Why study at Deakin?

With Deakin, you get it all: innovative teaching, award-winning courses and world-class facilities. Our flexible study options, opportunities to study abroad and work placement programs mean you don't just study a course at Deakin – you get a great experience while getting ahead in your career.

Ranked third for graduate employability

Ranked #3 in Australia for graduate employability, Deakin University’s course curriculum integrates real-world expertise with practical skills to give our students a competitive edge.
*2016 Times Higher Education graduate employability ranking

Learn about graduate employability

Get a fresh perspective. Study abroad.

If you want to learn a different language, travel the world or understand more about different cultures, studying abroad could be for you. 

We offer lots of short and long-term programs, from volunteering projects and international study tours to internships and exchange programs. 

Get out of your comfort zone, you never know what it could lead to – from new friends to an international career.

Learn more about overseas study

All the support you need while you study

Our student mentors and learning advisers can give you all sorts of guidance and support. 

We can help you with everything from effective note taking and structuring assignments to preparing for exams and oral presentations.

Find out more about study support

Courses informed by industry leaders

Our curriculum is informed by the best in industry, ensuring our courses stay relevant.

With such a broad network of industry partners at your disposal, you'll graduate with the knowledge and confidence to successfully enter the workforce and navigate the jobs of the future.

Learn more about our industry connections

Workplace learning to get ahead in your career

Get real-world work experience when you study at Deakin. 

Our breadth of industry contacts means you can get started on one of our workplace internships, paid placements or work-integrated learning programs. 

Get involved to pick up the skills you need, gain industry knowledge and develop your professional networks.

Learn more about workplace learning

Flexible study options to suit you

We know life can be complicated and you might be juggling all sorts of commitments. 

We offer flexible study options to suit your lifestyle: choose to study full or part time, take some units online, or study wholly online at Deakin's Cloud Campus.

Find out more about our flexible study options

Innovative technology

Deakin prides itself on being on the forefront of the digital frontier. 

That's why we've partnered with IBM to use their Watson supercomputer to help answer student enquiries, 

Learn more about IBM Watson

Integrated technology

We've invested in the latest technology and state-of-the-art learning tools to ensure your time at Deakin is as seamless as possible. In 2015, 89.9% of our undergraduate students rated our IT resources as either good or excellent, the highest score in Australia.* 

Your Deakin Card is your key to the university. Use it for campus access, food purchases, printing and copying, borrowing books, paying for course materials and fees – anything that requires ID or payment. 

Learn more about Deakin Card

DeakinSync is your personal study dashboard. Manage everything from your enrolment and course material to email, calendar and career plan. It assembles everything you need to succeed in the one place.

Learn more about DeakinSync

Campus Compass is a smartphone wayfinding app. Just type in the room or building you need to get to, and the app will direct you there.

Learn more about Campus Compass

* 2015 Department of Education Student Experience Survey

Elite athlete friendly university

As one of Australia's leading sports universities, Deakin is a proud member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) network. 

Succeeding as an athlete doesn't mean sacrificing your studies. Our highly-regarded EAFU program helps elite athletes manage their academic aspirations against the demands of training and competition.

Find out more about our EAFU program