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Melbourne Courses – 2022 Trimester 2: Jul – Oct

If you have questions about the academics or courses available on this program, locate the Program Advisor to schedule an advising appointment or email them your questions directly.

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.


USAC's partnership with Deakin University provides you with a wide array of course options including the opportunity for qualified year-long students with junior standing or higher to participate in a credit-bearing internship as part of their full-time course load. You are required to enroll in the equivalency of at least 12 US credits per semester. Students on USAC's program enroll in regular Deakin University classes alongside their Australian peers. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by Deakin University.

Fields of Study

Architecture and the Built Environment

  • Architecture
  • Construction Management

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Language and Culture Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Media and Communication
  • Photography
  • Politics and Policy Studies
  • Public Relations
  • Sociology
  • Visual Arts


  • Accounting
  • Business Information Systems
  • Commercial Law
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Interactive Marketing
  • International Management
  • International Trade and Economic Policy
  • Property and Real Estate
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technology Management


  • Early childhood education
  • Primary teaching
  • Secondary teaching


  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Robotics


  • Environmental Management and Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Wildlife and Conservation Biology


  • Food and Nutrition
  • Health Sciences
  • Public Health and Health Promotion
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work

Information Technology

  • Computer Science
  • Game Development
  • Interactive Media Design
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Software Development


  • Commercial Law
  • Law

Nursing and Midwifery

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery


  • Clinical Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology


  • Biological Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Forensic Science
  • Freshwater biology
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Zoology


  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Sport Development
  • Sport Management

Streamlined Trimester Packages

Deakin is now offering trimester packages made up of units that are pre-selected by faculty based on their strength and appeal to international students. As they are already pre-approved they also ensure a speedier admissions process since they don’t require pre-requisites. Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, Digital Communications, Creative Writing and Literary Texts, Global Business, Sport Science, and Australiana are just some of the exciting packages offered.


Qualified year-long students may apply to take part in Deakin University's internship program. Deakin works closely with students to make their experiences valuable and ensure that placements are beneficial for all parties. Internship courses are offered through the Faculty of Business and Law, and through the Faculty of Arts and Education in the areas of journalism, public relations, communication and creative arts, history, and sociology. Internships are structured, credit-bearing placements that would be one of the four courses taken in a given trimester. Students are required to research and locate their own host organization for the internship with guidance provided by Deakin.

Course Descriptions

To obtain course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. Please contact the USAC Advising department if you have difficulty finding the information.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Trimester 2 (Jul-Oct 2023): Open
    • Deadline: March 15, 2023
  • January 2024: Open
    • Deadline: Nov. 1, 2023
  • Trimester 1 (Feb-Jun 2024): Open
    • Deadline: Oct. 1, 2023


Minimum GPA: 2.6

Minimum class standing:

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

Semester: 40 students

January: 25 students



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