Undergraduate Course Guide 2018
Open-minded. Innovative. Deakin. At Deakin, we do things differently. We live and breathe a spirit of innovation and optimism. We foster a progressive community. We shape dynamic, curious thinkers for the real world. Deakin is ranked top three in Australia for graduate employability.* Our courses prepare you for a real-world career, integrating industry partners, work placements and practical skills so you hit the ground running. Discover the impact you can make when you start your journey with Deakin University today.
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The university where new thinking never gets old With more than 40 years of experience, Deakin is a multi-award winning university that teaches more than 53,000 students each year. We offer students world-class learning experiences across four Victorian campuses and our online Cloud Campus. Study at the cutting edge Access tomorrow’s technology today in our inspiring learning environments. Learn by doing as you walk through virtual landscapes, prototype ideas with 3D printing, trade stock in a simulated trading room, and merge movement and art in our motion capture lab. Courses to careers Deakin is ranked top three in Australia for graduate employability.
Our courses integrate real-world expertise with practical skills, giving you a competitive edge in your future career. Gain direct access to industry through our learning partnerships with some of Australia’s biggest companies and graduate job-ready. Learning without limits Study when, where and how it suits you at Deakin. Our progressive, supportive and flexible approach to education helps create successful graduates. You might decide to study online, switch between partand full-time study, or fast-track your degree by taking extra units – the choice is yours.
Open infinite possibilities Join the university that’s shaping big-picture thinkers for a big future. We empower our students to break the conventions of today in search of a better tomorrow. Find your place at the home of young thinking – Victoria’s #1 university under 50 years old. Travel the world See the world with an international internship, exchange, study tour or volunteer placement. Get a competitive edge and gain credit towards your degree by studying overseas at a Deakin partner university, located in more than 40 different countries.
Build a better future Access more than 17 research bodies that advance knowledge, better humanity and preserve our planet.
With our sought-after graduates and ambitious research programs, we aim to make a positive difference in Australia and around the world. Online learning revolution Join the thousands of students currently studying online at Deakin’s Cloud Campus. Online students access the same quality academics and resources as campus students, and enjoy the ultimate flexibility to study anywhere, any time. Choose from more than 160 courses and experience world-class learning 24/7 using the latest digital tools. Find out more on page 12.
During my time at Deakin I was challenged and encouraged to think outside the box and develop my critical thinking skills. Not just to accept any information at face value, but to think about what else could be there in front of me.' Jess Holsman Graduate Diploma of Psychology graduate Founder and managing director at seed.ED Educationery and YouTube's Study With Jess School of Architecture and Built Environment, Geelong Waterfront Campus Facilities at Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Technology (CADET) Deakin’s top achievements Top graduate employment rate Ranked top three university in Australia for graduate employability.
Times Higher Education Global University Employability Ranking 2016 Top two per cent university worldwide Ranked in the top two per cent of universities globally by all three international university rankings. QS World University Rankings 2016–2017, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016, Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016–2017 5-star rated university Rated 5 stars for our world-class facilities, teaching and research. QS Stars University Ratings 2016–2017 #1 uni under 50 years Victoria’s #1 university under 50 years old. Times Higher Education 150 under 50 Rankings 2016 Most-satisfied students Voted #1 for overall student satisfaction in Victoria seven years running.
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- Locations Deakin has five campuses, with each offering an engaging study environment and atmosphere. Cloud Campus Join our 12,000-strong community of online students. Cloud Campus students learn with the same top academics as on-campus students, with the ultimate flexibility to study anywhere, anytime.
- The Cloud Campus is a virtual campus – in the cloud you’ll engage with classes, submit assessments and chat to students and academics. All of your study can be done online, using any device, which means you can study from anywhere in the world.
- Students who study online are taught by the same academics as on‑campus students, and online courses cover the same content as on-campus courses. As a result, studying online means the same high-quality course experience, but with greater flexibility.
- Online students access a range of tailored support services, easy‑to‑use digital tools and resources, and dedicated orientation sessions. An experienced student success coach will connect with you regularly, providing ongoing support to ensure your personal and professional development.
- Online study is made easy with our personalised digital study hub, DeakinSync. Manage everything from your enrolment and course material to email, classes and career plan, in one online platform tailored to your needs.
- As an online student you can visit physical campuses and learning centres to use facilities, including libraries, printers and fast wi-fi. Visit deakin.edu.au/courses/study-online for more information. DeakinSync is a digital study hub that gives you easy access to University resources Melbourne Burwood Campus Our Melbourne Burwood Campus is just 30 minutes from Melbourne’s bustling central district in a leafy suburb with many open spaces and parks.
- Melbourne Burwood Campus is our busiest campus, with around 26,000 students and 1500 staff.
- The campus boasts architecturally impressive buildings and top-notch facilities, including the professional motion capture lab, dance, drama and television studios, food and nutrition labs, IT gaming facilities, and much more.
- Burwood students love the relaxed suburban atmosphere and huge choice of learning and social spaces.
- The campus sits alongside parkland, which is great for cycling and walks. Living on campus
- On-campus residences accommodate more than 1000 students year‑round, with a range of accommodation options, from private studio apartments to private bedrooms within large unit complexes.
