DEAKIN UNIVERSITY - Postgraduate Course Guide - International students 2020

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY - Postgraduate Course Guide - International students 2020

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY - Postgraduate Course Guide - International students 2020

1 Study area Postgraduate Course Guide International students | 2020 Melbourne | Geelong | Warrnambool | Cloud Campus (online)

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY - Postgraduate Course Guide - International students 2020
  • 1 2 Deakin University Study area Welcome Welcome to Deakin – your study destination Deakin University, Australia, provides a world-class education recognised around the globe. We offer you the chance to gain the knowledge, skills and experience to make an impact. Let us help you achieve your career goals. Contact us today To learn more about Deakin and how we can help you start your education journey, get in touch today. Visit Call us on +61 3 9627 4877 Email us at Rankings In the Top 1% of all universities worldwide ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings Ranked in the Top 50 young universities in the world QS and Times Higher Education Young University Rankings Highest level of overall student satisfaction among universities in the Australian State of Victoria for nine years in a row Australian Graduate Survey and Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT Welcome to Deakin
  • 2 Campuses and communities 3 Accommodation
  • 5 Cost of living in Australia 6 Student services
  • 7 Graduate employment
  • 8 Research
  • 9 Online learning opportunities 12 How to apply
  • 13 Academic admission requirements 14 English language requirements 15 Deakin English
  • 16 Deakin degrees
  • Architecture and construction management 22
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Creative arts and writing 40
  • Education and teaching 42
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Humanities and social sciences 54
  • Information technology 61
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Science and environment 77
  • Sport
  • 79 G’day and welcome! Australia is one of the world’s most popular international study destinations, with thousands of students arriving every year. Like Australia, Deakin University is a welcoming community, and we support our international students to ensure they have a safe and enjoyable study experience.

World-class degrees Deakin offers a wide range of study areas and we can help you choose the right degree to pursue your dream career. Be ready to take your next step with confidence and gain the experience you need to succeed. Deakin is highly ranked in many study areas, which you can learn more about in this guide. Career focus Deakin applies a practical focus across all its programs. We want to ensure you gain the exposure and experience you need to graduate with confidence. We do this by providing practical instruction on real-world problems, career guidance and work experience opportunities.

Visit the course pages to find out what practical experience is involved as part of your degree. Campus locations Deakin has four modern campuses in three unique locations. You will discover some of Australia’s most popular destinations, incredible wildlife, and engaging and friendly culture when you study here. The University also offers courses through its innovative online Cloud Campus.

Scholarships Deakin offers many different scholarships to assist high-achieving international students throughout their studies. To check if you are eligible for a Deakin scholarship, visit Trimester system Deakin runs on a Trimester system whereby our courses start in March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2) or November (Trimester 3). This system can offer students the opportunity to complete their degree sooner by studying three terms in a single year. You will find Trimester information on the course pages in this guide. In this Guide

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3 4 Deakin University Campuses and communities Campuses and communities Your Deakin home Melbourne Geelong Warrnambool Victoria Deakin has four welcoming and engaging campuses located in south-east Australia, as well as our innovative Cloud Campus (online).

Each campus offers a unique study experience, and Deakin’s local communities are friendly, safe and lively, making for a perfect study environment. Melbourne Burwood Campus The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. It is located a short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, and offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. The campus boasts impressive buildings and world-class facilities. Students love the relaxed atmosphere and huge choice of learning and social spaces. The campus sits alongside parkland, which is great for cycling, walking and jogging.

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is known for its expansive grounds and impressive new buildings. It is home to cutting-edge engineering and medical facilities, as well as some of the world’s most advanced material science research spaces. The campus also offers incredible sporting facilities, including Deakin’s Elite Sport Precinct, which includes an Australian rules football oval, FIFAgrade soccer pitch, athletics track, basketball courts and more. Geelong Waterfront Campus Deakin’s Geelong Waterfront Campus is located right on Corio Bay in the heart of Geelong, making for spectacular views from its many study spaces.

The campus has a modern, industrial feel, mostly due to its history as wool stores in the 19th century. The unique mix of old and new allows for engaging and creative spaces, and its central location means students can visit Geelong’s central business district between classes.

Warrnambool Campus Deakin’s Warrnambool Campus is close to surf beaches and popular tourist attractions. It is a close-knit community, a place where students and lecturers really have the opportunity to get to know each other and work closely together. That sense of community extends to the whole of Warrnambool, providing support to new students in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. But for those looking for an occasional jolt of big city excitement, trains run four times daily to Melbourne. Cloud Campus As a flagship provider of distance education for more than 40 years, Deakin has a unique understanding of students who need to study from afar.

The Cloud Campus is a virtual, vibrant campus. It is your one-stop online shop to access lectures and resources, participate in livestream seminars and class discussions, chat with lecturers and students, and submit assignments. When, where and how you study is up to you. As a Cloud Campus student, you need to be a disciplined, independent and organised learner. Given your competing commitments, you will also need to know how to manage your time and priorities. That is why our Cloud Campus comes with orientation sessions, tailored support services, innovative but easy-to-use digital tools and resources, and a dedicated ‘student success coach’ to keep you on track.

