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Workplace learning to get ahead in your career
Get real-world work experience when you study at Deakin. Our breadth of industry contacts means you can get started on one of our workplace internships, paid placements or work-integrated learning programs. Get involved to pick up the skills you need, gain industry knowledge and develop your professional networks.

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We know life can be complicated and you might be juggling all sorts of commitments. We offer flexible study options to suit your lifestyle – choose to study full or part time, take some units online, or study wholly online at Deakin’s Cloud Campus.

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A Deakin Bachelor of Arts degree offers enormous flexibility in the study of a broad range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and the creative arts. It allows you to keep your career options open and design your course around your interests and for maximum employability.

All arts major sequences are taught as a combination of practical and theoretical learning, with many areas of study offering work placements.

One-third of the course may be taken from outside the Faculty of Arts and Education and you may take single, double, or even triple majors, providing numerous course combinations.

Career Outcomes

The Bachelor of Arts develops important and transferable career skills, making you highly employable within a wide range of industries. The broad range of disciplines also allows you to follow your passions, study new and exciting areas, which engenders a lifelong love of learning, highly valued by employers. An arts degree provides skills for a wide range of careers. Graduates may find careers in international relations, journalism, advertising, media, photography, multimedia, publishing, public relations, marketing, personnel and industrial relations, government, policy development, research, business, finance, community services, ethnic affairs, social work, education, policing, and performing and visual arts.

Course Duration – 3 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $27,400AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

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Study people’s behaviour, their cognitive processes, and the factors that influence all of us to think and act in different ways.

The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) requires students to combine research with professional study, and offers units in the humanities, social sciences, and the creative arts.

As a student of this course, you’ll study psychology as a scientific discipline and appreciate the important role it plays within society. Some of the areas you’ll learn about include behavioural and clinical neuroscience, child and adolescent psychology, relationships and the psychology of groups, cognitive psychology, forensic psychology, and psychopathology. You’ll also explore selected arts, social science and humanities disciplines.

This course is perfect for empathetic people who are passionate, understanding people who wish to better understand themselves and those around them.

Career Outcomes

As a Deakin Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) graduate you will develop some of the most important skills a student can gain at university. You will become expert at managing knowledge and communicating information, and develop skills of critical analysis and systematic thinking.

Graduates of this course will be well placed to enter a variety of employment fields after a combination of a broad range of specialised and general skills, often demanded by today’s employers. Some of these fields include psychology, media and communication, photography, politics and policy studies, history, languages and visual arts. The broad range of major sequence options ensures that graduates have the opportunity to gain qualifications in a number of areas.

On completion of this degree, you may choose to undertake an honours degree or postgraduate study. These studies normally provide professional qualifications directed to a particular career.

Professional Recognition

Deakin’s Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and enables you to undertake additional study in pursuit of professional registration.

Course Duration – 3 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $27,400AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

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The Bachelor of Business has a strong practical focus, provides work integrated learning opportunities and equips you with the skills you need to get the job you want.

The course is designed to encourage you to learn through real experiences, which will help you integrate your knowledge, consolidate skills, tackle real problems, and reflect on the experience to develop your professional identity.

This degree will challenge you to take responsibility for your own learning, to engage with people through community and business, and to see yourself as a global citizen.

Career Outcomes

The Bachelor of Business can lead to a variety of careers in Australia and overseas, including business analyst, project manager, customer relations manager, events manager, business development manager, procurement manager, business operations manager,  small business owner or product manager.

Course Duration – 3 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $32,600AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

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A Bachelor of Commerce graduate can be confident that they have a philosophy for decision-making that prepares them for the careers of the future.  Studying Commerce at Deakin gives you a world-class degree accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European Programme Accreditation System for European Foundation for Management Development (EPAS/EFMD).

From accounting, to economics, to marketing, tailor your degree and open up opportunities in every area of business, not for profit organisations and government.

The core of the Bachelor of Commerce is built around three pillars (financial, market and personal acumens) designed to provide a common and comprehensive foundation for students in their first year.  From second year students can extend their knowledge within career focussed, discipline areas (majors and minors). Students must complete one major and will have the option to complete up to two minors which are designed to complement the major and enhance graduate employability. A range of experiential opportunities including internships and international experiences are offered to ensure graduates are professionally ready.  You can also choose from specialised areas offered by other faculties such as public relations, politics and policy studies, languages, and psychology.

