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Deakin university-australia-newsletter-october-2012

  1. 1. DEAKIN REPRESENTATIVES’ NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2012 Melbourne I Geelong I Warrnambool I Off campusBUSINESS ANALYTICS SPECIALISATION OPTION SOONDeakin University’s School of Information proliferation of mobile devices. IBM estimatesSystems has partnered with IBM to launch 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created everyAustralia’s first Centre for Excellence in Business day from a variety of sources including posts toAnalytics. The new collaboration is part of an Facebook and Twitter, digital pictures and videos,ongoing effort to expand and strengthen student purchase transaction records, and cell phoneskills and understanding of big data and analytics GPS signals, to name a few. With the creationto meet the growing demand for highly skilled of this amount of data, it is essential the nextanalytics workers. generation of business and marketing leaders possess strong analytics skills to garner insights‘We anticipate students in the Master of from the flood of information, in this increasinglyCommerce and MBA courses will be able to complex business environment. Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane den Hollander andspecialise in Business Analytics and students Business Unit Executive, IBM Business Analytics,from all degrees across Deakin will have the IBM is providing Deakin access to curriculum Australia and New Zealand, Mike McKee, sign the MoU to establish Australia’s first Centre foropportunity to take elective offerings in Business materials, project-focused case studies, and IBM Excellence in Business Analytics.Analytics. Deakin’s collaboration with IBM is a thought leaders as guest speakers to give studentsstep forward in terms of fostering these skills hands-on experience with big data. Deakin joins Yale School of Management, thewith the next generation of students,’ said Head The new centre will be based at the Melbourne Telfer Business School in Ottawa and Nanyangof School of Information Systems Professor Burwood Campus on Elgar Road and will act as a Polytechnic University in Singapore as the fourthDineli Mather. springboard for the University’s plans to deliver university globally, to establish an academicBusinesses today have to cope with massive a suite of postgraduate programs in Business alliance and a Centre of Excellence.amounts of data that are being generated daily Analytics, as well as showcasing IBM’s businessdue to social networking sites and through the analytics technology solutions.DEAKIN HELPS YOU ACHIEVE A BALANCE IN LIFE experience, have a social life, enjoy Melbourne and ‘I often catch up with friends for traditional Italian learn skills they can use anywhere in the world. food on Lygon Street. Some of the best Italian food Deakin encourages students to have a balanced is in Melbourne!’ life!’ Elfleda says. Passion is what attracts Elfleda to the Italian ‘The new “Worldly” Deakin branding highlights that. culture and she hopes to show that to her future I think Deakin is very student-focused compared employers. ‘I would like to work in the advertising to other universities and being able to pick units industry where I can get to be creative and be from a range of subjects really helps your resume. constantly challenged,’ Elfleda says. Elfleda Yuen (front right) You can study photography, arts, business and other Media and Communications student practical skills in addition to your majors,’ Elfleda says. Deakin’s study abroad and exchange programs give students more opportunities to travel. ‘I’d like to seeElfleda Yuen stepped off a plane into Australia for Elfleda and her parents originally chose Deakin Italy again but I have started learning Mandarinthe first time almost three years ago and has been because two relatives live in Melbourne and Deakin which will improve my job opportunities further.’pleasantly surprised at, not only her studies, but offered all the subjects she wanted to study. ‘I absolutely love Melbourne. Its food, gardens, art, ‘Although I am learning a lot, I am also puttingher overall Australian experience. shopping and especially the ice-skating,’ she says. things into practice. The way that Deakin teaches‘When I left Hong Kong, I didn’t know what and its overall set up – it really helps you achieveto expect. Deakin wants students to get work Elfleda has now finished exams for the year and that balance in life.’ is looking forward to another Australian summer.
  2. 2. ALUMNI AWARDED DESPITE LOSING OWN HOME ALUMNI SUBSIDY FOREach year, Deakin’s Alumni Community Awardsrecognise, acknowledge and promote prominent POSTGRADUATE STUDIESalumni around the world who have achievedoutstanding success in their communities, Deakin Alumni members, their spouse andprofessions or have provided outstanding service to children, and staff are eligible to receive athe University. 5 per cent reduction per unit on their enrolment fees on any postgraduate awardRecent graduate of Master of Teaching English to course at Deakin University. This loyaltySpeakers of Other Languages student, Muhammad discount offer is only available to applicantsAulia Hanan, was given the Deakin Young Alumni commencing a postgraduate award courseof the Year award in recognition of his outstanding and to subsequent units undertaken duringcontribution to education, the humanitarian effort Trimester 3, 2012 through to Trimester 2,and reconstruction of Aceh. 2013 inclusive. In order to be eligible for Muhammad Aulia Hanan this subsidy the graduate or staff memberAs an inspirational member of Deakin’s Aceh Alumni must be registered with Deakin’s CentralChapter, Mr Hanan is part of a team of graduates Alumni Office as a member of Deakin’swho are working as part of a partnership between sector of Aceh, where over 3000 educators lost Alumni Community.Deakin University and the Indonesian Government their lives in the help rebuild the tsunami-shattered Aceh For more information and application forms He has also been called upon by the local AcehProvince, by providing community development visit Government and World Vision International toprograms for teachers and students from provide strategic advice, guidance and leadershipdisadvantaged backgrounds. He was also actively within the local education system. As a result he hasinvolved in the establishment of the Deakin Aceh taken on the management of various planning andAlumni Chapter. financial resource acquisitions and quality controlSince completing his degree at Deakin and of capacity building projects.returning to his homeland, Mr Hanan has displayed Deakin congratulates Mr Hanan for his pastoutstanding leadership and dedication in the achievements and wishes the best for his futurerebuilding efforts (despite losing his own home the disaster), of the badly affected educational NEW COURSES ON OFFER COURSE DISCONTINUED TRIMESTER 1, 2013 A number of new courses are on offer for Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (H355) is no COMMENCEMENT