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.

2017 statistics

Student enrolments
49,847
Full-time students
37,977
International students
8,358
Course completions
11,942
Staff
12,856 (individuals employed in the 2017-2018 financial year)
Alumni
229,661
Total university revenue
$1.06 billion

Multi-year statistics

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

Students

Total students

Enrolments
201220132014201520162017
Total enrolments44,32745,57547,229 48,503 48,833 49,847
Commencing students 17,890 17,891 19,297 19,301 18,854 19,202
Continuing students 26,437 27,684 27,932 29,202 29,979 30,645
Attendance mode
201220132014201520162017
Full-time 29,377 30,384 31,169 32,257 36,611 37,977
Part-time 14,950 15,191 16,060 16,246 12,222 11,870
Course level
201220132014201520162017
Undergraduate 33,533 34,100 34,294 35,304 36,480 37,792
Postgraduate coursework 7,562 8,205 9,379 9,431 8,939 8,660
Research (higher degree research) 2,362 2,453 2,517 2,604 2,655 2,652
Non-award 870 817 1,039 1,164 759 743
Faculty
201220132014201520162017
QUT Business School 7,812 7,987 8,192 8,971 8,8788,679
Creative Industries 5,370 5,369 5,540 5,499 5,5845,699
Education 4,185 4,231 4,516 4,003 3,6563,833
Health 9,534 9,691 9,714 10,005 10,39910,417
Law 3,946 3,958 4,086 4,016 3,9214,045
Science and Engineering 9,101 9,589 9,959 10,278 10,21210,565
Interfaculty 3,890 4,254 4,637 5,118 5,5455,843
QUT International College (QUTIC) 351 408 510 518 558696
Other divisions 128 85 74 95 8070
Previous faculties 10 3 1    
Diversity
201220132014201520162017
Female students 24,248 24,812 25,600 26,212 26,451 26,955
Male students 20,079 20,763 21,629 22,291 22,361 22,852
Other    2140
Indigenous students 495 526 589 636 711 759
Domestic students 37,323 38,413 39,247 40,285 40,986 41,489
International students 7,004 7,162 7,982 8,218 7,847 8,358

International students

Enrolments
201220132014201520162017
Total international students7,0047,1627,982 8,218 7,847 8,358
Course level
201220132014201520162017
Undergraduate 4,142 4,122 4,036 4,100 4,1994,621
Postgraduate coursework 1,982 2,149 2,636 2,582 2,2762,346
Research (higher degree research) 772 808 854 879 893939
Non-award 108 83 456 657 479452
Faculty
201220132014201520162017
QUT Business School 2,526 2,628 2,933 2,962 2,6692,659
Creative Industries 487 537 599 594 595620
Education 324 220 195 142 110141
Health 1,061 1,015 1,128 1,307 1,4401,536
Law 288 262 246 207 140143
Science and Engineering 1,847 1,976 2,223 2,336 2,1832,392
Interfaculty 100 98 129 138 144166
QUT International College (QUTIC) 350 406 510 517 556696
Other divisions 21 20 19 15105

Graduates

Completions

201220132014201520162017
Total completions10,41110,95211,09811,67411,54311,942

Course level

201220132014201520162017
Undergraduate 6,789 6,981 6,834 7,0277,1437,546
Postgraduate coursework 3,297 3,597 3,883 4,2233,9693,971
Research (higher degree research) 325 374 381 424431425

Faculty

201220132014201520162017
QUT Business School 2,235 2,327 2,275 2,7362,6902,927
Creative Industries 1,239 1,245 1,257 1,2561,1991,230
Education 1,115 1,173 1,217 1,145992967
Health 2,296 2,450 2,366 2,3722,5252,512
Law 895 936 986 1,011955944
Science and Engineering 1,806 1,917 1,986 2,1621,9492,017
Interfaculty 542 526 592 602731828
QUT International College (QUTIC) 258 334 385 350422485
Other divisions 22 44 34 408032
Previous faculties 3 - -    

Diversity

201220132014201520162017
Female graduates 5,925 6,301 6,344 6,5256,5516,750
Male graduates 4,486 4,651 4,754 5,1484,9925,189
   <5 <5
Indigenous graduates 57 73 78 105109136
Domestic graduates 7,798 8,231 8,450 8,7988,8229,027
International graduates 2,613 2,721 2,6482,8762,7212,915

Alumni

Total new alumni

201220132014201520162017
Total alumni12,038 12,605 13,354 13,889 14,01814,647

Course level

201220132014201520162017
Undergraduate 6,186 6,145 6,419 6,507 6,9877,037
Postgraduate coursework 3,328 3,465 4,012 4,292 4,0764,213
Research (higher degree research) 300 329 278 395 419430
Non-award 1,518 1,783 2,645 2,695 2,5352,967

