We're well known as 'the 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.

2019 statistics

Student enrolments
52,511
Full-time students
39,744
International students
9,769
Total university revenue
$1.16 billion

Multi-year statistics

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

Students

Total students

Enrolments
20152016201720182019
Total enrolments 48,503 48,833 49,847 50,804 52,511
Commencing students 19,301 18,854 19,202 19,455 19,862
Continuing students 29,202 29,979 30,645 31,349 32,649
Attendance mode
20152016201720182019
Full-time 32,257 36,611 37,977 38,649 39,744
Part-time 16,246 12,222 11,870 12,155 12,767
Course level
20152016201720182019
Undergraduate 35,304 36,480 37,792 39,039 39,871
Postgraduate coursework 9,431 8,939 8,660 8,527 9,426
Research (higher degree research) 2,604 2,655 2,652 2,518 2,512
Non-award 1,164 759 743 720 702
Faculty
20152016201720182019
QUT Business School 8,971 8,878 8,679 8,459 8,370
Creative Industries 5,499 5,584 5,699 5,639 5,823
Education 4,003 3,656 3,833 3,679 3,985
Health 10,005 10,399 10,417 11,048 11,485
Law 4,016 3,921 4,045 3,991 3,982
Science and Engineering 10,278 10,212 10,565 11,041 11,523
Interfaculty 5,118 5,545 5,843 6,010 6,399
QUT International College (QUTIC) 518 558 696 872 911
Other divisions 95 80 70 65 33
Diversity
20152016201720182019
Female students 26,212 26,451 26,955 27,355 28,243
Male students 22,291 22,361 22,852 23,390 24,209
Other  21 40 59 59
Indigenous students 636 711 759 825 825
Domestic students 40,285 40,986 41,489 41,860 42,742
International students 8,218 7,847 8,358 8,944 9,769

International students

Enrolments
20152016201720182019
Total international students 8,218 7,847 8,358 8,944 9,769
Course level
20152016201720182019
Undergraduate 4,100 4,199 4,621 5,060 5,462
Postgraduate coursework 2,582 2,276 2,346 2,491 2,794
Research (higher degree research) 879 893 939 952 1023
Non-award 657 479 452 441 490
Faculty
20152016201720182019
QUT Business School 2,962 2,669 2,659 2,547 2,572
Creative Industries 594 595 620 697 862
Education 142 110 141 174 228
Health 1,307 1,440 1,536 1,693 1,952
Law 207 140 143 135 118
Science and Engineering 2,336 2,183 2,392 2,650 2,967
Interfaculty 138 144 166 176 159
QUT International College (QUTIC) 517 556 696 871 911
Other divisions 15 10 5 1 0

Graduates

Completions

20152016201720182019
Total completions 11,674 11,543 11,942 11,588 11,945

Course level

20152016201720182019
Undergraduate 7,027 7,143 7,546 7,603 7,852
Postgraduate coursework 4,223 3,969 3,971 3,548 3,791
Research (higher degree research) 424 431 425 437 302

Faculty

20152016201720182019
QUT Business School 2,736 2,690 2,927 2,710 2,737
Creative Industries 1,256 1,199 1,230 1,109 1,152
Education 1,145 992 967 753 809
Health 2,372 2,525 2,512 2,533 2,625
Law 1,011 955 944 982 881
Science and Engineering 2,162 1,949 2,017 2,063 2,154
Interfaculty 602 731 828 803 873
QUT International College (QUTIC) 350 422 485 620 681
Other divisions 40 80 32 15 33

Diversity

20152016201720182019
Female graduates 6,525 6,551 6,750 6,519 6,827
Male graduates 5,148 4,992 5,189 5,059 5,112
Other <5   <5 10 6
Indigenous graduates 105 109 136 158 147
Domestic graduates 8,798 8,822 9,027 8,510 8,667
International graduates 2,876 2,721 2,915 3,078 3,278

Alumni

Total new alumni

20152016201720182019
Total alumni 13,889 14,018 14,647 14,502 14,105

Course level

20152016201720182019
Undergraduate 6,507 6,987 7,037 6,965 7,886
Postgraduate coursework 4,292 4,076 4,213 4,213 3,755
Research (higher degree research) 395 419 430 456 404
Non-award 2,695 2,535 2,967 2,868 2,060

Diversity

20152016201720182019
Female alumni 7,691 7,948 8,295 8,056 8,004
Male alumni 6,198 6,070 6,348 6,438 6,096
Other   <5 8 5
Domestic alumni 8,175 8,418 8,610 8,224 8,357
International alumni 5,714 5,600 6,037 6,264 5,746
Chapters 21 22 25 24 18

