Why study at Deakin?

With Deakin, you get it all: innovative teaching, award-winning courses and world-class facilities. Our flexible study options, opportunities to study abroad and work placement programs mean you don't just study a course at Deakin – you get a great experience while getting ahead in your career.

Ranked first for skills development in Victoria

Ranked the #1 university for skills development in Victoria, Deakin University’s course curriculum integrates real-world expertise with practical skills to give our students a competitive edge.
*2018 Student Experience Survey

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What makes Deakin great

Courses informed by industry leaders

Our curriculum is informed by the best in industry, ensuring our courses stay relevant.

With such a broad network of industry partners at your disposal, you'll graduate with the knowledge and confidence to successfully enter the workforce and navigate the jobs of the future.

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Workplace learning to get ahead in your career

Get real-world work experience when you study at Deakin.

Our breadth of industry contacts means you can get started on one of our workplace internships, paid placements or work-integrated learning programs.

Get involved to pick up the skills you need, gain industry knowledge and develop your professional networks.  

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Flexible study options to suit you

We know life can be complicated and you might be juggling all sorts of commitments. 

We offer flexible study options to suit your lifestyle – choose to study full or part time, take some units online, or study wholly online at Deakin's Cloud Campus.

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Get a fresh perspective. Study abroad.

If you want to learn a different language, travel the world or understand more about different cultures, studying abroad could be for you.

We offer lots of short- and long-term programs: from volunteering projects and international study tours to internships and exchange programs.

Get out of your comfort zone, you never know what it could lead to – from new friends to an international career.

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All the support you need while you study

Our student mentors and learning advisers can give you all sorts of guidance and support.

We can help you with everything from effective note taking and structuring assignments to preparing for exams and oral presentations.  

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Facing the future today

As we move into an increasingly digital future, we've invested in the latest technology, state-of-the-art learning tools and facilities to ensure our students are equipped with the skills and knowledge required for the jobs of tomorrow.



DeakinSync is your personalised study hub, tailored to your course and individual learning needs. Manage everything from your enrolment and course material to email, calendar and career plan. It assembles everything you need to succeed in the one place.

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An experiential program, SPARK@Deakin is designed to give our students the opportunity to experience the early stages of the entrepreneurial journey. Through interactive seminars and workshops, the program aims to inspire entrepreneurship and provides networking and mentoring opportunities to nurture successful start-up ideas.

Deakin Motion.Lab

Deakin Motion.Lab

Deakin's Motion.Lab is the first motion capture and interactive performance research development lab in an Australian university. It works with the Institute for Intelligent Systems and Research to develop new approaches to movement, art and technology.

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Elite athlete friendly university

As one of Australia's leading sports universities, Deakin is a proud member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) network. Our highly-regarded EAFU program helps elite athletes manage their academic aspirations against the demands of training and competition.

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Deakin's commitment

We welcome all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to Deakin. We're committed to enabling students and staff to respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, culture and values.

Learn more about our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Deakin campus locations

Check out Deakin's campuses and all they have to offer.