Why Study Engineering?

Engineering is for people who want to solve problems

Whichever field you specialise in, you can be sure that your work will include practical thinking, advanced design and finding solutions to the world’s biggest problems.

You’ll need to harness all the powers of your curiosity, resilience, and intelligence to succeed.

But the rewards are worth the effort, as engineers often find work easily and earn higher wages than average.

  • Tackle environmental issues head on as an environmental engineer, and you could be at the forefront of developing projects which reduce pollution and find alternative energy sources
  • Lead the way and design innovative software and computer systems that transform how we work and play
  • Work on major infrastructure projects and you could help build roads, hospitals, airports, dams and more that protect our community and help keep everything running smoothly
  • If you love working with machines, consider a career as a mechanical career and you could find yourself working on robotic systems and advanced engines

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Why Deakin Engineering?

Ranked #1 in
graduate satisfaction
in Victoria

(Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2017)

Collaborate and innovate: industry-linked projects and practical experience

Ranked World’s
top 2% universities

(QS World University Rankings, 2017)

CADET: some of the best future-focused engineering design and teaching facilities

Build your career from the ground up

Our engineering degree courses focus on the employability of our graduates and the future needs of industry. Our graduates are well-rounded engineers with significant exposure to professional engineering practices, well-equipped to meet the challenges of the future, including those caused by climate change and sustainability issues.

Project-Oriented Design Based Learning (PODBL)

PODBL is a fundamental key feature of our engineering degrees. From the very first class, and throughout your degree, you’ll actively develop ideas and design products through our experiential learning platform.

With our close links to industry, many of the projects you’ll work on will meet real-world needs equipping you for your future engineering career.

Highly sought-after graduates

The majority of engineers today are baby boomers; ready for retirement and creating an engineering skills shortage.

As a result, roles in engineering are expected to rise by 429,000, or 17.3 per cent, in the next five years* – placing you in prime position to slot into your dream career.

*Australian Government’s Industry Employment Predictions 2015 Report

Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET)

CADET is a $55 million dollar facility with state-of-the-art simulation and visualisation systems, and purpose-built interactive laboratory and workshop learning spaces.

CADET provides students with some of the best future-focused engineering and design facilities, including a globally-unique Virtual Reality (VR) Lab, high voltage lab and one of largest 3D printing facilities in the southern hemisphere.

Learn to inspire the design, construction and management of civil infrastructure in an internationally recognised degree that opens global opportunities.

Course Information

Deakin’s Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) prepares you to be an industry-ready civil engineer capable of planning, designing, constructing and maintaining the built infrastructure systems that are necessary for our day-to-day lives including buildings, transportation networks, water and wastewater systems. Our student-centered learning environment means you’ll have access to world-class facilities and research opportunities.

This course covers the broad range of civil engineering disciplines related to structural, water, geotechnical, transportation engineering and civil engineering materials.

Throughout the course you’ll learn how to apply scientific and engineering principles to real-life engineering problems. You’ll learn how to address complex problems and develop innovative solutions that are beneficial to an organisation and the wider community. You will also gain an insight into the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the modern engineer while designing civil engineering infrastructures which meet international standards and encompass best practice. Furthermore, you will develop an understanding of the ethical considerations and contemporary technical issues in the practice of engineering.

As a graduate of this course, you’ll be highly sought-after by industry for your skills in engineering, innovation, leadership, project management and communication, as well as your capacity to astutely anticipate and tackle the unknown challenges of tomorrow.

Accredited by Engineers Australia, this course is recognised internationally and enables you to practice as a professional engineer in many countries around the world. With an international skills shortage in the civil engineering industry, Deakin graduates are in demand.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Career Outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of organisations such as construction companies, councils, water authorities, government bodies, public works departments and as consulting engineers.

Professional Recognition

Deakin’s Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia, which gives the degree international recognition, allowing graduates to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Acquire sought-after skills in power generation, distribution and control to prepare yourself for the renewable energy careers of the future.

Course Information

Deakin’s Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) prepares you to be an industry-ready professional engineer responsible for the design, construction, protection and project management of power generation, distribution, transmission, scheduling and usage, automation and control.

Our student-centred learning environment means you’ll use industry standard tools in world-class facilities and benefit from strong links with leading organisations in the electrical and renewable energy industry throughout your course. You’ll also have the chance to undertake real-life professional engineering practice and acquire transferrable skills in entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, project management, technical report writing and more.

