Industry and community partnerships

Collaboration that drives innovation and impact

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment has a strong research reputation underpinned by partnerships across industry, government and community groups.

Why partner with us

We actively engage with industry, government and community on a range of initiatives to facilitate collaborative projects that aim to uncover innovative and impactful solutions to current social, economic, technical and environmental challenges. This includes funding support for joint research and industry PhD scholarships, with flexible research agreements to streamline the partnership process.

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Industry partnerships

In collaboration with our industry partners we aim to deliver innovation, excellence, impact and competitive advantage through platform technologies, products and services that benefit industry and the communities we serve.

These invaluable partnerships also enable us to develop research centres and capabilities aligned with industry needs and priorities, translating our research into sought-after new products and services.

Together, we deliver valuable learning experiences for students and staff through work-integrated placements and collaborative research projects that provide exposure to commercially relevant real-world challenges.

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We’re always looking for organisations to partner with Deakin through a range of student placements. Industry partnerships offer students a valuable opportunity to learn directly from seasoned professionals. By offering these placements, you will not only contribute to the growth and development of aspiring students, but also forge a sustainable brand identity and establish a robust talent pipeline for your organisation.

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Access multimillion-dollar research facilities

Access multimillion-dollar research facilities

Utilise our facilities and research expertise if you're looking to commercialise products, develop initiatives, expand into new markets, shape policy agendas or create the jobs of the future.

We are very proud of our ongoing relationship with Deakin University. This partnership offers access to state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facilities, as well as research capabilities that are truly world-class.

Jake Dingle

CEO, Managing Director, Carbon Revolution

School of Architecture and Built Environment partnerships

We have strong industry connections that allow students to gain real-world experience through placements and build professional networks during their studies. Our industry links can lead to field trips, site visits and guest lectures from built environment professionals.

Our researchers also collaborate with business, community organisations and government to deliver powerful and applied solutions.

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School of Engineering partnerships

Our long-standing partnerships with commercial industry, government, public and private organisations help us to create sustainable solutions for current and future engineering challenges. With a history of successful industry engagement and technology commercialisation, we offer our partners fit-for-purpose solutions, regardless of their size and maturity.

Some of our partnership opportunities include:

  • work-integrated learning and industry-based learning placement programs for students
  • capstone industry-driven student projects
  • combined student placement and project programs
  • industry-based PhD or masters research programs
  • commercial research projects and services.

We also offer support, such as hosting technology workshops or short-course training for industry skills development.

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Advanced simulation technologies

Advanced simulation technologies

Deakin's School of Engineering is partnered with AVL, a world-leading mobility technology company. This gives our mechanical engineering students access to software tools from AVL Advanced Simulation Technologies (AST), enabling them to simulate system-level analysis and optimisation in engine, powertrain and other vehicle-related components.

Partner with ManuFutures

Partner with ManuFutures

ManuFutures is a purpose-built advanced manufacturing innovation hub, with flexible spaces available for lease at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. Tenants benefit from our research and knowledge, as well as business support, centralised corporate facilities and front of office functions.

Our partners help shape our IT courses

IT industry experts guide our curriculum, keeping our courses current and relevant to industry needs in a sector where change is constant.

School of Information Technology partnerships

We hold strong partnerships across the government sector, as well as industry, public and private organisations. Our invaluable network of partners allows us to innovate and remain at the forefront of the rapidly advancing world of digital technology. Our researchers also work with partners to drive strategic innovation and build a future where technology improves lives.

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Host IT students on an internship

Hosting our students via an internship program provides valuable real-world experience for them, while generating innovative solutions for your organisation. Offering an internship placement can contribute to business outcomes, drive professional development for staff and increase your organisation’s profile.

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School of Life and Environmental Sciences partnerships

Our close industry links and relationships with organisations such as the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action and Parks Victoria, ensure our courses are up-to-date with industry trends. With sustainability at the heart of our research, we collaborate with partners to find future-focused solutions to global environmental challenges.

Partnership placements

Environment courses at Deakin have a core professional placement unit where students gain work experience in professional settings and build professional networks in the industry.

Queenscliff Marine Science Centre partnership

Queenscliff Marine Science Centre partnership

A vital partnership that enables students to work with marine animals and plants, learn and conduct research in a state-of-the-art aquarium room, and enjoy access to the marine and coastal ecosystem of Queenscliff.

In my honours year, I contributed to the Grampians Long Term Small Mammal Project. My research involved working with Parks Victoria and contributing to fire management and biodiversity goals for the region. It has been fantastic to contribute to the overall knowledge and practical management of the environment.

Cara Penton

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) graduate

Our research partnerships

Some of the world-class research in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment is led by Deakin’s institutes and strategic research centres. They collaborate with industry, government and institutional networks to produce groundbreaking research.

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Our dedicated research partnership managers provide support across all phases of the industry partnership process. Get in touch with our team to learn more about our partnership programs and collaboration opportunities.

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