Deakin University
5 campuses
122 courses

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With Deakin University, you get it all: innovative teaching, award-winning courses and world-class facilities. Our flexible study options, opportunities to study abroad and work placement programs mean you don’t just study a course at Deakin – you get a great experience while getting ready for the jobs and careers of the future.

Get work ready – with the university ranked #1 for skills development

Ranked the #1 university for skills development in Victoria, Deakin’s course curriculum integrates real-world expertise with practical skills to give our students a competitive edge.

Voted #1 university for overall student satisfaction in Victoria eight years running^

We pride ourselves on the satisfaction of our students and the success of our graduates. To us, the experience of each student matters, from the quality of teaching they receive to their ongoing employability. When Deakin scores highly in a number of rankings year on year, it’s thanks to many thousands of these great individual experiences.

Workplace learning to get ahead in your career

Get real-world work experience when you study at Deakin. Our breadth of industry contacts means you can get started on one of our workplace internships, paid placements or work-integrated learning programs. Get involved to pick up the skills you need, gain industry knowledge and develop your professional networks.

All the support you need while you study

Our student mentors and learning advisers can give you all sorts of guidance and support. We can help you with everything from effective note taking and structuring assignments to preparing for exams and oral presentations.

Study abroad

If you want to learn a different language, travel the world or understand more about different cultures, studying abroad could be for you. We offer lots of short- and long-term programs: from volunteering projects and international study tours to internships and exchange programs.

5-star rated university*

We're ranked 5 stars for world-class facilities, research and teaching, as well as employability, innovation and inclusiveness.

Visit deakin.edu.au and discover why you can confidently choose Deakin.

^2016 Student Experience Survey
* Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) QS stars university ratings

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Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science

Take your science career beyond the lab with a combined degree that allows you to pair specialist science knowledge with a solid foundation in business and economics. You'll gain a unique skill-set ideal for careers in the business and management side of the science industry. The Commerce degree ensures graduates will also gain a philosophy for decision-making that prepares them for the business careers of the future. Deakin's commerce studies builds core skills in financial, market and personal acumen and extends knowledge within chosen discipline areas such as Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, Human Resource Management, Economics and Management Information Systems and ensures graduates are professionally ready. You'll then combine this with a relevant science stream, which may include environmental science, natural history, chemistry and materials science, animal biology, plant biology, cell biology, genomics, geography, human biology or mathematical modelling.

4 years

ATAR 72.35

SelectionRank 80.55

BACHELOR DEGREE

Campus:

Melbourne Burwood Campus


Master of Disability and Inclusion

The Graduate Certificate of Disability and Inclusion equips students with the academic knowledge they need to pursue professional work in the disability, health, and community sectors. The course will help you to form a distinctive and contemporary understanding of disability. Drawing on research informed by disability and inclusion theory and practice, the Graduate Certificate of Disability and Inclusion also gives you the opportunity to learn from the lived experience of people with disability. The course is designed to meet specialist education and training needs in the disability, human service and community workforce both locally and nationally. Students of the Masters course will apply this advanced knowledge in a research project as the capstone of their degree.

2 years

MASTERS DEGREE

Campus:

ONLINE


Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Analytics

The Commerce/Business Analytics course allows you to develop the skills needed to launch a dynamic career in a competitive global world. Business Analytics will teach you to use commercial business analytics applications to capture and use digital data and information effectively in organisational settings. You will develop industry relevant skills to analyse data and information systems used in organisational settings, to plan the introduction of commercial business analytics applications and to find solutions to common management problems by applying the best business analytics approaches including business intelligence, predictive analytics and social media analytics. Commerce is built around three pillars (financial, market and personal acumens) to provide a common and comprehensive foundation in first year. From second year students extend their knowledge within career focussed, discipline areas (majors and minors). A range of internships and international experiences are offered.

4 years

ATAR 69.95

SelectionRank 80.1

BACHELOR DEGREE

Campus:

ONLINE

Melbourne Burwood Campus


Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies)

This course combines software design, immersive virtual reality and augmented reality experience design, mobile app design, web design and creative arts design skills to support employment outcomes that differ from those of traditional IT or creative arts degrees. This intersection of technical and artistic skills offers graduates opportunities to extend their design skills into the application of technological products.Students are prepared for careers in design and design related disciplines and for opportunities to work at the fusion of the technical and creative processes to develop new products for contemporary lifestyles. This course is part of a suite which includes a core of fundamental design knowledge that is taught across all the specialisms. Specialist areas then reflect the varied contemporary practices being applied in highly technological fields. These can be further enhanced with complementary elective options resulting in  highly valued cross-disciplinary knowledge.

3 years

BACHELOR DEGREE

Campus:

Melbourne Burwood Campus


Bachelor of Cyber Security

Cyber Security is one of the most exciting and important areas of study in the discipline of Information Technology, with industry demand for graduates on the increase globally. The course provides a solid foundation of the cyber security literacy and the technical and professional skills required by industry. The course offers students unique experience in learning and practicing cyber security skills in specialised laboratories and learning spaces. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of cyber security such as programming skills using script languages and extended to a deeper learning experience of advanced topics including cyber risk assessment, computer crime and digital forensics, cyber security analytics, cyber security operations, penetration testing and ethical hacking practiced in industry. In addition, students will also learn about the regulatory and ethical contexts that cyber security relates to.

