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Engineering

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Design and innovation are at the heart of engineering at Deakin. Learn from courses that go beyond theory, with state-of-the-art facilities and practical programs to help you create innovative engineering solutions to real-world problems.

 

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Design the infrastructure of the modern world

Our industry-led engineering courses are hands-on and let you play with some of the most exciting technology in Australia. Whether you're building robots in our state-of-the-art lab spaces, or solving complex problems on industry placement, our flexible approach to project-based learning will help you learn the practical skills necessary for your dream career.

Disciplines within engineering

Build your career from the ground up

Our engineering degree courses focus on the employability of our graduates and the future needs of industry. Our graduates are well-rounded engineers with significant exposure to professional engineering practices, well-equipped to meet the challenges of the future, including those caused by climate change and sustainability issues.

Innovative and student-centred learning

Throughout your degree, you'll be guided by our supportive, industry-connected staff to actively develop ideas and design innovative solutions to real-world engineering challenges.

A hands-on approach

As well as theory-based classes, you'll spend 50% of every trimester working on team-based projects. You’ll also gain industry experience through professional practice units and work-integrated learning opportunities.

Highly sought-after graduates

Roles in engineering are expected to rise by 183,000, or 10.5 per cent, in the next five years* – placing you in prime position to slot into your dream career.

I completed an industry-based final-year project at Arup and was offered a graduate position at Jacobs. I enjoy the challenge of solving complex problems and dealing with clients.

Demetrius Zaadstra

Civil engineering graduate, employed at Jacobs Engineering Group

Learn more about Demetrius' experiences

'I have always known that I wanted to be a civil engineer because from a young age I was surrounded by construction. What attracted me to Deakin was the relaxed, friendly, country feel of the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, as well as the flexibility that allows students to study during Trimester 3 and online through Cloud learning.

I started my degree studying online and part time as I was working full time at a local engineering firm. The flexibility to study and work was critical to my degree and I have continued working and studying throughout it. The opportunities Deakin offers through site visits and overseas experiences should be embraced, as they are invaluable, and the atmosphere at Deakin is amazing.

The Deakin teaching staff, lecturers and lab instructors love helping students learn. If you ask them questions and show an interest, they'll be more than happy to help as they are very passionate about the subjects they teach.'

Get the skills industry needs

The skills, experience and industry connections you gain while studying an industry-led engineering degree at Deakin could ultimately set you apart when applying for your dream role. Our long-standing partnership with Engineers Australia informs our teaching, ensuring our courses are relevant and that students develop the skills that employers want. Deakin graduates are highly sought-after by employers for their forward-thinking, innovative and entrepreneurial qualities.

Find out more about our industry connections

Oct 3

Postgraduate engineering course information webinar

Join our live webinar to learn how studying postgraduate engineering at Deakin can help you build the analytical, technical and leadership skills valued by industry.

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State-of-the-art facilities

State-of-the-art facilities

Gain access to world-class, future-focused engineering facilities so you can take the next step in your learning and achieve your career goals with confidence. Deakin has invested in over $8 million worth of teaching equipment at our engineering precinct, which houses some of the most advanced systems and spaces in Australia.

Study engineering online

When you choose to study a Deakin degree online, you’ll be joining a community of more than 60,000+ online learners. Each of our undergraduate engineering courses are available online, with some campus attendance required to participate in Engineering Intensive Activities and demonstrate your skills competency in person.

Find out more about the Engineering Intensive Activities

Study with the best

Engineering at Deakin is ranked in the top 1% globally.# This rating highlights Deakin’s world-class facilities, academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

Discover what it's like to study engineering

Industry partnerships

Learn more about Deakin’s invaluable industry partnerships, and how they ensure engineering students graduate job ready.

Study engineering at Deakin

Hear why our students love studying engineering at Deakin with practical, design-based learning opportunities and hands-on industry experience.

Engineering facilities

Explore our future-focused engineering facilities at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, housing some of the most advanced systems, equipment and technologies in Australia.

Student showcase

At Deakin, we’re mindful of the knowledge, skills and attributes professional engineers need to meet the changing nature of the engineering workforce in Australia and beyond. We build upon your foundational knowledge and provide you with practical learning experiences through industry-linked activities and research projects for real-world problem solving One way we do this is through our final-year projects.

Browse examples of past student work

Latest articles

If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in engineering, we'll help get you there.

Why real-world experience is the engine behind an engineering career

The best engineering degrees get you ready for the real world, and what better way to do this than through practical work experiences?

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Studying engineering online

Accessing an engineering degree is now even easier than ever, with Deakin University’s engineering degrees now offered online.

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Get in touch

We’re here for you even before you’re here with us. Ask us your study questions and receive one-on-one support through your journey to university.

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Footnotes

*Australian Government’s Employment Outlook to November 2026.
#2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject and 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.
+Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of media references.