- Life on campus is so much more than just a comfy bed in a safe building. Our campus-based residents enjoy a range of exclusive activities throughout the year. You’ll be connected with a supportive student community, and this encouraging environment will ensure a balanced study/social life.
- Living near campus
- The closest suburbs to our Melbourne Burwood Campus are Burwood East, Box Hill South, Camberwell and Ashburton.
- From Melbourne’s CBD it takes about an hour to get to our Melbourne Burwood Campus using either train, tram and bus. It is also possible to drive or cycle to Burwood.
- To find accommodation visit Houseme (studystays.deakin.edu.au) – our online database of rooms, houses and apartments for rent. Visit deakin.edu.au/locations/melbourne-burwoodcampus for more information.
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- Geelong Waterfront Campus Our Geelong Waterfront Campus is right on the seafront – in the heart of Geelong, about an hour away from Melbourne. Originally built as wool stores in the 19th century, the buildings have been extensively renovated, creating a modern, impressive campus.
- Geelong is the second-most populated urban area in Victoria (after Melbourne), with a population of about 180,000 people.
- One of the world’s most beautiful coastal drives, the Great Ocean Road, is just 30 minutes away, complete with famous surf beaches and the occasional whale sighting.
- Geelong Waterfront Campus was founded in 1994. It currently has 4330 students and offers 201 courses. Living on campus
- The Geelong Waterfront Campus will accommodate its first residential community of 410 students in 2018, with 33 studio apartments also available within Geelong’s iconic T&G House. Postgraduate students receive first preference within T&G House.
- Life on campus is so much more than just a comfy bed in a safe building. Our campus-based residents enjoy a range of exclusive activities across the year. You’ll be connected with a supportive student community and this encouraging environment ensures a balanced study/social life.
- Living near campus
- If you choose to live centrally, you’ll be residing very close to your classes. If you live further from the city centre, getting to the Geelong Waterfront Campus by car, bike or public transport is easy.
- To find accommodation visit Houseme (studystays.deakin.edu.au) – our online database of rooms, houses and apartments for rent. Visit deakin.edu.au/locations/geelong-waterfrontcampus for more information. Geelong Waterfront Campus Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus You get the best of both worlds at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus – access to world-class programs and superb facilities, as well as a relaxing, regional environment, close to some of Australia’s best surf beaches.
- Geelong is on a peninsula, with surf beaches, diving and recreational fishing all on offer.
- On campus there are heaps of outdoor areas and spacious new buildings, perfect for both socialising and studying.
- Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus offers incredible sport facilities. The campus is home to Deakin’s Elite Sport Precinct, which includes an MCG-sized AFL oval, FIFA-grade soccer pitch, eight-lane 400-metre athletics track, outdoor basketball court and more. A deluxe health club complete with gym, workout studios and group fitness classes is also available. Living on campus
- We have townhouses, units and apartments available for 790 students at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, close to classes and our sporting grounds.
- Living on campus gives you exclusive access to residential programs including Health and Wellbeing, Social, Academic, Arts and Culture and Leadership, connecting you in a supportive student environment to ensure a balanced study and social life. Living near campus
- Our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is a 20-minute drive from the centre of Geelong, so if you choose to live centrally you won’t be far away from your classes. Closer suburbs to live in include Grovedale, Wandana Heights and Highton.
- You can access the campus by car, train, or the free shuttle bus that runs between our two Geelong campuses – and Melbourne is just an hour away.
- To find accommodation visit Houseme (studystays.deakin.edu.au) – our online database of rooms, houses and apartments for rent. Visit deakin.edu.au/locations/geelong-waurn-pondscampus for more information. Elite Sports Precinct (above) and CADET (below), Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus 6 Deakin University 7 deakin.edu.au
- Warrnambool Campus Three hours from Melbourne, Warrnambool is a welcoming campus, close to the town centre and beautiful surf beaches. Deakin’s Warrnambool Campus offers a friendly, close-knit community, with a personal and informal relationship between students and staff.
- Deakin’s Warrnambool Campus is set on the banks of the picturesque Hopkins River, close to local surf beaches and popular tourist attractions.
- The 94-hectare site is approximately 5km from the centre of Warrnambool CBD, which is serviced by the Princes Highway and its own railway station and bus services.
- Warrnambool has a population of about 34 000 people, and is roughly 250km south-west of Melbourne. Living on campus
- We have studio apartments and shared houses available on campus at Warrnambool, just metres from the Hopkins River and close to local surf and fishing hot spots.
- Living on campus in Warrnambool means you are part of a close‑knit residential community, giving you access to exclusive residential programs.
- Living near campus
- Warrnambool is an increasingly popular tourist destination, with historic buildings, beautiful waterways and surf beaches, and a whale-watching centre.
- Living off campus is a great – and affordable – way to get to know the town and wider community while you’re studying.
- Visit Houseme (studystays.deakin.edu.au) – our online database of rooms, houses and apartments for rent. Visit deakin.edu.au/locations/warrnambool-campus for more information.
- Warrnambool Campus and surrounds Deakin learning centres Deakin learning centres act as an extension to our campuses – including the Cloud Campus – with locations in outer-metropolitan Melbourne and Victorian regional centres. Learning centres give you the opportunity to study higher education courses and access support without having to travel to a university campus.