Career Outcomes

There are employment opportunities for Bachelor of Commerce graduates in virtually every area of business and government – in Australia and overseas. Potential careers include becoming a professional accountant, IT and systems professional, economist, financial planner, human resources manager, social and economic policy developer, international trade officer and marketing assistant/manager. As this is a very broad course there are further possibilities in other professions especially if taken with further study.

Professional Recognition

Students who complete the accounting major sequence are eligible to apply for admission to the:

CA Program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
Associate membership for the CPA Program, CPA Australia
IPA Program of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) – A limited number of exemptions may apply.

The Bachelor of Commerce (with a major in Financial Planning) is a course approved by the new financial planning standards body – the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). Graduates who complete the Financial Planning major sequence in the Bachelor of Commerce will satisfy the education standards prescribed by FASEA to be able to provide financial advice in Australia and be eligible for entry into the certification programs of the professional financial planning associations – the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Certification Program offered by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner designation offered by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA).

Students who complete the marketing major are eligible for a one year credit reduction, off the five years, needed to become a Certified Practicing Marketer by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).

Course Duration – 3 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $32,600AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

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The Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media) is a dynamic and versatile degree that produces graduates who have the skills and knowledge to adapt to shifting communication climates and proactively situate themselves within the broad field of Digital Media and Cultural Industries (incorporating film, television, digital media, marketing and advertising, and many other areas).

You will engage in critical analysis, creative application, and vocational-led study in units that involve the examination and creation of a broad range of virtual and non-virtual media texts.

Embedded within the degree is an in-depth exploration of themes such as social media and surveillance, advertising and consumerism, media genre and representation, issues of privacy and censorship, celebrity and media industry processes of planning and production, piracy and Intellectual Property among many other workplace-relevant areas. In addition, the course allows you to take electives in specific areas such as screen production, design, journalism, public relations and more, so that you can graduate with the expertise and experience to enter many different fields of specialised media employment. Practical assessments and an internship in your final year mean you will also graduate with a portfolio of digital work and experience to showcase your online capabilities.

If you are interested in further options, global study experiences add to this advantage and our innovative communication honours degree provides another opportunity upon graduation, for more advanced professional research training.

Career Outcomes

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media) you will acquire knowledge and skills necessary to find work in many different media industries and organisations. You will also find that other businesses and public sector employers value the unique mix of abilities offered in this course. Our graduates have gone on to work in the education sector, the entertainment industry, advertising and marketing consultancies, multimedia businesses, newspaper and magazine publishers, public relations agencies and radio and television companies.

Course Duration – 3 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $29,000AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

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Deakin’s Bachelor of Cyber Security provides a solid foundation of the cyber security literacy and technical skills required by industry for a cyber security professional including those allowing you to be able to investigate and combat cyber-crime and cyber terrorism.

The digital world is central to the way we live, work, communicate and conduct business. Now more than ever, it’s vital that the data and systems providing these services be safeguarded by ethical professionals with strong cyber security literacy and technical skills.

Whether it’s keeping in touch with friends on social networks, paying bills online, or using water or electricity, we depend on secure networked systems to keep our confidential information safe and rely on the assurance provided by custodians of this information to carry out activities in our day-to-day lives. Governments, military, financial institutions, hospitals and other businesses are all facing an unprecedented sophistication of cyber-attacks and there is a shortage of people with the skills and capability needed to ensure security in cyberspace.

This course will teach you how to identify, diagnose, analyse and manage the challenges of Cyber security. You’ll cover areas such as computer crime and digital forensics, evaluating software for security vulnerabilities, designing secure databases, securing operating systems, assessing and reinforcing the security of websites, integrating security requirements into new developments, designing secure network architectures, performing risk assessments and responding to cyber security incidents.

Classes use specialised software to enable practice of real world cyber-attack and response scenarios. You’ll consequently get the chance to reflect on the need for cyber security in a working environment, and the various solutions that might apply.

The degree focuses on technical elements and sets you up with strong skills in critical thinking and problem solving. You’ll be able to apply your learning in the workplace, and capably deal with imminent threats and challenges from the digital space where interconnected vehicles, drones, smart home gadgets, mobile and wearable devices, and health-kits prosper.

