University description (as per official university website)
Why choose Deakin University?
Deakin offers a total university experience.
You will receive a quality education that offers flexibility and prepares you for the real world. Our strong industry partnerships, state-of-the-art facilities and vibrant campuses will see you undertake a meaningful learning experience and guide you to achieve your individual career aspirations.
Choice of study environments. With campuses located in Melbourne at Burwood, Warrnambool on Victoria's south-west coast and Geelong, Deakin allows you to choose between metro, regional or rural study environments.
Study how and when you want. At Deakin it's your choice. Multiple course entry and exit points, deferment, and full-time and part-time study all allow you the flexibility to structure your study to suit your lifestyle, as well as your work and personal commitments. Deakin also uses innovative technology to deliver its courses including online resources like podcasts and MP3s.
Graduate sooner and get a head start on your career. At Deakin you don't have to study a general degree before studying professional awards such as law, accounting or engineering. Deakin's new trimester system also gives you the potential to fast-track your degree, allowing you to start your career even sooner.
Deakin prepares you for the real world by providing opportunities to gain valuable experience and develop real workplace skills in courses that are taught by industry professionals and through industry placements, internships and overseas study programs.
With more than 550 courses to choose from, Deakin offers you a broad range of options. Deakin continues to adapt and create new courses to meet ongoing trends in the Australian and international labour market, in addition to providing high quality traditional courses of study. Deakin also offers a range of combined degree options.
Employers have indicated that they want graduates who are broadly educated, lateral thinkers. Deakin's Graduate Certificate of Arts and Sciences gives you the opportunity to take on studies beyond the field of your degree, at the same time as studying an undergraduate degree. From ecology or marketing, to IT and forensic science you can shape your study to suit your interests - or your career. We also offer a wide range of combined degrees to help make you a highly sought-after employee.
Deakin understands that self-paced online learning will play a major role in your ongoing career development; as a result all undergraduate students are required to complete at least one unit of their course fully online.
Deakin's courses are developed with industry and professional input from specialised Course Advisory Boards. Through these professional links we ensure that our courses are relevant, practical and deliver the skills in demand in the workplace, so you can hit the ground running.
Deakin's recent achievements have been recognised through many awards, including six Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning at the 2009 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards.
Access to higher education is very important to Deakin. That's why we offer a range of scholarships to help with the costs of tuition and accommodation. Please visit www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/scholarships and see how we can help turn your dreams into reality.
Students tell us that Deakin's supportive staff and friendly environment make it a great place to meet different people with new ideas. Our welcoming atmosphere also ensures that we continue to treat our students as individuals with freedom of thought and action. Take a look at our Principles of Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience, which were developed to ensure teaching, learning and the student experience is based on a partnership between students and staff.
Deakin has signed an agreement with the Australian Sports Commission and the Victorian Institute of Sport to enable the University to join the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Network. The EAFU Network identifies and promotes universities that support elite athlete students by developing programs and policies to assist them in pursuing sporting opportunities whilst achieving academic excellence.