Diversity

201220132014201520162017
Female alumni 6,768 7,179 7,228 7,691 7,9488,295
Male alumni 5,270 5,379 5,692 6,198 6,0706,348
Other     <5
Domestic alumni 7,675 7,818 7,777 8,175 8,4188,610
International alumni 4,363 4,787 4,863 5,714 5,6006,037
Chapters 14 17 24 212225

Staff

Total staff

201220132014201520162017
Total staff (full-time equivalent)4,349.54,534.04,700.64,871.54,802.34,713.1
Academic staff 1,935.9 2,021.4 2,107.3 2,157.52,173.72,110.9
Professional staff 2,413.6 2,512.6 2,593.32,713.92,628.62,602.2
Full-time or fractional full-time staff 3,505.2 3,632.8 3,751.5 3,947.43,929.63,825.8
Casual staff 844.3 901.2 949.1 924.1872.7887.3

Academic staff

201220132014201520162017
Total academic staff (full-time equivalent)1,935.92,021.42,107.32,157.52,173.72,110.9

Level of academic staff

201220132014201520162017
Professor 270.0 279.9 284.5 293.6312.1294.1
Associate Professor 140.9 144.8 173.0 183.2188.2178.5
Senior Lecturer 312.8 330.6 356.8 393.8400.0386.1
Lecturer 557.1 571.2 551.1 539.1516.1475.5
Associate Lecturer 655.1 695.0 737.9 747.9757.3776.8

Faculty of academic staff

201220132014201520162017
QUT Business School 238.0 243.4 242.8 257.1259.2248.3
Creative Industries 253.1 260.9 273.4 268.7273.3266.4
Education 146.9 132.0 129.6 132.6130.2118.2
Health 524.6 585.0 593.9 597.8585.9583.0
Law 133.3 126.6 134.1 132.8142.8144.9
Science and Engineering 491.5 532.3 567.7 636.3654.0627.1
Institutes 19.6 10.6 11.9 11.611.312.9
Divisions 83.1 93.5 111.6 107.6103.498.4
Caboolture campus 18.4 11.4 13.2 13.013.611.7
Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities (CTCB) 27.4 25.7 29.1    

Diversity of academic staff

201220132014201520162017
Female academic staff 944.8 976.1 1,019.6 1,065.11,070.71,027.3
Male academic staff 991.0 1,045.3 1,087.7 1,092.31,102.61,083.0
   <5.0<5.0<5.0
Australian citizen academic staff (estimated) 1,173.9 1,219.2 1,266.6 1,290.21,279.21,199.4
Overseas citizen academic staff (estimated) 762.0 802.2 840.6 867.3894.5911.5

Function of academic staff

201220132014201520162017
Teaching and research 942.7 995.4 1,011.8 1,053.21,064.3943.0
Research only 295.4 310.7 338.6 368.7393.1376.2
Teaching-intensive 628.1 679.7 719.7 694.9673.2748
Other 69.7 35.6 37.240.843.043.7

Finance

Revenue ($'000)

 201220132014201520162017
Total revenue$872,083$889,366$907,008$955,854$992,519$1,063,605
Australian Government grants $198,362 $342,467 $351,133$364,647$382,832$385,489
Higher Education Contribution Scheme $174,307 $220,972 $233,307$243,912$254,762$265,045
Fees and charges $174,089 $176,924 $203,244$220,250$219,490$239,161
Other revenue $212,580 $149,003 $118,824$127,045$135,435$173,910

Expenses ($'000)

 201220132014201520162017
Total expenses$772,482$833,062$873,121$922,127$940,928$963,185
Salary and wage expenses $453,786 $481,914 $518,595$546,545$563,139$565,551
Other expenses $318,696 $351,148 $354,526$375,582$377,789$397,634

Research

Income

 201220132014201520162017
Total research income$86,071,504$92,574,960$91,474,123$101,089,634$93,431,153$100,113,844
Australian competitive grants $25,844,498 $32,725,237 $39,825,033 $39,475,680$32,871,461$32,112,397
Other public sector research funding $23,068,048 $27,440,339 $22,511,409 $26,974,290$30,832,235$33,896,539
Industry and other funding for research $29,365,648 $24,966,963 $22,395,593 $29,050,762$24,612,239$27,480,103
Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) funding $7,793,311 $7,442,420 $6,742,089 $5,588,902$5,115,213$6,624,805

Publications

 201220132014201520162017
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

 201220132014201520162017
Total research graduates325374381424431425
PhD graduates 245 284 292 322303330
Masters by research graduates 80 90 89 10212895

Research student enrolments (higher degree research students)

 201220132014201520162017
Total research student enrolments2,3622,4532,5172,6042,6552,652
Domestic research students 1,590 1,645 1,663 1,7251,7621,713
International research students 772 808 854879893939

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.

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Reporting and analysis

Our reporting and analysis department handles our statutory and internal management reporting, and queries about corporate data and surveys.