|Funding Type||Public||No of Students|
|Year of Establishment||1974||Marketing Material|
1. Overview of the institution
In their 40th Year, Deakin University has over 47,000 students, of whom 17% are international students. Over the years, the university has strengthened its position through mergers and alliances with partners that are in line with their mission and vision. In 2014, Deakin has been awarded Premier's Award for International Education Provider of the Year for its overall commitment to international engagement. They have also received several awards for student satisfaction and leading the way for Student Learning.
2. Location and facilities
Deakin has four campuses that have their own unique study environment: the Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and Warrnabool Campus.
Melbourne Burwood Campus has innovative architecture, wireless hotspots and wide open spaces for both undergraduate and post-graduate students. Geelong Waterfront Campus is located in the central business district of Geelong. Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is home to the technology precinct of the university. It is located at the west of Geelong. Warrnambool Campus is located on the banks of Hopkins River.
Every campus has its own medical facilities alongside the fitness and recreation centres. Deakin University has made sure they provide their students with counselling services if required. The student welfare is the university’s top priority.
3. Departments/Subject areas
Faculty of Arts and Education
School of Communication and Creative Arts
School of Education
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights
Centre for Partnerships and Projects in Education
Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific
Centre for Teaching and Learning Languages
Faculty of Business and Law
Deakin Graduate School of Business
School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
School of Information and Business Analytics
School of Law
School of Management and Marketing
Faculty of Health
School of Psychology
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
School of Health and Social Development
School of Nursing and Midwifery
School of Medicine
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
School of Architecture and Built Environment
School of Engineering
School of Information Technology
School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Institute of Koorie Education
Research Institutes and Centres
Alfred Deakin Research Institute
Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM)
Strategic Research Centres
Centre for Chemistry and Biotechnology
Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
Centre for Integrative Ecology
Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR)
Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention
Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research
Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research
Centre for Research in Educational Futures and Innovation
Centre for Sustainable and Responsible Organisations
Centre for Molecular and Medical Research
Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research
Deakin Population Health
Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment
Pattern Recognition and Data Analysis
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2014 QS World University Rankings: 360th in the world
2013 Times Higher Education: 301- 350 in the world
2013 Times Higher Education: 13th in Australia
2014 Times Higher Education Top 100 Universities under 50 years of age rankings: 59th in the world
2014 Academic Rankings of World Universities : 401-500 World
2014 Academic Rankings of World Universities : 19th in Australia
2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Rankings : 17th in Australia
6. Careers: Unique student support
The University supports students in their career path by giving them opportunities whilst still at university. As part of the Student Ambassador Programme, the student gets an opportunity to learn transferable skills by performing liaison between university and students.
The internship scheme for international students runs in the third term. International students are given the opportunity to work with local organisations to enhance their employability skills.
The university’s job-shop not only helps streamline the above mentioned programmes but also helps students with their career pathway direction.