Staff

Total staff

20152016201720182019
Total staff (full-time equivalent) 4,871.5 4,802.3 4,713.1 4,721.4 4,885.6
Academic staff 2,157.5 2,173.7 2,110.9 2,145.4 2,259.0
Professional staff 2,713.9 2,628.6 2,602.2 2,576.0 2,626.6
Full-time or fractional full-time staff 3,947.4 3,929.6 3,825.8 3,791.1 3,885.9
Casual staff 924.1 872.7 887.3 930.2 999.7

Academic staff

20152016201720182019
Total academic staff (full-time equivalent) 2,157.5 2,173.7 2,110.9 2,145.4 2,259.0
Level of academic staff
20152016201720182019
Professor 293.6 312.1 294.1 283.4 303.0
Associate Professor 183.2 188.2 178.5 177.3 195.1
Senior Lecturer 393.8 400.0 386.1 383.2 379.7
Lecturer 539.1 516.1 475.5 477.4 506.1
Associate Lecturer 747.9 757.3 776.8 824.2 875.1
Faculty of academic staff
20152016201720182019
QUT Business School 257.1 259.2 248.3 249.1 260.2
Creative Industries 268.7 273.3 266.4 266.8 290.0
Education 132.6 130.2 118.2 113.7 122.2
Health 597.8 585.9 583.0 602.7 627.4
Law 132.8 142.8 144.9 150.7 158.3
Science and Engineering 636.3 654.0 627.1 632.3 652.2
Institutes 11.6 11.3 12.9 14.9 21.5
Divisions 107.6 103.4 98.4 115.2 127.3
Caboolture campus 13.0 13.6 11.7 - -
Diversity of academic staff
20152016201720182019
Female academic staff 1,065.1 1,070.7 1,027.3 1,057.6 1,132.4
Male academic staff 1,092.3 1,102.6 1,083.0 1,086.2 1,124.9
Other <5.0 <5.0 <5.0 <5.0 <5.0
Australian citizen academic staff (estimated) 1,290.2 1,279.2 1,199.4 1,187.4 1,250.3
Overseas citizen academic staff (estimated) 867.3 894.5 911.5 958.0 1008.7
Function of academic staff
20152016201720182019
Teaching and research 1,053.2 1,064.3 943.0 975.9 1057.1
Research only 368.7 393.1 376.2 365.5 364.6
Teaching-intensive 694.9 673.2 748 748.2 777.7
Other 40.8 43.0 43.7 55.8 59.6

Finance

Revenue ($'000)

20152016201720182019
Total revenue $955,854 $992,519 $1,063,605 $1,059,016 $1,160,763
Australian Government grants $364,647 $382,832 $385,489 $385,601 $386,026
Higher Education Contribution Scheme $243,912 $254,762 $265,045 $268,186 $276,216
Fees and charges $220,250 $219,490 $239,161 $264,504 $296,359
Other revenue $127,045 $135,435 $173,910 $140,725 $202,162

Expenses ($'000)

20152016201720182019
Total expenses $922,127 $940,928 $963,185 $1,026,415 $1,072,372
Salary and wage expenses $546,545 $563,139 $565,551 $578,048 $621,298
Other expenses $375,582 $377,789 $397,634 $448,367 $451,074

Research

Income ($'000)

20152016201720182019
Total research income $101,090 $93,431 $100,114 $96,232 $92,322
Australian competitive grants $39,476 $32,871 $32,112 $32,018 $32,056
Other public sector research funding $26,974 $30,832 $33,897 $28,921 $27,514
Industry and other funding for research $29,051 $24,612 $27,480 $29,953 $27,312
Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) funding $5,589 $5,115 $6,625 $5,341 $5,440

Publications

20152016201720182019
Research outputs (unweighted) 3,560 3,624 3,515 3,176 2,954
Books 14 21 20 20 17
Book chapters 224 238 233 236 197
Journal articles 2,580 2,821 2,775 2,517 2,434
Conference papers 570 426 354 282 202
NTRO creative works 72 42 49 43 59
NTRO research reports 80 76 84 78 45

Graduates

20152016201720182019
Total research graduates 424 431 425 437 302
PhD graduates 322 303 330 322 246
Masters by research graduates 102 128 95 115 56

Research student enrolments (higher degree research students)

20152016201720182019
Total research student enrolments 2,604 2,655 2,652 2,518 2,512
Domestic research students 1,725 1,762 1,713 1,566 1,489
International research students 879 893 939 952 1,023

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 Enterprise Data and Analytics department in Digital Business Solutions. If you need more information, contact reporting@qut.edu.au.