- There are four learning centres in the outer-metropolitan area of Melbourne, and we deliver courses at several TAFE partner sites.
- Anyone can study at a learning centre, from school leavers to mature‑age students.
- Learning centres allow you to start your higher education in a supported environment, with small classes, mentors and study skills workshops.
- Study options are flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs – combine online and face-to-face study, or study part or full time, for example.
- You can use our learning centres as a pathway into studying at a Deakin campus or online.
- Some Deakin learning centres offer the first year of a range of bachelor degree courses, with some second-year units available at Werribee.
- Deakin learning centre locations
- Deakin at Hume Global Learning Centre – Craigieburn
- Deakin Learning Centre – Dandenong
- Deakin Learning Centre – Lilydale (facilities and student support at Box Hill Institute's Lilydale Lakeside Campus)
- Werribee Learning Centre, which is jointly operated with The Gordon – Werribee TAFE locations You can also study Deakin's Bachelor of Education (Early Years) at select TAFE partner locations across Victoria. Visit deakin.edu.au/learning-centres for more information. Visit deakin.edu.au/learning-centres for more information.
Deakin gave me a great foundation for working in a graduate position, as well as giving me valuable life skills.' Josh Dundas Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion graduate Graduate nurse, Austin Health 9 8 Deakin University deakin.edu.au
Life at Deakin There’s more to university life than just textbooks and lectures. At Deakin, we’ve got so much to offer. From making new friends and orientating yourself to getting the individual support you need to do well, we’ve got you covered. Why study at Deakin? There’s a reason why we’re rated one of Australia’s top universities: we’re all about giving you the best university experience.
Our student satisfaction ranks the highest among all the Victorian universities, and has done for the past seven years. We’re a top choice for students thanks to our first-rate teaching, varied work placements, innovative research and top-notch facilities.
Orientation and getting started Nervous about starting university? There’s no need to be – we’ve got everything in place to help you through the process. Check out our handy online checklist at deakin.edu.au/life-at-deakin/orientationgetting-started for what to prepare before you start at Deakin and learn everything about enrolment, orientation and your course. Study assistance Whether you want to improve study skills or need help on a tricky assignment, there's plenty of support available. As a Deakin student, every aspect of your study will be supported by online resources, student mentors and, of course, our staff.
DeakinSync Communities enables like-minded students to connect online, collaborate and support each other, and even arrange to meet in person. Find out more at deakin.edu.au/life-at-deakin/why-study-at-deakin/study-support. Student life Your social life is a top priority. Away from the textbooks, there’s a whole campus and local area to explore. We’ll help you find great accommodation, the best eateries and work out which clubs and societies to join. Find out more at deakin.edu.au/life-atdeakin/student-life.
Support services At Deakin, you get support every step of the way. For job advice, our career service can help. For health or mental wellbeing services, healthcare professionals are on hand. From childcare services to disability support, we take care of your needs so you can enjoy life at Deakin. Find out more at deakin.edu.au/life-at-deakin/support-services. Disability support Deakin’s Disability Resource Centre (DRC) promotes inclusion and access, and delivers information and services for students with a disability, health or mental health condition that affects their study or participation in university life.
If you have difficulty with reading, writing, mobility, concentration, being understood, or meeting deadlines you may be eligible for services. Support is available whether your disability, health or mental health condition is ongoing, temporary or affects you from time to time. Find out more at deakin.edu.au/life-at-deakin/support-services/ disability-services. Clubs and societies As a Deakin student, you can explore more than 120 clubs and societies across our campuses. We’ve got groups dedicated to everything from anime to basketball. From sports, health and personal development clubs to academic, religious, course and discipline-specific groups, there’s sure to be a club or society to suit you.
Make the most of your time at Deakin: meet new people, try new things, share your skills and discover your hidden talents. Find out more at deakin.edu.au/life-at-deakin/ student-life/clubs-and-societies.
Ending extreme poverty 15 years ago might have seemed like idealism, but this generation can have a voice because of their ability to connect with campaigns and use social and traditional media to do so. They have the capacity to do something.' Elliot Costello Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce graduate Co-Founder & CEO of non-profit organisation YGAP Elite Sports Precinct, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus 10 Deakin University 11 deakin.edu.au
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus Study options We give you the flexibility to study what, when and how you want, so you can fit your studies into your busy life.
Study full time or part time In most undergraduate degrees you can study full time or part time depending on the number of credit points you take in each trimester. You can even switch between full-time and part-time study throughout most degrees, to suit your personal situation. This means if things change, you’re not locked into a pace that no longer suits you. Study in the cloud or on campus You have the option to switch between campus and online learning during your course (provided the course and unit is available in both study modes). You can also combine the two study modes and complete some units in online mode and others in campus mode in the same trimester.
Our students love the freedom this gives them to balance other priorities, such as family and part-time work. Study when you are ready We have three study periods during the teaching year. This gives you more choice about when to start your degree and can even enable you to fast-track your study by taking extra units throughout the year. Some students take a trimester off to work or travel, then catch up later. It also allows you to spread your study load, so you can fit your studies into your lifestyle.