The course will help you develop strong interpersonal skills and a capacity for team-work. You’ll also build your written and oral communications skills, which means that you’ll graduate as a qualified and highly employable IT professional.

Career options include work as a security analyst, project manager, security system manager, cryptographer, business analyst, consultant, security system developer or programmer, information security auditor, law enforcement personnel or IT security engineer. An honours year is available for high-achieving students upon completion of this degree.

As a graduate of this degree you’ll be eligible for professional recognition with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) – Australia’s leading professional association for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. As a member, you’ll receive international recognition for your skills as well as professional development opportunities, networking and information resources.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Career Outcomes

Career options include work as a security analyst, project manager, security system manager, cryptographer, consultant, security system developer or programmer, information security auditor, business continuity or IT security engineer.

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Cyber Security is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Course Duration – 3 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $30,200AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

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Deakin’s Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) emphasises the practical application of engineering and scientific principles to produce industry-ready environmental engineers who are immediately employable and capable of adapting to an ever-changing future.

You will gain a breadth of knowledge across the environmental engineering discipline and the technical skills to develop sustainable engineering solutions to the challenges they face in this field.

In particular, you will learn the fundamentals of environmental engineering and the natural and physical sciences involved in the discipline including geography, chemistry, mathematics, environmental science and analysis,  marine ecosystems, fluid mechanics, hydrology and hydraulics, waste management, environmental infrastructure, protection, planning and more.

Career Outcomes

Graduates will be in high demand for employment with engineering firms, land developers, government agencies, consulting firms, and well prepared for careers that address global issues such as climate change, environmental sustainability, waste disposal, recycling, public health, air and water pollution.

Course Duration – 4 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $33,600AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

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Study forensic science at Deakin and you’ll get formal training across the full scope of modern forensic science, acquiring skills and authentic experiences from ‘crime scene to court’ by spending time in our unique crime scene training facility. Deakin is the first university in Australia, and the only university in the Asia-Pacific region, to offer a professionally-accredited forensic science course.

Deakin’s Bachelor of Forensic Science combines studies in biology, chemistry, biochemical and chemical analysis, statistical analysis, and molecular biology. You’ll learn how to apply forensic analysis including chemical, biological and physical techniques while also learning about the Australian legal system, including how law is developed, criminal and civil law, and the laws of evidence.

You’ll cover a wide range of disciplines, including toxicology, arson and explosives investigations, analysis of illicit drugs, DNA analysis, bloodstain pattern analysis and entomology, and also undertake studies in criminology.  Forensic study will focus on the examination, interpretation and presentation of evidence, and include courtroom presentations.

The course has extensive industry links with local and Australian forensic organisations, and features guest speakers from leading forensic organisations.

Students of this course are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS). Graduates of the course can expect to find work in areas such as forensics, insurance investigation, risk analysis, research science, in government institutions and within chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Career Outcomes

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Forensic Science, career opportunities exist in forensics laboratories, insurance investigation, risk analysis, research science, policing, in government institutions and in chemical, biological food and pharmaceutical industries.

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Forensic Science is professionally accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS).

Course Duration – 3 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $34,800AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

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Explore the growing health and human services sector and tailor your Health Sciences degree to suit your career goals. Combine a solid foundation in health with your choice from our 12 specialised major areas of study.

If you know you want to work in the health and human services sector, our health sciences degree will help you explore the many career paths available. The Bachelor of Health Sciences is a professionally-oriented degree that boasts a newly enhanced suite of 6 core units, taught across the 3 year levels of the degree, equipping you with the core skills and competencies required by contemporary health and human services industries.

In addition, you will choose 2 of the 12 available major sequences, in areas ranging from Health Promotion, Health and Sustainability, and Nutrition, to Disability and Inclusion, Environmental Health, Psychological Science and Exercise Science. Your choice of majors will enable you to tailor your study to your interests and career goals. The degree also offers multiple work-integrated learning opportunities, including a unit in the final year of study in which you will apply your theoretical knowledge in a real-word context.

Whatever your choice of majors, this is the degree to propel you into a rewarding career contributing to the promotion of good health and wellbeing across society.

Career Outcomes

The Bachelor of Health Sciences provides students with the opportunity to structure their own course by combining two major sequences in health and human services with a wide range of areas according to their own interests and career aspirations. Depending on the major sequences you take and your choice of electives, you could be qualified to work in areas such as health promotion, family and community support, disability inclusion, lifestyle/wellness, health policy development, exercise specialist, food security, physical activity and sports development, and research in health and human services.

