At a glance

We're well known as 'a university for the real world' because of our close links with industry and our relevant teaching and applied research. Industry representatives and professionals contribute to our course development, adding a practical perspective to theoretical education.

Our academic staff consult in industry and work on industry projects which often involve students. Staff and students have access to the latest teaching technology.

2014 statistics

Student enrolments
47,229
Full-time students
31,169
International students
7,982
Course completions
11,098
Staff
12,983 (individuals employed in the 2014-2015 financial year)
Alumni
13,354
Total university revenue
$907 million

Multi-year statistics

Data on our student and staff numbers, graduates, alumni, finances and research activity.

Students

Total students

Enrolments
201220132014
Total enrolments44,32745,57547,229
Commencing students 17,890 17,891 19,297
Continuing students 26,437 27,684 27,932
Attendance mode
201220132014
Full-time 29,377 30,384 31,169
Part-time 14,950 15,191 16,060
Course level
201220132014
Undergraduate 33,533 34,100 34,294
Postgraduate coursework 7,562 8,205 9,379
Research (higher degree research) 2,362 2,453 2,517
Non-award 870 817 1,039
Faculty
201220132014
QUT Business School 7,812 7,987 8,192
Creative Industries 5,370 5,369 5,540
Education 4,185 4,231 4,516
Health 9,534 9,691 9,714
Law 3,946 3,958 4,086
Science and Engineering 9,101 9,589 9,959
Interfaculty 3,890 4,254 4,637
QUT International College (QUTIC) 351 408 510
Other divisions 128 85 74
Previous faculties 10 3 1
Diversity
201220132014
Female students 24,248 24,812 25,600
Male students 20,079 20,763 21,629
Indigenous students 495 526 589
Domestic students 37,323 38,413 39,247
International students 7,004 7,162 7,982

International students

Enrolments
201220132014
Total international students7,0047,1627,982
Course level
201220132014
Undergraduate 4,142 4,122 4,036
Postgraduate coursework 1,982 2,149 2,636
Research (higher degree research) 772 808 854
Non-award 108 83 456
Faculty
201220132014
QUT Business School 2,526 2,628 2,933
Creative Industries 487 537 599
Education 324 220 195
Health 1,061 1,015 1,128
Law 288 262 246
Science and Engineering 1,847 1,976 2,223
Interfaculty 100 98 129
QUT International College (QUTIC) 350 406 510
Other divisions 21 20 19

Graduates

Completions

201220132014
Total completions10,41110,95211,098

Course level

201220132014
Undergraduate 6,789 6,981 6,834
Postgraduate coursework 3,297 3,597 3,883
Research (higher degree research) 325 374 381

Faculty

201220132014
QUT Business School 2,235 2,327 2,275
Creative Industries 1,239 1,245 1,257
Education 1,115 1,173 1,217
Health 2,296 2,450 2,366
Law 895 936 986
Science and Engineering 1,806 1,917 1,986
Interfaculty 542 526 592
QUT International College (QUTIC) 258 334 385
Other divisions 22 44 34
Previous faculties 3 - -

Diversity

201220132014
Female graduates 5,925 6,301 6,344
Male graduates 4,486 4,651 4,754
Indigenous graduates 57 73 78
Domestic graduates 7,798 8,231 8,450
International graduates 2,613 2,721 2,648

Alumni

Total alumni

201220132014
Total alumni12,03812,60513,354

Course level

201220132014
Undergraduate 6,186 6,145 6,419
Postgraduate coursework 3,328 3,465 4,012
Research (higher degree research) 300 329 278
Non-award 1,518 1,783 2,645

Diversity

201220132014
Female alumni 6,768 7,179 7,228
Male alumni 5,270 5,379 5,692
Domestic alumni 7,675 7,818 7,777
International alumni 4,363 4,787 4,863
Chapters 14 17 24