Deakin’s trimesters run from March to June (Trimester 1), July to October (Trimester 2) and November to February (Trimester 3). Trimester 3 is optional and subject to availability of units. Digital tools and resources Students are fully supported with a range of online resources. Through your personalised digital study hub, DeakinSync, you connect with students, learning and assessment experiences, teaching and support staff and potential employers. An experienced student success coach connects with you regularly via Skype and email, providing ongoing support to ensure your personal and professional development.
What’s it like to study online?Just because you’re not physically attending a campus doesn’t mean you miss out on our support services. Starting with an online orientation, we support Cloud Campus students with specialised peer support programs, language and learning advisers, writing mentors, and more, all helping you develop successful study skills. Students who study via the Cloud Campus:
- join the online Cloud Student Community
- receive ongoing support from an experienced student success coach via Skype and email
- have remote access to support services and activities
- enjoy access to peer support programs and mentors
- can connect to specialist careers advisers
- get 24/7 access to the library’s resources and services. Find out more about online learning at onlinecourses.deakin.edu.au. Institute of Koorie Education (IKE) The Institute of Koorie Education provides community-based education programs, enabling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians the flexibility to gain access to higher education while still being able to maintain family and community connections and obligations. Our programs offer:
- community-based delivery
- campus-based intensive study blocks in a supportive environment
- local tutors in community. IKE also offers two graduate programs and one unit in Indigenous Knowledge and Culture.
The approach to course delivery promotes access and equity for Indigenous Australian students, creating a close-knit learning community, as well as an inspiring and supportive learning environment away from home. Find out more at deakin.edu.au/courses/ike. Cloud Campus allows you to combine work and study Melbourne Burwood Campus 'My course introduced me to concepts of sustainability and social research, allowing me real life experiences in both.' Lucy Hedt Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) graduate Research Executive, Public Affairs at Ipsos Australia & New Zealand; Engagement and Sustainability Director, Trash Puppets Types of undergraduate courses If you are studying for an associate, bachelor's or honours degree in a particular subject, you’re known as an undergraduate student.
The term can also be used to describe the degree you’re taking, i.e. an undergraduate degree. Associate degree Two years full time or part-time equivalent (for example, Associate Degree of Arts).
- Geared towards a specific career or used as preparation for abachelor’s degree.
- Guaranteed entry into a bachelor’s degree on completion (as approved by Deakin).
- May give you up to 18 months’ credit towards your next degree.
- Some roles (such as medical assistants and paralegals) only require an associate degree. Bachelor’s degree Three or four years full time or six years part time (for example, Bachelor of Arts).
- The minimum tertiary requirement for many professional careers.
- The prerequisite for a master’s degree (or, sometimes, significant work experience in a related area). For some master's degrees, you may need to complete an honours year or a graduate certificate.
- In some courses you may choose one or more majors in specialised areas. Bachelor’s degree (honours) One year full time or part-time equivalent (for example, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)).
- An additional year of specialised study, taken after you complete a bachelor's degree or with a bachelor's degree (some courses have a compulsory built-in honours year, for example, Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)).
- Can help you gain entry into further research study.
- Gives you a competitive edge in the job market. 13 12 Deakin University deakin.edu.au
Pathways to Deakin The path from Year 12 to university isn’t the only way into Deakin.
We welcome students through diverse entry pathways. If you didn’t get the marks you needed, haven’t completed Year 12, or are working and looking for ways to transition into tertiary education, we can help. Pathways through Deakin Taking a pathway through Deakin means you get to begin the Deakin experience immediately, starting and finishing your study at Deakin. Complete an associate degree Deakin’s associate degrees in arts and education are two-year, full-time (or part-time equivalent) programs specifically designed for students who would benefit from a supported entry to tertiary study.
Completion of a Deakin associate degree provides up to 18 months of credit and guaranteed entry to certain courses.
Transfer between Deakin campuses One of the great things about Deakin is that we have five campuses. Many of our courses are offered at more than one campus and the ATAR required for each campus often differs, but the same high-quality degree is delivered no matter which campus you choose. You can apply to transfer your studies from one campus to another after your first trimester of study, with credit for the subjects already completed (subject to availability and meeting academic criteria). Transfer between Deakin courses You can apply to study a course with similar subjects or major sequences with a lower ATAR, and use this as a pathway into your ideal course, gaining credit for the subjects already completed.
Pathways between Deakin courses include moving from a single degree to a combined course or from a general to a specialist degree. Transfers may be possible following completion of your first trimester of study at Deakin (subject to availability and meeting academic criteria).
Undertake single unit (non-award) study You may wish to undertake single units of study at Deakin, without being enrolled or accepted into a course. These units are subject to fees and do not lead to a degree, but may be credited towards a degree if you succeed in gaining entry to a course at a later stage. Deakin learning centres Deakin learning centres enable you to begin tertiary study in a supported environment. At the end of your first year at a learning centre, meeting academic requirements, you can apply to transfer to one of our campuses. Find out more on page 9. Pathways through Deakin College Deakin College provides an excellent pathway for students who do not meet the admission requirements for Deakin courses.