Course Duration – 3 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $30,800AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

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Business Analytics (BA) refers to using technology to analyse, present and support decision-making from ‘big data’ held in organisational settings. It looks at the way businesses structure their information architecture, and the ways people and organisations use technology to improve their processes and workflows, and innovate their products or services. This course gives you the skills to analyse data, existing information systems, plan the introduction of commercial systems, and find solutions to common management problems (e.g. approaches to innovation) using business analytics software tools.

Business Analytics teaches you to use technology to capture and use digital information effectively in organisational settings. A business analytics professional focuses on applying technology and strategic decision-making to managing vast quantities of business’ data. In this course you will focus on critically analysing an organisation’s information needs so that you can decide on the best business analytics software (e.g. business intelligence, predictive analytics and social media analytics tools) to apply to solve real-life business problems.

Career Outcomes

Work integrated learning is a core component of this degree.  An ‘Industry Campus’ program facilitates formal engagement between students and employers.  This program aims to ensure that every student has multiple touch points with employers of business analytics graduates and business analytics professionals during their degree to help students identify potential employers and understand the career outcomes available to them.

Professional Recognition

Completion of the Bachelor of Business Analytics and associated double degree courses grants eligibility for entry as a Professional member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Course Duration – 3 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $30,200AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

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Enrol in Deakin’s Bachelor of Nursing to gain the knowledge, skills and ethical understanding you need to become a competent and successful registered nurse. This course will prepare you to provide high-quality, patient-centred care in a range of settings.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin is one of the largest in Australia, and is committed to providing excellence in its courses through an emphasis on current trends and evidence-based practice in nursing. You will benefit from the cutting-edge facilities and equipment in our purpose-built Clinical Simulation Centres.

Early in your first year you will undertake clinical placement and during the remainder of the course have the opportunity to develop clinical skills and knowledge across a range of health care environments in a variety of clinical practice locations. Under the supervision of registered nurses, you will be part of multidisciplinary health care teams  in acute/sub-acute care, medical and surgical care, aged care, rehabilitation, paediatrics, community nursing and mental health nursing.

As a Deakin nursing graduate you will be highly sought-after for your nursing knowledge, communication skills, professionalism, enthusiasm, problem-solving capabilities and your ability to provide high-quality, person-centred and evidence-based care focused towards improving patient outcomes. You will be well prepared to pursue a career as a registered nurse in a range of government and private sectors including hospitals, homes, hospices, aged care settings, clinics, schools, universities and community health centres.

Career Outcomes

Nursing is a career rich with opportunity. As a Deakin nursing graduate you will be highly sought-after for your nursing knowledge, communication skills, professionalism, enthusiasm, problem-solving capabilities and your ability to provide high-quality, person-centred and evidence-based care focused towards improving patient outcomes. You will be well prepared to pursue a career as a registered nurse in a range of work areas including: hospitals, homes, hospices, aged care settings, clinics, schools, universities, community health centres, government agencies and industries.

Professional Recognition

On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Note: the NMBA has registration requirements that must be met in order to register. Course completion is one of these requirements.

Note: This course is currently accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and is an NMBA approved course at the date of publishing.

Course Duration – 3 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 7 (with no band score less than 7) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $32,600AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

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Science at Deakin is a flexible degree that allows you to explore a diverse range of science-related study areas before you choose to specialise in at least one area of interest as you progress through the course. The degree is about more than just laboratory work, and prepares you for a diverse range of real-life settings in which today’s science graduates work. Majors are available in Animal Biology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Chemistry and Materials Science, Environmental Science, Genomics, Geography, Human Biology, Mathematical Modelling, Natural History and Plant Biology.

Throughout the course you’ll gain experience through practical programs undertaken in modern teaching laboratories, complete a Community Science Project and have an opportunity to undertake an Industry-Based Learning placement, which will provide you with valuable work experience before you graduate.

This course is available as a single degree or as a combined degree course with Arts, Commerce, Law and Teaching.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of this course may find career opportunities in government institutions, in roles such as quality assurance, occupational health and safety, research, planning, management or marketing; science related industries, working in pharmaceutical production or pharmaceutical sales; biomedical science areas such as research or hospital and laboratory science; quality assurance in analytical and diagnostic laboratories; the food industry in quality control; environment and natural resources, fisheries resource management, aquaculture management, teaching, information technology, mathematics or science journalism to name a few.