Staff

Total staff

201220132014
Total staff (full-time equivalent)4,349.54,534.04,700.4
Academic staff 1,935.9 2,021.4 2,107.2
Professional staff 2,413.6 2,512.6 2,593.2
Full-time or fractional full-time staff 3,505.2 3,632.8 3,751.5
Casual staff 844.3 901.2 948.9

Academic staff

201220132014
Total academic staff (full-time equivalent)1,935.92,021.42,107.2

Level of academic staff

201220132014
Professor 270.0 279.9 284.5
Associate Professor 140.9 144.8 173.0
Senior Lecturer 312.8 330.6 356.8
Lecturer 557.1 571.2 555.1
Associate Lecturer 655.1 695.0 737.7

Faculty of academic staff

201220132014
QUT Business School 238.0 243.4 242.8
Creative Industries 253.1 260.9 273.4
Education 146.9 132.0 129.6
Health 524.6 585.0 593.8
Law 133.3 126.6 134.1
Science and Engineering 491.5 532.3 567.6
Institutes 19.6 10.6 11.9
Divisions 83.1 93.5 111.6
Caboolture campus 18.4 11.4 13.2
Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities (CTCB) 27.4 25.7 29.1

Diversity of academic staff

201220132014
Female academic staff 944.8 976.1 1,019.4
Male academic staff 991.0 1,045.3 1,087.7
Australian citizen academic staff (estimated) 1,173.9 1,219.2 1,266.6
Overseas citizen academic staff (estimated) 762.0 802.2 840.6

Function of academic staff

201220132014
Teaching and research 942.7 995.4 1,011.8
Research only 295.4 310.7 338.6
Teaching-intensive 628.1 679.7 719.5
Other 69.7 35.6 37.2

Finance

Revenue

201220132014
Total revenue$872,850,000$889,366,000$907,008,000
Australian Government grants $531,921,000 $547,290,000 $569,907,000
Higher Education Contribution Scheme $23,488,000 $26,478,000 $23,208,000
Fees and charges $166,845,000 $176,924,000 $203,244,000
Investment revenue $19,976,000 $22,767,000 $17,357,000
Royalties, trademarks and licenses $414,000 $1,000 $759,000
Consultancy and contracts $58,055,000 $47,703,000 $49,003,000
Other revenue $50,592,000 $52,210,000 $41,654,000

Expenses

201220132014
Total expenses$772,482,000$833,062,000$873,121,000
Salary and wage expenses $453,786,000 $481,914,000 $518,595,000
Other expenses $318,696,000 $351,148,000 $354,526,000

Research

Income

201220132014
Total research income$86,071,504$92,574,960$91,474,123
Australian competitive grants $25,844,498 $32,725,237 $39,825,033
Other public sector research funding $23,068,048 $27,440,339 $22,511,409
Industry and other funding for research $29,365,648 $24,966,963 $22,395,593
Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) funding $7,793,311 $7,442,420 $6,742,089

Publications

201220132014
Weighted publications1,960.62,012.31,957.0
Books 61.3 105.0 51.9
Book chapters 140.4 146.0 153.8
Journal articles 1,206.5 1,275.5 1,321.2
Conference papers 552.5 485.8 430.0

Graduates

201220132014
Total research graduates325374381
PhD graduates 245 284 292
Masters by research graduates 80 90 89

Research student enrolments (higher degree research students)

201220132014
Total research student enrolments2,3622,4532,517
Domestic research students 1,590 1,645 1,663
International research students 772 808 854

Collection, analysis and reporting

We store, analyse, and distribute management information including:

  • Australian federal government student, staff, and research statistics
  • national and state comparative figures
  • course performance data
  • admissions (TAC) data
  • summary survey statistics, including graduate outcomes and other surveys of quality and experience.

Our statutory and internal management reporting is handled through the Reporting and Analysis department of our Division of Finance and Resource Planning. If you need more information, contact Reporting and Analysis.

Contacts

Reporting and analysis

Our reporting and analysis department handles our statutory and internal management reporting.