Melbourne Burwood

Open Day

27 Aug 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Welcome to Melbourne Burwood

Just a short tram ride away from the world’s most liveable city, Deakin Burwood is a bustling hub of activity and home to more than 23,000 students. Its ultramodern facilities include an art gallery, professional motion capture lab, dance, drama and television studios, food and nutrition labs and IT gaming facilities.

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RSVP for Deakin Open Day for your chance to win one of two JB Hi-Fi, MYER, The Iconic and Rebel Sport gift cards valued at $250*.

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Experience Powerslide

Part rugby, part human cannonball, part fun park ride, Powerslide challenges players to combine movement with strategy to beat the opposing team in fast and furious 10-minute games. You will need cunning, guile and advanced anticipatory powers, as well a willingness to leap into the unknown!

Running all Open Day at Deakin University, Northern Oval. Add this to your day planner below so you don't miss it!

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Filter the list of information sessions below and 'ADD' the ones you're interested in to your Open Day planner.

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Will be running every 30 mins from 9.30am from Building X, Lecture Theatre (near the Library).
  1. Communication showcase – see the work of our talented journalism and public relations students

    Building P, Newsroom, P3.03 and Building P, Creative Media Lab P3.04

    See the work of our talented journalism and public relations students.

    All Day Event
  2. Creative arts tours

    Building P, Foyer (level 1)

    Tour Deakin's creative and performing arts facilities, including the television studio, editing labs, dance studio, performance spaces and photography darkrooms.

    All Day Event
  3. Deakin Camera Obscura

    Building P, Level 1 (outside)

    A pre-photographic technology that led to the invention of the camera. A large dark enclosure in which images from the outside world appear before your eyes. Subject to weather conditions.

    All Day Event
  4. Design studio

    Building P, Room P3.14, Design studio

    Visit our studio to see student work and chat to current students. Talks also conducted in this space at 10:30am and 14:30pm.

    All Day Event
  5. Drama installation

    Building P, Room P1.19

    Explore the work of our talented drama students to gain an insight of drama at Deakin.

    All Day Event
  6. Education and teaching - postgraduate study options

    Building E, level 2

    Already a teacher, education professional, graduate of a non-teaching-related award or just interested in postgraduate study options in teaching? Come and chat to us.

    All Day Event
  7. Film and television studio

    Building P, Room P1.21, Film and Television studio

    Join in crewing the TV studio or be part of the live audience. Activities run all day with special guest appearances and surprises.

    Activities run all day All Day Event
  8. Graduate Employment Hub – meet students, graduates, staff and employers

    Graduate Employment Hub, opposite building P

    Come along to the Graduate Employment Hub to meet our graduates, current students, staff and employers. Enjoy a coffee while chatting about the Deakin learning experience and career opportunities and learn about the graduate employment services available to Deakin students.  

    All Day Event
  9. Institute for Frontier Materials

    Building HJ

    Researchers at IFM's Burwood laboratory aim to develop new energy technologies through the creation of new electroactive materials.

    All Day Event
  10. Law

    Building I, Room I2.07, Lecture Theatre 1A

    Learn more about Deakin Law School’s recognised Law degree: one of the few law degrees in Australia with innovative practising law clinics.

    9:00AM → 9:30AM

    Multiple sessions a day
  11. Maggot art

    Building M, Room M3.109, Physiology laboratory

    See creative paintings by maggots! Learn how maggots are being used to research the relationship between blowflies, maggots and bacteria, while watching them produce cool artwork.

    All Day Event
  12. Nursing and midwifery clinical simulation centre

    Building W, Level 2

    Visit our clinical simulation centre and discover how you can move into a fulfilling career in nursing and/or midwifery.

    Open for viewing All Day Event
  13. Retail management

    Building HE, Room HE1.014

    An exciting and dynamic new area of study in our management degree. Learn about brand management, merchandising, supply chain management, services marketing and more, while you gain knowledge of contemporary practices of retail management in close collaboration with industry.

    Runs on the hour All Day Event
  14. Science display

    Building M, Room M3.109, Physiology laboratory

    Come and see an interactive display highlighting the life science disciplines offered at Deakin.

    All Day Event
  15. Student exhibition

    Building B, Room B1.70, Phoenix Gallery

    Enjoy displays of student work from visual communication design, visual arts, photography, animation and more in our impressive gallery space.

