Study Engineering at Deakin University
Founded in 1974, Deakin University is the eighth largest university in Australia (in terms of students strength). Situated in the state of Victoria, Deakin has four large campuses and an online cloud campus.
The largest one is the Melbourne Burwood Campus situated in the suburbs of the city of Melbourne. The Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus was the original Deakin campus situated in the suburbs of the city of Geelong. The Geelong Waterfront Campus is the newest of all Deakins’ campuses situated in the city of Geelong. The fourth campus Warrnambool Campus is located in the coastal city of Warrnambool about 250 km from Melbourne.
In addition, Deakin has five research institutes and 11 strategic research centers, four corporate centers, courses on offer at three regional learning centers, and six additional regional study spaces.
Deakin University has four faculties, namely, the Faculty of Arts and Education which consists of the School of Communication and Creative Arts, School of Education and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Faculty of Business and Law which houses the Deakin Business School and the Deakin Law School.
The Faculty of Health consisting of the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Ranked #3 sports science school in the world), the School of Health and Social Development, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Psychology.
The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment consists of the School of Architecture and Built Environment, the School of Engineering, the School of Information Technology and the School of Life and Environmental Sciences.
Some of the research centers in Deakin which are an integral part of the university’s infrastructure are Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM); Alfred Deakin Institute (ADI); Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation; Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN); Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A²I²); Institute for Health Transformation; Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CSRI); Centre for Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment (IMPACT); Centre for Integrative Ecology (CIE); Centre for Sport Research (CSR); Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED); Centre for Molecular and Medical Research (CMMR); Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics (CSCL); Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF); Research for Educational Impact (REDI); Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF).
Deakin campuses have plenty of accommodation on offer. It is generally advisable for international students to stay on campus. However, if you choose to live off-campus, Deakin’s HouseMe website provides a database of local houses available on rent, near each campus.
There are a lot of options available if you do choose to live on campus. For example, you could choose to live in a studio apartment by yourself or share a two bed-roomed apartment with another person. Or if the budget is a constraint, you could choose to share a four -five - or six-bedroom shared apartment with other students. In all of these, you will have your own private bedroom or shared bathrooms, a fully-equipped, large, open-planned kitchen, lounge and dining area.
The approximate costs of accommodation for international students depend on the choice of housing - Hostels and Guesthouses - $90 to $150 per week, Shared Rental - $95 to $215 per week, On-campus - $110 to $280 per week and Homestay - $235 to $325 per week.
In addition, other than accommodation, the living expenses would approximately have the following break-up: Groceries and eating out - $80 to $280 per week, Gas, electricity - $35 to $140 per week, Phone and Internet - $20 to $55 per week, Public transport - $15 to $55 per week, Car (after purchase) - $150 to $260 per week and Entertainment - $80 to $150 per week.
This official Australian Government site is an excellent reference site to calculate costs you would incur while studying in Deakin.
Some of the scholarships which are available for international students:
- Deakin Warrnambool Residential International Scholarships- Up to 50% reduction of Deakin Residences costs
- Deakin International Scholarship- 25% of tuition fees.
- Deakin Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship- 100% or 50% of your tuition fees plus participation in the Vice-Chancellor's Professional Excellence Program and priority place in on-campus accommodation (at own cost and subject to availability).
- Deakin STEM Scholarship- 20% of tuition fees.
- Deakin India 25% Merit Scholarship- 25% of tuition fees.
- Deakin International Merit Scholarship (South Asia Onshore)- 20 or 25% discount off your tuition fee.
As per the official website, over 270,000 Deakin Alumni are spread across Australia employed in every industry. Deakin is ranked third in Australia for graduate employability. The official website has listed down the university alumni from each department- most of them are working in top companies or running their businesses - and also their testimonials related to work life, their experience at the university, and how the university helped them fulfil their career and academic objectives.
There is a plethora of on-campus work opportunities at Deakin such as on-campus internships, Deakin Abroad internships/exchanges, Peer mentoring, Student connect programs, Deakin talent, Deakin University Student Association, and Employability workshops.
- Melbourne Burwood Campus - The main campus of the university, that is, the Melbourne Burwood campus, is 30 minutes from the mountains of the Dandenong Ranges, the beaches of St Kilda and Melbourne's bustling central district. If one is to take Melbourne CBD, getting to the campus would take one hour using the combinations of train, tram and bus. However, trams would provide you with the direct journey, Take the 75 tram from Stop 4 (Flinders Street) to Stop 63 (Deakin University/Burwood Highway). Apart from these, a Deakin shuttle bus – route 201 – provides frequent services from Box Hill bus port and train station. An easy-to-use Myki card is required to use trams, trains, and buses. This campus is 40 km from Melbourne airport, and it takes one and a half hours from the airport to reach the campus. Take a taxi or the Skybus from the airport terminal to Spencer St. Take a tram from there.
- Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus - Geelong is around 95 km from Melbourne. Driving takes approximately one hour. You could also take a train from Southern Cross station in Melbourne. The time taken is around one hour and thirty minutes.
- Geelong Waterfront Campus - The drive from Melbourne is around 90 km and takes an hour. The train takes an hour to reach this campus.
- Warrnambool Campus - This campus is situated on the banks of the Hopkins river about 5 km from the centre of the coastal city of Warrnambool. Warrnambool is approximately 260 km from Melbourne, and driving would take about 3 and a half hours. Other options are taking a train from Melbourne Southern Cross Station, and the journey takes around 3 hrs 45 minutes. You could also fly from Melbourne. The flight is 1 hour 15 minutes long.
School of Engineering
The school has 12 Full Professors and 13 Associate Professors. The school of engineering focuses on teaching through PODBL (Project-Oriented Design-Based Learning). Every student is encouraged to participate in different projects which give them professional experience as opposed to just academic learning.
The Engineering school offers the following disciplines
- Additive manufacturing
- Civil engineering
- Electrical and electronics engineering
- Electrical and renewable energy engineering
- Environmental engineering
- Engineering management
- Mechanical engineering
- Mechatronics engineering
- Frontier materials and nanotechnology
- Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET)
The school is associated with strategic research centres including the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) and the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM).
Additive Manufacturing refers to a process through which digital 3D design data is used to build up a component in layers by depositing material instead of milling a workpiece from a solid block. Using computer-aided design (CAD) or 3D object scanners, additive manufacturing allows for the creation of objects with precise geometric shapes. These are built layer by layer which is in contrast to the traditional manufacturing that often requires machining or other techniques to remove surplus material. Employment opportunities are available after completing a degree in Additive manufacturing in the following fields: manufacturing and design companies, supplier companies, research, consulting firms, automotive, defence and aerospace.
- Master of Engineering (Professional)- Full-time 2-year course - You will need a 4-year bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (engineering). An overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent) is required too. To complete the Master of Engineering (Professional) degree, students must attain 16 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units (credits) per trimester and usually undertake two trimesters each year. The Master of Professional Practice is a 2-2.5-year course meant for engineering professionals seeking advancement in their career.
- PhD in Additive Manufacturing - A PhD is awarded for a substantial and original contribution to knowledge within the expected completion period of three years, with the maximum time limit of four years. The thesis may be presented in several formats and is usually limited to 100,000 words. This course is offered in the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus.
- Masters by Research - Masters by Research degree is awarded for an original contribution to knowledge achieved in up to two years of full-time candidature (or two to four years of part-time candidature). Usually, a written thesis of no more than 50,000 words is submitted, although the thesis may be presented in several formats.
Undergraduate Course Offered - A 4-year Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) programme. The course is available at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campuses.
Graduate Courses Offered - A 2-year Masters of Engineering course. To complete the Master of Engineering course, students must attain 16 credit points. This course is offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus. An overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent) is one of the admission requirements for this course. The Master of Professional Practice Program in Civil Engineering is for engineering professionals who wish to give their career a boost. It is for 2 to 2.5 years.
Research Programs Offered in Civil Engineering
- Masters of Engineering – Higher Degree Research - It is a full-time 2-year course. The purpose of this course is to build a thorough understanding of advanced engineering principles and refine critical thinking skills. This research-oriented course is offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong).
- PhD in Civil Engineering – This is a 3-year full-time course or equivalent part-time. This course is offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Burwood (Melbourne) campuses.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering offers a 4-year Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus. For graduate programme, the department offers a 2-year Master of Engineering (Professional) at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus. To complete the Master of Engineering (Professional), students must attain 16 credit points. Most units (think of units as ‘subjects’) are equal to 1 credit point. You will need to have completed a 4-year bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (engineering) to apply. You will also be required to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). There is also a Master of Professional Practice (2-2.5 years) in Electrical and Electronics engineering which is meant for engineering professionals who are seeking to give a boost to their career.
Under its research programmes, the department offers a Master of Philosophy (Electromaterials). This is a 2-year full-time or part-time equivalent course and is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campuses. Another research programme offered is the Master of Engineering- Higher degrees research course. This course is also a 2-year research-oriented program leading to a Master of Engineering. The campus offering this degree is Waurn Ponds (Geelong). The department offers a full-time 3-year PhD program at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Burwood (Melbourne) campuses.
Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering
This courses in the department are focussed on tapping the potential of sustainable power to harness renewable resources like wind, sunlight, biofuels, geothermal heat, and rivers.
The Department offers a two-year Master of Engineering (Professional) graduate degree at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus. To complete the Master of Engineering (Professional), students must attain 16 credit points. You will need to have completed a 4-year bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (engineering) to apply. You also need to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent).