The course encourages the responsible use of electrical power in a changing climate, and covers a broad range of electrical and electronic engineering disciplines including renewable electrical power generation; smart distribution; urban, industrial, rural and regional power usage; and the role of energy production and efficiency in climate change. You’ll also develop an understanding of the ethical considerations and contemporary technical issues in the practice of engineering.

Through project-oriented design-based learning (PODBL) you gain experience with real-life industry- related projects and acquire insights into how to best address complex problems and produce innovative solutions beneficial to an organisation and the wider community.

Deakin’s Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia, giving the degree international recognition and allowing graduates to practice as professional engineers in many countries around the world

With an international skills shortage in the engineering industry, Deakin graduates are in demand. As a graduate you can expect to gain employment in areas such as power generation distribution and transmission, electronic design, factory control, local government, public works and consulting.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Career Outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in power generation distribution and transmission organisations, electronic design, factory control, local government, public works and consulting.

Professional Recognition

Deakin’s Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia, which gives the degree international recognition, allowing graduates to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Focus on the practical application of engineering and scientific principles to become an immediately employable environmental engineer.

Course Information

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.

Professional Recognition

Enrolled students and graduates can apply for membership of the Nutrition Society of Australian (NSA). If you choose to undertake the food innovation major sequence, you may also be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST).

If you are interested in a career in the food industry, you can choose to undertake a food Innovation major sequence, which focuses on the innovative design of healthy foods to meet consumer wants which provides key knowledge and skills for employment as a food scientist in the food industry.

You may also choose to undertake an industry placement or volunteering elective unit to get hands-on experience while completing your degree, or choose an elective overseas study tour.

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.

Get the design, engineering and entrepreneurial skills required to develop and run the complex mechanical systems, devices and machines of the future.

Course Information

Deakin’s Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) prepares you to be an industry-ready professional engineer capable of applying the principles of technology and science to the design, production and operation of systems, devices and machinery. Today, mechanical engineers lend their skills to the development of almost every design imaginable – especially complex products like cars, robots and aeroplanes.

Product development and advanced manufacturing are key drivers for the future of Australian industry. To meet this need, Deakin’s mechanical engineering degree brings together leading computer-aided engineering technologies with advanced materials and manufacturing knowledge to provide one of the most relevant mechanical engineering degrees in Australia. Through project-oriented design-based learning (PODBL), students learn fundamental theory and apply it to industry-relevant projects to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems.

As a student you will benefit from Deakin’s world-class research teams in automotive engineering and advanced materials, our strong links with industry and our state-of-the-art facilities.

During the course you’ll cover core mechanical disciplines including machine design, thermo-fluids, structural design and industrial control while developing skills in project management, communication, and financial management. You will also gain a solid understanding of product and process modelling, and how to design for sustainability.

You’ll also have opportunities to test your mechanical design and engineering skills in challenges such as the Shell Eco Marathon and Warman international and national competitions. Graduates have a high degree of employability in the automotive, manufacturing and mining sectors, as well as a range of other industries that utilise student’s strong engineering design and product development skills.

Deakin’s Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia giving the degree international recognition and allowing graduates to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

With an international skills shortage in the engineering industry, Deakin graduates are in demand. Graduates are highly employable, industry-ready and highly sought-after for their skills in engineering, innovation, leadership, project management and communication, as well as their capacity to astutely anticipate and adapt to the ever-changing nature of the mechanical engineering industry. Career opportunities exist in the automotive, aircraft, ship-building, aerospace, and railroad industries among others.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Career Outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in the supplier companies, other leading manufacturing and design companies, aircraft, ship-building, aerospace and railroad.

Professional Recognition

Deakin’s Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia, which gives the degree international recognition, allowing graduates to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Mix electrical, mechanical and robotics engineering into a single degree and you could land a career shaping the innovative robotics systems of the future.

Course Information

Deakin’s Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) prepares you to be an industry-ready professional engineer with the skills to apply mechatronics engineering principles to challenging real-world problems such as the automation of industrial processes using robotics and other cutting-edge technologies, flying drones, 3D printers, robotics and self-driving cars.

The course offers studies in electronics, mechanical design and autonomous systems. Through project-oriented design-based learning (PODBL), you’ll learn fundamental theory and apply it to industry-relevant projects to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems.

