About us

Our engineering, science, information technology and business programs are internationally recognised for producing graduates who are equipped with relevant, up-to-date skills that ensure they are industry-ready by the time they commence employment.

Some of our programs provide you with a choice of a broad-based qualifications with a range of study areas, while others have a more focused specialisation. Many of our programs include workplace-learning opportunities so that you have the opportunity to apply your learning in real-world situations. With programs offered on campus at Ballarat, Gippsland and Berwick, as well as via online learning, we will have a program to suit your career goals.

Our staff and postgraduate students conduct significant research that contributes to knowledge locally, nationally and internationally, while also acknowledging and reflecting our rural/regional locations.

We also deliver contemporary business and IT programs to meet the needs of industry now and in the future. E.g., Federation University partnerships with organisations such as IBM® set our graduates up for success in the real world. Our new business undergraduate and IT postgraduate programs on cognitive enterprise have been co-designed with IBM® and students will have the opportunity to gain IBM® digital badges (certifications) in Blockchain and AI.

The institute offers a wide range of programs including bachelor, graduate certificate, graduate diplomas, masters (research or coursework) and PhD programs.

Science specialisations include:

  • Biomedical science
  • Brewing
  • Environmental and conservation sciences
  • Food and nutritional sciences
  • Geoscience
  • Mathematical science
  • Veterinary and wildlife sciences

Engineering specialisations include:

  • Civil
  • Electrical and renewable energy
  • Engineering project management
  • Mechanical
  • Mining
  • Maintenance and reliability engineering
  • Mechatronics

IT specialisations include:

  • Business information systems
  • Cognitive enterprise
  • Data analytics
  • Networking and security
  • Software development
  • Professional practice
  • Enterprise systems
  • Software engineering

Business programs include:

  • Cognative enterprise
  • Banking and finance
  • Management
  • Marketing