Course Duration – 3 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $34,800AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

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A degree in social work gives you the skills to enhance the wellbeing of people, taking into account the influence of policy, socio-economic factors and social justice issues. You will also become familiar with a range of social research methods and learn how to design and conduct research directly relevant to social work practice.

At Deakin, the Bachelor of Social Work has a particular emphasis on human rights, anti-oppressive practice and the importance of critical reflection.

You will graduate with the professional recognition and the training you need to launch a rewarding career.

With a strong emphasis on progressive, innovative and student-centred teaching practices, we aim to develop highly professional social workers who are able to work alongside individuals, groups and communities to enable social changes that support all people to have a good life.

Social work is part of a growing human services field. As a Social Work graduate you may be involved in activities as diverse as policy development and research, counselling, family therapy, drug and alcohol counselling, community development, refugee assistance and tribunal capacities. Social workers also work as program managers or coordinators, as advocates, facilitators, activists or consultants. You may work in specialist areas such as health, housing, education, or with groups such as the aged, women, youth or multicultural populations.

Deakin’s Bachelor of Social Work is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS).

The Bachelor of Social Work is offered at pass or Honours level. Students who meet eligibility requirements can apply to enrol in Honours at completion of their third year. The key eligibility criterion being a WAM of 70 or above in the Bachelor of Social Work. H430 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) is then completed in the fourth year where BSW students are expected to undertake a suite of research focused units. It is important to plan your pathway through the Bachelor of Social Work carefully to keep the option of Honours open for the final year. Please see Course Structure Level 4 H430 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) for more information.

Career Outcomes

Social work is part of a growing human services field, with graduates working across local, state and federal government departments; in private and non-government human services organisations; and in various advocacy, policy making and tribunal capacities.

As a Social Work graduate you may be involved in activities as diverse as policy development and research, counselling, family therapy, drug and alcohol counselling, community development, refugee assistance and tribunal capacities. Social workers also work as program managers or coordinators, as advocates, facilitators, activists or consultants. You may work in specialist areas such as health, housing, education, or with groups such as the aged, women, youth or multicultural populations.

Professional Recognition

The course is accredited with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Students completing the course are eligible to apply for membership of AASW and can practise professionally throughout Australia.

Note: All information regarding professional recognition is accurate at the date of publication. Enquiries regarding accreditation and professional membership should be directed to the School of Health and Social Development in order to ascertain the current status of accreditation at any future point in time beyond publication. Representations about accreditation apply only to the course, and the AASW retains discretion as to who they admit as members of their association. Deakin University cannot exercise any control over membership of an external body.

Course Duration – 4 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 7 (with no band score less than 7) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $30,800AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

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Deakin’s distinctive business administration course is one of Australia’s premier business education programs.

For over 30 years, the Deakin MBA has been offering relevant skills, contemporary knowledge, and real experience, while developing the business leaders of tomorrow.

The Deakin MBA is rated 5 stars by QS and is internationally recognized and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development. Deakin’s online MBA is ranked number 15 in the world – and the best in Victoria for the third consecutive year – in the international university rankings published by the prestigious QS Quacquarelli Symonds”.

Our MBA is designed to meet your professional needs and to fit around your work, your family and your lifestyle. The Deakin MBA offers you the option to study on campus, in the Cloud (online) and through experiential delivery options.

Our teaching staff are experts in integrating theory into professional practice and in developing coursework that is current and relevant to today’s workplace. By choosing the Deakin MBA you will enjoy professional academic support services including writing workshops, mentoring programs and seminars.

Over 30 years of experience delivering an MBA program means we understand your needs, the needs of your current and prospective employers, and the importance of matching one to the other. Our program is not just about ‘knowledge’ and ‘skills’ – but also about networking, career enhancement, and professional development. Our active alumni and industry partners work with us inside and outside the classroom to ensure your learning is grounded in the everyday reality of business, and the issues it faces.

The Deakin MBA will challenge you. It will capture your imagination and enthusiasm. It will be a lifelong benefit to your career and to your professional development.

