester dates.

Subject to the availability of units, students holding a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) will be able to study in any combination of trimesters on a CSP basis (with access to HECS-HELP).

With this new system, you have the freedom to study the traditional four units in Trimester 1 and 2, or explore a range of new options:

  • You can commence certain Deakin courses in any of the three trimesters providing added flexibility.
  • You could fast-track your degree by studying in three trimesters per year and complete a three year bachelor degree in two calendar years.
  • You could choose to study in Trimesters 1 and 3 and use Trimester 2 to travel to Europe in the northern hemisphere summer or to go skiing in Australia
  • You could choose to study less then four units per trimester over three trimesters, reducing your workload and potentially allowing more time for part-time work.
  • You could use Trimester 3 to catch up on units disrupted by illness or other events.
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Email: enquire@deakin.edu.au

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9th March 2011