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Deakin University

Established:  1974

Location:  Four campuses in Burwood (Melbourne), Geelong, Warrnambool and Waurn Ponds

Student population:  60,000

CRICOS:  00113B

TEQSA:  PRV12124

Over 60,000 students from Australia and around the world choose Deakin for progressive, real-world learning that leads to career success. An internationally recognised university, we’ve supported over 300,000 students on their journeys to great things. If you want to connect with brilliant minds, learn by doing in world-class facilities and take the right step towards your ultimate career, you’ll thrive at Deakin.

Everything you need to know

World-class facilities


Get hands-on in Deakin’s future-focused facilities. From our A$55 million-dollar engineering facility, to clinical simulation centres and an Elite Sports Precinct, you’ll have access to world-class facilities that supercharge research and real-world learning.

Real world learning


Every degree at Deakin features practical learning that allows you to apply your skills in real-world contexts. By working on industry-relevant projects using the same tools professionals use, you’ll be better prepared for your future career.


Award-winning careers and employment service


Beyond work experience, our unique DeakinTALENT service assists students to enhance their career planning, marketability and employment outcomes. DeakinTALENT directly connects the University’s students and graduates with employers and offers opportunities and tools to build your experience and prepare you for your graduate job search. DeakinTALENT has been voted the most popular careers service in Australia for several years in a row by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers.

DeakinTALENT programmes and services available to students and graduates include career coaching, career education within the curriculum, career success workshops, cohort-based talent development programmes, career resources, employer events and the Jobs And Internships board. DeakinTALENT is available for Deakin graduates to access for life.

Campuses in great locations


Our main campus is in Melbourne, the most liveable city in Australia according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index 2023. Melbourne is a city built for exploring. Coffee shops and galleries, music and amazing food can be found down every lane and alley. There is always something happening here, from cultural festivals and arts performances to local and major sporting events. Our Melbourne campus is located in leafy Burwood, adjacent to the vibrant, multicultural hub of Box Hill, about 20 minutes by tram from Melbourne’s CBD.

We have two campuses in Geelong, an hour’s drive or train from Melbourne. Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city, with great cafes, nightlife, galleries, music and easy access to surf beaches along the world-famous Great Ocean Road. These two campuses both have great outdoor areas for students as well as state of the art facilities.

At the western end of the Great Ocean Road is our Warrnambool campus, offering students the same high standard of education and facilities, while living within a friendly regional Australian community in a spectacular coastal setting.


What can you study at Deakin?


  • Medicine and health
  • Sport science and management
  • Law
  • Education
  • Communication and
    creative arts
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Environmental science
  • Business and management
  • Engineering
  • International studies
  • Humanities

Deakin is also home to world-class research institutes, including:

  • The Institute for Frontier Materials
  • The Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition
  • Alfred Deakin Institute
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A2I2)
  • Institute for Health Transformation
  • Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation
  • Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation
  • Centre for Sport Research

Subject focus: Sport at Deakin


Deakin is home to the world’s #1 sport science school* and Australia’s longest running sport management course. By studying sport with us you’ll graduate with a purpose, not just a degree. Hit the ground running, whichever career path you choose.

Our sport courses allow you to specialise in a range of areas from sport management, coaching and development through to applied sport science and clinical exercise physiology. Our cutting-edge courses are elite athlete friendly and your qualification will be highly regarded by future employers.

Our Elite Sports Precinct features an MCG-sized AFL oval and eight-lane IAAF accredited 400m athletics track. Our Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Building has some of Australia’s most advanced sports and exercise facilities.

Careers in sport are exciting, diverse and ever increasing. Deakin offers you the opportunity to gain a world-class qualification in a country that’s globally renowned for high achievement in sport. You’ll get hands-on learning with our prestigious sporting institution partners across AFL, netball, basketball, cricket, football, swimming and tennis.

Degrees in sport


Deakin offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across Sport, Sport Management, and Health Sciences and Teaching including:

  • Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Bachelor of Health and Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Nutrition Science
  • Bachelor of Sport Development
  • Master of Applied Sport Science
  • Master of Business (Sport Management)
  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Master of Human Nutrition
  • Master of Nutrition and Population Health

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*Deakin’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is #1 in the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2022.