Sources

Deakin is recognised by a number of industry bodies and regulators, both here in Australia and overseas, as a leader in many university rankings and surveys. All proof points that we publish on our website are verified and linked to sources from government reports, ranking bodies and graduate surveys.

General proof points

Proof pointSource

Victoria's #1 university for educational experience

2020 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students, UA benchmark group Victorian universities.

#1 university career service in Australia

Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards 2017–2020, winner for most popular career service in Australia.

Top 1% of universities worldwide

ARWU Rankings 2020

Victoria's #1 university for teaching quality

2020 Student Experience Survey, UA benchmark group Victorian universities.

Victoria's #1 university for student support

2020 Student Experience Survey, UA benchmark group Victorian universities.

Australia's top-rated tech support

According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey

#1 Victorian university for student satisfaction

Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2020 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

Subject rankings

Proof pointSource
Top 1% worldwide for arts and humanities QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
Top 1% worldwide for communication and media studies QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
Top 1% worldwide for architecture and built environment QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
Top 1% worldwide for engineering and technology QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
Top 1% worldwide for computer science and information systems QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
Top 1% worldwide for life sciences and medicine QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
Top 1% worldwide for ecology ShanghaiRanking's Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021
1st in Australia to offer accredited forensic science coursesChartered Society of Forensic Sciences (www.csofs.org)

Architecture courses accredited and internationally recognised

The Bachelor of Design (Architecture) and the architecture component of the Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management are accredited (within Australia) by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, when followed by successful completion of the Master of Architecture, S700.

The Bachelor of Design (Architecture) is also recognised by the Board of Architects Malaysia (Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia), and included on their 'List of Recognised Architectural Programmes'.

Well above world standard in engineering researchRanked ‘well above world standard’ for manufacturing, materials, and electical and electronic engineering and ‘above world standard’ for engineering and mechanical engineering. Source: Excellence in Research for Australia's (ERA) research evaluation framework 2018

World leader in environmental and biological science research

Ranked well above and above world standard in 2018 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) evaluations

World leader in environmental sciences research

Ranked well above world standard in 2018 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) evaluations

Research rankings

Proof pointSource
100% Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) State of Australian University Research 2018–19: ERA National Report
$87.6 million in research income in 2020 Deakin received $87.6 million in HERDC reported funding in 2020. $32.8 million in Category 1 and $54.8 million in Category 2-4
Top 1% of universities for global research impact Time Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021

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