Deakin University

43 rd
Young University Rankings 2017
301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018

Deakin University is a top-rated university with world-class graduates. Industry-focused degree programs and a strong international outlook mean that Deakin graduates are ready for the global workplace.

Deakin is highly ranked internationally. The University is among the Top 2% of universities worldwide and in the Top 50 universities under 50 years of age according to Times Higher Education. Deakin has also been ranked first in the Australian State of Victoria for student satisfaction for the last six years (Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015).

Deakin offers a wide variety of courses in numerous disciplines ranging from Science to Arts and Business to Health.

Deakin uses the latest in technology to improve learning. Our commitment to technological innovation can be found in our physical facilities: Deakin boasts the world’s first university carbon fibre production plant and one of the world’s largest motion capture film studios. It can also be seen in our digital spaces: in a world first, Deakin has harnessed the power of IBM Watson – an innovative cognitive computer – to help students find answers to their questions about life at Deakin, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Deakin has four modern campuses that are deeply connected to their surrounding communities. Each campus offers a unique and stimulating teaching, learning and research environment. Students have access to state-of-the-art learning resources, and an excellent student support network to assist them in every step of their learning journey and beyond.

The University’s Cloud Campus offers a wide range of degree programs and units online, allowing students to engage in a convenient and personalised learning experience using the latest digital tools. The Cloud Campus is a highly visual, media-rich, interactive learning environment. Students can make the most of this great learning experience, unconstrained by time or space, with no compromises in learning quality.


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Deakin University is a young, dynamic and engaging university that welcomes students from all over the world. Deakin has a long tradition of using cutting-edge technology while also providing a highly personalised learning experience.

Deakin’s degree programs are many and varied. Deakin brings together the latest in technology to complement learning – be it the Sciences at our innovative nanotechnology facilities or the Arts at one of the world’s largest motion capture film labs.

In many degree programs, students get practical experience right away in the first year of study – our engineering students build, our education students teach, our nursing students experience clinic work. As a result, Deakin graduates are thoroughly job-ready and equipped with the professional tools sought by employers in an increasingly competitive global workplace. Deakin also places a premium on work experience and internships to improve graduate employment opportunities.

Student support

From the student’s first contact with Deakin, until they graduate and further beyond in their career, Deakin staff are there to provide support along the entire way.

Deakin staff cater to the information and advice needs of students looking to study at Deakin; help them make choices on courses of study to fulfil their future career aspirations; support them through the application and admission process; organise orientation programs on arrival so they can familiarise themselves with the campus and the surrounds. Accommodation services are also available.

Students also have access to mentoring programs for academic help, social assistance and emotional support. Mentors are current Deakin students, both domestic and international. So newly-arrived students can likely find a mentor who comes from the same background and pursuing the same degree, making it easier for new students to find their feet in the new environment.

Deakin University is making a difference through world-class innovation and research, as well as a strong commitment to teaching and student satisfaction. Deakin also presents a collegial atmosphere where academic and non-academic staff collaborate closely to drive the University forward and promote the interests of more than 50,000 students from around the world.

As one of the world’s leading young universities, Deakin is willing to take risks that many more established universities are unwilling or unable to take. We have shown this commitment through extensive facilities development across our four campuses and through the support we provide our researchers to pursue their passion.

Advances in research have been a hallmark of Deakin's success in recent years with impressive growth in quality, impact and income.

The focus of research at Deakin is on providing practical solutions to real-world problems, across the full spectrum from discovery to application. Deakin aims to leverage its cross-disciplinary research and development capability, working with industry partners to create innovative solutions that will directly benefit its communities locally and globally. Deakin's researchers and research students are globally connected with academic and industry partners in Europe, USA, Canada, India, China and across the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Deakin has two research institutes, one centre of excellence and 14 strategic research centres tackling a wide array of research objectives through interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Deakin achieved 'world standard or above' in 74% of its Broad Fields of research in the Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings.

And through our Geelong Technology Precinct, Deakin has linked its high-level research capabilities in frontier materials, intelligent systems, and biotechnology together with industrial scale infrastructure with some outstanding outcomes.

Deakin also puts a premium on the student experience, and has a long standing reputation for using cutting-edge information technology while providing highly personalised experiences. Deakin has been rated #1 in the State of Victoria for student satisfaction for six consecutive years (Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015).

Deakin is empowering learners for the jobs and skills of the future through courses designed for highly personal, engaging and relevant learning experiences that are backed by the very latest in research and industry trends.

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Key statistics

  • 58 : 42
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 32.9
    No. of students per staff
  • 17%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 36,768
    Number of Students
Based on data collected for the 2018 World University Rankings


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