Engineering

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 Design TechnologyCourse 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 EngineeringCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Engineering (Professional)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

What can I study?

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.

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

Design technology

There is a need for versatile, technologically-minded professionals with design, project management and entrepreneurial skills in the industry to help drive the product creations of the future. Design and innovation are a core focus of the Design Technology program; with the ability to focus on a major sequence in either industrial design, sports technology or medical technology, the opportunities are endless.

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.electrical-and-renewable-energy-engineering

Water engineering

Water is one of the essential resources for the sustainable future of humanity, yet fresh water is diminishing at an alarming rate due to increases in industrialisation and urban developments. Understanding the availability, treatment, distribution, management and reuse of water resources is paramount for anyone interested in working in this industry.


Why study engineering at Deakin?

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.

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.

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

Our forthcoming Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) 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'.

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

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.

Scholarships

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.

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 Bachelor of Engineering is accredited by Engineers Australia, which gives our degree international recognition, allowing graduates to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Global Science and Technology Program

The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high-achieving undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment who would like to conduct part of their studies overseas to help them develop new skills and a broader world view.

Successful applicants will be offered a monetary scholarship to assist with travel costs and will be required to participate in the Deakin Global Citizenship Program.


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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