Deakin College diplomas are equivalent to the first year of a Deakin undergraduate degree. Upon satisfactory completion of a Deakin College diploma, and subject to meeting academic entrance criteria, domestic graduates from Deakin College are eligible to apply for a Commonwealth Supported Place in the second year of the relevant Deakin undergraduate degree. Deakin College is located at Deakin’s Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus and Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, allowing you the opportunity to gain access to Deakin’s facilities and services, and get involved in university life, while undertaking a diploma.
deakincollege.edu.au Pathways through TAFE Use your TAFE study as a stepping stone to study at Deakin. Benefit from having not one but two qualifications and potentially reduce the number of units you need to complete to obtain your degree. deakin.edu.au/TAFE Complete a guaranteed entry pathway Deakin offers guaranteed entry pathways from a number of TAFE partners in a growing range of disciplines. If you are taking a guaranteed entry pathway course, as long as your study performance meets the required standard, you will be guaranteed a place at Deakin following successful completion of your TAFE course.
You will also benefit from up to 18 months of credit towards your Deakin degree. Currently, guaranteed entry pathways are available at Bendigo TAFE, Box Hill Institute, Chisholm, The Gordon, Melbourne Polytechnic, South West Institute of TAFE and TAFE NSW – Riverina Institute. deakin.edu.au/TAFE Complete a relevant TAFE course If you undertake an eligible TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) course in a field similar to the Deakin course of your choice, you may gain credit towards your Deakin degree. A wide range of courses leads to credit transfer and recognition and all TAFE qualifications are considered for application to Deakin.
Pathways through other institutions If you’re currently studying at another university and wish to transfer to Deakin to finish your degree, you can apply for credit transfer and recognition. deakin.edu.au/courses/entry-pathways Pathways through the workforce Deakin students come from all walks of life – not everyone goes straight to university after finishing high school. You may be able to gain entry to Deakin and/or credit towards a Deakin course, based on your work experience or prior industry training. deakin.edu.au/courses/entry-pathways Find your pathway to Deakin There are many different ways you can get into an undergraduate course at Deakin.
No matter your ATAR, use our pathway planner to explore your options and map your journey to Deakin. deakin.edu.au/courses/entry-pathways/pathway-finder Contact us Sometimes it’s great to talk through options. You can contact our team on 1800 693 888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Gain experience in a related field Further study Career Apply for credit for prior learning Start a related course Transfer to your Deakin course Through Deakin Enter Deakin as second year student Complete a diploma Through Deakin College Apply for your Deakin course Complete a diploma Through TAFE Through the workforce Geelong Waterfront Campus Bachelor's degree 14 Deakin University 15 deakin.edu.au
- Applying to Deakin Once you’ve chosen a course, submitting an application to study at Deakin is easy. Read through the options below to find the right process for you. Who can apply? Whether you've just finished Year 12, or you haven't studied for a number of years, there is a Deakin course or a pathway for you. Generally, applicants are considered either as a Year 12 or a non-Year 12 applicant, depending on your highest educational claim. Year 12 applicant
- VCE student
- Interstate Year 12 student*
- New Zealand school leaver*
- International Baccalaureate (IB) student Non-Year 12 applicant
- TAFE/VET student/higher education graduate
- Private provider student
- Current/previous member of the workforce
- Gap-year student
- Current university student
- Mature-age applicant Entry requirements When you are applying for a course, make sure you check all of the entry requirements carefully. All courses have prerequisites and some have additional requirements that you will need to complete to be eligible for selection.
- Selection requirements for non-Year 12 applicants may include:
- VTAC Personal Statement
- entrance tests as specified, e.g. STAT (Special Tertiary Admissions Test)
- supplementary information form
- audition, interview or folio presentation. For an explanation of key terms, please refer to pages 56–58. Extra requirements are listed in this guide’s course table (page 20 onwards), as ‘Year 12 prerequisites’ and ‘Non-Year 12 requirements’. The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website (vtac.edu.au) also contains information on all Deakin courses, how to apply and other important information.
- What is a VTAC Personal Statement? It allows you to provide additional information that is not collected as part of your application. For example:
- motivation to study
- work experience
- community experience
- academic performance
- languages other than English. Special consideration At Deakin, we are committed to providing equity and access for individuals and groups who might not otherwise enjoy the benefits that flow from participation in higher education. Deakin's Access and Equity program considers applicants who may have experienced difficult circumstances, such as family, financial, medical, a disability or other challenges. To apply for entry under Deakin’s Access and Equity Program if applying through VTAC, submit an application through VTAC’s Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS). If applying direct to Deakin, provide information when prompted in our online applicant portal. For information visit, deakin.edu.au/access-equity. How do I apply via VTAC?
VTAC applications open in August of each year and will continue to accept late applications up until early December (fee applies). Application dates and information can be obtained online at vtac.edu.au or by phoning VTAC on 1300 364 133. Most Deakin undergraduate applications for Trimester 1 are submitted online through VTAC, unless stated otherwise in the admission guidelines. Step 1 Choose your course Visit explore.deakin.edu.au to explore courses and careers based on your interests, or browse courses at deakin.edu.au/courses. Step 2 Register Register for a VTAC user account online at vtac.edu.au.
Step 3 Log in To access the course application, log in to your VTAC user account using your VTAC ID and PIN.
Step 4 Open the course application To open the application, select ‘course application’ in your VTAC user account. All course applications through VTAC are submitted online. Step 5 Enter details The next few sections ask for details of your secondary studies, post‑secondary studies and any admission tests results. Step 6 List your preferences You can enter up to eight course preferences – it is important to list your course preferences in the order you’d most like them to be considered. That is, enter the course that you’d most like to study first, followed by the course you’d next prefer to study, and so on.Step 7 Review your details, submit and pay your application fee You will be asked to review your course preferences, authorised nominee details and statistical information, and confirm that the details are correct. You may then submit your application. A record of your original course application will be available to view in the ‘course application’ section of your VTAC user account and also sent to your email address. How do I apply via Deakin’s Applicant Portal? Step 1 Prepare Check your course-specific entry requirements at deakin.edu.au/course. Prepare the documents and information required for the application. Step 2 Register Start your online application by registering as a user at deakin.edu.au/apply. Step 3 Provide documentation Submit the following supporting documentation:
- copies of qualification/s
- curriculum vitae detailing work experience applicable to your course application
- other course-specific information or documents required
- personal statement
- if you have previously studied at Deakin under a different name, a certified copy of documentation detailing your name change. Step 4 Submit Submit the completed online application. You’ll receive an email to confirm your submission and can also track the progress of the application in the portal.
Offers Information about dates and offers from VTAC can be found on the VTAC website, vtac.edu.au. For Trimester 1, Deakin makes most of its offers in the first round of offers to applicants. For applications made direct to Deakin, offers are made via email, timing varies depending on the course and time of year, but offers are generally made within 10 working days. Deferment At Deakin, we understand that you might want to have a break before you commence your university course. That’s why we have made deferring your studies easy. Most courses allow you to postpone your studies, but still retain your Deakin place for up to two years.
Visit deakin.edu.au/courses/how-to-apply/your-offerand-enrolment-options for information on offers, deferring and more.
- Please note key application dates for some interstate and New Zealand applicants are different from Victorian applicants. Visit explore.deakin.edu.au to start your course and career exploration at Deakin. With hundreds of paired courses and careers, this online tool helps you explore your future career and study options. Visit vtac.edu.au for how to apply and other important information. 16 Deakin University 17 deakin.edu.au
- academic excellence
- community service
- extracurricular achievements
- elite sports performance
- commitment to study while experiencing financial or personal need. Deakin offers a variety of scholarships that ensure higher education is accessible for all, including:
- regional and rural students
- students with a disability
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
- students experiencing financial or personal need. Fees Tuition costs Depending on the course, an Australian Commonwealth supported undergraduate student at Deakin in 2017 can expect to pay between $6349 and $10,600 per year of study. These fees will change for 2018. Eligible students may obtain loans via the Higher Education Contribution Scheme-Higher Education Loan Program (HECS-HELP). Repayments are made through the Australian taxation system once your annual income exceeds the minimum threshold. Eligible students can pay their contribution upfront and receive a discount. A range of government financial assistance is available for eligible students, such as Youth Allowance and Austudy.
Other costs As a student you will also need to pay for living costs and course-related expenses, such as computer equipment, books, field trips and special equipment or clothing (if applicable to your course). Useful websites deakin.edu.au/fees deakin.edu/scholarships studyassist.gov.au humanservices.gov.au 'The scholarship is a really good motivator for me. It encourages me to seek out my own opportunities to develop and improve my character, as well as helping me find professional success through networking. Academically it sets a benchmark for my achievements, which also provides an important incentive.' Nicholas Tran Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry student Deakin Accelerate for VCE students If you’re a high-achieving VCE student, Accelerate allows you to study two first-year university subjects during Year 12.
Studying one subject per trimester through Accelerate gives you a headstart in university studies while providing a potential boost to your ATAR.
There aren’t any enrolment costs for the units you study as part of Deakin Accelerate, except maybe the cost of a textbook. If your subjects are related to the Deakin course you enrol in after you graduate from secondary school, you’ll gain university credit – that’s two units ticked off your uni degree, for free. For more information or to apply, visit deakin.edu.au/accelerate. Library, Melbourne Burwood Campus Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus Mac studio, Melbourne Burwood Campus 19 18 Deakin University deakin.edu.au
Courses at Deakin The following table contains a list of all undergraduate courses at Deakin.
Here is a rundown of how the table works. Courses Courses are listed in interest area groupings, for example Architecture and built environment, Business etc. Course name and code are listed, as well as Year 12 prerequisites, non-Year 12 requirements and other admission requirements (if applicable). Find out more about interest areas and courses of interest at deakin.edu.au. Campus/Learning centre and 2017 clearly-in ATAR The 'Campus/Learning centre and 2017 clearly-in ATAR' column indicates where a course is available and what the 2017 clearly-in ATAR is at the campus.
Deakin has five campuses and four Deakin learning centres. The course is only available at the campuses, or learning centres, indicated in this column. See page 4 for information on each of our campuses and page 9 for information on learning centres. Course duration in years This is the course duration in years, based on completing the course full time. Part-time study options may also be available. Search for your courses at deakin.edu.au/courses to find out. Entry requirements The Year 12 prerequisites and non-Year 12 requirements are correct at the time of publication. The entry requirements for each course can be checked at deakin.edu.au/courses.
