Additive manufacturing


Gain the skills you need to solve complex industrial design and manufacturing problems through the use of additive manufacturing technologies, including metal prototyping and multiple-material system design.

CADET: access some of the best future-focused engineering and design facilities
Strong research partnerships: connect with the IISRI and IFM

Career opportunities

In recent years, there has been an increased demand and interest in additive manufacturing, commonly referred to as 3D printing. This course equips you with advanced knowledge and the necessary skills for industrial-scale implementations.

As an additive manufacturing graduate, you can gain employment in:

  • manufacturing and design companies
  • supplier companies
  • research
  • consulting firms
  • automotive
  • defence
  • aerospace.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET)

Experience hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art CADET facilities. You'll get the chance to explore endless possibilities in digital manufacturing, computer modelling, virtual reality environments, a high-voltage Tesla lab, 3D printing and rapid prototyping capabilities.

Research with us

If you’ve got an interesting idea that could add a new dimension to additive manufacturing, why not take on a higher degree by research? We’re associated with strategic research centres including the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) and the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM).

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Leading the way in 3D printing

Solar-powered project prints sanitation solution to plastics problem

Solar-powered 3D printers designed to repurpose ubiquitous plastic rubbish and help improve access to clean water supply have been successfully trialled in the Solomon Islands. Deakin, in partnership with Plan International Australia, has developed the world-first technology, capable of printing plumbing and sanitation supplies using discarded plastics.

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3D printing milestone in prosthetics first

A Deakin researcher has used cutting edge technology to create a near-perfect prosthetic ear. Dr Mazher Mohammed helped to make a dream come true for an Australian woman who lost her left ear in a car crash 55 years ago, when she was only 15. Using a medical CT scan, an accurate model of the woman's right ear was printed on Deakin's Connex3 500 3D printer.

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Deakin's 15% postgraduate bursary

If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.

Learn more about deakin's 15% postgraduate bursary

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