Deakin University, Australia 

Open to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students

Deakin.jpg Deakin is one of Australia’s largest universities, yet the campuses have a strong community feeling and provide a supportive study environment. You’ll discover that it is easy to find your way around, make friends and get involved in campus activities. 

The university has four campuses throughout the state of Victoria. One in Burwood, Melbourne, two in Geelong and another in Warrnambool. Which campus you attend will depend on the courses you choose to take. Deakin provides an optional Buddy Programme, pairing new incoming exchange students with a current Deakin student to help new students settle in and find their way around. 

Student Testimonials

You can read what other Massey students have written about going on exchange to Deakin.

Credit System

Most courses at Deakin University are worth 1 credit. A 1 credit course at Deakin is the equivalent of a 15 credit course at Massey. Exchange students must take 4 credits per semester.

Course Codes

The course code system at Deakin is similar to that of Massey. Level one is first year, level two is second year, and so on. The first number indicates the level e.g. ACD 101

Academic Calendar

At Deakin, trimester one begins in February/March, and trimester two begins in July.


Deakin runs a service which offers you the chance to secure guaranteed accommodation before arrival. This pre-arrival placement service is only available to Exchange students and allocates accommodation in your choice of on-campus university residences or private off-campus accommodation. This service is only available if your accommodation application is received before the deadline.


Courses are called units at Deakin.  Popular subjects include Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Exercise Science, Fundamental Sciences, Graphic Design, Health Studies, Information Technology, Interactive Media, Photography, Psychology, Sport Management, and Sport Science.

Deakin offers internship units in the third year, which can be wonderful opportunities to get hands-on, real-life experience in your field.  Please note that these internship units are available only for students going on exchange for two semesters.

Deakin also offers a unit that enables students to gain academic credit by volunteering in the local community.  Students source their own placement, with some opportunities advertised on the University's JobShop website.  More information about the Community Based Volunteering unit may be found at this webpage.  If you are interested in taking this unit, remember to check with your Massey College about whether this unit is suitable for credit towards your Massey degree programme.

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