Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology
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Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology (MIBT) now known as Deakin College is an Australian tertiary education provider. Deakin College has been in partnership with Deakin University since 1996. Since then, over 15,000 students have successfully transitioned from Deakin College to Deakin University.
The College offers courses in the areas of commerce, computing, engineering, health sciences, management, media and communication, and science. These courses are direct pathways to over 40 Bachelor degrees at Deakin University. All courses are conducted on Deakin University campuses at either the Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waterfront or Geelong Waurn Ponds campus. Intakes are available three times over a year (March, June and October).
Deakin College provides the Foundation Program which is equivalent to year 12, and university-level diplomas in commerce, computing, engineering, health sciences, management, media and communication, and science. The institute offers a pathway to Deakin University for students who do not meet the entry requirements for Deakin University's courses or as a bridge between previous studies and university. The Diploma courses consist of 8 units which are equivalent to the first year of the Deakin University undergraduate degree. This means that once you successfully complete the Diploma and met all requirements, you’ll move into second year of the relevant university degree at Deakin University (conditions apply). The Postgraduate Qualifying Program (Business and Law) offered from 2008 to international students is a non-award program designed to provide a pathway to Deakin University's master's programs in business.
History and philosophy
The institute was established in September 1996 on Deakin University's Toorak Campus. At the time it was recognised to provide access to post secondary education for both Australian and international students who did not qualify for direct entry into university, but who, in the right circumstances, have the capacity and motivation to complete a degree program. The Melbourne Institute also allows students to complete their studies more flexibly, for example if they wish to fast track (eight months) their course rather than do a regular university length course (12 months).
The Melbourne Institute is now established geographically at the Deakin Campus Burwood in Building la and the Geelong Campuses at Waurn Ponds in Building ka and waterfront in the Denny Laselles Building.
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