Deakin University

Deakin University

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About Deakin University

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Deakin University (Deakin)
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Deakin University
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Deakin University is a public university located in Victoria. Founded in 1974, the university was named after Alfred Deakin, the second Prime Minister of Australia.

Its main campuses are in Melbourne's Burwood suburb, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront and Warrnambool. Deakin also has learning centres in Dandenong and Werribee, all in the state of Victoria.

Deakin University is ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world, and is among the top 50 young universities in the world.

Deakin is a global leader ranked in the top 1% in a number of study areas, including Accounting and Finance, Architecture, Business and Management studies, Education, Communication and Media studies, Nursing, Medicine and law. Deakin is also ranked 3rd in the world for sport science and 8th in the world for postgraduate sports management and is among fewer than 5% of Business Schools worldwide with Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation.

Plus, Deakin students have reported the highest level of overall student satisfaction among universities in the Australian state of Victoria for 10 years in a row.

The University is divided into four faculties:

Arts and Education,

Business and Law,

Health and

Science, Engineering and Built Environment.

Within the Faculty of Arts and Education the three schools cover Education, Social sciences, Humanities, Communication, Creative arts and the Institute of Koorie Education.

The Faculty of Health has the School of Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Exercise and Nutrition sciences, Psychology, and Health and Social Development.

The Faculty of Business and Law has the Business School and School of Law.

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment encompasses Architecture, Information Technology, Engineering, and Life & Environmental sciences.


#283 in the World, QS World University Rankings 2022

#201-300 in the World, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021

#251-300 in the World, THE Times Higher Education World Rankings 2022

#26 in the World, QS Top 50 under 50 2021

Rankings by Subject

QS World University Rankings 2021

No 10 in Australia and 93rd in the World for Accounting and Finance

No 13 in Australia and 101-150th in the World for Architecture & Built Environment

No 13 in Australia and 218th in the World for Arts and Humanities

No 9 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Business and Management

No 12 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Communications & Media Studies

No 12 in Australia and 201-250th in the World for Computer Science and Information Systems

No 8 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Economics

No 5 in Australia and 31st in the World for Education & Training

No 16 in Australia and 251-300th in the World for Electrical & Electronic Engineering

No 14 in Australia and 251-300th in the World for Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering

No 15 in Australia and 247th in the World for Engineering & Technology

No 19 in Australia and 251-300th in the World for Environmental Sciences

No 10 in Australia and 230th in the World for Life Sciences & Medicine

No 10 in Australia and 201-250th in the World for Medicine

No 7 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Modern Languages

No 5 in Australia and 30th in the World for Nursing

No 5 in Australia and 101-150th in the World for Philosophy

No 7 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Politics

No 11 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Psychology

No 9 in Australia and 181st in the World for Social Policy & Administration

No 8 in Australia and 101-150th in the World for Sociology

No 3 in Australia and 6th in the World for Sports Related Subjects


Melbourne Burwood Campus

The University's largest campus is in Burwood, about 45 minutes by tram from the Melbourne CBD. The campus has over 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students on campus.

Geelong Waterfront Campus

The Geelong Waterfront Campus is Deakin's newest campus, located on Corio Bay, in the central business district of Geelong.

More than 5,000 students are based at the Geelong Waterfront Campus, which hosts the schools of Architecture and Built Environment, Health and Social Development, Psychology, Nursing and Midwifery, and the Faculty of Business and Law.

Waurn Ponds Campus

The original campus of Deakin University is located in the regional city of Geelong in the suburb of Waurn Ponds, 72 kilometres south west of Melbourne. It has a student population of more than 8,000.

The campus is home to the Geelong Technology Precinct, which provides research and development capabilities and opportunities for university/ industry partnerships and new enterprises in the region. The Elite Sports Precinct is used as an alternate training facility by the Geelong Football Club.

The Waurn Ponds Deakin Residence houses 800 students in shared dorms, units, town houses and studio apartments.

Warrnambool Campus

The Warrnambool Campus  is situated on the banks of the Hopkins River in the coastal city of Warrnambool, close to local surf beaches and popular tourist attractions in close proximity to the Great Ocean Road and The Twelve Apostles. The 94-hectare (230-acre) site is approximately 5 kilometres from the Warrnambool CBD, with bus services from Melbourne and Geelong.

The on campus student population is more than 500 studying programs in Arts, Business, Education, Environment, Health sciences, Law, Management, Marine biology, Nursing and Psychology.

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