- The Master of Engineering program in electrical and renewable energy inculcates in students technical, problem-solving and project management skills. This program places a significant amount of emphasis on practical experience and also requires the completion of an industry project. The program is for two years.
- Doctor of Philosophy – Ph.D. is a research degree. It is a 3 to 4-year full-time course offered at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus. Students may be required to meet certain attendance requirements and will also have to complete a thesis demonstrating the results of research carried out in the field of study specified at the time of enrolment. Students will be referred to prospective supervisors under whose guidance, they will have to establish a possible research project. The eligibility requirement is a Master’s Degree in a related area. You will also need to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent).
The program focuses on global environmental issues such as climate change, sustainability, recycling, public health, air and water, as well as pollution and contamination.
The Undergraduate Degree in the discipline is a 4-year Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) degree offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus. No graduate degrees are offered in the discipline.
Under the Research Programmes, It Has the Following Courses
- Master of Engineering Research - This is a 2-year full-time research-oriented program, offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). Students will need to complete a thesis demonstrating the results of research carried out in the field of study specified at the time of enrolment.
- Doctor Of Philosophy (PhD)
This course focuses on the management aspect and trains you to manage and lead an engineering team. No undergraduate degrees are offered by the school in this discipline. For graduate degrees, the school offers a 2-year Master of Engineering (Professional) at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus. To complete the Master of Engineering (Professional), students must attain 16 credit points. You will need to have completed a 4-year bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (engineering) to apply. You will also be required to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). The Master of Professional Practice (2-2.5 years) is for engineering professionals seeking to advance their careers.
The research program offered by the department is a Doctor of Philosophy in the discipline. It is a 3-year full-time or part-time equivalent program offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Burwood, Melbourne. Students will need to complete a thesis demonstrating the results of research carried out in the field of study specified at the time of enrolment.
Mechanical engineers design power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines, as well as power-using machines such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.
The School of Engineering offers a 4-year Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) degree. The Master of Engineering (Professional) is a graduate programme which is a 2-year full-time course leading to a graduate degree. Eligibility for this course is a 4-year bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (engineering). You will also need to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). There is also a Master of Engineering program.
The Master of Professional practice is for those engineering professionals aiming to advance their career further. There is also a Master of Engineering programme (2-year) which helps students to gain the skills and knowledge related to the discipline which employers look for in candidates nowadays.
- Master of Engineering – Research. This is a 2-year full-time research-oriented program, offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). Students will need to complete a thesis demonstrating the results of research carried out in the field of study specified at the time of enrolment.
- Doctor of Philosophy- This is a 3-year full-time or part-time equivalent program offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Burwood (Melbourne). Students will need to complete a thesis demonstrating the results of research carried out in the field of study specified at the time of enrolment.
In this course, you will learn how to integrate electronic devices with mechanical design and IT to deliver innovative solutions as diverse as anti-lock brakes, self-driving cars and even artificial hearts.
The Deakin School of Engineering offers a 4-year Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) course.
Postgraduate courses offered by this department is the Master of Engineering. It is a two-year program which will help you acquire advanced engineering skills and the forward-thinking, innovative and entrepreneurial skills which have been in great demand among employers today. The Master of Professional Practice (2-2.5 years) course will help engineering professionals to advance their careers further.
- Masters of Engineering – Higher Degree Research is full-time 2-year research. The purpose of this course is to build a thorough understanding of advanced engineering principles and refine critical thinking skills. This research-oriented course is offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong).
- PhD in Civil Engineering is a 3-year full-time course or equivalent part-time. This course is offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Burwood (Melbourne) campuses.
Deakin offers a wide range of undergraduate courses in Computer Science. A 3-year course leading to the Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence and a 4-year full-time course leading to the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours).
The Doctor of Philosophy- PhD is a 3-4-year full-time course available at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campuses.
The Master of Science in Information Technology programme, which is a 2-year Higher degree research course, is also available at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campuses.
School of Life and Environmental Sciences
The faculty includes 13 Full Professors and 21` Associate Professors.
Deakin offers a plethora of courses in Pure Science. These include Biological science; Biotechnology and bioinformatics; Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science; Environmental science; Forensic science; Marine; Mathematical modelling; Science and Zoology and animal science.
1. Biological Science
Here you will study about microbes, plants and animals at molecular, cellular and organismal levels. Deakin University offers an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Science and also an honours degree. The University offers Research degrees leading to a 2-year Master of Science and a 3-year full-time PhD. Job opportunities after pursuing this discipline will be mainly in the fields involving animal health; environmental consulting; emerging biotechnology industries; herbaria; museums; primary industries; wildlife biology; quarantine services; the general health and medical industry.
2. Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
The program involves the study of bioprocessing and production technologies and the latest techniques in biotechnology and bioinformatics research. Deakin offers a 3-year Bachelor of Biomedical Science and a one-year Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campuses.
