Deakin University

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School of Engineering

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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:

  • list items Additive manufacturing
  • list items Civil engineering
  • list items Electrical and electronics engineering
  • list items Electrical and renewable energy engineering
  • list items Environmental engineering
  • list items Engineering management
  • list items Mechanical engineering
  • list items Mechatronics engineering 
  • list items Frontier materials and nanotechnology
  • Labs

  • list items  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). 

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    Additive Manufacturing

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    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.

    Courses Offered 

    1. 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. 

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

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    Civil Engineering

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    Undergraduate Course Offered - A 4-year Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) programme. The course is available at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campuses.

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    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

  • list items 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).
  • list items 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.
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    Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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    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.

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    Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering

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    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).

  • list items 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. 
  • list items 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).
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    Environmental Engineering

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    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 

  • list items 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.
  • list items Doctor Of Philosophy (PhD
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    Engineering Management

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    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.

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    Mechanical Engineering

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    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. 

    Research

  • list items 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.
  • list items 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.
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    Mechatronics Engineering

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    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. 

    Research 

  • list items 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).
  • list items 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.
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    Computer Science

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    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). 

  • list items The Doctor of Philosophy- PhD is a 3-4-year full-time course available at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campuses.
  • list items 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.
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    School of Life and Environmental Sciences

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    The faculty includes 13 Full Professors and 21` Associate Professors.

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    Pure Science

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    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. 

  • list items 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 -
  • list items 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:

  • list items analytical chemistry
  • list items consumer affairs
  • list items corrosion control
  • list items education (secondary and tertiary)
  • list items environmental monitoring
  • list items forensic laboratories
  • list items government agencies
  • list items laboratory supervision
  • list items 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.  

  • list items Master of Science-  A Masters with an emphasis on research
  • list items 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

  • list items Master of Science- Environmental Science- 2 years full-time.
  • list items 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:

  • list items chemical
  • list items food and pharmaceutical industries
  • list items DNA-based forensic science
  • list items drug and chemical detection
  • list items education
  • list items entomology
  • list items government organizations
  • list items human anatomy
  • list items insurance investigation
  • list items risk analysis
  • list items research science
  • list items 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

  • list items Master of Science- Higher degrees research - 2-year full-time at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong).
  • list items Doctor of Philosophy- Biology and Chemical Sciences- 3-year full-time at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong).
  • 6. Marine

    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:

  • list items Marine Science and Marine Biology are in oceanography
  • list items marine biochemistry and biotechnology
  • list items marine biology and ecology
  • list items microbiology and genomics
  • list items marine policy
  • list items fisheries and aquaculture and remote sensing and quantitative modelling.
  • list items Undergraduate degrees offered include Bachelor of Marine Science and a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology).
  • Research Courses Offered Are 

  • list items Master of Science- Environmental Science - Higher degree research - A 2-year full-time program offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool
  • list items 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

  • list items Master of Science( Biology and Chemical Sciences) - 2-year full-time course offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
  • list items 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. 

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    Other Faculties in the University Include

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    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 -

  • list items Department of Accounting
  • list items  Department of Economics
  • list items  Department of Finance
  • list items  Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics
  • list items Department of Management 
  • list items 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.