First round offers: Deakin set to welcome next generation of students

Media release
16 January 2019

Statement and information from Deakin University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander regarding the University's VTAC first round offers for 2019.

"Deakin is delighted to again this year offer places to more than 6600 prospective new students through the VTAC system.

"Our vibrant and diverse student community has shaped the rewarding learning experience Deakin has become known for.

"This has been evident in our rise in the international rankings, highlighted by the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, which is for the third year in a row number one in Australia according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) rankings of Sport Science Schools and Departments.

"Accordingly, our Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science continues to be among the most popular with our prospective students this year.

"Deakin is continuing to grow, with numbers now at more than 61,000, up from 39,000 students in 2010.

"We are proud to host students at our regional Victorian and Melbourne campuses from right across Australia and the world, and as Victoria's first regional university we remain committed to the communities we serve.

"That's why we will continue to offer courses that are not just popular with students but will ensure they are ready for the jobs of the future, from when they graduate and beyond.

"Nursing has maintained its position as the number one choice among prospective VTAC applicants, while Arts has maintained its spot at number two.

"Deakin was also the first Australian university to specialise in online learning and it's especially pleasing to see the growth of our Cloud-based study option. We have this year made offers to 214 students who want to study in the Cloud. Overall numbers have grown from 10,000 in 2010 to more than 15,000.

"Innovation is embedded in the Deakin DNA and we are committed to ensuring more students have more opportunities to learn, no matter where they live, and no matter when they can find the time to study.

"Across the board, we are seeing a mix of humanities, business and science courses in our top 10 most popular list, but it is still dominated by STEM-based courses, particularly those in the health and science fields, reinforcing our reputation for innovation in these areas.

"It's still very early in the process, with Round Two offers still to come and further opportunities for potential students to apply directly to study at Deakin."

New course:

Exercise and Sport Science / Nutrition Sciences (new to Burwood only)

Most popular courses (ordered by most popular):

  1. Nursing
  2. Arts
  3. Exercise and Sport Science
  4. Business
  5. Biomedical Science
  6. Commerce
  7. Criminology / Psychological Science
  8. Criminology
  9. Science
  10. Health Sciences

Round One Offers:

In 2019, Deakin made 6636 offers.

Early Round Offers:

In November 2018, Deakin also made 781 early round offers.

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