Deakin University


Deakin University’s History

Deakin University is a dynamic, young public research institution located in Australia’s most culturally diverse city, Melbourne, capital of the southern state of Victoria . Deakin has five campuses in Melbourne, Geelong, and Warrnambool. featuring world-class facilities and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

It was named after the second Prime Minister of Australia, Alfred Deakin, the University started its journey in 1974. Deakin was formed as a result of a merger between Geelong Teachers College and the higher education courses of the Gordon Institute of Technology.

Facts and Figures

With over 45 years of experience as one of Australia's leading tertiary education providers, Deakin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities globally by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

Deakin was awarded a 5-star rating by the prestigious university-ranking organization Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The rating indicates Deakin is world-class in a broad range of areas, has cutting-edge facilities, and is internationally renowned for its research and teaching.

Deakin fosters an environment in which teaching and research excellence is recognized and celebrated. Deakin University does well in the Australian Awards for University  Teaching, and their researchers are recognized nationally and internationally for their innovative work. Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) is a comprehensive quality evaluation of all research produced in Australian universities. Of the research we conduct at Deakin, 100% was rated at or above world standard in 2018.

For 11 consecutive years, undergraduate students of Deakin University have been the most-satisfied students of all Victorian universities (Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2020 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)).

Deakin regularly performs well in the national awards for teaching excellence offered through the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT). The selection criteria for Deakin's Vice-Chancellor's Awards have been developed to align with the criteria for the prestigious OLT national teaching awards.

Notable Faculty and Tie Ups

As one of Australia’s largest universities, Deakin has strong global linkages, world-class research, and, most importantly, an educational portfolio that blends the best of campus and digital delivery into a highly supportive and personalized student experience. There are various flexible study options at Deakin, the most attractive of which is the possibility to study two degrees at once by combining courses, thereby saving both time and money. With faculty approval, students may also be able to earn credits towards their Deakin degree by studying units not available at Deakin at another tertiary institution.

Deakin offers students several workplace learning programs within individual faculties and courses. The University has plenty of industry contacts that give rise to internships, work placement, and work-integrated learning programs. It is possible to gain credit towards one’s degree from workplace learning.

Deakin encourages its students to build a global network by spending a trimester or a few weeks overseas to study in a new environment, experiencing a new culture and way of life.

Deakin’s award-winning digital environment is at the forefront of the University’s aspiration to become Australia’s premier University. It aims to create an inclusive and accessible digital space for all students, staff, and visitors.


Accommodation:

International students at Deakin have the choice to stay on or off campus. On campus accommodation is highly recommended for new students to experience community living in a unique environment with students from all over Australia and the world. This presents the opportunity to live in close proximity to the University’s resources and facilities, in a safe and secure environment that allows students to prosper academically and become mature and responsible people. Each Residence has a team of Student Leaders at hand to offer pastoral care and support. An on-site staff member is no more than a call away, thanks to a dedicated 24-7 helpline.

For that unmistakable study abroad Australia experience why not stay off-campus to get to know the local area better and immerse in the local culture? Houseme, the University’s online accommodation finder has ample off-campus housing resources that students can access. Along with this, it helps with housing application and information on rights and responsibilities when renting.

Food:

Students can find a variety of eating options at all University campuses, that includes vegetarian, vegan, halal or gluten and dairy-free meals. Fresh, seasonal ingredients are used to cook very good food, that are served in reduced packaging. Food and drink outlets are all smoke-free environments and come in all formats, from restaurants and cafes to food courts.

Library:

The Deakin Library is the ideal academic hub of the University. There are over 1.7 million publications in the form of books, e-books, e-journals, videos and items in special collections that act as vast resources of knowledge. The Library offers extended hours with bookable study rooms, AV rooms and computers, as well as photocopying, printing and scanning services. Free wi-fi is available throughout the Library. Facilities may vary throughout campus.

Medical Centres:

When a student is thousands of miles away from home in a foreign land, its highly reassuring to be able to access excellent medical facilities whenever required. That is exactly what Deakin offers. The University’s medical centres are meant for exclusive use by students and staff and have qualified doctors and nurses to extend management and treatment for general illnesses. Vaccinations, as well as blood, urine and other pathology tests can be conducted at the medical centres too. Counselling is free for both students and staff.

Sports and Gyms:

Sport is an integral part of the Deakin and study in Australia culture. Gyms, fitness classes, basketball courts and sports ovals with pavilions spread across Deakin’s various campuses. A new state-of-the-art Elite Sports Precinct has recently been launched at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. The University has two Sports programs - Elite Athlete Friendly University or EAFU program and DeakinACTIVE, designed to assist students manage their sporting and academic commitments and succeeding in both whilst leading a healthy lifestyle.

Career Planning:

DeakinTALENT, the University’s award winning Careers Service has a dedicated website that is a comprehensive platform to achieve career success through career coaching, resume reviews, workshops and programs. It currently has over 10,000 active students.

DeakinTALENT and GradConnection GlobalJOBS boards advertise both Australian and International work opportunities covering most career areas and industry sectors. One can search for internships, casual, part-time, as well as full-time roles. Industry Based Learning or IBL can be taken up to gain credit towards the course attended. This hands on approach to learning allows one to apply generic employability skills and capabilities in the area of major.

Deakin University also offers on-campus Bookshops, Multifaith Chaplaincy, Disability Services and Child Care.

With over 45 years of experience as one of Australia's leading tertiary education providers, Deakin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities globally by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

Deakin was awarded a 5-star rating by the prestigious university-ranking organization Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The rating indicates Deakin is world-class in a broad range of areas, has cutting-edge facilities, and is internationally renowned for its research and teaching.

Deakin fosters an environment in which teaching and research excellence is recognized and celebrated. Deakin University does well in the Australian Awards for University  Teaching, and their researchers are recognized nationally and internationally for their innovative work. Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) is a comprehensive quality evaluation of all research produced in Australian universities. Of the research we conduct at Deakin, 100% was rated at or above world standard in 2018.

For 11 consecutive years, undergraduate students of Deakin University have been the most-satisfied students of all Victorian universities (Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2020 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)).

Deakin regularly performs well in the national awards for teaching excellence offered through the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT). The selection criteria for Deakin's Vice-Chancellor's Awards have been developed to align with the criteria for the prestigious OLT national teaching awards.

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