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Bachelor of Engineering Science - Sports technology - mechanical major
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Deakin’s new Bachelor of Engineering Science brings together studies in engineering, physiology, exercise, and sport science in a qualification that could lead to a variety of exciting career opportunities in the fields of sports or medical technology, with a focus on human performance.
The course is designed for technically-minded students who are seeking a modern and specialised educational experience unique in Australia. It enables students to combine their interest in health or sport with technological skills to provide a career path into a range of areas.
The course has a common first year before students move on to specialise in one of the following areas:
This format helps students to make a more informed decision about their final specialisation choice.
As a graduate of the course you will have the skills and knowledge to become a technology-focused professional capable of creating engineering solutions to challenges in the sporting and medical fields. You will learn about measuring and assessing human performance, as well as the interaction of humans with technology and materials and how that can affect how humans perform and function.
Depending on your specialisation, employment opportunities could include developing improved materials to enhance the performance of sporting apparel and equipment, designing prosthetics, developing instruments to measure and monitor sporting performance, maintaining and designing medical devices and instrumentation, working on medical equipment in hospitals, or working in occupational health and safety.
As a student in the course, you have the opportunity to take part in industry-based learning, internships and a final-year project to help you gain workplace experience and develop valuable networks. The units in the course are mostly prescribed, with engineering, physiology and exercise and sport science units studied at each level.
The Sports technology - mechanical major gives you the opportunity to combine your passion for sport with a career with a technology/design focus. Product development and innovation are important drivers for the Australian sports industry. The Sports technology - mechanical major provides a relevant qualification that brings together knowledge of leading computer-aided engineering technologies and advanced materials. The program draws heavily on Deakin's world-class research teams in design and advanced materials, with a practical hands-on approach that includes an opportunity to work on various research projects in your final year and gain a solid understanding of product and process modelling and designing for sustainability. You will study units in engineering physics, clinical and sport biomechanics, physiology of sport performance, engineering design and CAD, and engineering mechanics as part of this major.
Sports technology is considered to be a developing field of growing importance. As a graduate of the Sports technology - mechanical program you could find career opportunities in areas such as sports equipment design and manufacture (golf clubs, bikes, tennis racquets etc.), development of materials for use in sporting apparel and equipment to improve performance, and the benchmarking of human and equipment performance.
Career opportunities could also be found in areas such as the design and manufacture of prosthetics, occupational health and safety (for example, designing systems and spaces to assist people to return to work), and emergency services and the military (such as designing equipment and spaces for improved operational performance).
Successful completion of the course could also lead to opportunities to undertake further studies in honours (research) and PhD programs.
As a student in the Bachelor of Engineering Science you will have access to recently refurbished, fully-equipped laboratories. Our accessible lecturers help you get the most out of your university education and provide a friendly learning environment.
The courses in Deakin’s School of Engineering are not simply research informed, they are research led. Sports technology and medical technology are connected to a number of key research strengths at Deakin in engineering, health, and science, and are expected to be significant areas of research growth.
As a student in this course, you can benefit from teaching staff who are active researchers in their respective fields. Research in the School is focused around four main themes: Advanced Manufacturing, Sustainable Infrastructure, Health, and Engineering Education.
One example of the sports technology research being undertaken at Deakin is the research and development partnership the University has with leading outdoor sports lifestyle company Quiksilver. Under the partnership, Deakin researchers are working with Quiksilver designers to create the next generation of action sportswear. Researchers at Deakin are also collaborating with Baum Cycles, a Geelong-based company producing custom-fit bicycles. Deakin’s work with Baum includes the development of the Deakin Smart Bike launched during the UCI Road World Championships held in Geelong in 2010.
The Geelong Technology Precinct, located at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, is home to the Institute for Frontier Materials, Centre for Intelligent Systems Research and Australian Future Fibre Research and Innovation Centre.
Deakin is also home to the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN), the Molecular and Medical Research (MMR) Strategic Research Centre and the Centre for Exercise and Sports Science. The Deakin Medical School is also located at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.
At Deakin you’ll find opportunities to help prepare you for a global future.
In 2013, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment is introducing a new program to help high achieving students add an international experience to their studies. The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high achieving students who would like to conduct part of their studies overseas (via an exchange or study abroad program). Successful applicants will be offered a scholarship of $3,000 to assist with the travel costs. As part of the program, they will be required to participate in the Deakin Global Citizenship program. To find out more, visit the Global Science and Technology Program page.
Deakin's Study Abroad and Exchange Office also offers various programs including exchange, study abroad, short-term study programs, study tours and international volunteering opportunities, enabling students to study overseas for a few weeks, a trimester, or a year as part of their degree.
Dean's Scholars Program, Engineering Science - Medical technology; Engineering Science - Sports technology - electrical.
For complete information on course structures and prerequisites refer to the Deakin course search website.
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