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Deakin University, Australia

Deakin University, Australia
Location: 
Geelong, Australia; Melbourne, Australia
Language of Instruction: 
English
Term: 
Fall
Spring
Academic Disciplines: 
Anthropology
Art
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Chinese
Dance
Design
East Asian Languages & Culture
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
English
Environmental Studies
Film & Media Studies
Health
History
Journalism
Linguistics
Math
Mechanical Engineering
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Theatre
Visual Art
Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Sport Management
Exercise Science
Education--Health & Physical Ed
Humanities
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Highlights: 
  • Study in Melbourne, Australia - one of the world's most liveable cities
  • No foreign language experience necessary
  • Several housing options, including apartments and dormitories
  • Petermann Scholarship available. See Further Reading below for more information.
Program Summary: 

KU students can study in Australia, the world's largest island and smallest continent. Whether you are interested in exploring the Outback, studying the life of koalas and kangaroos, or climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge, Australia has a number of opportunities for personal exploration and development.

Australia is geographically nearly the same size as the continental United States although its population is comparable to the State of Texas' population. Home to 22 million people, Australia boasts fantastic natural beauty. It has beautiful white beaches throughout most the country, numerous mountain ranges to the south and the red deserts of the Outback. Off the Queensland Coast, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system on Earth and stretches more than 1,600 miles. Students who study in Australia can also travel to New Zealand, throughout the Pacific Rim and in Southeast Asia, all of which offer opportunities to experience different cultures.

KU's study abroad programs in Australia offer high quality academics at top ranked universities. Programs are available to accommodate students with various academic backgrounds. Students can fulfill general education requirements, major courses and/or take junior/senior hours while studying abroad in Australia.

Location: 

Deakin University has three campuses: Melbourne (student population of 17,000), Geelong (student population of 6,000) and Warrnambool (student population of 1,250). Not only is Deakin rated as one of the top research universities, but has twice won the University of the Year Award. Deakin also offers academic internships in the areas of art, business, dance, film, graphic design history, journalism, policy studies, public relations, and theatre.

To learn more about Deakin University, view Deakin’s promotional brochure.

Deakin's three principal campuses reflect the full range of what Australia has to offer – from the busy multiculturalism of the metropolitan areas to the regional diversity of its coastal and bayside communities. Melbourne is Australia's second largest city with a population of 3.6 million. Not only is it the second largest city, but Melbourne is also Australia's cultural and sports capital. It was recently judged "the world's most livable city" by the London based Economist Intelligence Survey. The city of Geelong is Victoria's second-largest city with more than 220,000 people. Geelong, set against the blue backdrop of Corio Bay, is located only one hour away from Melbourne and has many parks, gardens, eateries and attractions. The city of Warrnambool, with a population of 30,000, is the only city on the Shipwreck Coast. Local residents enjoy fishing, miles and miles of deserted surf beaches and the opportunity to see Southern Right Whales at home in the Southern Ocean. Warrnambool is 3 hours west of Melbourne.

Academic Information: 

Course offerings include: Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Dance, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Economics, Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical), English, Environmental Studies, Film & Media Studies, HSES, History, Mathematics, News & Information, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Strategic Communication, Theatre, Visual Art and Women's Studies.

Program dates for the Fall semester are generally late June to early October and mid-February to early June for the Spring semester. See date section above for specific dates for each academic term.

Deakin Course Equivalencies

Housing: 

On-campus accommodations are available at all three campuses but on-campus housing is competitive at the Melbourne campus. Most on-campus accommodations include single bedrooms and shared bathrooms with a shared kitchen and dining room. Furnished off-campus accommodations are available close to the Melbourne campus. Additional information is available at:
www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/international/study-abroad/accomodation/index.pho

Eligibility: 

Applicants must be at least a second semester sophomore by the beginning of the program with a cumulative GPA of 2.6.

Further Reading: 

Joe Petermann Study Abroad Australia Memorial Scholarship
Fund created for an out-of-state, male student in his 3rd or 4th year of study at KU.  The student must have expressed interest in other cultures and who will be studying abroad for a full semester in Australia.  Awards up to $1,700.  Interested students should complete the OSA Merit and Financial Need General Scholarship application to be considered for this scholarship.
 


