Student facilities

Your campus isn’t just your home base for study. It’s an engaging environment that gives you all the tools you need for success, including future-focused facilities that support every aspect of your learning.

Want facilities that inspire, challenge and connect?

Here are just a few of the reasons why we’ve invested so heavily in our student facilities.

  • Our focus on practical, real-world learning demands industry-standard facilities that allow you to learn, practise and refine the skills that are crucial to your career success.
  • A healthy social life can benefit your education in lots of ways. We want you to have spaces where you can connect with friends old and new, have fun and enjoy the full campus experience.
  • Innovation is a key pillar of Deakin’s research, and our cutting-edge facilities empower our research students to deliver powerful solutions to the world’s most important challenges.

Featured facilities

Engineering labs

Unleash your creativity in a futuristic $55 million-dollar engineering facility at our Waurn Ponds Campus. The labs house an extraordinary array of advanced systems and equipment, including commercial grade 3D printers, a fully immersive VR lab and a high-voltage tesla lab. Tomorrow's innovators choose Deakin to get hands-on with emerging tech that brings their ideas to life – ready to join them?

CADET work lab

A+B Workshop and Studio

Open 24/7, this workshop space at our Geelong Waterfront Campus can accommodate a wide range of creative projects. At 1050 square-metres with a 12.3-metre-high ceiling, it services our architecture and construction management students well.

This workshop space, supervised by professional technicians, is equipped with the latest technology and tools to build accurate physical models of computer-generated designs.

Elite Sports Precinct

Shared with elite athletes and sports team like the Geelong Cats, our Elite Sports Precinct in Waurn Ponds provides a professional standard training environment for your sporting and learning pursuits. The precinct includes an MCG-sized oval, FIFA-grade soccer pitch, basketball and netball courts, long jump track and sandpits, as well as an outdoor teaching hub with direct access to the IAAF-accredited athletics track.

Libraries

Our campus libraries are brimming with physical and digital resources to help you achieve your goals, as well as tech-ready study spaces designed for group and individual study. They’re open outside of regular hours (including our Cloud Campus library that offers online support until 11pm), and our dedicated library staff can even send you books in the mail if you can’t make it on campus.

Clinical simulation centres

Want to train like a professional? Each of our campuses are home to purpose-built clinical simulation centres that allow our nursing and midwifery students to practise their skills in authentic settings and scenarios. The centres feature state-of-the-art equipment you’ll use in your future role, making you more prepared and confident when you enter your career.

Newsroom and creative lab

This industry-standard facility allows you to hone your craft as a journalist, creative or communicator. It features a professional television studio with greenscreens and live streaming capabilities, editing suites, media resource centre and state-of-the-art newsroom that streams news from around the world.

Victoria's #1 university for educational experience*

Our leading facilities are just one of the reasons why Deakin students love their uni experience and are better prepared for theirs careers.

Explore our student facilities

Engineering facilities

Discover Deakin's state-of-the-art engineering facilities at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

Life and environmental science facilities

Explore Deakin's life and environmental science facilities at our Melbourne Burwood Campus.

Marine facilities

Explore Deakin's marine facilities located near pristine coastal ecosystems.

Film, television and animation facilities

Go on a virtual tour of the facilities used by film, television and animation students.

Clubs and societies

Deakin’s huge range of clubs and societies allow you to have fun and meet some great friends along the way. With sports, cultural, academic, religious and social clubs and societies across each of our four campuses, there will be more than a few that are right up your alley.

Sports and fitness

If you enjoy sport and keeping fit, you’ll love exploring the first-class sports and gym facilities. Break a sweat in our gyms and fitness centres, get fit with your friends in group classes and take your pick from the many ovals and basketball courts located across our campuses.

Food and shopping

There are plenty of great places to eat around campus, catering for all tastes including those on special diets. We also make shopping simple, with all our campuses stocking a range of amenities for purchase.

Parking

For students and staff who drive to campus, we have ample parking facilities available. Most campuses also have visitor parking available.

Footnotes

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