Engineering Intensive Activities for Cloud Campus students

Engineering Intensives are on-campus learning activities for engineering students studying online. Intensives help 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 one or more intensive activities in each trimester of your enrolled study.

Engineering students studying online need, just like any other student, to demonstrate their skill 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 do Engineering Intensives 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. Intensives have 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 activities.

What will I be doing in intensives?

The on-campus activities you'll complete 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 engineering precinct 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

There are no intensive week activities scheduled for 2021 due to difficulties students may have attending on-campus at this time.  Alternative learning activities have been incorporated into the units.


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