Living in Melbourne A welcoming community A multicultural city, Melbourne is an international community that is home to people from all around the world. Many activities Enjoy live music at Federation Square, or ride a bike along the Yarra River trail. Visit the native animals at the Melbourne Zoo, or spend mornings exploring the Queen Victoria Market tasting fresh and local produce. There is so much to see and do in Melbourne. Living in Geelong Be by the sea Located a short train trip from Melbourne, Geelong is a coastal city located near some of the country’s best surf beaches. You can head to the surf coast, where students take a break from their studies to enjoy a swim or surf.

Support the local team Check out the GMHBA Stadium football oval where the Geelong Cats – an Australian league football team and partner of Deakin – play their exciting games. You might even become a fan! Living in Warrnambool Made for exploring Set along one of the country’s most scenic coastlines, Warrnambool is the place to be for exploring Australia’s famously unique plant and animal habitats.

A cost-effective choice For students concerned about expenses, Warrnambool offers a lower cost of living than Melbourne and Geelong without sacrificing quality.

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5 6 Deakin University Cost of living Accommodation Accommodation Cost of living Deakin offers support in finding accommodation for students, whether you want to live on-campus or close by in a local community. On-campus accommodation Living on campus offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the Deakin experience. Accommodation is available at all of our Australian campuses, and various lease lengths are offered.

On-campus living provides an affordable and secure living and learning community, ideal for meeting new people and achieving academic success. Living on campus could save you money. Utility bills and internet are included in the fee, and you don't have to pay an accommodation bond nor public transport costs to get to and from class. Indicative weekly rates: A$280 – A$356* * Price based on the Melbourne Burwood Campus costings. Rates are cheaper at the Geelong and Warrnambool locations.

Medical accommodation precinct The Geelong residences provides 10 self-contained individual modular units/ pods for medicine students. Each pod houses three people. There are also seven townhouses specifically for Doctor of Medicine students, each having two bedrooms with private bathrooms. Off-campus accommodation Deakin can assist you in searching for off-campus accommodation using our Houseme database. You will find a variety of rental opportunities, including longterm, short-term and casual options. You can also access a range of free self-help resources to find out:
  • when to start your accommodation search and how to go about it
  • the costs associated with accommodation
  • things to consider at property inspections
  • locations around each campus
  • rights and responsibilities when renting in the Australian State of Victoria. Homestay Deakin students have the option of staying in a host family home. This provides a great opportunity for students to improve their English in everyday situations, and to learn more about living in Australia. Beyond tuition fees, there are a number of other costs that you need to consider before you decide to study in Australia. The Australian Government provides average living cost estimates for international students living and studying in the Australian State of Victoria. Costs vary depending on where you live. For example, living in Melbourne is slightly more expensive than living in Warrnambool. The diagram to the right lists some of these costs, but for more detailed information visit Overseas Student Health Cover In addition to tuition fees, all on-campus international students are required to pay Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). The amount payable will be included in your Offer Letter.
  • Scholarships There are scholarships available to international students through Deakin and through other parties, including the Australian Government. Deakin offers a variety of scholarships to support high-achieving students, including:
  • Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship offers a 100% or 50% tuition fee reduction for the normal duration of your course.
  • Deakin International Scholarship offers 25% tuition fee reduction for the normal duration of your course. Both scholarships recognise students with consistently high academic performance who have the potential to make a leading contribution to the University and its communities.
  • Deakin also offers scholarships and bursaries related to specific study areas and degrees, and to support students from certain countries and backgrounds. For a full list of scholarship opportunities open to international students, and information on how to apply, visit Deakin’s on-campus housing service inclusions
  • A private bedroom, which is furnished, carpeted, and heated with a bed, desk and Wi-Fi.
  • Shared kitchen, spacious living and dining room, with air conditioning and bathrooms.
  • Social, personal, academic and sporting activities calendar.
  • Support from Deakin staff, the management and administration team, and 24-hour Deakin security. All costs are in Australian dollars. * On-campus estimated cost is for Deakin’s Melbourne Burwood Campus and includes amenities, such as electricity, gas and internet. On-campus accommodation costs for the Geelong and Warrnambool campuses are lower. Other living expenses $AUD Groceries and eating out A$80 to A$280 per week Gas, electricity A$35 to A$140 per week Phone and internet A$20 to A$55 per week Public transport A$15 to A$55 per week Car (after purchase) A$150 to A$260 per week Entertainment A$80 to A$150 per week Accommodation $AUD Hostels and guest houses A$90 to A$150 per week Shared rental A$85 to A$215 per week On campus (inclusive of amenities) A$280 to A$356 per week* Homestay A$235 to A$325 per week Rental A$165 to A$440 per week Minimum cost of living $AUD The Department of Home Affairs has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia. From 1 February 2018 the 12-month living cost is: You A$20 290 per year Partner or spouse A$7 100 per year Child A$3 040 per year
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7 8 Deakin University Study area Student services Student services We want you to have a meaningful learning experience. To achieve this, Deakin offers a complete range of services, from orientation and welcome sessions to academic development services and social activities. Get started We make it our priority to ensure that all new international students – many of whom have arrived in Australia for the first time – make a smooth transition to the University. Deakin’s welcome program includes airport pick up, orientation, workshops, social events, study groups and opportunities for you to get involved in campus life.

