Deakin University

Deakin University is a large, leading regional institution located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is ranked in the top 50 of the world’s young universities and is well-known for its innovation, vision, convenience, as well as high-quality teaching and research. 

Additionally, Deakin University is internationally recognised and respected from world leaders, ranking as the number one university in Victoria for graduate employment rates and being ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide. With over 100 courses, Deakin places a great emphasis on real-world experiences and practical skills to prepare students for their desired professional, including offering English language courses at the Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI). 

Furthermore, as the world continues move towards a digital future, Deakin has invested in the latest technology, cutting-edge learning tools, and conveniences to provide a unique learning experience. Students can be confident that they will benefit from world-class facilities, an engaging learning environment, and a friendly and lively social area. 


Deakin University has five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and Online Campus. 

  • Melbourne Burwood 

This is the main campus of Deakin University, located in Burwood, a large suburb close to the centre of Melbourne’s eastern transport hub. The campus is easily accessible by public transportation and offers a friendly and welcoming environment with a variety of amenities and facilities. 

  • Geelong Waurn Ponds 

This campus is located in a rural area near the beach, about 1 hour and 10 minutes’ drive from Melbourne. It is known for its first-class amenities and is home to faculties of nursing, medicine, engineering, science, IT, sports, and arts.

  • Geelong Waterfront  

This campus is located in the heart of Geelong’s business district on Corio Bay. Its buildings reflects classic architecture and design, and the campus can be reached from Melbourne by car in just about 1 hour and 10 minutes. 

  • Warrnambool Campus 

This campus is located on the banks of the Hopkins River, it is about 3 hours and 35 minutes drive from Melbourne. Despite its relatively rural location, it offers modern amenities and cutting-edge research facilities. 


  • Arts and Education 
  • Business and Law 
  • Health 
  • Science, Engineering & Built Environment 

Deakin University is well-known for its modern facilities and specialised studios, developed through partnerships with industry, government, agencies, and professional associations to create courses developed by experts. Students can learn and practice from real situations and hands-on experiences. Upon graduation, job opportunities related to their studies are guaranteed. Highly skilled teachers and researchers are available on campus, and the excellent English language courses are suitable for international students from all over the world as they are flexible and can be adjusted at any time. Deakin University is highly ranked. 

Deakin University Rankings 

What courses are Deakin University famous for? 

  • Nursing 
  • Exercise & Sport Science 
  • Business 
  • Science 
  • Psychology 
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Biomedical Science 
  • Arts 
  • Psychological Science 
  • Criminology / Psychological Science 

Foundation Program courses 

These are courses designed to prepare international students for university study at Deakin by studying through Deakin College, an institute that is closely overseen by Deakin University. The program covers fundamental high school (Year 12) subjects to provide students with a solid academic foundation before embarking on their chosen degree, such as Business, Commerce, Design, Communication, Engineering, IT, Science, and Film, Television & Animation. 

Masters Qualifying Program (MQP) courses 

MQP courses are designed to quickly develop the necessary skills for success in the specific department that students wish to study at the master’s level. They are ideal for students with lower English language proficiency and who do not want to spend time building their English skills from the ground up. The MQP program combines English language instruction with academic coursework, and is taught jointly by Deakin University and the Deakin University’s English Language Institute (DUELI), both of which are housed in a dedicated building located in the Burwood campus in Melbourne. 

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