Snapshot of Deakin – Waurn Ponds Campus
- The Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is home to the Geelong Technology Precinct. The precinct focuses on Deakin’s core research capabilities in materials, biotechnology, chemistry, and environmental engineering, along with regional strengths in manufacturing and agri-processing.
- The Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is also home to the brand new CADET building – the Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training. The $55 million state-of-the-art facility houses some of the most advanced and future-focused simulation and visualisation systems, purpose-built interactive laboratories and learning environments in the country.
- 2015 saw the first intake of students to the new 4-year Medical Imaging course offered at the Waurn Ponds Campus – Medical Imaging. The department is a fully equipped x-ray department, and students have access to adult-sized human models designed to be x-rayed and reflect human-like responses to x-rays.
- Deakin University’s Faculty of Health offers Australia’s first accelerated optometry course. Offered as a combined course, the Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry – Optometry. Students have access to a dedicated simulated optometry store for simulated exercises. Deakin Optometry is housed in the Regional Community Health Hub (REACH) building.
- Deakin’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences – Exercise & Sport Science – is also in the REACH building. Again, exercise & sport science students have access to state-of-the-art equipment. Of note is the added fact that Deakin’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is ranked the number one sport science school in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
- The School of Medicine – School of Medicine – is another state-of-the-art facility at the Deakin Waurn Ponds Campus. It opened in 2008 and offers a 4-year graduate medical degree, with 2 years of pre-clinical education at the University campus in Waurn Ponds, and then 2 years’ clinical education and experience in one of its clinical schools – hospitals as far-flung as Ballarat to Box Hill.