Students Helping Students No one understands students better than students. That is why student mentors are available to assist you with academic, practical or social matters to help you achieve your best results. This is a part of Deakin’s Students Helping Students service. Many student mentors are international students themselves so they know what it means to be new to Deakin and Australia. International Student Advisers (ISAs) Friendly ISAs are located on each of Deakin’s campuses. These advisers have lived and studied in other countries and have experienced firsthand the cultural and social adjustments involved.

ISAs provide general support to you during your studies and can do so in person, online or over the phone. You can book a private appointment or simply drop-in to the International Student Support Centre on your campus.

Join the club Getting involved in university life is a great way to meet new people, take on new challenges, and look after your health and fitness. As a Deakin student you can join more than 150 clubs and societies across all campuses. We have a diverse range of clubs, including sporting, academic, health, religious and many more. Health, safety and wellbeing Deakin offers a range of services to help students stay healthy and safe, and to promote personal wellbeing. Deakin Medical Centre Deakin Medical Centre provides professional medical and nursing healthcare and advice to students. Medical centres are located on all campuses.

Campus nurse consultations are free and strictly confidential. Campus doctors bill directly through your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Safety Deakin’s campuses and communities are safe places for students. Even so, security officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at all campuses to ensure the safety of students and staff. Safer Community is a service available for support, advice or information if something just doesn’t feel quite right. SafeZone is a free phone app for all Deakin students and staff, that connects you directly to the security team. Supportive and inclusive environment Deakin promotes a diverse, inclusive and supportive environment through a number of services and initiatives. The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) provides individual support to students with a disability or health condition so they can successfully participate in their studies and university life.

The ALLY Network creates a more diverse and inclusive culture by promoting greater visibility and awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, intersex, queer or questioning (LGBTIQ) students and staff. Cutting-edge digital support Deakin Genie is an award-winning mobile app that helps you keep on track with your studies. As a Deakin student, you can use Genie to keep a calendar of upcoming classes and assignments; set goals for the year and motivate yourself to achieve them; and access support services and learning tools from around the University. Deakin Genie is so advanced that it works to predict your needs and questions before you think to ask! Graduate employment Deakin focuses on preparing you for your dream career.

Experience practical, realworld learning, and be ready to enter the work force with confidence.

Our graduate employment division DeakinTALENT is dedicated to providing expert career guidance and development, and will help you connect with employers. DeakinTALENT offers a range of programs and services to start you on the right path. DeakinTALENT DeakinTALENT helps students to explore career opportunities, develops their marketability as a graduate, and supports them to apply for graduate roles. Deakin’s long-standing relationships with industry organisations means you will learn what employers are looking for in a graduate. Available to all students, our popular career planning resources aim to help you:
  • identify and communicate your personal brand
  • create a LinkedIn profile to stand out
  • develop an effective cover letter and resume
  • manage interview nerves
  • excel at networking
  • succeed in the workplace. Visit to learn more.

Deakin International Students’ Careers (DISC) program DISC has been designed specifically for international students and graduates. It offers a suite of workshops to assist international students in understanding the workplace, learn what employers are looking for, and help them connect with and present confidently to employers. The program includes networking events to connect students with alumni to learn about their career journeys. DISC also helps returning international graduates connect with their home employment market.

Interns@Deakin The Interns@Deakin program coordinates a range of internships each trimester within Deakin’s faculties, divisions, research centres, the FreelancingHUB and international offices overseas.

With employers expecting graduates to already have work experience, completing an internship during your studies can be extremely important. The skills you learn will help build your resume, and will enable you to provide examples of how you have already applied your studies in a professional setting. Interns@Deakin is a competitive process and you will need to meet baseline resume standards to progress in the selection process.

FreelancingHUB The FreelancingHUB is an exciting initiative designed to develop work-ready graduates through work experience opportunities. The HUB positions students in notfor-profit or community organisations where they develop a solution to a realworld project. Students work in crossdisciplinary and cross-cultural teams, and gain key employability skills, such as communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. Each team is assigned an experienced mentor and project manager, and regular client interaction is facilitated to ensure the project stays on track. Internship placements are open to students across all study areas, but places are limited.

Internships as part of your degree Many Deakin degrees offer the opportunity to complete an internship as part of the program. With the help of your lecturer, you can find a short-term work opportunity in a local organisation to gain exposure to real-life projects. Deakin students have worked in advertising firms, sporting organisations, local hospitals and wildlife parks, just to name a few. The experience gained as part of these internships can help add to your portfolio of work, which you can present to future employers.