3 years

ATAR 50.5

SelectionRank 62.0

BACHELOR DEGREE

2 campuses:

ONLINE

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


Bachelor of Criminology

The course covers a wide range of topics concerning the meaning of crime; different forms, causes and consequences of crime; and the different institutions and processes developed for preventing and controlling crime. Students are provided with broad theoretical and applied knowledge and skills in relation to policy development, policing and security and related fields. Students complete twenty-four credit points over three years, including twelve credit points of Criminology and twelve credit points of general electives, where students are encouraged to complete an additional major sequence.

3 years

ATAR 50.05

SelectionRank 55.05

BACHELOR DEGREE

2 campuses:

ONLINE

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

This course develops the practical and theoretical skills required for contemporary studio practice. The focus on problem solving, conceptual thinking, strategic management, computer skills and working with clients are now combined with additional content of user experience, IT knowledge and interdisciplinary practices. The course structure recognises the diversity of skills and knowledge required of communication designers.Students are prepared for careers in design and related disciplines and to work at the fusion of the technical and creative processes. Interest in the field of design is growing rapidly. This course is part of a suite which includes a core of fundamental design knowledge that is taught across all the specialisms. Specialist areas then reflect the varied contemporary practices being applied in highly technological fields. These can be further enhanced with complementary elective options resulting in highly valued cross-disciplinary knowledge.

3 years

ATAR 46.9

SelectionRank 52.5

BACHELOR DEGREE

2 campuses:

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus


Master of Cultural Heritage

Develop the knowledge, research skills and practical experience to make a difference in the cultural heritage sector. Whether you want to work with collections, manage a museum or heritage site, or protect and interpret significant sites, landscapes or intangible cultural heritage, specific pathways through the Masters mean you can create a program that is right for you. Through this program, you’ll develop an extensive, cross-disciplinary knowledge of heritage principles and practice across many disciplines. If you would like to work in museums or heritage organisations, Deakin's Master in Cultural Heritage provides a pathway into employment in this diverse and exciting field. Supported by the high quality on-line learning system, CloudDeakin, our courses are very flexible, designed to allow you to study whenever and wherever you are.

2 years

MASTERS DEGREE

Campus:

ONLINE

Melbourne Burwood Campus


Bachelor of Computer Science

Computer scientists combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills to design and develop innovative computing solutions to complex information and technology problems faced by communities, businesses and industries. By studying the fundamentals of computing technologies and software development, with new frontiers of data science, cyber-physical computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, graduates will be equipped to work in traditional areas of IT, as well as at the forefront of emerging industries, such as the Internet-of-Things, robotics and automation, and data analytics. Students will develop essential skills in problem solving and critical thinking, along with enterprise skills such as team work, communication, and innovation. Hands-on experiential learning is a key component of this course and students will have access to specialised computer laboratories featuring state-of-the-art hardware and software, as well as opportunities for work-integrated learning.

3 years

ATAR 53.85

SelectionRank 61.7

BACHELOR DEGREE

Campus:

ONLINE

Melbourne Burwood Campus


Master of Communication

The Master of Communication advances students’ knowledge of and skills in the professional communication and media industries. The course is designed for those wanting to enter these industries or for those already in industry wanting to gain or add to their qualifications for career advancement prospects. Taught by staff expert and experienced in the field, the Master of Communication aims to develop graduates who can confidently, strategically and innovatively position themselves at the forefront of business and as future leaders in the rapidly changing and globalised media and communications environment.You can intensively study in specialist areas – Journalism, Public Relations, Visual Communication Design, TV Production or Digital Media – or undertake cross-disciplinary units from these specialisations. The flexible course structure and supported learning environment allow you to build on your knowledge base between professional fields and build relevant skills.

2 years

MASTERS DEGREE

Campus:

ONLINE

Melbourne Burwood Campus


Bachelor of Design (3D Animation)

This course embeds animation into design, focusing on the requirements of the client, delivering projects to suit industry standards, and applying innovative applications of animation in digital technologies. The course explores the notion of ‘design in motion’ in both traditional and emerging areas of animation involving film, TV and web, character generation, motion capture performance and the creation of 3D worlds, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).Students are prepared to pursue careers in design and design related disciplines and for opportunities for working roles that fuse the technical and creative processes. This course is part of a suite which includes a core of fundamental design knowledge that is taught across all the specialisms. Specialist areas then reflect the varied contemporary practices being applied in highly technological fields. These can be further enhanced with complementary elective options resulting in cross-disciplinary knowledge.

3 years

BACHELOR DEGREE

Campus:

Melbourne Burwood Campus


Bachelor of Nursing/Psychological Science

The course will provide you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and ethical understanding you need to become a competent Registered Nurse and gain employment in a range of health care contexts. This combined degree also develops knowledge of human behaviour, including understanding human personality, emotion, underlying mental processes and the factors that lead people to think and behave in the way that they do. 32 credit points over four years, including experiential learning in the clinical simulation centre and compulsory clinical practicum experiences. Armed with a wealth of skills and clinical practice, graduates are work-ready and eligible to pursue further study towards qualification as a registered psychologist.

4 years

ATAR 61.8

SelectionRank 71.7

BACHELOR DEGREE

3 campuses:

Warrnambool Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus