Additive manufacturing


Gain the skills you need to solve complex industrial design and manufacturing problems through the use of additive manufacturing technologies, including metal prototyping and multiple-material system design.

Get work-ready

Students of Deakin's additive manufacturing courses benefit from our strong partnerships with industry to help gain practical work experience, the capacity to apply skills to real-world problems and the opportunity to form or expand professional networks prior to graduation. With world-class facilities and equipment at your fingertips, you will be confident and prepared for the world of work – with a huge demand for engineering graduates in Australia and internationally.


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, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Career opportunities

In recent years, there has been an increased demand and interest in additive manufacturing, commonly referred to as 3D printing. This course equips you with advanced knowledge and the necessary skills for industrial-scale implementations.

As an additive manufacturing graduate, you can gain employment in:

  • manufacturing and design companies
  • supplier companies
  • research
  • consulting firms
  • automotive
  • defence
  • aerospace.

Engineering facilities

Experience hands-on learning in some of the best future-focused engineering and design facilities in Australia. You'll get the chance to explore endless possibilities in digital manufacturing, computer modelling, 3D printing and rapid prototyping capabilities.

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Explore our 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.

Research with us

If you’ve got an interesting idea that could add a new dimension to additive manufacturing, why not take on a higher degree by research? We’re associated with strategic research centres including the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) and the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM).

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Strong research partnerships

Connect with leading research bodies including the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) and the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), and get the chance to explore practical solutions to real-world problems and develop commercial-ready products and services.

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Leading the way in 3D printing

Solar-powered project prints sanitation solution to plastics problem

Solar-powered 3D printers designed to repurpose ubiquitous plastic rubbish and help improve access to clean water supply have been successfully trialled in the Solomon Islands. Deakin, in partnership with Plan International Australia, has developed the world-first technology, capable of printing plumbing and sanitation supplies using discarded plastics.

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3D printing milestone in prosthetics first

A Deakin researcher has used cutting edge technology to create a near-perfect prosthetic ear. Dr Mazher Mohammed helped to make a dream come true for an Australian woman who lost her left ear in a car crash 55 years ago, when she was only 15. Using a medical CT scan, an accurate model of the woman's right ear was printed on Deakin's Connex3 500 3D printer.

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Deakin alumni – get a head start with your postgraduate fees

If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate course, you may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees through our Deakin alumni postgraduate bursary. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.

Learn more about Deakin's alumni postgraduate bursary

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