international students from Trimester 1, 2013 longer being offered to international students. onwards: Students are encouraged to view AND ORIENTATION health/courses to explore other course options in PROGRAM Health: the field of health. • • H344 Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) TRANSLATED ACADEMIC Trimester 1, 2013 will commence on Arts: TRANSCRIPTS: UPDATE 25 February 2013 with the International • • A301 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Deakin International Admissions has made Enrolment and Orientation Program • • A351 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film & changes to what is and what is not acceptable scheduled on the day. Television) in processing student applications involving • • A352 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography) It is compulsory for all international translated academic transcripts and other • • A353 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Animation & students to attend this program as it is Motion Capture) supporting documents. a vital introduction to life as a Deakin • • A358 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film & Digital • • Course syllabus translated by either a notarised student and provides information that will Media) translator or the institution itself will be help you succeed during your time here. acceptable. Failure to attend the program may Science and Technology: • • Representatives undertaking translations result in cancellation of your (electronic) of academic transcripts must ensure that the • • S303 Bachelor of Information Technology Confirmation of Enrolment (COE/eCoE). translation is of a high standard. Poorly translated (Mobile & Apps Development) documents will be forwarded to International If you are unable to arrive by 25 February, • • S302 Bachelor of Engineering Science Managers who in turn will contact you directly. you must obtain permission for late However, if poor quality translations keep being enrolment by writing to Deakin University For more information and detailed course sent through, we will have to stop accepting International Admissions, giving reasons structure please see documents translated by representatives. for your late arrival. deakin/find-a-course. • • Translations undertaken by the applicants For more information, please visit deakin. themselves are not acceptable. coming-aus/registration. If you have queries or need more information about translation of academic transcripts, please contact your International Manager directly.
  3. 3. DEAKIN CONTINUES TO IMPRESSDeakin is renowned for excellent teaching and According to the 2012 QS Top University Deakin is ranked Number 11 in the world andinnovative course delivery. It has a student- Rankings (, Deakin Number 1 in Australia in Sports Managementfocussed culture with a well-deserved reputation achieved the following discipline rankings: courses by the Sport Business International’sfor being accessible, helpful and friendly. Postgraduate Sports Course guide 2012: •• Accounting and Finance: Top 51-100 in the world University has won global recognition •• Economics and Econometrics: Top 101-150 in marketing/sport-mgt/sport-ranking.pdfand is a world leader in a number of fields. the world •• Social Sciences: Top 101-150 in the world The Australian Government’s GraduateWe have won the prestigious Australian •• Sociology: Top 101-150 in the world Destination data shows that for the secondUniversity of the Year award twice for our •• Natural Sciences - Chemistry: Top 101-150 in year in a row Deakin graduates were the most the world.innovative use of technology in education and satisfied with their learning experience infor our partnerships with industry. We have won Victoria. Deakin University was ranked 78th by the Timesmany other awards and have been ranked highly Higher Education in its new ranking of theby various independent research, survey and The Deakin University English Language Institute world’s best universities under 50 years old:teaching and learning organisations. was ranked number one in Australia for student satisfaction. tsl/100under50/index.php#/0ACADEMICS WIN CITATIONS public relations classroom to the professional workplace.FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO • • Psychology: empowering self-reflective and FUNDING AWARDEDSTUDENT LEARNING independent learning; informing perspectival UNDER DEAKIN CRGS appreciations on ageing, and future counsellingSix Deakin staff have been awarded Citations for roles. Thirty-two research projects successfullyOutstanding Contributions to Student Learning by • • Exercise and nutrition sciences: leadership gained funding under the 2013 Deakinthe Australian Government’s Office for Learning that has made a sustained positive contribution to University Central Research Grantsand Teaching (OLT). Deakin’s results are excellent. the development of professional competencies and Scheme (CRGS). Funding awarded rangedThe Faculty of Health has had an outstanding advancing career outcomes for students in food and from A$11 000 to A$26 000, the totalyear with four of the six awards. These awards nutrition. funding awarded by Deakin Research wasrecognise quality teaching practices; this year To find out more about Deakin’s citation winners A$600 000.the prize value is of A$10 000. visit winning-teaching. The quality and calibre of applicationsThe citations recognised outstanding continue to increase and this year wascontributions to the following student learning DEAKIN WINS 14 NHMRC no exception as the field was extremely competitive. 112 applications werefields: AWARDS submitted giving the scheme an overall• • Psychology: sustained creation of motivating success rate of 28.5 per cent.and inspiring learning environments for over Deakin University has been awarded ten project1600 students in a compulsory, multi-modal grants, three fellowships and one equipment A list of all successful applicationssubject. grant under the National Health and Medical is available via• • Nursing and midwifery: commitment to a Research Council (NHMRC) funding scheme. The research/performance/current-year-teaching-evidence-practice nexus in specialist staff of the Centre for Exercise and Nutrition outcomes.and advanced nursing courses to develop clinical Sciences received six of the awards – an excellentexcellence and enhanced quality and safety of outcome for the Strategic Research Centre/healthcare. School.• • Humanities and social sciences: creatingchallenging learning environments that motivate Two staff members awarded the NHMRC Earlyand inspire History students to explore how the Career Fellowships were both recently awardedpast continues to shape the world in which we Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research For more information on the awards and• • Communication and creative arts: authentic the teams associated with the Project Grantteaching strategies that engage and prepare awards please visit to transition with confidence from the performance/current-year-outcomes. Provider Code: 00113B