Respected program Australian employers have voted DeakinTALENT the most popular university career service in Australia two years in a row.* * Australian Association of Graduate Employers 2017 – 2018

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10 9 Deakin University Research Research With an international outlook and a commitment to research driven by the needs of communities, Deakin is forging research partnerships with institutions and industry players around the world. By working towards a higher degree by research at Deakin, you will be making yourself part of a community devoted to success and mutual support. Each of Deakin’s faculties – Faculty of Health; Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment; Faculty of Arts and Education; and Faculty of Business and Law – and our research institutes and strategic research centres conduct future-focused research that aims to achieve world-class translational research. Research at Deakin revolves around the following four themes:
  • Improving health and wellbeing
  • Designing smarter technologies
  • Enabling a sustainable world
  • Advancing society and culture. Improving health and wellbeing From designing health literacy tools used in over 20 countries to working to develop world-first robotic ultrasound technology that can diagnose a patient thousands of miles away, Deakin researchers are discovering ways to overcome barriers of geography and inequality in healthcare. Deakin’s health research works towards understanding, developing and deploying systems of care that optimise health outcomes. We conduct world-class research into obesity prevention, disability and inclusion, and epidemiology, as well as health technology development, mental health, child and maternal health, cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In one ground-breaking initiative, the Deakin-led multi-partner program Transform-Us! is increasing children’s activity levels and reducing sitting time in primary schools located in the Australian state of Victoria. This project is expected to be introduced across Australia in the next few years.

In another project, researchers are using machine learning and artificial intelligence to spearhead precision medicine in Australia. And researchers at the ARC Research lab for Digital Enhanced Living are developing personalised technologies to support elderly people living at home or in residential aged care. Designing smarter technologies Deakin is a world leader in carbon and short fibre, metals and steel research, electromaterials, corrosion, nanotechnology, and composite materials. We are home to some of the best futurefocused engineering and design facilities in the Australian university sector, including our unique, pilot scale, carbon fibre research plant in Geelong: Carbon Nexus.

In the field of energy, our researchers are making outstanding progress in developing more efficient energy storage systems, as well as working on innovative generation technologies, new materials and intelligent management systems. Deakin is researching a number of new battery technologies and their largescale prototyping. We are also currently installing an industrial-scale, smart microgrid energy system and research platform, which will provide a unique opportunity in Australia for developing renewable energy solutions.

In analytics, our novel machine learning algorithms are helping to transform several industry sectors, ranging from healthcare (via accurate risk prediction from patients’ data), to advanced manufacturing (via efficient optimisation of expensive processes). And our Liveable + Smart Cities Research Lab is focusing on real problems related to two of the biggest issues of the 21st century — rapid urbanisation and the decline of rural areas. Using advanced technology that includes dynamic 2D/3D modelling and AR/VR simulations, the Lab helps policy-makers reach informed decisions in advance through dynamic scenario planning backed by robust data analytics.

Enabling a sustainable world Deakin’s ecologists and evolutionary biologists are helping to protect Australia’s vulnerable flora and fauna from disease, rapid development and climate change. Through every project in this field, our research drives outcomes that address global environmental and sustainability issues. Our marine researchers have developed the purpose-built research vessel Yolla, which houses one of the most advanced sonar systems in the world. The data they collect plays a key role in supporting fishery and conservation management of marine environments.

The global aquaculture industry is also being supported by our nutritionists.

One team is investigating the effect of farmed fish diets on human nutrition, of crucial significance given the global shortage of appropriate fish food. In the agricultural sphere, teams of experts are focusing on solving productivity problems. In consultation with farmers, Deakin scientists are developing sophisticated lab-on-a-chip technology to optimise livestock health. Water management advice is also being provided to farmers, governments and rural planners, both in Australia and around the world.

Applying for a research degree at Deakin You can use Deakin’s online Higher Degree by Research application form to apply for a research degree. You will need to attach proof of citizenship, academic transcripts, a research proposal, referee reports and other certified documents. Visit to learn more.

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11 12 Deakin University Online learning opportunities Research Advancing society and culture Deakin’s research in the humanities and social sciences covers topics such as: identifying ways to improve social cohesion in diverse societies; devising strategies for managing humanitarian disasters; writing novel 20th century histories; and investigating ethical dilemmas posed by new technologies, all using cutting-edge social research methods.

In the technical domain, we are exploring the risk, governance and legal issues of cyber security. Deakin researchers are also developing creative solutions in the field of movement-based art and technology. Deakin is a leader in providing higher education opportunities to indigenous students and supporting research on indigenous culture. Deakin’s Institute of Koorie Education offers subjects on Aboriginal studies to all students, providing an introduction to Aboriginal Studies and insights into Aboriginal knowledge and experiences. In education, our researchers are helping to lead a major national program that aims to increase the study of science and technology in Australian secondary education.

