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.

2018 statistics

Student enrolments
50,804
Full-time students
38,649
International students
8,944
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
 2012201320142015201620172018
Total enrolments44,32745,57547,229 48,503 48,833 49,847 50,804
Commencing students 17,890 17,891 19,297 19,301 18,854 19,202 19,455
Continuing students 26,437 27,684 27,932 29,202 29,979 30,645 31,349
Attendance mode
 2012201320142015201620172018
Full-time 29,377 30,384 31,169 32,257 36,611 37,977 38,649
Part-time 14,950 15,191 16,060 16,246 12,222 11,870 12,155
Course level
 2012201320142015201620172018
Undergraduate 33,533 34,100 34,294 35,304 36,480 37,792 39,039
Postgraduate coursework 7,562 8,205 9,379 9,431 8,939 8,660 8,527
Research (higher degree research) 2,362 2,453 2,517 2,604 2,655 2,652 2,518
Non-award 870 817 1,039 1,164 759 743 720
Faculty
 2012201320142015201620172018
QUT Business School 7,812 7,987 8,192 8,971 8,878 8,679 8,459
Creative Industries 5,370 5,369 5,540 5,499 5,584 5,699 5,639
Education 4,185 4,231 4,516 4,003 3,656 3,833 3,679
Health 9,534 9,691 9,714 10,005 10,399 10,417 11,048
Law 3,946 3,958 4,086 4,016 3,921 4,045 3,991
Science and Engineering 9,101 9,589 9,959 10,278 10,212 10,565 11,041
Interfaculty 3,890 4,254 4,637 5,118 5,545 5,843 6,010
QUT International College (QUTIC) 351 408 510 518 558 696 872
Other divisions 128 85 74 95 80 70 64
Previous faculties 10 3 1     
Diversity
 2012201320142015201620172018
Female students 24,248 24,812 25,600 26,212 26,451 26,955 27,355
Male students 20,079 20,763 21,629 22,291 22,361 22,852 23,390
Other     21 40 59
Indigenous students 495 526 589 636 711 759 825
Domestic students 37,323 38,413 39,247 40,285 40,986 41,489 41,860
International students 7,004 7,162 7,982 8,218 7,847 8,358 8,944

International students

Enrolments
 2012201320142015201620172018
Total international students7,0047,1627,982 8,218 7,847 8,358 8,944
Course level
 201320142015201620172018
Undergraduate 4,122 4,036 4,100 4,199 4,621 5,060
Postgraduate coursework 2,149 2,636 2,582 2,276 2,346 2,491
Research (higher degree research) 808 854 879 893 939 952
Non-award 83 456 657 479 452 441
Faculty
 201320142015201620172018
QUT Business School 2,628 2,933 2,962 2,669 2,659 2,547
Creative Industries 537 599 594 595 620 697
Education 220 195 142 110 141 174
Health 1,015 1,128 1,307 1,440 1,536 1,693
Law 262 246 207 140 143 135
Science and Engineering 1,976 2,223 2,336 2,183 2,392 2,650
Interfaculty 98 129 138 144 166 176
QUT International College (QUTIC) 406 510 517 556 696 871
Other divisions 20 19 15 10 5 1

Graduates

Completions

 2012201320142015201620172018
Total completions10,41110,95211,098 11,674 11,543 11,942 11,588

Course level

 201320142015201620172018
Undergraduate 6,981 6,834 7,027 7,143 7,546 7,603
Postgraduate coursework 3,597 3,883 4,223 3,969 3,971 3,548
Research (higher degree research) 374 381 424 431 425 437

Faculty

 201320142015201620172018
QUT Business School 2,327 2,275 2,736 2,690 2,927 2,710
Creative Industries 1,245 1,257 1,256 1,199 1,230 1,109
Education 1,173 1,217 1,145 992 967 753
Health 2,450 2,366 2,372 2,525 2,512 2,533
Law 936 986 1,011 955 944 982
Science and Engineering 1,917 1,986 2,162 1,949 2,017 2,063
Interfaculty 526 592 602 731 828 803
QUT International College (QUTIC) 334 385 350 422 485 620
Other divisions 44 34 40 80 32 15
Previous faculties - -    -

Diversity

 2012201320142015201620172018
Female graduates 5,925 6,301 6,344 6,525 6,551 6,750 6,519
Male graduates 4,486 4,651 4,754 5,148 4,992 5,189 5,059
     <5   <5  
Indigenous graduates 57 73 78 105 109 136 158
Domestic graduates 7,798 8,231 8,450 8,798 8,822 9,027 8,510
International graduates 2,613 2,721 2,648 2,876 2,721 2,915 3,078

Alumni

Total new alumni

 2012201320142015201620172018
Total alumni 12,038 12,605 13,354 13,889 14,018 14,647 14,502

Course level

 201320142015201620172018
Undergraduate 6,145 6,419 6,507 6,987 7,037 6,965
Postgraduate coursework 3,465 4,012 4,292 4,076 4,213 4,213
Research (higher degree research) 329 278 395 419 430 456
Non-award 1,783 2,645 2,695 2,535 2,967 2,868

Diversity

 2012201320142015201620172018
Female alumni 6,768 7,179 7,228 7,691 7,948 8,295 8,056
Male alumni 5,270 5,379 5,692 6,198 6,070 6,348 6,438
Other      <5 8
Domestic alumni 7,675 7,818 7,777 8,175 8,418 8,610 8,224
International alumni 4,363 4,787 4,863 5,714 5,600 6,037 6,264
Chapters 14 17 24 21 22 25 24