Career Outcomes

Deakin’s Master of Business Administration has a wide range of specialisations to help you progress your career in all areas of business from administration to business strategy. As a graduate you may find employment in areas such as financial planning, corporate governance, human resource management, marketing and a range of other areas.

Course Duration – 1.5 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $40,400AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

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Become a business analytics professional capable of driving business growth through analytics-based solutions.

Deakin’s business analytics program has been developed in partnership with industry needs. These are drawn from course partners including IBM, Microsoft, SAS, Altis Consulting, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PBT Group and PwC.

This course introduces you to a range of internationally-recognised business intelligence and analytics tools and has a very strong practical focus. You’ll learn how decision-making problems in business can be solved using modern modelling and solution techniques.

Big data concepts and issues are integrated across the curriculum and you’ll have access to state-of-the-art business analytics software tools, such as IBM Cognos, IBM SPSS Modeler and IBM Watson, SAS Enterprise Miner, Microsoft Excel and Tableau.

You’ll also have direct access to analytics certification programs offered by IBM, Microsoft and SAS.

Career Outcomes

As a Graduate of the Master of Business Analytics you will have developed a broad set of business analytic skills highly sought after in every industry sector, particularly within professional services firms and government.

Professional Recognition

The Master of Business Analytics is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Completion of this course grants eligibility for entry as a Professional member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Course Duration – 1.5 – 2 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $33,000AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

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This course is designed for graduates of any field of study as a first qualification in business.

Deakin’s Master of Commerce is a discipline-based coursework degree with six core units: Accounting, Finance, Economics for Managers, Business Process Management, Business Communication for Managers, and Business Strategy and Analysis. You’ll also complete units, which will lead to the completion of a specialisation of your choice.

The course is also intended to give you a solid introduction to the theoretical principles of finance and the practical requirements of financial management within for-profit corporate organisations.

Learning through classes, conferences, group work and debates among students, graduates will possess highly-developed computer and technology skills for employees in today’s commerce and related industries.

Career Outcomes

The specialisations in commerce studies lead to careers in virtually every area of business and government in Australia and internationally. Broad career paths include becoming a professional accountant, IT and systems professional, economist, financial planner, human resources manager, social and economic policy developer, international trade officer and marketing assistant/manager. As this is a very broad course there are further possibilities in other professions especially if taken with further study.

Professional Recognition

By choosing appropriate units within the Master of Commerce, you may satisfy the professional recognition requirements for entry into alternate professional bodies including CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA).

Course Duration – 1.5 – 2 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Estimated Fee

$37,000AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

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In an increasingly digital world, cyber-attacks are an everyday occurrence. Cyber security professionals are employed to protect organisations from these cyber threats and are in high demand globally. This course can prepare you for a successful career in cyber security anywhere in the world.

Throughout the Master of Cyber Security, you will learn how to detect, analyse and confront cyber security challenges. You will focus on a range of studies, and gain knowledge about system security and digital forensics, analytics, organisational security and human aspects of cyber security.

This course gives you the cyber security skills that are crucial to the success of our digital future. And, once you graduate, you’ll have the knowledge and talent to take on an expert security role within business, government or law enforcement.

Career Outcomes

Career options are varied, you could work anywhere in the world as a:

  • security analyst
  • project manager
  • security system manager
  • cryptographer
  • consultant
  • security system developer or programmer information security auditor
  • business continuity or IT security engineer.

Course Duration – 1.5 – 2 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – To be updated

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Graduates of this course will possess an understanding of contemporary education issues and discourses; have high-level critical and evaluative skills; will be able to translate into practice their experiences and understandings of the program; and will have demonstrated their ability to undertake educational research projects.

Career Outcomes

This course offers relevant professional learning to teachers who seek to move into, or who already occupy, leadership, coordination, specialist or professional development positions in school systems, or who seek to move from school education to other education and training sectors.

Course Duration – 1.5 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $28,000AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

Course Information

The Master of Marketing is for those looking to invest in a specialist, professional course that builds on their current experience and skill sets. If you want to climb the next rung of your career, this course will give you excellent grounding in crucial areas that affect the performance of modern markets.

Diversify your knowledge and skills by studying cutting-edge concepts and frameworks that underpin modern marketing. You will learn to appreciate the business and entrepreneurial acumen that is needed to grow a business. You will hone your research, strategy and communication skills, this expertise will help you succeed in the upper echelons of business. You can elect to study two postgraduate units from any course offered by the Deakin Faculty of Business and Law (subject to unit entry requirements). These units will help to broaden your knowledge of business and management. We suggest units in leadership, process management or financial interpretation.

