Welcome to the School of Engineering
Deakin University's School of Engineering is proud to offer a unique approach to its educational delivery based on a philosophy of "Project Oriented Design Based Learning" where students experience real-world engineering challenges and deliver creative and novel solutions. Our forthcoming Centre of Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) is testament to our vision and passion being revolutionary in the Australian context and will provide some of the best future-focussed engineering facilities in the university sector. It will house virtual and real prototyping facilities allowing creative design solutions to be moved almost seamlessly from imagination to reality and then to manufacture in a single journey. Be it new wind turbines, medical devices, sustainable infrastructure, alternative vehicles or robotic aids, CADET will provide the key elements to imagineer the ultimate solution.
Research is another cornerstone of the School's approach and we stand behind our assertion that our programmes are not merely research informed but are genuinely research led. Deakin is a significant leader in a number of engineering focussed research areas and coupled with modern state-of-the-art facilities the experience our students gain can be considered best in class and can provide opportunities for research degrees or research careers in Australia or elsewhere.
Industry too plays a significant role in our direction. Genuine engagement with organisation such as Shell, ISCAR, SP AusNet, Ford, Barwon Water, Vic Roads, Quicksilver, and many others, enables us to develop industry ready graduates who are in high demand. Guest lectures as well as placements and industry projects all culminate in an experience that can be life changing as well as career shaping.
Deciding where to study is not an easy task, but if you seek a challenging, creative and energetic experience with purpose designed modern facilities, delivery from experts in their respective fields and a degree with serious credentials, Deakin's School of Engineering is undoubtedly a sound and visionary choice.
I look forward to seeing you in the School of Engineering and, in due course, welcome you to CADET. Enjoy the journey.
Professor Guy Littlefair Head of School, School of Engineering