Staff

Total staff

 201320142015201620172018
Total staff (full-time equivalent)4,534.04,700.6 4,871.5 4,802.3 4,713.1 4,721.4
Academic staff 2,021.4 2,107.3 2,157.5 2,173.7 2,110.9 2,145.4
Professional staff 2,512.6 2,593.3 2,713.9 2,628.6 2,602.2 2,576.0
Full-time or fractional full-time staff 3,632.8 3,751.5 3,947.4 3,929.6 3,825.8 3,791.1
Casual staff 901.2 949.1 924.1 872.7 887.3 930.2

Academic staff

 2012201320142015201620172018
Total academic staff (full-time equivalent)1,935.92,021.42,107.3 2,157.5 2,173.7 2,110.9 2,145.4
Level of academic staff
 2012201320142015201620172018
Professor 270.0 279.9 284.5 293.6 312.1 294.1 283.4
Associate Professor 140.9 144.8 173.0 183.2 188.2 178.5 177.3
Senior Lecturer 312.8 330.6 356.8 393.8 400.0 386.1 383.2
Lecturer 557.1 571.2 551.1 539.1 516.1 475.5 477.4
Associate Lecturer 655.1 695.0 737.9 747.9 757.3 776.8 824.2
Faculty of academic staff
 2012201320142015201620172018
QUT Business School 238.0 243.4 242.8 257.1 259.2 248.3 249.1
Creative Industries 253.1 260.9 273.4 268.7 273.3 266.4 266.8
Education 146.9 132.0 129.6 132.6 130.2 118.2 113.7
Health 524.6 585.0 593.9 597.8 585.9 583.0 602.7
Law 133.3 126.6 134.1 132.8 142.8 144.9 150.7
Science and Engineering 491.5 532.3 567.7 636.3 654.0 627.1 632.3
Institutes 19.6 10.6 11.9 11.6 11.3 12.9 14.9
Divisions 83.1 93.5 111.6 107.6 103.4 98.4 115.2
Caboolture campus 18.4 11.4 13.2 13.0 13.6 11.7 -
Diversity of academic staff
 20142015201620172018
Female academic staff 1,019.6 1,065.1 1,070.7 1,027.3 1,057.6
Male academic staff 1,087.7 1,092.3 1,102.6 1,083.0 1,086.2
   <5.0 <5.0 <5.0 <5.0
Australian citizen academic staff (estimated) 1,266.6 1,290.2 1,279.2 1,199.4 1,187.4
Overseas citizen academic staff (estimated) 840.6 867.3 894.5 911.5 958.0
Function of academic staff
 201320142015201620172018
Teaching and research 995.4 1,011.8 1,053.2 1,064.3 943.0 975.9
Research only 310.7 338.6 368.7 393.1 376.2 365.5
Teaching-intensive 679.7 719.7 694.9 673.2 748 748.2
Other 35.6 37.2 40.8 43.0 43.7 55.8

Finance

Revenue ($'000)

 2012201320142015201620172018
Total revenue$872,083$889,366$907,008 $955,854 $992,519 $1,063,605 $1,059,016
Australian Government grants $198,362 $342,467 $351,133 $364,647 $382,832 $385,489 $385,601
Higher Education Contribution Scheme $174,307 $220,972 $233,307 $243,912 $254,762 $265,045 $268,186
Fees and charges $174,089 $176,924 $203,244 $220,250 $219,490 $239,161 $264,504
Other revenue $212,580 $149,003 $118,824 $127,045 $135,435 $173,910 $140,725

Expenses ($'000)

 2012201320142015201620172018
Total expenses$772,482$833,062$873,121 $922,127 $940,928 $963,185 $1,026,415
Salary and wage expenses $453,786 $481,914 $518,595 $546,545 $563,139 $565,551 $578,048
Other expenses $318,696 $351,148 $354,526 $375,582 $377,789 $397,634 $448,367

Research

Income

 2012201320142015201620172018
Total research income$86,071,504$92,574,960$91,474,123 $101,089,634 $93,431,153 $100,113,844 $96,231,759
Australian competitive grants $25,844,498 $32,725,237 $39,825,033 $39,475,680 $32,871,461 $32,112,397 $32,017,683
Other public sector research funding $23,068,048 $27,440,339 $22,511,409 $26,974,290 $30,832,235 $33,896,539 $28,920,513
Industry and other funding for research $29,365,648 $24,966,963 $22,395,593 $29,050,762 $24,612,239 $27,480,103 $29,952,870
Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) funding $7,793,311 $7,442,420 $6,742,089 $5,588,902 $5,115,213 $6,624,805 $5,340,963

Publications

 201320142015201620172018
Weighted publications2,012.31,957.0    
Books 105.0 51.9     
Book chapters 146.0 153.8     
Journal articles 1,275.5 1,321.2     
Conference papers 485.8 430.0     

Graduates

 2012201320142015201620172018
Total research graduates325374381 424 431 425 437
PhD graduates 245 284 292 322 303 330 332
Masters by research graduates 80 90 89 102 128 95 115

Research student enrolments (higher degree research students)

 201320142015201620172018
Total research student enrolments2,4532,517 2,604 2,655 2,652 2,518
Domestic research students 1,645 1,663 1,725 1,762 1,713 1,566
International research students 808 854 879 893 939 952

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.