Experience Deakin online learning

Ongoing and expert
support

Studying online doesn't mean studying alone. An experienced student success coach will connect with you online regularly. They'll provide ongoing support to ensure your personal and professional development.

Personalised learning
platform

DeakinSync is your personalised study hub, tailored to your course and individual learning needs. Manage everything from your enrolment and course material to email, timetable, classes and career plan.

We're digital
pioneers

Deakin has provided quality off-campus and distance learning since 1974. As the first university in the world to embrace IBM Watson, we're continually guiding the future of digital education by leading in technological innovation.

Follow your calling

Be inspired by these students

Same degree,
different classroom

THE FULL UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE IS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

There are no barriers between our on-campus and online learning environments. In Deakin’s Cloud Campus, you’ll be taught by the same academics as on campus students.

Online students are also encouraged to come and use campus facilities – including our libraries, printers and fast Wi-Fi, across all four physical campuses.

AN EVOLUTION OF PASSION AND KNOWLEDGE

Deakin has provided quality off-campus learning since 1974. Now in a digital economy we’ve utilised this vast experience to develop and fine tune our digital learning tools and the overall online experience.

Online courses that work around you

LIFE’S BUSY

Studying via Deakin’s Cloud Campus lets you learn material in your own time. Everything is in the cloud whenever and from wherever you need it. Watch lectures from your tablet while you’re on-the-go, login and contribute to discussions in the forums – online learning adapts to your lifestyle.

AND LIFE CHANGES

What suits you now may not be the same in six months, that’s why our courses allow you to switch between full-time and part-time study. You can apply to move between campus study and online study as your circumstances change.

"The staff are dedicated and responsive to individual needs. Many students in my course are from afar, so being 'local' is not really necessary."

MARGARET ADAMS
Master of Social Work student

Adaptable tools for online learning

DeakinSync is your personalised dashboard that keeps you connected to Deakin and in control of your learning. Access units, email, a synced calendar and more.

Your classroom in the cloud is where you'll watch lectures, submit assessments and participate in discussions.

Your meeting room in the cloud is where you'll work together in real time with students and staff, including sharing videos and delivering presentations.

Lectures and presentations are available to download and stream whenever it suits you. Subscribe and use bookmarks to help keep track of learning materials.

Optional weekend classes are held for several courses once each trimester, giving you an opportunity to chat with your peers and academic staff in person.

Deakin's Cloud Campus

160+

Cloud Campus courses

1/4

Deakin students study wholly online

Faculty of Business and Law

Choose Australia's best online MBA

Deakin's online MBA has been ranked among the top 25 in the world and the best in Australia - by prestigious rankings organisation QS. 'You can study with us online and have the same quality learning experience as those who study with us face to face. It’s great to have our strategic priority in online learning recognised by QS.' Dr Colin Higgins, Director, MBA Program, Deakin University.

What do I graduate with?

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE

Specific knowledge and capabilities associated with your degree is crucial for you to have a firm foundation in your future chosen profession

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

The ability to use oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

DIGITAL LITERACY

Digital literacy underpins teaching and research, regardless of discipline. It is an essentioal graduate skill for effective participation in employment and all aspects of life.

CRITICAL THINKING

A skill needed for every career, critical thinking requires analysis and evaluation of information to validate a conclusion.

PROBLEM SOLVING

Strategic problem solving is a highly valued attribute for prospective employers in a diverse and changing world.

SELF-MANAGEMENT

Self-management encompasses complex skills and understandings that develop individual competence towards self-guidance, training, opportunity and experience

TEAMWORK

Teamwork is essential for lifelong learning and problem solving to develop shared understandings and bring together diverse talents and disciplines.

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

Global citizenship describes a way of thinking, acting, relating and responding to socio-cultural elements.