This project is one of a host of research activities making Deakin an international leader in education research. Contact us Higher Degrees by Research Candidature Office P: +61 3 924 45613 E: Higher Degrees by Research Scholarships Office P: +61 3 5227 2146 E: New learning options online Deakin has provided quality off-campus learning for more than 40 years. Adding to our innovative Cloud Campus, Deakin has developed new online degrees and short courses for both curious learners and experienced professionals.

Deakin and FutureLearn Deakin has partnered with FutureLearn – a world-renowned online learning platform – to deliver full postgraduate qualifications. Since 2012, FutureLearn has offered free, online short courses hosted by many universities around the world. Deakin was the first university in the world to offer full degrees on FutureLearn, including masters programs. FutureLearn gives you the opportunity to complete a free twoweek course to gain a sense of whether you are interested in the degree. Once you have completed this, you can then choose to enrol in the full program. The degrees are delivered by the same experienced lecturers as Deakin’s on-campus programs, and you will have access to extensive resources and support.

Deakin is now offering a variety of postgraduate degrees through FutureLearn, including Diabetes Education, Information Technology, Cyber Security, Humanitarian Action, and Property and Real Estate.

Professional Practice degrees If you are a professional with extensive experience in your field, a Deakin Professional Practice degree could allow you to gain a professionally-recognised qualification using the knowledge and skills you have already gained in the workplace. This, in turn, can help further your career. How do these degrees work? Delivered online, Professional Practice degrees ideally suit busy professionals. Students undertaking these programs gain their degree through a combination of credentialing and coursework units. These include:
  • introductory units that provide the insight, knowledge and tools needed to complete the qualification
  • Professional Practice credentials earned by providing evidence from your professional life that demonstrate mastery of a particular skill
  • a capstone unit where you complete a professional project that demonstrates your expertise.
  • What are Professional Practice credentials? Deakin’s Professional Practice credentials offer a new way to recognise the skills and knowledge that you have already developed through learning, work and experience. Credentialing isn’t about attending lectures, tutorials or taking in new information. Instead, it is all about showcasing the skills and knowledge you already have through a portfolio of evidence. Credentials showcase to employers that you have recognised mastery of important professional skills. Deakin Professional Practice degrees
  • Master of Information Technology Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Leadership
  • Master of Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate of Leadership
  • Master of Professional Practice (Engineering)
  • Master of Professional Practice (Digital Learning)
  • Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Digital Learning)
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14 Academic admission requirements Deakin University 13 How to apply Deakin degrees have eligibility requirements that you need to meet to gain entry. Each degree has its own academic entry requirements that applicants are expected to meet. Masters by coursework Deakin masters by coursework programs are typically 18 months to two years full time, or up to four years part time. Many degrees allow you to choose a ‘specialisation’ – the area of study from which you choose the majority of your units. Studies are completed mainly through coursework, with a thesis or major project completed in the last part of the degree.

Admission requirements Students applying for entry into a masters by coursework degree are required to have completed at least a bachelor degree, or comparable, of an acceptable standard from an approved university or other educational institution. Some degrees may have additional entry requirements, which you can find on the course pages in this guide. Masters degrees by coursework that include a research stream may provide a possible pathway to PhD candidature.

Graduate certificates and graduate diplomas Graduate certificates are usually six months in duration, and are designed to add practical and vocational skills to your undergraduate degree, diploma or previous work experience. Graduate diplomas are one year in duration. They are designed to build on the understanding and skills developed during a graduate certificate, or from work experience. Admission requirements Applicants applying for entry into a graduate certificate or graduate diploma program must have:
  • an approved undergraduate degree, or comparable, from an approved university or other educational institution; or
  • comparable qualifications gained by examination or relevant professional or industry experience.

Additional requirements may exist for certain degrees. Masters by research A masters by research takes two years full time to complete, and can serve as a prerequisite to applying for PhD studies. For a masters by research degree, you will be allocated a dedicated research supervisor. Admission requirements Applicants must hold a bachelor degree with honours (lower second class and above), or equivalent, from a recognised tertiary institution in an appropriate discipline. You must also have demonstrated capacity to undertake significant research in the proposed field for which Deakin can provide the required supervisory expertise.

Doctoral programs (PhD) Doctoral programs are between two and four years full time and are the highest degree available in academia. PhD students conduct original research in order to progress their chosen field. People choose to do PhDs if they want a career in academia or if they want to reach higher levels in their non-academic jobs. Admission requirements Applicants must hold a bachelor degree with honours (upper second class and above) or a masters degree by research from a recognised tertiary institution in an appropriate discipline, as well as demonstrated capacity to undertake significant research in a field for which Deakin can provide the required supervisory expertise.

How to apply Academic admission requirements Your pathway to business studies at Deakin Some international undergraduate programs do not meet Deakin’s academic standards for postgraduate study. This is why Deakin College – Deakin University’s pathway provider partner – offers the Masters Qualifying Program (MQP). The MQP is an alternative pathway into postgraduate business degrees at Deakin University. To learn more visit Applying to Deakin You can apply to Deakin at any time throughout the year, and Deakin’s international admissions team is always ready to quickly process applications and assist with any questions you may have.

