Undergraduate Course Guide 2018
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 part- and 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-burwood- campus for more information.
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