- The Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics is available at the university which is a 2-year full-time course offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus. Research degrees offered are -
- Master of Science- Higher degrees research and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
3. Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science
This course teaches you the synthesis, separation, detection and measurement of chemical substances. Students pursuing this discipline will get to learn about how drugs work and how drugs make a difference in everyday life through hands-on learning in the labs. You have wonderful career opportunities in the fields of analytical chemistry, consumer affairs, corrosion control, education (secondary and tertiary), environmental monitoring, forensic laboratories, government agencies, laboratory supervision, and quality control. Undergraduate Courses offered by the university are Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Science (Honours).
Following are the courses which give research opportunities to the students.
- Master of Science- A Masters with an emphasis on research
- Doctor of Philosophy in Biology and Chemistry- Both degrees are offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campuses
4. Environmental Science
Study areas include sustainability, wildlife and conservation, marine health and ecosystems.
The undergraduate courses offered in the subject are Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability), Bachelor of Marine Science, Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology).
Research Degrees Offered Are
- Master of Science- Environmental Science- 2 years full-time.
- Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science- 3 years full-time.
Both courses offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool campuses.
Abundant career opportunities can be found in the following fields - coastal project officer, climate change campaigner, ecologist. fisheries officer. laboratory scientist, landscape ecologist, Mammalogist, national park manager, natural resource manager. park ranger, marine biologist, sustainability consultant, wildlife/conservation biologist and wildlife manager.
5. Forensic Science
If you are interested in crime and solving complex cases, this is the course for you. Career opportunities are in the fields of chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries; DNA-based forensic science; drug and chemical detection; education; entomology; government organizations; human anatomy; insurance investigation; risk analysis; research science and toxicology. Undergraduate courses offered are Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours), Bachelor of Forensic Science, and Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology.
Research Degrees Offered Are
- Master of Science- Higher degrees research - 2-year full-time at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong).
- Doctor of Philosophy- Biology and Chemical Sciences- 3-year full-time at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong).
Australia has arguably the best Marine courses in the world with Deakin being a leader in the field. Career opportunities for students graduating with a degree in Marine Science and Marine Biology are in oceanography; marine biochemistry and biotechnology; marine biology and ecology; microbiology and genomics; marine policy; fisheries and aquaculture and remote sensing and quantitative modelling.
Undergraduate degrees offered include Bachelor of Marine Science and a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology).
Research Courses Offered Are
- Master of Science- Environmental Science - Higher degree research - A 2-year full-time program offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool
- Doctor of Philosophy- Environmental Science - A 3-year full-time program offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool.
7. Mathematical Modeling
A degree in this subject teaches you to establish complex mathematical models of real-world phenomena and put them in practice through smart software, databases, and networks.
An undergraduate course offered by the university in this discipline is Bachelor Of Science and Bachelor of Science (Honours). The research degrees are Master of Science (Information Technology) and a PhD in Information Technology. Both are offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong). After finishing a degree in Mathematical modeling, one can opt for careers as an actuary; analyst; programmer; mathematician, statistician, and teacher.
8. Zoology and Animal Science
Undergraduate courses offered under this program are Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science, Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology), Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability).
The Research Degrees Are
- Master of Science( Biology and Chemical Sciences) - 2-year full-time course offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
- Doctor of Philosophy- Biology and Chemistry - 3-year full-time offered at Burwood (Melbourne) And Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Career opportunities can be found in environmental monitoring and management; zoological research; wildlife biology; private environmental consulting; government quarantine and museums.
Other Faculties in the University Include
1. Faculty of Business and Law
This faculty consists of the Deakin Business School (DBS) and the Deakin Law School.
Deakins School of business is an internationally acclaimed institution, being one of the few schools worldwide with accreditation by both AACSB( Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)and EQUIS (The EFMD Quality Improvement System is a school accreditation system. It specializes in higher education management and business administration, run by the European Foundation for Management Development).
The School of Business has six academic departments - Department of Accounting, Department of Economics, Department of Finance, Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics, Department of Management and the Department of Marketing. This school offers courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels. The Law school offers the LLB as an Undergraduate Course and the Postgraduate Masters of Law. The disciplines offered are Commercial Law, Criminology, Juris Doctor and Laws.
2. Faculty of Arts and Education
The Faculty of Arts and Education comprises of the School of Communication and Creative Arts, School of Education and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Postgraduate courses offered are Master of Arts (Writing and Literature, Master of Communication, Master of Creative Arts and the Master of Film and Television).
3. Faculty of Health
Deakin’s Faculty of Health consists of the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, School of Health and Social Development, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Psychology.
4. Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
Other than the traditional Engineering and Pure Science courses, this school also offers Architecture and construction management and Environment.
|Annual fees for Indians||$27,000|
|Annual off-campus living||$9,700|