Australian Partners


Deakin University


At Deakin University, we are focused on solving urgent local and global challenges and making a positive and lasting impact for a better future.

Home to 14 dedicated research institutes and Strategic Research and Innovation Centres, Deakin is in the top 1% of universities worldwide for global research impact, with 100% of our research rated at or above world standard.

Our research capabilities span five interconnected strategic impact themes:
• Advancing society and culture
• Building safe and secure communities
• Designing smarter technologies
• Enabling a sustainable world
• Improving health and wellbeing

With a proud history of translating research discoveries into tangible outcomes, our innovation pathways create new products, policies, services and ideas that are changing lives.

Deakin’s Future Economy Precinct provides an important link between technological innovation and commercial outcomes, supporting our world-class research capabilities across disciplines with specialised equipment, co-located industry partners and industrial-scale infrastructure. We are Australia’s #1 university for equity held in start-up and spin-out companies.

Deakin researchers have strong local partnerships with universities, businesses, and government in the regions where we operate. With over 500 active partnerships across more than 60 countries, we empower communities worldwide to realise their ideas and provide transformational innovations for global impact.

Conditions for PhD enrolment

Applicants must have completed a research project in a related area including a thesis which is equivalent to at least 25% of a year’s full-time study at Level 8 or 9 of the Australian Qualifications Framework with achievement of a grade for the project equivalent to a Deakin grade of 80% or equivalent. OR Master’s Degree (Research) in a related area. They should also meet the English Language Entrance requirement of IELTS 6.5 with no band below 6 – for entrance into an Engineering Degree.

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