Take advantage of all the different study opportunities and programs that Deakin runs. You could find yourself volunteering overseas, or undertaking an industry work placement. You’ll have the chance to learn all sorts of skills and build invaluable personal and professional networks.
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and internships
Incorporate a full or part time industry work placement as part of your degree and it’ll count as course credit. Not only will it prepare you for employment once you graduate but you’ll get first-hand industry insights and develop your professional network.
Industry based learning
Take part in a one-and-a-half, three, six or 12-month industry-based learning (IBL) placement and let it help shape your career direction. You’ll get paid approximately 80% of a graduate salary. We’ve got opportunities in a range of organisations, including the government and non-government sector, small or large businesses and local or international companies.
As a short-term (152-160 hours) unpaid internship, our STEM placement gives you the chance to integrate and enhance course-specific knowledge and skills. You'll also develop your employability skills in real-world settings. Students have the opportunity to be mentored by an industry expert in their field of study.
Through our career placements, we set up students in short-term (112-120 hours) unpaid internships so you can learn how to work within an organisation and develop your professional abilities. The focus is on increasing your broad employability skills without needing to apply specific course knowledge.
If you’re an employer with a potential placement opportunity or you’d like to study at Deakin and would like more information about any of these programs, please contact:
Program Manager, Work Integrated Learning
+61 3 9251 7624
Email Ana Ferreira
Industry Engagement Manager (Work Integrated Learning)
+61 3 9244 5220
Email Mark Tolson
Global Citizenship Program
Expand your world and develop your career prospects with our Global Citizenship Program. Take part in short or long-term in-country opportunities; you’ll have the chance to build up your skills, give back to the global community and make your résumé stand out.
Year 12 Students and the Global Science and Technology Program
Open to VCE students via the VTAC application process, this program is for students who want to develop the skills needed to be successful in an increasingly global society. Focusing on your personal, academic and career development, it's your chance to gain experience beyond the classroom and go on a global adventure.
How does the program work?
Prospective students interested in the program apply via a two-stage process. If selected, you'll be awarded a $3,000 scholarship and will need to:
- enrol in an undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
- complete Deakin’s Global Citizenship Program
- sustain a distinction average throughout your studies.
Applicants must have a minimum ATAR of 80.00 (or equivalent) and meet the published prerequisites for your specific course preference within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.
How to apply
If you're interested in studying an undergraduate course offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment and would like to apply for the Global Science and Technology Program, you can do so by:
Including the Global Science and Technology Program in your list of course preferences through VTAC (VTAC Code: 1400116141). You'll need to have the Global Science and Technology Program as your highest science-based preference at Deakin. You're also encouraged to list your course of interest as a lower VTAC preference.
You can select any of the undergraduate courses offered by the faculty through a single VTAC preference for the Global Science and Technology Program. Please note: you must also meet the entry requirements for your course of interest.
Manager, Student and Staff Support
+61 3 9251 7462
Email Jan Mackenzie
Peer Support Network (PSN)
Our mentoring and leadership program, PSN, supports new students with the transition into university life. By getting involved, you’ll have a friendly face to talk to from the moment you start life at Deakin, and mentors to share your university experiences with.
Peer Support Network Coordinator
+61 3 5227 1407
Email Kasia Quail
Deakin has a range of scholarships on offer for all students.
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Opportunities with the School of Architecture and Built Environment
Intercultural Dialogue Through Design (iDiDe) study tour
Interested in a unique masterclass design workshop? As a Deakin student, you can visit the likes of India or the Kelabit Highlands in Malaysia to improve your architectural knowledge and learn all about designing in culturally diverse contexts.
Real Lecture series
Lectures run on Tuesdays at 6pm in D2.193 at our Geelong Waterfront Campus.
Pizza and drinks are provided. Email us for more information.
The Deakin Planning, Landscape, Architecture Construction and Environment Society (PLACE)
Connect with other students and staff through PLACE. We run get-togethers to tackle some of the hurdles you might face at university, and social events to help you meet new friends.
Be acknowledged for your outstanding academic performance and contribution to Deakin. We have a range of monetary prizes, placement opportunities and gift vouchers at the School of Architecture and Built Environment’s annual awards night.
Many of our architecture and built environment courses are professionally accredited by a range of prominent organisations.
Our annual student publication, A+BOUT, showcases outstanding student work and spans art, design, technology and science.
Our annual exhibition, PaperSpace, is a platform for our students' best work, and is open to the general public.
Opportunities with the School of Engineering
Get the chance to use some of the best future-focused engineering and design facilities in the Australian university sector, thanks to our Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET).
Deakin Engineering Society (DES)
DES began in 1996. It's a fantastic opportunity for the young engineers of Geelong to meet new people (including potential employers!) and generally have a good time.
As the most active society at Deakin in Geelong, why wouldn't you want to be a part of it?
Ladies in Engineering at Deakin (LEAD)
Join this fun networking group for Deakin’s female engineering students.
Opportunities with the School of Information Technology
Postgraduate IT Internship
A short term (100 hours), unpaid, placement that is an excellent opportunity for you to experience professional practice while receiving credit towards your degree. Plus you'll get to develop your professional networks outside the classroom, in a real-world environment.
Professional Practice is a discipline-specific, full time paid placement (60-85 working days) offered to our Master of Information Technology students. You'll take part in real-world environments, enhance your knowledge and skills and develop your professional networks – all in preparation for your future career.
Opportunities with the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Get more from your degree through fieldwork. It's a chance for you to step away from your textbooks and really explore the environment you’re studying. Students studying our environment courses are able to learn about the real world through field trips and experiences.
Deakin's environment courses have a core professional practice unit that includes a discipline-specific industry placement. This puts you in touch with the environment industry.
You'll be involved with local councils, community groups and businesses dealing with environmental health issues like pollution control, recycling and ecotourism, as well as biodiversity conservation and management.
Environmental science blog
Want to know more about what we do, where we go and the environments we study? Learn all about the environmental-related things that our students and staff find interesting via our blog.