Engineering Intensive Week for Cloud Campus students

An Engineering Intensive Week is an on-campus week of learning activities for engineering students studying online in the Cloud Campus. The intensive week helps ensure that students have access to resources they can use to demonstrate unit learning outcomes. These include the minimum necessary knowledge and skill base, engineering application abilities, and professional skills, values and attitudes.

If you're an enrolled Deakin engineering student studying online via the Cloud Campus you'll most likely need to participate in an intensive week in each trimester of your enrolled study.

Engineering students studying online need, just like any other student, to demonstrate their skills competency in person to be sufficiently prepared to enter professional engineering practice. This assessment is also a requirement to fulfil our course accreditation requirements as specified and administered by Engineers Australia.

How does the Engineering Intensive Week work?

At the start of trimester via Unit Sites and the Engineering Course Hub you will be advised of the dates of required on-campus attendance at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. The intensive week is a set date each trimester.

How many days am I required on campus?

The number of days you need to attend each trimester depends on the units you're enrolled in and whether you study full or part time.

For example, you would be expected to be on campus for one week each trimester if you are enrolled in full-time study. Whereas if you study part time then you may only be required for a few days and that will be determined on an individual basis each trimester depending on the units you are enrolled in.

Please note that not all units have intensive week activities.

What will I be doing in the intensive week?

The on-campus activities you'll complete during the intensive week are linked to assessment requirements for each unit within Deakin's engineering programs.

You'll normally complete practical activities or laboratory investigations for assessment tasks. You may also visit industry facilities or engage with industry guest speakers.

You'll be using state-of-the-art engineering facilities within Deakin’s Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) and associated laboratories.

You'll also have the opportunity to network with other Cloud Campus students, as well as on-campus students and engineering academics.

On-campus attendance dates

Trimester 1, 2019

Date Week of Trimester 1Level*
Monday 8 April–Friday 12 April Week 6 Level 3
Monday 15 April–Thursday 18 April Week 7 Level 2
Monday 29 April–Friday 3 May Week 8 Level 1
Monday 6 May–Friday 10 May Week 9 Level 4
Thursday 30 May–Friday 31 May Week 12 SEJ446

Trimester 1, 2020 dates will be announced at a later date. The Trimester 1, 2019 dates can be used as a guide for 2020 dates.

Trimester 2, 2019

Date Week of Trimester 2Level*
Monday 19 August–Friday 23 August Week 6 Level 3
Monday 16 August–Friday 30 August Week 7 Level 2
Monday 2 September–Friday 6 September Week 8 Level 1
Monday 9 September–Friday 13 September Week 9 Level 4
Thursday  3 October–Friday 4 October Week 12 SEJ446

Trimester 3, 2019/2020 (Dates TBC)

Date Week of Trimester 3Level*
Monday 16 December–Friday 20 December Week 6 Level 3
Monday 6 January–Friday 10 January Week 7 Level 2
Monday 13 January–Friday 17 January Week 8 Level 1
Monday 20 January–Friday 24 January Week 9 Level 4
Monday 10 February–Wednesday 12 February Week 12 SEJ446

The above intensive week dates are subject to change. At this stage we do not have set dates for 2020, however, the above dates can be used as a general guide for other years.
It is important to note that you will not necessarily be required on-campus for the full week as it will depend on the units you are enrolled in.

* ‘Level’ refers to the year in your degree you are enrolled in, e.g. if you are a full-time student enrolled in third-year units you will be attending the on-campus dates for Level 3. This will differ for part-time students and will depend on the units you are completing each trimester.


There are free Deakin intercampus buses running all day between the Geelong Waterfront Campus and the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus so you can stay in the Geelong CBD or choose to stay closer to campus in Waurn Ponds.

There are also local buses from the Geelong CBD requiring a Myki card. Visit the PTV website for more information.


The closest accommodation options are in Waurn Ponds.

Waurn Ponds Estate
Located on campus at Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Nicol Dr S, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
+61 3 5227 3000

Barkley Hall (at the Reformed Theological Centre)
This is a 10–minute walk from campus and provides meals as well.
125 Pigdons Rd, Waurn Ponds
+61 3 5244 8600

You can also stay in the Geelong CBD and catch the free intercampus bus from the Geelong Waterfront Campus to the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

The Novotel
10–14 Eastern Beach, Geelong VIC 3220
+61 3 5223 1377

The Rydges Hotel
Corner of Myers St and Gheringhap St, Geelong VIC 3220
+61 3 5223 6200

Quest Geelong Hotel
16–18 The Esplanade Sth, Geelong VIC 3220
+61 3 5228 2000

Vue Apartments and Day Spa
6 Bellerine Street, Geelong 3220
+61 3 5202 1061

Belmercer Motel
12–14 Mercer St, Geelong 3220
+61 3 5229 9021