    All Day Event
  16. Visual arts gallery

    Building HD, Room HD2.006, Richard Searby Room, Visual arts studio

    Visit Deakin's new visual arts studio to see the amazing work of our visual arts students.

    All Day Event
  17. Visual arts studio

    Building P, Room P2.02, Visual arts studio

    Visit our visual arts studio to see the amazing work of our visual arts students.

    All Day Event
  18. Arts – see where it can take you

    Building B, Room B3.07, Lecture Theatre 5

    Arts – still exploring your options? Learn about Deakin's Bachelor of Arts and the amazing choices on offer.

    9:30AM → 10:00AM

    Multiple sessions a day
  19. Commerce

    Building LB, Room LB2.207

    Internationally recognised and EPAS accredited gain a foundation in commerce and professional expertise in a range of areas: Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Management, HRM, Financial Planning and Info Systems.

    9:30AM → 10:30AM

    Multiple sessions a day
  20. Deakin Abroad – where do you want to go?

    Building HE, Room HE1.014

    Study overseas and gain credit towards your degree, without extending your time at Deakin. Experience new cultures, become a global citizen and gain that competitive edge.

    9:30AM → 10:00AM

    Multiple sessions a day
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The fun stuff

Come to Open Day for information on courses, stay for the really fun stuff. Check out some of the events happening around campus to get the full Deakin experience.

Wayfinding App

Deakin Campus Compass

Need help getting around Melbourne Burwood Campus at Open Day? Our handy new wayfinding app is designed to help you locate rooms and services at Deakin and get you there quicker than you can say "Deakin Campus Compass".

Getting to Burwood Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus is located in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. By car it’ll take you 30 minutes from the CBD but you can also jump on the No.75 tram – which departs regularly from the corner of La Trobe and Spencer Streets – for a 45-minute trip to the campus.

It’s also serviced by frequent buses, has several bike tracks nearby and is close to Box Hill and Burwood train stations. Need some help with directions? Campus Compass can get you there.


Spend a night in our state-of-the-art student accommodation - Waratah Place at a great discounted rate of just $50 per person. You’ll get to experience campus life in Melbourne, and won’t miss any of the Burwood Open Day action.


  • Discounted rate available on Saturday 26 August 2017
  • Rate of $50 per person, per night available to groups of up to 6 guests per booking

Places are limited and subject to availability.

To find out more and book phone (03) 92517671 or email

Graduate Employment in the 21st century

Join us to hear how a student just starting their degree should prepare for graduate employment and a career. This presentation is designed to help prospective students and parents navigate graduate employment in the 21st century.

Graduate Employment Hub, opposite building P. 

Sessions running from 10:30AM-11:00AM and 12:30PM -1:00PM. 


  1. Why do I need to go to Open Day?

    Well, choosing a university can sometimes be tricky but Deakin Open Day gives you a glimpse into what it’s like to be a student. Plus, there’s heaps of fun stuff, free entertainment and great food between the information sessions.

  2. How do I get the most out of Open Day?

    Talk to us! Our staff and students are able to advise you on courses, how to apply, what extra entry requirements you might need. We'll also give you lowdown on university life while you roam around and get a feel for the campus.

  3. How do I find the right people to speak to?

    Don't worry, they're easy to find. The General Information Stand, and the Career and Course Information Centre, are your first stops. That’s where you’ll find all the information you need on courses, including postgraduate studies. If you need an Auslan interpreter this is also the place to ask.

  4. What questions should I ask?

    Think about what you’re interested in and if you want to study full time, part time, on campus or online. Then ask us how that translates into a course, what the entry requirements are or how it can lead to a career. If you need some help thinking about your options, then you can kickstart your course and career exploration with our new Explore App.

  5. How do I get to a Deakin campus?

    Check out the full range of transport options for getting to each Deakin campus.

  6. When are Deakin's Open Days?
  7. How do I find my way around the campus?

    Our new wayfinding app – which you can download now – will help you navigate through our campuses. And if you still get lost, don't worry! One of our friendly student ambassadors will point you in the right direction.

  8. How do I know what to go and see?

    Take a look at our extensive Open Day Planner and save the sessions that interest you to your personal Open Day Plan. This means you’ll have a plan for your day and won’t miss anything important. And if you need more help, we'll have all the answers at the Course and Career Information Centre.

  9. I'm thinking about changing my preferences and want to see what Deakin courses I can get into - what should I do?

    We have a helpful ATAR calculator that can show you which courses your ATAR can get you in to. For more information on changing preferences go to Find a course by ATAR.