Application processes and requirements may differ slightly depending on your chosen degree, as well as your country of residence and entry pathway. How to certify your documents Certified copies of documents are photocopies that have been viewed along with the original document by an authorised person, who will stamp them as being authentic copies. Visit to see how you can certify your documents and who they can be certified by.

Find your course Browse the many exciting undergraduate courses we have on offer throughout this Guide, and choose the degree you wish to study. Understand the entry requirements It is important that you understand the entry requirements for your degree before you submit your application to Deakin. Entry requirements for each Deakin degree differ, and also depend on your country of residence. The minimum academic entry requirements for our postgraduate degrees can be found by visiting the course page within this guide.

Understand the English language requirements All applicants need to meet Deakin’s English language requirements to the level necessary for their course. Minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores are included in the course information of this guide. For more information see page 15. Gather supporting documents When you apply to study at Deakin, it is important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise your application could be delayed or rejected. Most documents need to be certified before they are submitted to Deakin; so give yourself plenty of time to get organised. Certified copies must include: award certificates, academic transcripts and formal identity papers (e.g. your passport). Documents must be translated into English. Submit your application You can submit your application to study at Deakin using a variety of methods:
  • Email: Download a pdf application form from the Deakin website. Complete this form on your computer or smart phone and email it to Deakin.
  • Through a representative: Submit your application through one of Deakin’s friendly agents. Visit to search for a Deakin agent located near you.
  • Apply online: Using Deakin’s online application process is quick and easy. After submitting your application online, you will be asked to provide certified documentation. 1 2 3 4 5
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15 16 Deakin University Deakin English English language requirements English language requirements To enrol in a Deakin degree, you will need to be able to read, speak, write and listen in English at a certain level.

Different Deakin programs have different English language requirements. There are many ways to meet Deakin’s English language requirements. If your current English level is not high enough to meet our requirements, you may still be able to gain entry into your degree after improving your English at the Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI).

How to meet English language requirements All students must be able to prove that they can meet Deakin’s English language requirements. You will be able to provide evidence of your English language skills if you have:
  • met the required scores in a recognised English language test, such as IELTS or TOEFL
  • completed university (tertiary) or high school (secondary) studies taught in English
  • lived and worked in an English-speaking country for at least five years. English language tests accepted by Deakin IELTS IELTS is the most popular English language test in the world. IELTS tests are taken in nearly every country, and Deakin has IELTS testing and study centres on some of our campuses. IELTS tests assess listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. TOEFL The TOEFL test is available in two formats — One is delivered via the internet, and the other is a paper test. The majority of TOEFL test takers worldwide take the TOEFL iBT test, delivered via the internet. The TOEFL Paper-delivered Test is offered only in locations where testing via the internet is not available. Other accepted English language tests
  • C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge English Advanced CAE)
  • C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge English: Proficiency CPE)
  • English language test for healthcare professionals (OET)
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Learning English at Deakin If you do not meet Deakin’s English language requirements you can improve your English at the Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI). Successful completion of a DUELI English pathway program will allow you to meet the English requirements for your degree.

Deakin English Do you need help meeting Deakin’s English language requirements? Or do you want to improve your English and study skills before starting your degree? The Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) can help you improve your English and prepare you for study at Deakin. Meet Deakin’s English language requirements DUELI can help you meet the English language requirements for your Deakin University degree. Successful completion of DUELI’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) pathway programs can provide you with entry into most degrees at Deakin University. DUELI also has specialised English programs for Teaching.

The DUELI advantage DUELI is recognised as one of the best English language centres in Australia. DUELI will do more than improve your English: it will give you the chance to improve your study skills and become familiar with studying at an Australian university. Courses start every five weeks. What can you study?

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) EAP programs prepare students for university studies in Australia. You can meet Deakin’s English language requirements for most postgraduate courses by successfully completing the EAP 4 program. General English (GE) GE programs offer students at all levels the chance to use English confidently and correctly. GE programs can prepare beginner English speakers for the EAP program. English for Teaching English requirements are generally higher for teaching programs at Deakin. The five-week English for Teaching program is an intensive English program for advanced students.

You can meet the English language requirements for education courses by successfully completing the English for Teaching program. Entry requirements: IELTS score of 7 (no band lower than 7).

IELTS Preparation This is a special five-week IELTS preparation program at Deakin’s official IELTS Test Centre. The program has been designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in an IELTS exam. Entry requirements: Minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent. Intensive Academic Preparation (IAP) The IAP program is a five-week program for high-level students with IELTS scores of 6.5 or above. The IAP program is designed develop the writing, reading, listening and speaking skills needed to achieve success at university. This is a high-level course for students who wish to excel in their degree and for Australia Award scholarship students.

English requirements in this guide This guide uses IELTS exam scores as the standard for English requirements, but Deakin does accept other English tests. If you have taken a test other than IELTS, visit to learn the scores needed for your degree. 16 DUELI is a part of Deakin DUELI is more than an English language centre; it is part of Deakin University. As a DUELI student you will have access to all of Deakin’s facilities and services, including libraries, health services, and sport facilities.

