Study opportunities

Take advantage of all the different study opportunities and programs that Deakin runs.

You could find yourself volunteering overseas, or undertaking an industry work placement. You’ll have the chance to learn all sorts of skills and build invaluable personal and professional networks.

Work-integrated learning (WIL) and internships

Incorporate a full or part time industry work placement as part of your degree and it’ll count as course credit. Not only will it prepare you for employment once you graduate but you’ll get first-hand industry insights and develop your professional network.

Find out more about work-integrated learning

Global Citizenship Program

Expand your world and develop your career prospects with our Global Citizenship Program. Take part in short or long-term in-country opportunities; you’ll have the chance to build up your skills, give back to the global community and make your résumé stand out.

Visit the SEBE Abroad blog to discover student experiences

Find out more about studying overseas

Peer Support Network (PSN)

Our mentoring and leadership program, PSN, supports new students with the transition into university life. By getting involved, you’ll have a friendly face to talk to from the moment you start life at Deakin, and mentors to share your university experiences with.

Find out more about the Peer Support Network

Email the Peer Support Network team

Start Anytime

Deakin offers Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment students the opportunity to complete part of their course as Start Anytime units. This allows you to begin a unit at any point throughout the year and complete it online at your own pace.

Start Anytime units offered at the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment include:

  • Industry Based Learning (STP301)*
  • Career Placement (STP341)*.

* Maximum one year

To enrol in these units, students must have an approved placement and have completed the Introduction to Work Placement unit (STP010).

Learn more about Start Anytime including how to apply and enrol


Deakin has a range of scholarships on offer for all students.

Find a scholarship

The placement was hands on – I experienced lots of different things in the industry. After completing my degree, I was lucky enough to obtain a graduate position. BACHELOR OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Darcy Holden

Bachelor of Construction Management

Opportunities with the School of Architecture and Built Environment

Intercultural Dialogue Through Design (iDiDe) study tour

Interested in a unique masterclass design workshop? As a Deakin student, you can visit the likes of India or the Kelabit Highlands in Malaysia to improve your architectural knowledge and learn all about designing in culturally diverse contexts.

Real Lecture series

Lectures run on Tuesdays at 6pm in D2.193 at our Geelong Waterfront Campus.
Pizza and drinks are provided. Email us for more information.

The Deakin Planning, Landscape, Architecture Construction and Environment Society (PLACE)

Connect with other students and staff through PLACE. We run get-togethers to tackle some of the hurdles you might face at university, and social events to help you meet new friends.

Student awards

Be acknowledged for your outstanding academic performance and contribution to Deakin. We have a range of monetary prizes, placement opportunities and gift vouchers at the School of Architecture and Built Environment’s annual awards night.


Many of our architecture and built environment courses are professionally accredited by a range of prominent organisations.

Find out more about accreditation opportunities


Our annual student publication, A+BOUT, showcases outstanding student work and spans art, design, technology and science.

Find out about the latest A+BOUT publication


Our annual exhibition, PaperSpace, is a platform for our students' best work, and is open to the general public.

Learn more about PaperSpace

Opportunities with the School of Engineering

Postgraduate Engineering Internship

The Postgraduate Engineering Internship is design to give you first-hand, discipline-specific work experience (120 - 160 hours) and is offered to our Master of Engineering (Professional) students. You'll be better prepared for graduate employment, increase your employability and develop your professional networks.


Get the chance to use some of the best future-focused engineering and design facilities in the Australian university sector, thanks to our Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET).

Find out more about CADET

Deakin Engineering Society (DES)

DES began in 1996. It's a fantastic opportunity for the young engineers of Geelong to meet new people (including potential employers!) and generally have a good time.

As the most active society at Deakin in Geelong, why wouldn't you want to be a part of it?

Like DES on Facebook

Ladies in Engineering at Deakin (LEAD)

Join this fun networking group for Deakin’s female engineering students.

Like LEAD on Facebook

Opportunities with the School of Information Technology

Postgraduate IT Professional Practice

Professional Practice is a discipline-specific, full time paid placement (60-85 working days) offered to our Master of Information Technology students. You'll take part in real-world environments, enhance your knowledge and skills and develop your professional networks – all in preparation for your future career.

Opportunities with the School of Life and Environmental Sciences


Get more from your degree through fieldwork. It's a chance for you to step away from your textbooks and really explore the environment you’re studying. Students studying our environment courses are able to learn about the real world through field trips and experiences.

Find out more about fieldwork opportunities

Professional Practice

Deakin's environment courses have a core professional practice unit that includes a discipline-specific industry placement. This puts you in touch with the environment industry.

You'll be involved with local councils, community groups and businesses dealing with environmental health issues like pollution control, recycling and ecotourism, as well as biodiversity conservation and management.

Environmental science blog

Want to know more about what we do, where we go and the environments we study? Learn all about the environmental-related things that our students and staff find interesting via our blog.

Check out our environmental science blog