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 Melbourne, Geelong, Warrnambool, Online
Program Duration 3 – 4 years
Semester Intake March & July
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 (SEBE) 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 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.

On this page you’ll find a list of available study areas for international students. Because we can’t list all available programs, we have chosen one or two popular programs for Canadians. If what you’re looking for isn’t shown, please reach out to [email protected].

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.


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.

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)
Duration: 3 years
Campus: Waterfront (Geelong)
Intakes: March & July

Discover architectural ideas through cutting-edge content, develop your creativity and gain a practical understanding of the built environment and its relationship with the community through meaningful and sustainable design, from houses to high-rise projects. You will gain practical skills studying real-world projects in a studio environment and develop your ability to generate, analyze and communicate your ideas. You will learn to combine creative thinking with technical necessities and develop skills that enable you to examine and shape the places we inhabit. Gain work-ready skills in computer-aided design, drawing, and digital fabrication.


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.

Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours)
Duration: 4 years
Campus: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Intakes: March & July

Gain practical, industry relevant skills with a particular emphasis on power and energy supported by state-of-the-art electronics design and communication technologies you will gain hands-on skills and experience to tackle modern engineering challenges in a changing world. You will also access the latest electrical and electronics engineering tools and application software in world-class, multi-million-dollar facilities. From renewable energy, power systems and high-voltage (HV) labs, to Deakin’s 7.5MW microgrid facility with battery energy storage, visualization and control centre, you will learn everything you need to design, implement and test your big ideas.


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.

Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence
Duration: 3 years
Campus: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Intakes: March & July

Deakin’s Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence equips you with the knowledge and skills to design, develop and evolve software solutions that harness the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI). Get hands-on experience developing AI-driven software solutions with the support of academics who are leaders in this emerging field. You will have access to fully equipped computer labs with the latest software and technologies to ensure you graduate with the specialist skills to design and build the intelligent systems of the future. You will also have opportunities to obtain certificates from the training program for Microsoft Azure AI.


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.

Bachelor of Marine Science
Duration: 3 years
Campus: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool
Intakes: March & July

Study marine science at Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, where you will have access to spectacular marine environments teeming with rich biodiversity on your doorstep. Become an expert in ocean systems by exploring a broad range of disciplines, including marine microbiology and genomics, oceanography, marine modelling, marine biology and ecology, fisheries and aquaculture. The Bachelor of Marine Science equips you with the skills needed to create a sustainable future for the world’s oceans. With hands-on practical activities located at the Queenscliff Marine Science Centre, you will get direct access to rocky shores, seagrass beds and mangroves as the surf beaches become your classroom.

Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology
Duration: 3 years
The Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology trains you to examine the many facets of crime. Understanding the nature of crime and the motivations behind criminal behaviour is a sought-after skill and is particularly powerful when combined with expertise in modern forensic science. By developing skills in these complementary disciplines, you will graduate with more career options and a broader perspective of crime and the justice system.

Connect with Us

If you’re interested in applying to an undergraduate 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.