I am very pleased to welcome you to Deakin University.
Deakin aims to be recognised as Australia’s most progressive university.
To fulfil this aspiration, we work hard to make our programs relevant, innovative
We are committed to providing teaching programs of contemporary relevance.
Our programs are all developed having regard to advice from Academic Advisory
Boards which include potential employers, industry, government and professional
Deakin is committed to ensuring that you develop lifelong learning skills,
particularly those which involve the use of technology to keep you at the forefront
of developments in your chosen discipline.
Regardless of whether you study off campus or at one of Deakin’s five
campuses, we aim to provide you with excellent academic programs incorporating
innovative teaching and delivery methods.
We recognise that the needs of students have changed significantly, particularly
as many of you engage in an increasing amount of paid employment to support
your studies. You will find that we provide you with flexible learning opportunities.
By browsing through this handbook, you will develop a sense of the way in which
Deakin’s courses and units of study have been developed to respond to
the changing circumstances of our students.
I encourage you to explore the many opportunities that are available as part
of a university education that will extend and enrich your study experience.
Above all, I hope that you enjoy your studies and your time at Deakin.
Professor Sally Walker