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY - Postgraduate Course Guide - International students 2020

18 Deakin degrees Deakin degrees 17 Deakin University Choose your degree The rest of this guide will explore Deakin’s postgraduate degrees.

Identify the entry requirements and learn about our state-of-the-art facilities, work experience opportunities, accreditation and more. Campuses Melbourne Burwood Campus Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus Geelong Waterfront Campus Warrnambool Campus Cloud Campus (online) Trimester intakes T1 Trimester 1 (March) T2 Trimester 2 (July) T3 Trimester 3 (November) Course duration Course duration in years Course code Every Deakin degree has a corresponding course code for easy reference and identification. Course fees Example: A$30 800 The annual course fee indicates the tuition fee for two trimesters of full-time study, or 8 credit points, unless otherwise indicated.

Additional fees may apply and course fees may be subject to change. All fees are in Australian dollars.

For more information about fees visit English requirements Example: IELTS score 6.5/6 IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. The numbers reflect the minimum overall score required as well as the lowest score allowed for any band (overall score/lowest band score). Deakin also accepts the results of other English language tests. For more about English language requirements see page 15. Course structure Unit A unit is normally one trimester long and most have a value of 1 or 2 credit points. Credit point For each unit you successfully complete, you will receive the credit point value of that unit towards your studies.

You must complete a specified number of credit points to obtain your degree. Most masters degrees require 12 or 16 credit points.

Specialisation A specialisation is a group of related units on particular area or field of study within a degree. A successfully completed specialisation may be listed on your academic transcript. B WP WF WB C 3 S342 Course Course code Years full-time Campus Trimester intake 2020 annual course fee (AU) IELTS score required Page number Architecture and construction management Master of Architecture S700 2 WF T1, T2 $35 000 6.5/6 22 Master of Architecture (Design Management) S711 1.5 WF T1, T2 $35 000 6.5/6 23 Master of Construction Management S791 1.5 WF C T1, T2, T3 $37 400 6.5/6 26 Master of Construction Management (Professional) S792 2 WF C T1, T2, T3 $37 400 6.5/6 26 Master of Landscape Architecture S703 2 WF T1, T2 $35 000 6.5/6 24 Business Master of Business (Arts and Cultural Management) M785 T1, T2 $38 400 6.5/6 31 Master of Business Administration M701 1.5 B C T1, T2, T3 $42 200 6.5/6 30 Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management) M703 2 B C T1, T2^ , T3^ $42 200 6.5/6 30 Master of Business Administration (International) M751 2 B C T1, T2, T3 $39 800 6.5/6 30 Master of Business Analytics M761 1.5 T1, T2, T3 $35 000 6.5/6 32 Master of Commerce M755 1.5 T1, T2, T3 $38 400 6.5/6 33 Master of Financial Planning M770 1.5 T1, T2 $38 400 6.5/6 34 Master of Human Resource Management M782 1.5 C T1, T2, T3# $38 400 6.5/6 35 Master of International Accounting M780 1.5 - 2 * B T1, T3~ $38 400 6.5/6 28 Master of International Finance M750 1.5 T1, T2** , T3 $38 400 6.5/6 36 Master of Marketing M788 T1, T2, T3 $39 000 6.5/6 37 Master of Professional Accounting M720 1.5 B C T1, T2, T3 $38 400 6.5/6 27 Master of Professional Accounting and Finance M794 1.5 T1, T2, T3 $38 400 6.5/6 28 Master of Professional Accounting and Law M749 1.5 T1, T2, T3 $38 400 6.5/6 28 Graduate Diploma of Property M633 1 C T1, T2 $38 400 6.5/6 38 Footnotes * A shorter course duration may be available to those who have completed previous studies in a similar discipline and have relevant work experience.

Visit the course page on the Deakin website for more details.

This intake only available at the Melbourne Burwood Campus. # Students commencing this course in Trimester 3 can only undertake elective units. ~ To enable students to complete units in the required sequence, Trimester 3 is a compulsory study period for this course. ** All specialisations may not be available for this intake. Check with the Faculty of Business and Law for availability. Deakin degrees Cloud Campus (online) C Melbourne Burwood Campus B Geelong Waterfront Campus WF Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus WP Warrnambool Campus WB Course code S700 Course duration in years 3 Trimester T Visit our website The course information throughout this guide is designed to be used as a companion to the Deakin website, which contains more detailed information.

