Student Profiles

‘After completing my undergraduate course, I worked for one of the world’s leading automotive giants. While cranking up for a career, the need for upgrading my academic qualification drove me to Australia.’

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‘I chose to study at Deakin because I liked the idea of smaller, more personalised classes and the ability to chat one-on-one with my lecturers and tutors.’

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‘For my PhD, I developed a microcantilever-based biosensor for detection of thrombin molecules. A biosensor detects and analyses analyte of interest via coupling of bioreceptors and a transducer. Miniaturisation of biosensors is important in the field of point-of-care diagnostics as it enables efficient and timely detection of diseases. This is particularly useful in third world countries.’

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‘Creating 3D models of products, and learning about the entire process of design of a product, was really eye-opening and fascinating. I learnt a lot and have really gained a passion to work in this field of engineering.’

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James Mullins

‘Deakin is very open and friendly. I found it easier to learn when I could ask questions and be involved in well-rounded discussions on particular subject fields. This level of interaction is reflective of the organisational structures you enter into once completing your studies.’

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Mick Fielding

'What I enjoy most about uni is being able to get involved. There really are a heap of opportunities at Deakin if you keep an ear out for them and put your hand up.'

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Tim Ebeling

'The civil engineering labs have just had a face lift and look great. With the new equipment, we have completed fluid mechanics practicals and explored what we learnt in theory.'

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Saravana Rangaswami

‘I’m from a dairy farm near a small town in the state’s far south-west but I actually found the transition to tertiary study quite easy because of the laidback lifestyle and the country feel and setting that the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus provides,’

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Saravana Rangaswami

'A childhood passion for toy cars led to an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, before I started looking around the world for a master’s degree. The course offered by Deakin University was exciting and appealed to my interests'.

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Saravana Rangaswami

'I chose postgraduate study at Deakin because Deakin is one of the few universities that was offering this course. All the study material and notes are now online and you only need your laptop to access everything. The lectures are flexible so I could manage a part-time job and studies at the same time.'

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Saravana Rangaswami

'I consider myself very lucky to have chosen Deakin. I feel that the School of Information Technology at Deakin is one of the best, the facilities provided here are really very good and the option for industry-based learning (IBL) can put you way ahead in the workforce.'

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Saravana Rangaswami

'My advice for anyone considering university is to enjoy yourself. Everyone in your course is working towards the same goal. Make friends, help each other out and you'll be doing your last year of the course before you know it.'

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