Trimester intake options Most courses start in Trimester 1 (T1) (March to June). This column indicates whether you have the option of commencing your studies in Trimester 2 (T2) (July to October) or Trimester 3 (T3) (November to February). Not all units are offered in every trimester. Check each course at deakin.edu.au/courses for the most up-to-date intake information. Fee The fees listed are indicative 2017 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) fees for one year of the course. A CSP is a university place for which the government pays a proportion of the tuition costs. Visit deakin.edu.au/fees for up-to-date information.
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Architecture and built environment Study architecture and built environment and you will develop the professional expertise to create innovative, well-designed and sustainable environments. Skills and experience employers want Study architecture from day one, building models, examining architects’ projects, and developing drawing, digital design and communication skills. As a construction management student, you will experience practical learning in all aspects of the industry, including cost estimation, project management, construction methods, contracts and scheduling. Innovative teaching and facilities Deakin offers a 24/7 contemporary design studio, fully equipped workshop with 3D printers and laser cutters, rapid prototyping and a building performance lab.
We were one of the first universities in Australia to integrate Building Information Modelling (BIM) into our courses, and now give students opportunities to use BIM from year one to final year.
Professional accreditation Accreditation provides industry recognition of the qualifications you receive at Deakin. Our graduates are well regarded in the profession, and known for their adaptability, design and technical knowledge, initiative and ability to hit the ground running. Cloud Campus C Melbourne Burwood Campus B Geelong Waterfront Campus WF Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus WP Warrnambool Campus WB Campus and 2017 clearly-in ATAR Course duration in years Trimester intake options Fee# Bachelor of Design (Architecture)^ | S342 YEAR 12 PREREQUISITES VCE units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
NON-YEAR 12 REQUIREMENTS Educational history including GPA. Applicants who wish for experience to be considered must include this information on their VTAC Personal Statement. WF 70.70 3 T1, T2 $9050 Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) | S346 YEAR 12 PREREQUISITES VCE units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL. NON-YEAR 12 REQUIREMENTS Educational history including GPA. Applicants who wish for experience to be considered must include this information on their VTAC Personal Statement. WF 60.35 4 T1, T2 $9023 Global Science and Technology Programπ YEAR 12 PREREQUISITES Applicants must meet the prerequisites for their specific architecture and construction management preference.
NON-YEAR 12 REQUIREMENTS All applicants must complete and submit the Global Science and Technology Program Supplementary Information Form (deakin.edu.au/sebe/global). WF 80.00π – Combined courses Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)§ | D364 YEAR 12 PREREQUISITES VCE units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL. NON-YEAR 12 REQUIREMENTS Educational history including GPA. Applicants who wish for experience to be considered must include this information on their VTAC Personal Statement. WF 78.90 5 T1, T2 $9050 Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate | D336 YEAR 12 PREREQUISITES VCE units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
NON-YEAR 12 REQUIREMENTS Educational history including GPA. Applicants who wish for experience to be considered must include this information on their VTAC Personal Statement. B / WF † 70.20 5 T1, T2 $10,085 Postgraduate articulation courses Master of Architecture | S700 PREREQUISITES A bachelor’s degree in the same discipline (accredited, in architecture). WF Graduate entry 2 T1, T2 $9061 Master of Architecture (Design Management) | S701 PREREQUISITES The Master of Architecture (Design Management) is only available to students who have completed the five-year accredited undergraduate combined course Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) at Deakin University.
- WF Graduate entry 1 T1 $9050 #
- The 2017 indicative Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) fee is based on a typical enrolment for an Australian domestic student enrolled in two trimesters of full-time study, or 8 credit points, unless otherwise indicated. This fee should be used as a guide only and is subject to change. ^
- Leads to professional recognition when followed by successful completion of the Master of Architecture. π
- Available for high-achieving students with a minimum ATAR of 80.00. Applicants must also meet the published prerequisites for their specific course preference within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.
- ≠ Refer to specific course entry. §
- Leads to professional recognition when followed by successful completion of the Master of Architecture (Design Management). †
- Students are able to commence this course at either Melbourne Burwood or Geelong Waterfront. Delivery is at both campuses and students will be required to undertake units of study from both the Geelong Waterfront Campus and the Melbourne Burwood Campus. Students should seek advice from their course adviser prior to the commencement of their course. Please note that all property and real estate units are also offered via online learning.
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Arts, humanities and social sciences Study humanities and social sciences and help to make Australia a fairer, more humane and innovative place. Courses that lead to careers Our courses stay relevant and lead to excellent career outcomes, thanks to Deakin’s strong industry connections. Our industry contacts offer direction on curriculums, based on what’s affecting industry now and in the future, so you’ll be able to make your mark on the world, through a rich career, doing what you love. Study a language to enhance your career At Deakin we teach the world’s most relevant languages – Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian and Spanish – with exciting overseas language study tour opportunities available as part of your degree.
