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Shape your future in design
A career in design demands creativity. But if you want to be at the top of your field, you’ll need more than that. You’ll need technical skills to use the tools that bring your ideas to life. And you’ll need to be a problem solver, to find design solutions that others can’t. When you study design courses at Deakin, you’ll graduate with all these skills and more. We’ll nurture your creativity by giving you access to world-class facilities, and our strong focus on practical, work-based learning means you’ll be prepared for everything the industry throws at you. At Deakin, we’re training the next generation of designers. Ready to join the team?
Courses within Design
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)
Bachelor of Design (3D Animation)
Bachelor of Design (Architecture)
Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies)
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
Master of Architecture
Master of Communication
Master of Creative Arts
Master of Engineering
Master of Engineering (Professional)
Master of Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Master of Infrastructure Engineering and Management (Professional)
Master of Professional Practice (Engineering)
Problem-solve the future with design
Shape cutting-edge concepts, adapt to industry trends and access the very latest technology at Deakin.
Gain the skills that employers value
Gain industry experience working on real projects. Final-year design students collaborate on a cross-disciplinary project, working with not-for-profit clients on a project that culminates in a final exhibition of work.
Access exceptional facilities
Deakin architecture students have access to our contemporary design studio and fully equipped workshop, with computer-aided design software, 3D printers and laser cutters.
Learn from leaders in their field
Be inspired, encouraged and supported through every stage of your studies by academic staff with extensive industry experience and valuable connections.
Design. Shape your future.
Deakin is building the next generation of Designers. Learn more about design at Deakin.
Strong industry links
Deakin is an active member of Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and International Council of Design (Ico-D) and supports Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA). Our design degrees (3D animation, digital technologies and visual communication) are formally recognised by the DIA and meet industry standards, ensuring you stand out to employers after graduation.
Your work in the spotlight
As a design student, you'll have the opportunity to take part in regular exhibitions and showcases throughout your course, including annual graduate shows.
Collaborative tiny house project prepares Deakin students for careers in architecture and design
Deakin architecture and design students had the opportunity recently to work with world-first construction technology to build sustainable, prefabricated tiny houses for a local not-for-profit.
The range of things I can do with design is huge and I was excited at the idea of exploring all my options within this industry.
*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
#ARWU Rankings 2020
^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 winner
~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2020 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)