Top 1% in the world for engineering


Top 1% of universities worldwide


Graduate job-ready with industry learning


#1 Victorian university for educational experience


Well above world standard in engineering research


Award-winning university career service


Find an engineering degree

Study engineering at Deakin and graduate ready to succeed in a rapidly growing sector. As the #2 university in Victoria, our graduates stand out to employers with their practical experience and innovative skill set.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


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, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Learn in world-class facilities

Deakin’s engineering precinct houses some of the most advanced and future-focused systems, laboratories and learning spaces in Australia. Our $55 million engineering precinct features state-of-the-art simulation systems, purpose-built labs and workshop learning spaces. This includes the AusNet Services electrical engineering lab, Deakin’s renewable energy microgrid, 3D printing laboratory, high voltage lab, virtual reality laboratory (VR) and more.

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Pathways to Deakin

Did you know you can study with Deakin from your home country? Complete part of your studies at a partner institution and earn credit towards a Deakin degree or transfer to postgraduate study in Australia. You can also study on campus in Australia with local students at Deakin College, providing you with a guaranteed pathway to Deakin University.

Undergraduate pathways

Complete the first one to two years of your bachelor degree at a partner university. You will earn credit towards a Deakin degree that you complete in Australia.

Start your journey with Deakin College

Start your journey with Deakin College

Take the first step towards your dream degree at Deakin College. Based on campus, Deakin College provides a supportive and smooth pathway to a world-class degree at Deakin University.

Successfully complete the Diploma of Engineering and transition directly to a second-year bachelor degree at Deakin.

Postgraduate pathways

Complete the first three to three and a half years of a Bachelor of Technology at Vellore Institute of Technology or Manipal Institute of Technology in India. You can then transfer to the Master of Engineering (Professional) at Deakin.

For more information contact Deakin South Asia

Professional recognition

Deakin’s Bachelor of Engineering degrees are designed in accordance with Engineers Australia’s accreditation requirements. This accreditation ensures our students graduate with a degree that is professionally accredited and internationally recognised.*

One key reason I applied to Deakin is their emphasis on innovation and creativity, instead of solely focusing on theoretical knowledge. I knew I would be able to gain a lot of practical and hands-on experience, which will undoubtedly help me in the future.

Mehzabin, Bangladesh

Engineering graduate

Want an engineering degree that will make you work-ready?

Deakin’s engineering students graduate with the skills, experience and industry connections necessary for a successful career. More than 92% of our recent engineering graduates found full-time employment within four months of completing their course.^

Tackle the problems of the future

Our project-based approach to learning will help you develop the skills needed to identify and solve complex problems and graduate ready to play a role in shaping our future.

Develop in-demand skills

Our long-standing partnership with Engineers Australia ensures our courses are relevant and students graduate with the skills wanted by employers.

Top professional roles in engineering

As an engineer, you will play a vital role in the development of the modern world. Australian Government employment projections, roles in engineering are expected to rise by 183,000, or 10.5%, by 2026.

    • 8700 new jobs for civil engineers.
    • 2800 new jobs for engineering managers.
    • 2600 new jobs for electrical engineers.
    • 1500 new jobs for mechanical and industrial engineers.

Top 1% in the world for engineering and technology

Study with the best. Deakin is ranked in the top 1% for engineering globally. This rating highlights our world-class facilities, academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

World-class teaching experiences 

Our industry-led engineering courses are hands-on and you will learn with some of the most exciting technology in Australia.

Strong industry connections

Our industry connections go beyond the classroom, with student placements and collaboration on research and real-world projects. Explore your future career options and develop a professional network before you graduate.

World-class facilities

Gain access to world-class technology, teaching and research facilities at our renowned Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waurn Ponds Campuses. You will learn in some of Australia's most advanced laboratories and learning spaces.

Why study in Australia?

Why study in Australia?

Safe, welcoming and diverse, Australia is one of the most popular destinations for students around the world. Discover what it’s like to live and study in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

#1 Victorian university for student support

Coming to Australia to study can be the adventure of a lifetime. From orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Cost of studying in Australia

Make your dream of studying at university in Australia a reality. Learn how university fees work, how to calculate and pay your fees and discover international scholarship opportunities.


*Deakin University’s Bachelor of Software Engineering is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Deakin University’s Bachelor of Engineering (Industry) is currently seeking provision accreditation.

^QILT Student Experience Survey 2020 and 2021.

Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.

Get help or contact Deakin

Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services for international students and how we can help you study at Deakin in Australia.

Phone: +61 3 9918 9188

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