Discover the engineering course for you
Whether you're building robots in our state-of-the-art lab spaces or solving complex problems on your industry placement, our flexible approach to project-based learning will help you develop the practical skills necessary for your dream career. Not sure what course you want to study? We’ve got you covered, explore our disciplines within engineering.
From 2024, you can choose to study at our engineering precinct at Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, our new purpose-built facilities at Melbourne Burwood Campus or online.*
Undergraduate (your first degree)
An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.
Postgraduate (further study)
A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.
Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)
Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.
Join the #1 Victorian university for course satisfaction
You can confidently choose Deakin. Recommended by your peers, Deakin’s practical engineering courses combine theory with practical learning, which will make you a highly sought-after graduate.
Take the next step to a brighter future
Explore our engineering courses and find out more about life at Deakin. Get more inspiration for your future career in a major growth sector.
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Study at Deakin and be rewarded with new skills that will give you an edge in the job market
Do you want to ensure your engineering degree will make you work-ready?
Our industry-led engineering courses focus on the employability of our graduates and the future needs of industry. Our graduates are well-rounded and ready to meet the challenges of the future, including those caused by climate change and sustainability issues. More than 92% of our recent engineering graduates found full-time employment within four months of completing their course.^
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.
Top professional roles in engineering
Roles in engineering are expected to rise by 183,000, or 10.5%, by 2026 according to Australian Government employment projections. Get ahead with Deakin to secure your dream career.
- 8700 new jobs for civil engineers.
- 2800 new jobs for engineering managers.
- 2600 new jobs for electrical engineers.
- 1500 new jobs for mechanical and industrial engineers.
Deakin’s Bachelor of Engineering degrees are designed in line with Engineers Australia’s accreditation requirements. This ensures our curriculum is relevant and you graduate with the skill set that employers want. Study civil, electrical and electronics, mechanical, mechatronics, software or environmental engineering, and you’ll get a degree that’s professionally accredited and internationally recognised.#
Deakin's project-based learning styles prepared me for work-based placements and then for work, because I was used to working in teams with diverse backgrounds and making sure that I understood people's perspectives, which is really important to finding the end solution.
Engineering graduate, employed at Barwon Water
World-class teaching experiences
Our state-of-the-art facilities, expert academics and industry connections will help you become a highly sought-after graduate.
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 students develop the skills employers want.
Deakin’s engineering precinct houses some of the most advanced and future-focused systems, laboratories and learning spaces in Australia. Throughout your course you will have access to our world class facilities, including our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, featuring over $8 million worth of high-end teaching equipment and cutting-edge technologies, including expansive 3D printing labs and specialist aids.
Leading the way in engineering
Deakin engineering is ranked 'well above world standard' by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), a national research evaluation framework. Our research excellence helps to inform our teaching curriculum to ensure undergraduate students are aware of the developments that will shape the engineering industries of the future.
More than maths
More than mathematics, engineering draws on teamwork, design, problem-solving and creativity. That’s why from 2024, entry to our undergraduate engineering course is available with General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics.
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Deakin now offers one undergraduate engineering course with a choice of five majors: civil, environmental, electrical and electronics, mechanical or mechatronics engineering.
An online student perspective
Accessing an engineering degree is now easier than ever. Engineering student, Richard, fills us in on his journey to studying online at Deakin.
Study your way
Our study methods give you the flexibility to study when, where and how you want, so you can take control of your degree.
Choose where you study
Deakin’s campuses are vibrant and inclusive places that foster innovation. Our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is home to some of the most advanced research spaces in the world, including our engineering precinct. And from 2024, we are offering our engineering degree at new, purpose-built facilities at our Melbourne Burwood Campus.
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. 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.
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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?
Studying engineering online
Accessing an engineering degree is now even easier than ever, with Deakin University’s engineering degrees now offered online.
Why an environmental engineering skills shortage spells opportunity
Environmental engineers are in high demand and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. We spoke to three industry experts to find out more.
*The environmental, mechanical and mechatronics engineering majors will be offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and online from 2024. The civil and the electrical and electronics engineering majors will be available at Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and online in 2024. From Trimester 1, 2025, all majors will be available at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and online.
^QILT Student Experience Survey 2020 and 2021
#Deakin University’s Bachelor of Software Engineering is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Deakin University’s Bachelor of Engineering (Industry) is currently seeking provision accreditation.
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