Deakin Study Abroad Office

Deakin Accommodations

Deakin Academic Handbook

Australia Tourism Website

Add Course: 
Sport Organisation
MMS100
The Department of Sport Management has determined there is no HSES equivalent.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
No Equivalency
Management of Sport Performance
MMS202
Melbourne campus; This course counts as both HSES 440 (3 credits) AND HSES 598 (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Sport Facility and Event Management
MMS307
Melbourne campus; This course counts as both HSES 382 (3 credits) AND HSES 598 (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Sport Marketing
MMS308
Melbourne campus; This course counts as both HSES 486 (3 credits) AND HSES 598 (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Sport Leadership and Governance
MMS313
Melbourne campus; This course counts as both HSES 384 (3 credits) AND HSES 598 (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Planning for Sport Policy and Development
MMS314
Melbourne campus; This course counts as both HSES 487 (3 credits) AND HSES 598 (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Principles of Sport Coaching
HSE105
The Department of Sport Management has determined there is no HSES equivalent.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
No Equivalency
Issues in Sport Coaching
HSE305
The Department of Sport Management has determined there is no HSES equivalent.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
No Equivalency
Introduction to Politics
AIP 107
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Visions and Values in Politics
AIP 116
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
2
Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics
AIE 255
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Asylum Challanges in Australia and Asia
AIP 209
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Understanding Public Policy
AIP 230
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Europe's Political Transformation
AIP 243
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Environmental Politics
AIP 245
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Media and Politics: Campaign Strategies
AIP 247
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Democracy and Dissent
AIP 300
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Political Parties and Social Movements
AIP 301
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Principles of Exercise and Sport Science
HSE101
Melbourne campus and Geelong campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Sport in Society
MMS201
Melbourne campus and online
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Research Methods and Statistics
HSE104
Melbourne campus and Geelong campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Exercise Physiology
HSE201
Melbourne campus and Geelong campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Biomechanics
HSE202
Melbourne campus and Geelong campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Exercise Behaviour
HSE203
The Department of Exercise Science has determined that there is no HSES equivalent.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
No Equivalency
Motor Learning and Development
HSE204
The Department of Exercise Science has determined that there is no HSES equivalent.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
No Equivalency
Physical Activity Promotion and Evaluation
HSE212
Melbourne campus and Geelong campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health
HSE301
Melbourne campus, Geelong campus, and online
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Exercise Programming
HSE302
Melbourne campus, Geelong campus, and online
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Exercise Metabolism
HSE303
The Department of Exercise Science has determined that there is no HSES equivalent.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
No Equivalency
Physiology of Sport Performance
HSE304
Melbourne campus and Geelong campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise
HSE309
The Department of Exercise Science has determined that there is no HSES equivalent.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
No Equivalency
Exercise in Health and Disease
HSE320
Melbourne campus and Geelong campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Clinical and Sport Biomechanics
HSE323
The Department of Exercise Science has determined that there is no HSES equivalency.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
No Equivalency
Biochemical Metabolism
SLE222
Melbourne campus and Geelong campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology
HSN749
The Department of Exercise Science has determined that there is no HSES equivalency.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
No Equivalency
Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health
HSN101
Melbourne campus and Geelong campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Sports Nutrition: Theory and Practice
HSN307
Melbourne campus and online
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3

Announcements

Deadlines extended for selected Winter Break, Spring Break, and Spring semester-long study abroad programs! See below for full list of programs: 

Programs with Extended Deadlines (PDF)

 

Study Abroad Financial Advising
The Office of Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 pm and Thursday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 pm in room 203 Lippincott Hall.  For those that can not attend the weekly Info Sessions, we also offer individualized study abroad financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.

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9th among public universities in the country for high quality, low cost study abroad programs — U.S. News & World Report
Longest-running exchange program in Western Hemisphere (begun in 1958) between KU and University of Costa Rica
17th in the nation among public universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad — Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange
1,357 KU students participated in international study, internship, and research programs in 2011-12
Nearly 25 percent of KU undergraduate students participate in a study abroad program prior to graduation
KU students who study abroad graduate in four years at twice the rate of students who do not study abroad
More than 130 study abroad programs in 75 countries, with instruction in all disciplines and 20+ languages
Students can study abroad for an academic year, semester, summer, spring break, or winter break
Programs include international study, internships, service, and research opportunities
Students participating in semester, academic year, and select summer programs fulfill Goal 4.2 of the KU Core curriculum
Students can fulfill major, minor, certificate, elective, and KU Core curriculum requirements abroad
Programs are available for students in every major at KU
Financial aid is applicable to study abroad programs, and most KU scholarships and grants can be applied to study abroad
The Office of Study Abroad and many academic departments offer scholarships to qualified KU students
By studying abroad, students gain a global perspective on the world and strengthen their career opportunities
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