Create a successful career in engineering. Our engineering degree courses focus on the employability of our graduates and the future needs of industry. Our graduates are well-rounded engineers with significant exposure to professional engineering practices, well-equipped to meet the challenges of the future, including those caused by climate change and sustainability issues.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Software EngineeringCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Master of Engineering (Professional)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Science (Research)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Philosophy (Electromaterials)Course information for:Local Students

What can I study?

Software Engineering

A new course from Trimester 1, 2017 Deakin's Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) focuses on software engineering, cyberphysical systems and robotics applications, producing sought-after graduates who will create the technologies of the future.

Civil engineering

Civil engineers make modern life possible. They are responsible for the design, construction and project management of roads, airports, railways, water supply and sewerage systems, water resources management, buildings and other infrastructures.

Electrical and electronics engineering

Electrical and electronics engineers are highly depended on by society as they are involved in designing the equipment and systems that provide reliable power, communications and electronic systems.

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineering involves the design, production and operation of systems, mechanical devices and machinery. Mechanical engineers are involved with almost every design imaginable, especially complex items like cars, robots and aeroplanes.

Mechatronics engineering

Mechatronics engineers integrate electronic devices with mechanical design and information technology. They design mechanical systems such as cameras, anti-lock brakes, engine control units, disk drives, service and surgical robots, and artificial hearts.

Electrical and renewable energy engineering

Become a leader in the contemporary power system environment and take advantage of strong industry demands for specialists in the renewable energy sector with a postgraduate degree in electrical and renewable energy at Deakin.

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Rachael Rollinson
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)*
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* Re-titled Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) from 2014.

Master of Science (Research)

The first course of its kind to be offered at Deakin University, the Master of Science (Research) is distinctive. Comprising a unique combination of coursework and research, it provides the ideal pathway between undergraduate study and a doctoral degree. Students have the flexibility to choose one of a variety of specialisations according to their research interests and career aspirations.

Why study engineering at Deakin?

Design Based Learning

Project-Oriented Design Based Learning (PODBL) in collaboration with industry is a key feature of our engineering degrees. Beginning in the first trimester of study and continuing throughout your degree, you will have opportunities to work independently and in groups, to actively develop ideas and design products that satisfy industry client needs.

Innovative engineering research

Engineering at Deakin is different as it is research led, rather than simply research informed. Learn from world-class researchers from the School of Engineering, Institute of Frontier Materials (IFM) and Centre for Intelligence Systems Research (CISR). Deakin is a significant leader in the number of engineering focused research areas, most notably manufacturing and materials.

Engineering research themes: Sustainable Infrastructure, Advanced Design and Manufacturing, Health and Education.

CADET - engineering building at Deakin's Waurn Ponds, Geelong Campus


Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) provides some of the best future-focussed engineering facilities in the Australian university sector. It houses virtual and real prototyping facilities, allowing creative design solutions to be developed almost seamlessly from imagination to concept and reality in a single journey. Be it new wind turbines, medical devices, sustainable infrastructure, fuel efficient vehicles or robotic aids, CADET provides the key elements to imagineer the ultimate solution.

First class facilities

As a Deakin engineering student you will have access to recently refurbished, fully-equipped laboratories and cutting-edge computer-aided software that is used in modern industrial workplaces. Accessible lecturers help you get the most out of your university education and provide a friendly learning environment.

Design-focussed experiential learning

At Deakin, engineering theory is complemented by design-focused experiential learning. Professional practice units also provide you with opportunities for workplace visits, practical experience, industry learning and the establishment of valuable networks.

Flexible study options

Deakin engineering is distinctive in that our courses are available in both on and off-campus mode, providing you with the flexibility to fit your studies around your lifestyle, work and other commitments. You can even switch between study modes and choose the option that suits you best.

Postgraduate opportunities

Our postgraduate engineering programs aim to strengthen, build on and extend your understanding of the engineering principles required for successful engineering careers in Australia and overseas. You will gain technical skills, a positive approach to problem solving and the ability to work as part of a team while focussing on practical experience and a supervised research or industry project that provides you with the advanced project management skills required to tackle complex, industrially-focused problems head on.

Practical industry experience

Engineering students can experience the workplace throughout their course of study. You may choose subjects which take you into the field, place you in industry or offer internships. Industry Based Learning (IBL) involves working full or part time in industry as part of your degree program and plays a valuable role in preparing for graduate employment. Placement is incorporated into a unit of study and credited towards your degree.


Deakin University offers scholarships for academic excellence, access and equity, accommodation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, ensuring higher education is accessible for all members of the community.

Scholarships in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment for engineering students include the IGNITED Scholarships and the AusNet Services Women in Power Engineering Scholarship.

Want to study overseas as part of your degree?

Maybe you should apply for the Global Science and Technology Program. The program enables students to achieve their dreams of a truly global education and includes a $3000 scholarship. Visit the Global Science and Technology Program website to find out more about the program, how it works and where our students are studying overseas. You will also find information about how to apply for this amazing opportunity.

Work-ready graduates

We focus on the employability of our graduates and the future needs of industry. We aim for our graduates to be well-rounded engineers with significant exposure to professional engineering practices and able to meet future challenges caused by climate change and sustainability issues.

Professional recognition

Deakin's undergraduate engineering honours courses are also accredited by Engineers Australia, giving our degrees international recognition, allowing graduates to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Career opportunities for graduates

Deakin's Bachelor of Engineering is accredited by Engineers Australia, which gives the degree international recognition, allowing graduates to practise as a professional engineer in many countries around the world.

Career opportunities for graduates include, but are not limited to, industries such as:

  • electronics
  • engineering management
  • industrial designer
  • telecommunications
  • power generation and distribution
  • renewable energy
  • construction
  • mining
  • resources
  • aeronautical
  • aerospace
  • water resource management
  • manufacturing
  • railroad and ship building

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