More importantly, you can undertake specialist streams and choose between Customer and Digital Marketing Analytics, Public Relations and Image Marketing, or Research. These are areas currently driving change in markets and industry. These specialisations will give you a deeper understanding-of and abilities-in in these specialist marketing areas. The Research stream can serve as a pathway to a PhD.

You will have exciting opportunities for internships, international study tours and can work on real projects with our industry partners. Senior and Chief Marketers feature regularly in our classes as guest speakers.

Having an in-depth understanding of marketing concepts and techniques is valuable in industry, government and community. You will complete this course with high quality skills, aptitude and the qualification to grow into a thriving marketing career.

Career Outcomes

Graduates who are employed in management roles can expect to find move to more senior managerial positions; these senior posts will require you to have market savvy, market management and entrepreneurial capabilities. Examples of these jobs in areas like general marketing (e.g., marketing manager, product manager, and client manager), branding (brand manager, new market manager), research (Market Intelligence Officer), digital media, marketing communications management, and customer experience manager. The Master of Marketing helps you launch your career into senior management. I urge you to use your time in the course to increase the quality of your academic and industry networks, this will build your visibility and value as a business leader.

Professional Recognition

The Master of Marketing is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).

Course Duration – 1.5 – 2 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $37,000AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

Course Information

Become a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of psychological and mental health conditions.

Based on an integrative approach to clinical psychology that emphasises evidence-based practice, this course has been designed in consultation with industry partners. Interrelated steams of theory, research and practice provide the skills needed to become a registered psychologist.

Our award winning teaching strategies and learning resources, include simulation and competency-based assessment approaches.

The course is based on the scientist/practitioner model that rests firmly on a foundation of established knowledge and current evidence-based research.

As a student in our clinical training programs, you will have opportunities to develop clinical skills in our unique clinics embedded in our public mental health partners, Eastern Health and Barwon Health and through placements in an array of community agencies. This lets you put your academic knowledge into real-life application, as well as develops your professional identity and practice through early adoption of supervision and professional learning plans.

Most clinical psychologists develop expertise in specific areas or practise in sub-specialisations of clinical psychology. In addition to professional practice, clinical psychologists may be involved in research, teaching and supervision, program development and evaluation, public policy and other activities that promote psychological health in individuals, families and groups.

Deakin’s psychology courses are well regarded in the workplace, as are our graduates, with Deakin psychology students highly successful in gaining employment after graduation, and a significant number employed prior to the completion of their studies.

Career Outcomes

Clinical psychologists are specialists in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological and mental health conditions that range from mild to severe and complex. They are often involved in designing and implementing a diverse range of prevention and mental health promotion programs, and may work with infants, children, adolescents, adults and older adults.

Most clinical psychologists develop expertise in specific areas, or practice in sub-specialisations of clinical psychology. In addition to professional practice, clinical psychologists may be involved in research, teaching and supervision, program development and evaluation, public policy and other activities that promote psychological health in individuals, families and groups.

Professional Recognition

This course has been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) in accordance with the Accreditation Standards for Psychology Program (APAC, 2010). These standards are designed for accreditation of programs such as this for pathway to practice as a registered psychologist. As such, this course is approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) for the purposes of approving it under the National Law.

On completion of this course graduates may apply to the PsyBA for registration as a psychologist. To obtain endorsement in the Clinical area of specialisation graduates are required to complete two years of approved supervised practice and fulfil professional development requirements.

Course Duration – 2 years full time

English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 7 (with no band score less than 7) or equivalent

Estimated Fee – $33,600AUD* for 1 year full time

*fees accurate as of 2019 intake

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Our scholarships recognise international students with high academic performance and the potential to make a positive contribution to the University and its community. You must be studying full time in Australia or have applied to study one of our courses full-time to be eligible for an international scholarship.

Australian Government scholarships

Australian Government scholarships are available to students in certain countries in the Asia–Pacific region. These scholarships are for full-time study in Australia towards an undergraduate, postgraduate or technical degree, and cover:

  • a return airfare to Australia
  • academic and other compulsory fees
  • basic health insurance
  • establishment allowance
  • a living allowance.
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