The course is tailored to industry needs and job readiness, and gives you access to cutting-edge technology and facilities, including state-of-the-art mechatronic systems and industrial robots. Through final-year projects, you will gain an introduction to advanced research areas such as mobile robotics and 3D printing, and have the opportunity to design an autonomous robot.

The course will also provide you with transferrable skills in entrepreneurship, innovation, project management, technical report writing and more. You’ll develop an understanding of ethics within the engineering profession, and of technical and professional issues within the industry while gaining an insight into the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the modern engineer.

Deakin’s Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) course is accredited by Engineers Australia, giving the degree international recognition and allowing graduates to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world. With an international skills shortage in the engineering industry, Deakin graduates are in demand.

Career opportunities exist in areas including industrial automation, control system design, electronic control systems engineering, robotics engineering and more.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Career Outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in areas including factory control, automation and control system design, as electronic control systems engineers or robotics engineers.

Professional Recognition

Deakin’s Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) course is accredited by Engineers Australia, which gives the degrees international recognition, allowing graduates to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Gain skills in robotics and cyber-physical systems to prepare yourself for a career creating and developing the smart software and systems of the future.

Course Information

Deakin’s Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) is an innovative course focusing on software engineering, cyber-physical systems and robotics applications, producing sought-after graduates who will create the technologies of the future.

The rapid advancement of sensing and computing hardware supporting smart, connected devices is driving growing demand for software engineers who can move beyond traditional technologies such as web and database systems.

As a software engineer you will operate at the junction of software development and systems engineering, applying your specialised robotics and cyber-physical computing skills alongside hardware designers and application developers. You will drive the design and development of computing solutions that operate within and interact with people, environments, and other technologies.

During the course you will extend your skills beyond web and database technologies and desktop software patterns to acquire niche skills in robotics and cyber-physical computing in preparation for careers as innovative software engineers capable of developing the cyber-physical systems of the future.

As a graduate you will be well-equipped to find work developing and implementing state-of-the-art smart systems or frameworks into various existing industries such as health, fitness and travel.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Career Outcomes

You may pursue a career as a software engineer, software developer, programmer, embedded systems developer, robotics programmer or systems architect. Software engineers also work in specialist research roles; with experience, your career can move into project management and business development, in roles such as CIO and CTO, from start-ups to multinational corporations.

Professional Recognition

The School of Information Technology is in the process of seeking provisional accreditation with Engineers Australia.

Expand your knowledge and build the analytical, technical and leadership skills needed to advance your career as a professional engineer.

Course Information

Study the Master of Engineering (Professional) and you’ll develop technical skills, a positive approach to problem solving and the ability to work as part of a team, while focusing on practical experience and a supervised research or industry project that provides you with the advanced project management skills required to tackle complex, industry-focused problems head on.

Throughout the degree you will acquire advanced engineering skills and the forward-thinking, innovative and entrepreneurial skills employers are looking for, while strengthening and extending your understanding of engineering through the pursuit of specialised study in either Additive Manufacturing, Civil Engineering, Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering Design, Mechatronics and Control Engineering or Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering – the choice is yours. You will have world-class facilities and equipment at your fingertips with access to the Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) and the Geelong Technology Precinct (GTP) – home to the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR), CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering and the Australian Future Fibre Research and Innovation Centre.

Deakin’s Master of Engineering (Professional) partners with industry to provide you with practical work experience opportunities, the capacity to apply your skills to real-world problems and the opportunity to form professional networks prior to graduation.

Engineering offers an exciting future for your working life, with a huge demand for engineering graduates in Australia and internationally. Skilled engineers are needed across all sectors, opening up excellent career opportunities around the world.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Career Outcomes

With strong demand for professional engineers continuing to increase, engineering graduates can be selective about the location and type of employer they want to work for. Employers are looking for graduates who are fully equipped with advanced engineering skills and capable of starting work projects immediately. Graduates of this course may find career opportunities in a wide range of industries associated with their study area producing job-ready graduates that industry is looking for.

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Deakin recognises students with consistently high academic performance and the potential to make a leading contribution to the university and its communities. Unsuccessful applicants of the Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship will automatically be considered for the Deakin International Scholarship.

Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship

Benefits:

This scholarship is available for the normal duration of the course.

  • All of your student contributions (tuition fees) or 50% of your student contributions (tuition fees).
  • Participation in the Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program.
  • Priority place for on-campus accommodation (at own cost and subject to availability).

Deakin International Scholarship

Benefits:

This scholarship is available for the normal duration of your course.

  • 25% of your student contributions (tuition fees)
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