Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Driving innovation and change for a sustainable world

We strive for excellence in teaching, learning, research and community engagement, to inspire future generations to study STEM. Our strong partnerships ensure our teaching is relevant and responsive to an evolving industry.

Welcome to the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Our academics are passionate about teaching and research. Meet our staff and find out about the prominent professors and lecturers who could be teaching you.

Meet our faculty staff

We're committed to fostering a rich learning environment. Through human empowerment, we use technology and design to make a real difference in areas as diverse as sustainability, energy, marine science, manufacturing and IT – benefiting industries locally and globally.

Professor Nick Birbilis

Executive Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Why study science, engineering and built environment at Deakin

We deliver practical and applied learning across each of our four schools. Whether you're about to embark on your first university degree or looking to advance your career, you'll find a degree that suits your interests, strengths and career goals.

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Industry focus

Our well-established industry partnerships ensure our courses are relevant and responsive to an evolving industry. Each of our schools offer a diverse range of professional placement opportunities to ensure our graduates are work-ready with strong employment prospects.

World-class facilities

Prepare for the real world with engaging learning and research opportunities. Our students and researchers work with the most advanced equipment available in the architecture, construction, engineering, information technology, marine and environment fields.

Outreach programs

We're committed to engaging young minds through our outreach programs, which showcase the endless possibilities of studying architecture and built environment, engineering, information technology, and life and environmental sciences.

Top 1% worldwide for architecture and built environment*

Deakin is one of the world’s top universities – our courses are industry accredited, meaning professional associations, relevant industries and universities around the world will recognise your degree.

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Passionate about enhancing the lives of individuals and communities through the creation of beautiful, meaningful and sustainable environments? Study with Deakin's School of Architecture and Built Environment – our courses are supported by extensive research programs that respond to both local and global needs, strong industry partnerships and unique, inspiring facilities.

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School of Engineering

Deakin's School of Engineering offers innovative project-oriented, design-based learning, giving you real-world experience before you enter the field. Our wide range of research, industry collaboration and partnerships all work towards producing well-rounded and sought-after engineers of the future.

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Top-of-the-class engineering facilities

Top-of-the-class engineering facilities

Our engineering precinct houses some of the most advanced and future-focused systems, laboratories and learning spaces in Australia.

School of Information Technology

Join us to unlock your full potential in the exciting world of IT. Whether you want to investigate cyber-attacks or identify hidden patterns in big data, our industry-informed courses offer an immersive learning experience. Through our active research groups, centres and partnerships you'll access the latest and greatest in the tech sphere, and gain the expertise needed to excel in this rapidly evolving industry.

Explore what's possible in IT

We rely on state-of-the-art open-source tools, which are agile by definition. As a researcher in the science of data and an open-source software developer myself, I need to be on top of things, and this is reflected in my units.

Dr habil. Marek Gagolewski

Senior Lecturer in Applied Artificial Intelligence

School of Life and Environmental Sciences

If you're driven by the desire to make a difference and find solutions to real-world problems, now and in the future, Deakin's School of Life and Environmental Sciences is where you need to be. Study with us and explore all aspects of the world’s development, whether it’s social, economic or environmental. Our teaching is directly informed by our research, industry connections and partners, giving you access to the most up-to-date trends and discoveries in the field.

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Queenscliff Marine Science Centre partnership

The School of Life and Environmental Sciences has a well-established partnership with the Queenscliff Marine Science Centre. This gives you access to an extensive flow-through system and labs, as well as diverse marine and coastal ecosystems.

Our research

Our vision is to conduct research that focuses on issues affecting our surrounding environment, recognises the current challenges society faces and then finds innovative ways to solve them for the future. We’re proud of the contribution our research makes to people’s lives on a local, national and international level.

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Industry and community partnerships

Our strong research reputation is underpinned by our exceptional national and international industry links and partnerships. Our researchers actively engage with businesses, governments and community groups, and collaborate to discover meaningful solutions to current social, economic, technical and environmental challenges.

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*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.
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