You can also choose to head overseas on a study exchange or through international volunteering opportunities. Gain industry experience A number of internships are available to humanities and social sciences students, providing work experience and networking opportunities before you graduate. Work experience plays a critical role in developing your employability, with students who undertake placements and internships highly sought-after by employers. Cloud Campus C Melbourne Burwood Campus B Geelong Waterfront Campus WF Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus WP Warrnambool Campus WB Campus and 2017 clearly-in ATAR Course duration in years Trimester intake options Fee# Bachelor of Arts | A300 MAJORS: Animation B | Anthropology C B WP | Arabic C B WP | Australian studies C B WP | Children’s literature C B WP | Chinese B WP | Criminology C B WP Dance B | Drama B | Education C B | Film and television B | Gender and sexuality C B WP | Geography (minor only) B | History C B WP | Indonesian C B WP International relations C B WP | Journalism C B WP | Language and culture studies C ∆ B WP | Literary studies C B WP | Media studies C B WP Middle East studies C B WP | Motion capture (minor only) B | Philosophy C B WP | Photography B WF | Politics and policy studies C B WP Professional and creative writing B WP | Professional experience and practice (minor only) C B WP | Public relations C B WP | Sociology C B WP | Spanish C B WP Sport and society (minor only) C B WP | Studies of religions C B WP | Sustainability and society (minor only) B | Visual arts B WF | Visual communication design B WF YEAR 12 PREREQUISITES VCE units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
NON-YEAR 12 REQUIREMENTS Educational history including GPA and VTAC Personal Statement (some). C NP | B 63.90 | WP 55.90 3 T1, T2, T3 $6675 Bachelor of Criminology | A329 YEAR 12 PREREQUISITES VCE units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL. NON-YEAR 12 REQUIREMENTS Educational history including GPA and VTAC Personal Statement (some). C NP | B 67.70 | WP 64.50 3 T1, T2, T3 $6651 Bachelor of International Studies | A326 MAJORS: Anthropology C B WP | Arabic C B WP | Chinese B WP | Indonesian C B WP | International relations C B WP | Language and culture studies C ø B WP Middle East studies C B WP | Politics and policy studies C B WP | Spanish C B WP YEAR 12 PREREQUISITES VCE units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
NON-YEAR 12 REQUIREMENTS Educational history including GPA and VTAC Personal Statement (some). C NP | B 62.80 | WP 61.50 3 T1, T2, T3 $6445 Bachelor of International Studies (Global Scholar) | A306 YEAR 12 PREREQUISITES VCE units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL and a minimum ATAR of 80 or equivalent. NON-YEAR 12 REQUIREMENTS Minimum ATAR equivalent of 80 with at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL. C NP | B NP | WP NP 3 T1, T2, T3 ¥ Diploma of Arabic | A221 YEAR 12 PREREQUISITES VCE units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
NON-YEAR 12 REQUIREMENTS Educational history including GPA. Applicants who wish to undertake the Diploma of Arabic concurrently with another degree must apply through VTAC for a place in the degree and, once enrolled, subsequently apply with the faculty for the Diploma of Arabic.
C B WP 3 PT T1, T2, T3 $6349 Diploma of Chinese | A222 YEAR 12 PREREQUISITES VCE units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL. NON-YEAR 12 REQUIREMENTS Educational history including GPA. Applicants who wish to undertake the Diploma of Chinese concurrently with another degree must apply through VTAC for a place in the degree and, once enrolled, subsequently apply with the faculty for the Diploma of Chinese. B WP 3 PT T1, T2, T3 $6349 Diploma of Indonesian | A223 YEAR 12 PREREQUISITES VCE units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
NON-YEAR 12 REQUIREMENTS Educational history including GPA. Applicants who wish to undertake the Diploma of Indonesian concurrently with another degree must apply through VTAC for a place in the degree and, once enrolled, subsequently apply with the faculty for the Diploma of Indonesian.
C B WP 3 PT T1, T2, T3 $6349 Diploma of Spanish | A224 YEAR 12 PREREQUISITES VCE units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL. NON-YEAR 12 REQUIREMENTS Educational history including GPA. Applicants who wish to undertake the Diploma of Spanish concurrently with another degree must apply through VTAC for a place in the degree and, once enrolled, subsequently apply with the faculty for the Diploma of Spanish. C B WP 3 PT T1, T2, T3 $6349 Associate Degree of Arts | A250 YEAR 12 PREREQUISITES AND NON-YEAR 12 REQUIREMENTS There are no prerequisite studies for this course.
C ≠ B WP WB 2 T1 $6626 Graduate entry courses Bachelor of Arts (Honours) | A400 APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree or equivalent, and have results that indicate they are capable of undertaking an honours program in their undergraduate major. Students must have completed a major in the discipline or interdisciplinary area in which they wish to specialise in the honours course. Entry is based on a number of factors, including an average grade of distinction or high distinction in the Bachelor of Arts, particularly in the discipline in which they want to study honours, and the availability of supervision.
C B WP Graduate entry 1 T1, T2 $6349 Bachelor of Arts – Advanced (Honours) | A401 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Following successful completion of the first three levels of the course, students with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) above 70 can progress to the honours level. Students cannot progress to the honours level without completing all 24 credit points at undergraduate level. A WAM of less than 70 results in an alternative exit from A401 with award A300 Bachelor of Arts. C NP | B NP | WP NP 1 T1, T2 ¥ 24 Deakin University 25 deakin.edu.au/humanities-and-social-sciences