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19 20 Deakin University Deakin degrees Deakin degrees Course Course code Years full-time Campus Trimester intake 2020 annual course fee (AU) IELTS score required Page number Communication Master of Communication A743 1.5 T1, T2, T3 $31 400 6.5/6 39 Creative arts and writing Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) A764 1.5 T1, T2, T3 $31 400 6.5/6 40 Master of Creative Arts A759 2 B WF T1, T2^ $31 400 6.5/6 41 Education and teaching Education – Deakin education degrees are for those already in the profession who are looking to progress their skills and career Master of Education E771 1.5 B C T1, T2, T3 $29 400 6.5/6 42 Master of Education (Leadership and Management) E732 1.5 C T1, T2 $29 400 6.5/6 43 Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages E757 1 - 1.5 * B T1, T2, T3 $31 000 6.5/6 47 Graduate Certificate of Education Research E590 0.5 C T1, T2, T3 $14 700 6.5/6 44 Teaching – Deakin teaching degrees are for those looking to enter the profession for the first time Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) E761 2 B T1 $29 400 7/7~ 45 Master of Teaching (Primary and Early Childhood) E764 2 B T1 $29 400 7/7~ 45 Master of Teaching (Primary) E762 2 B T1 $29 400 7/7~ 46 Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) E765 2 B T1 $29 400 7/7~ 46 Master of Teaching (Secondary) E763 2 B T1 $29 400 7/7~ 46 Engineering Master of Engineering S752 2 WP T1, T2, T3 $37 400 6.5/6 48 Master of Engineering (Professional) S751 2 WP T1, T2, T3 $37 400 6.5/6 48 Master of Philosophy (Electromaterials) F801 2 B WP T1, T2, T3 $36 200 6.5/6 49 Health Master of Health Economics H704 1 - 2 ** B C T1, T2 $32 400 6.5/6 50 Master of Health and Human Services Management H756 1 - 2 ** B C T1, T2, T3 $37 400 6.5/6 51 Master of Health Promotion H759 1 - 2 ** B C T1, T2 $37 400 6.5/6 52 Master of Public Health H757 1 - 2 ** B C T1, T2 $37 400 6.5/6 53 Footnotes * Students entering the degree with a related academic or professional background may be eligible for credit transfer and recognition for up to four of the foundation units, reducing the full-time duration.

This intake only available at the Melbourne Burwood Campus. # The 2020 annual course fee for this degree is based on the typical course load for two trimesters of part-time study. ~ IELTS band score of 7 (with no band less than 7) and speaking and listening of 7.5. ** Degree duration depends on recognition for prior learning. Course Course code Years full-time Campus Trimester intake 2020 annual course fee (AU) IELTS score required Page number Humanities and social sciences Master of Arts (International Relations) A723 T1, T2, T3^ $32 000 6.5/6 54 Master of Cultural Heritage A787 T1, T2 $30 400 6.5/6 55 Master of Development and Humanitarian Action A705 2PT C T1, T2, T3 $12 600 6.5/6 56 Master of Humanitarian Assistance# A767 1 B C T1, T2, T3 $27 000 6.5/6 57 Master of International and Community Development A765 1 C T1, T2, T3 $30 000 6.5/6 58 Master of Politics and Policy A729 T1, T2, T3 $30 000 6.5/6 59 Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Health A590 0.5 C T1, T2, T3 $11 600 6.5/6 60 Information technology Master of Cyber Security S734 1 - 2 ~ WP T1, T2 $35 000 6.5/6 62 Master of Cyber Security (Professional) S735 2 WP T1, T2 $35 000 6.5/6 62 Master of Data Science S777 T1, T2, T3 $35 000 6.5/6 63 Master of Information Systems M722 1.5 T1, T2, T3 $35 000 6.5/6 64 Master of Information Technology S778 1.5 B C T1, T2, T3 $35 000 6.5/6 65 Master of Information Technology (Professional) S779 2 B C T1, T3, T3 $35 000 6.5/6 65 Law Master of Laws (LLM) M726 1 B C T1, T2 $39 800 6.5/6 66 Medicine Doctor of Medicine (MD) H911 4 WP M1** $70 800 7/7 67 Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine H522 1PT C ^^ T1, T2 $15 300 6.5/6 68 Nursing Master of Nursing Practice H771 1.5 C T1, T2 $33 800 6.5/6 69 Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education H520 1 C T1 $23 600 6.5/6 70 Footnotes * Students entering the degree with a related academic or professional background may be eligible for credit transfer and recognition for up to four of the foundation units, reducing the full-time duration.

Intake available at the Cloud Campus only. # International students studying in Australia may package this course with the Graduate Diploma of Humanitarian Assistance for a total duration of 2 years. ~ Students entering the degree with a relevant academic qualification or relevant professional experience may be eligible to reduce the full-time duration from 2 years to 1 year. ** Unlike most Deakin courses, this degree operates on a Medicine Semester system. ^^ Due to Australian Government regulations, student visas to enter Australia cannot be issued to students who enrol in Deakin’s Cloud Campus.

To participate in the mandatory campus-based scheduled sessions, it is suggested that you apply for a tourist visa to enter Australia. Please be advised that Deakin University cannot guarantee that you will be granted a tourist visa by the Australian Government.

Cloud Campus (online) C Melbourne Burwood Campus B Geelong Waterfront Campus WF Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus WP Warrnambool Campus WB Course code S700 Course duration in years 3 Trimester Medicine semester M T

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