Entry requirements - undergraduate

What are the minimum eligibility requirements for undergraduate courses? Some courses also have additional requirements.

Specific entry requirements

When applying for a course, you need to meet the specific entry requirements for the course. Requirements can include prerequisites (e.g. completion of certain units in Year 12), filling out a form, providing additional documentation (see below), passing a written test or attending an interview or audition.

English language requirements

Applicants for Deakin courses must meet the English language requirements, to the level required for the course

You can see how to meet Deakin's English language requirements.

Mathematics for Engineering

Applicants must have:

  • Year 12 mathematics 
  • Post secondary study that is deemed equivalent to Year 12 mathematics
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience 

Minimum computing, connectivity and capability requirements

To study at Deakin you are required to have:

  • Access to a device such as a desktop computer or laptop
  • Connectivity to the internet
  • Capability to use Deakin's online learning environments

For details of these requirements and additional information refer to Deakin's computing, connectivity and capability requirements.

Applications through VTAC

If you are applying through  VTAC, course requirements are detailed in the course information in the VTAC Course Search.  Requirements are outlined according to the type of applicant you are.

Extra requirements for VTAC applicants

Extra requirements are compulsory for some types of applicants for some courses.  If your course is listed below you are required to complete these.

Year 12 applicants only must complete and submit the following Supplementary Information Form:

All applicants for the following courses must complete and submit the following:

All applicants for Dance must complete an audition.

Applications directly to Deakin University

If you are applying directly to  Deakin, you can check the specific course requirements on the course summary page. To get there, use  Find a course.

Documentation required when applying direct to Deakin

If you are required to provide additional documentation to support your application, not supplying these documents at the point of application may result in a delay in the consideration of your application.

When applying through the Applicant Portal, you'll be advised when these documents are required. They can be uploaded at the end of the application process. Deakin prefers that documents are in a pdf format and some documents such as transcripts and change of name will need to be certified before you upload them.

Extra requirements for direct applicants

All applicants for the following courses must complete and submit the following:

All applicants for Dance must complete an audition.

International Baccalaureate

If you are undertaking the International Baccalaureate, read the International Baccalaureate page for information about prerequisites and other requirements as well as scholarship options.

Admission and selection policy

This policy governs the eligibility for admission and the selection of applicants into Deakin University's undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs.

Please refer to the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education) Policy.

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