Deakin University




University Location Geelong, Victoria
City Population 190,000
Student Population 64,500
Int'l Student Population 11,200
Main Campus Burwood
Program Campus Waurn Ponds, Online
Program Duration 1 – 2 years
Trimester Intakes March, July, November
Application Deadline No set deadline*

Studying STEM at Deakin University

Deakin University has campuses in Melbourne, Geelong, and Warrnambool, and an innovative online learning platform. Deakin aims to be Australia’s most progressive university—relevant, innovative, and responsive in all its activities.

Deakin provides STEM programs in the Faculty of Science, Engineering, and Built Environment through the following schools:

  • School of Architecture and Built Environment
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Information Technology
  • School of Life and Environmental Science

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment (SEBE) works towards excellence in teaching, learning and research by harnessing emerging technologies and drawing from industry connections and research outcomes to ensure Deakin is at the cutting edge of teaching.

STEM Study Areas

As a Deakin University STEM student, you’ll be offered a personalized education informed by emerging technologies, pushing the boundaries of research, and fostering relationships with professional associations, other education providers and leaders in industry and government both in Australia and internationally.

Many of Deakin’s programs provide industry-based internship opportunities, giving you firsthand work experience and preparing you for employment once you graduate. You may also choose to take part in the university’s peer support and mentor program, offering a friendly face from the moment you start at Deakin and helping you transition into university life.

While we can’t list all Deakin STEM programs, here is a sample of some of the most asked about. If your study area isn’t listed, we can still help! Just send us an email at [email protected].


Architecture and Built Environment
You will be given the opportunity to contribute to the design and creation of innovative, sustainable environments using principles from art, design, technology, and environmental science. Award winning staff will help you hone your skills and learn to create designs that will have a real-world impact.

Study areas include architecture, construction management.

Master of Architecture
Duration: 2 years
Campus: Waterfront (Geelong)
Intakes: March & July

Throughout this course you will undertake studies of ethical, evaluative and research frameworks which underpin the field of architecture. You will also fabricate models in our state-of-the-art architecture workshop and experiment with technology, materials, and processes. The workshop is fully equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, and traditional tools and machinery.


As an engineering student, you will have access to some of the most future-focused and innovative technologies in Australia as you learn how to find creative solutions to real-world problems. Hands-on, industry-led courses pave the way for you to become job-ready for your future career.

Study areas include additive manufacturing, engineering (civil, electrician and electronics, environmental, mechanical, mechatronics, renewable energy), and engineering management.

Master of Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Duration: 1 year
Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
March, July, November

This program extends your knowledge in infrastructure engineering through a unique blend of engineering and architecture units. Upon graduation, you will be equipped with knowledge and skills to plan and engineer significant infrastructure projects through the consideration of technological, economic, and social impacts in both regional and metropolitan profiles.


Information Technology
Immersive learning facilities prepare you for an ever-evolving industry. You will have access to professional software, game engines, virtual reality, and content development packages.
Engage in a wide variety of fields from, cyber security to data analytics and put yourself at the forefront of a fully connected future.

Study areas include artificial intelligence, cloud computing and networking, computer science, creative technologies, cyber security, data science, games and application development, information technology, IT services and strategy, software engineering, and virtual reality.

Master of Cyber Security
Duration: 1 – 2 years, depending on your professional experience and qualifications
Campus: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Intakes: March, July, November

Deakin’s Master of Cyber Security gives you the skills required to effectively and strategically respond to cyber security challenges from both a technical and organizational perspective. You will gain a solid understanding of cyber security concepts and industry practices, as well as the techniques and tools available to prevent and mitigate cyber security threats.


Life and Environmental Sciences
Discovery and sustainability are just two of the possibilities that await you in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. Covering a broad range of specializations, you could find yourself analyzing a state-of-the-art crime scene house or surrounded by wildlife as you tackle conservation and sustainability. Industry collaboration and hands-on, practical experiences prepare you for a career outside of the classroom.

Study areas include biological science, biomedical science, biotechnology and bioinformatics, chemistry and pharmaceutical science, environmental engineering, environmental management and sustainability, forensic science, mathematical modeling, marine, science, sustainable regional development, wildlife and conservation biology, zoology, and animal science.

Master of Sustainability
Duration: 1.5 years
Burwood (Melbourne), Online
March & July

The flexible structure of the course provides you with the opportunity to build the degree for the career you want. You’ll first acquire a solid foundation in sustainability before broadening your studies through pursuit of a specialization that interests you most. Toward the latter part of your studies, you will have the option to either undertake a focused research project, industry practice, or further broaden your skills through your choice of elective units spanning climate change adaptation and mitigation, regional development, environmental management, risk assessment and control, health promotion, community consultation, and more. Specializations include environmental management, health and environment, and sustainable regional development.


Connect with Us

If you’re interested in applying to a graduate STEM program at Deakin University, please reach out to the OzTREKK admissions officer listed below. Together, we’ll find a program that fits!

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 6 months prior to the program start date.