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.

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2020 statistics

Student enrolments
52,662
Full-time students
37,364
International students
8,442
Total university revenue
$1.05 billion

Multi-year statistics

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

Students

Total students

Enrolments
 20162017201820192020
Total enrolments 48,833 49,847 50,804 52,511 52,662
Commencing students 18,854 19,202 19,455 19,862 19,243
Continuing students 29,979 30,645 31,349 32,649 33,419
Attendance mode
 20162017201820192020
Full-time 36,611 37,977 38,649 39,744 37,364
Part-time 12,222 11,870 12,155 12,767 15,298
Course level
 20162017201820192020
Undergraduate 36,480 37,792 39,039 39,871 39,156
Postgraduate coursework 8,939 8,660 8,527 9,426 10,378
Research (higher degree research) 2,655 2,652 2,518 2,512 2,467
Non-award 759 743 720 702 661
Faculty
 20162017201820192020
QUT Business School 8,878 8,679 8,459 8,370 10,943
Creative Industries 5,584 5,699 5,639 5,823 11,901
Education 3,656 3,833 3,679 3,985 3,958
Health 10,399 10,417 11,048 11,485 4,442
Law 3,921 4,045 3,991 3,982 5,863
Science and Engineering 10,212 10,565 11,041 11,523 8,495
Interfaculty 5,545 5,843 6,010 6,399 6,437
QUT International College (QUTIC) 558 696 872 911 623
Other divisions 80 70 65 33 0
Diversity
 20162017201820192020
Female students 26,451 26,955 27,355 28,243 28,534
Male students 22,361 22,852 23,390 24,209 24,037
Other 21 40 59 59 91
Indigenous students 711 759 825 825 860
Domestic students 40,986 41,489 41,860 42,742 44,220
International students 7,847 8,358 8,944 9,769 8,442

International students

Enrolments
 20162017201820192020
Total international students 7,847 8,358 8,944 9,769 8,442
Course level
 20162017201820192020
Undergraduate 4,199 4,621 5,060 5,462 4,978
Postgraduate coursework 2,276 2,346 2,491 2,794 2,384
Research (higher degree research) 893 939 952 1023 939
Non-award 479 452 441 490 132
Faculty
 20162017201820192020
QUT Business School 2,669 2,659 2,547 2,572 2,075
Creative Industries 595 620 697 862 928
Education 110 141 174 228 245
Health 1,440 1,536 1,693 1,952 1,814
Law 140 143 135 118 109
Science and Engineering 2,183 2,392 2,650 2,967 2,541
Interfaculty 144 166 176 159 164
QUT International College 556 696 871 911 566
Other divisions 10 5 1 0 0

Graduates

Completions

 20162017201820192020
Total completions 11,543 11,942 11,588 11,945 10,972

Course level

 20162017201820192020
Undergraduate 7,143 7,546 7,603 7,852 7,061
Postgraduate coursework 3,969 3,971 3,548 3,791 3,619
Research (higher degree research) 431 425 437 302 292

Faculty

 20162017201820192020
QUT Business School 2,690 2,927 2,710 2,737 2,351
Creative Industries 1,199 1,230 1,109 1,152 1,051
Education 992 967 753 809 955
Health 2,525 2,512 2,533 2,625 2,461
Law 955 944 982 881 761
Science and Engineering 1,949 2,017 2,063 2,154 1,905
Interfaculty 731 827 803 1,2591,187
QUT International College 422 485 620 681 301
Other divisions 80 32 15 33 0

Diversity

 20162017201820192020
Female graduates 6,551 6,750 6,519 6,827 6,235
Male graduates 4,992 5,189 5,059 5,112 4,728
Other  <5 10 6 9
Indigenous graduates 109 136 158 147 136
Domestic graduates 8,822 9,027 8,510 8,667 8,427
International graduates 2,721 2,915 3,078 3,278 2,545

Alumni

Total new alumni

 20162017201820192020
Total alumni 14,018 14,647 14,502 14,105 10,549

Course level

 20162017201820192020
Undergraduate 6,987 7,037 6,965 7,886 5,459
Postgraduate coursework 4,076 4,213 4,213 3,755 3,433
Research (higher degree research) 419 430 456 404 409
Non-award 2,535 2,967 2,868 2,060 1,248

Diversity

 20162017201820192020
Female alumni 7,948 8,295 8,056 8,004 6,158
Male alumni 6,070 6,348 6,438 6,096 4,384
Other  <5 8 5 7
Domestic alumni 8,418 8,610 8,224 8,357 6,207
International alumni 5,600 6,037 6,264 5,746 4,301
Chapters 22 25 24 18 13

Staff

Total staff

 20162017201820192020
Total staff (full-time equivalent) 4,802.3 4,713.1 4,721.4 4,885.6 4,854.7
Academic staff 2,173.7 2,110.9 2,145.4 2,259.0 2,180.4
Professional staff 2,628.6 2,602.2 2,576.0 2,626.6 2,674.3
Full-time or fractional full-time staff 3,929.6 3,825.8 3,791.1 3,885.9 4,048.5
Casual staff 872.7 887.3 930.2 999.7 806.2

Academic staff

 20162017201820192020
Total academic staff (full-time equivalent) 2,173.7 2,110.9 2,145.4 2,259.0 2,180.4
Level of academic staff
 20162017201820192020
Professor 312.1 294.1 283.4 303.0 321.7
Associate Professor 188.2 178.5 177.3 195.1 194.9
Senior Lecturer 400.0 386.1 383.2 379.7 391.2
Lecturer 516.1 475.5 477.4 506.1 514.3
Associate Lecturer 757.3 776.8 824.2 875.1 758.2
Faculty of academic staff
 20162017201820192020
QUT Business School 259.2 248.3 249.1 260.2 270.2
Creative Industries 273.3 266.4 266.8 290.0 291.2
Education 130.2 118.2 113.7 122.2 116.5
Health 585.9 583.0 602.7 627.4 569.4
Law 142.8 144.9 150.7 158.3 151.1
Science and Engineering 654.0 627.1 632.3 652.2 628.3
Institutes 11.3 12.9 14.9 21.5 30
Divisions 103.4 98.4 115.2 127.3 123.8
Caboolture campus 13.6 11.7 - -  
Diversity of academic staff
 20162017201820192020
Female academic staff 1,070.7 1,027.3 1,057.6 1,132.4 1,086.7
Male academic staff 1,102.6 1,083.0 1,086.2 1,124.9 1,090.7
Other <5.0 <5.0 <5.0 <5.0 <5.0
Australian citizen academic staff (estimated) 1,279.2 1,199.4 1,187.4 1,250.3 1,261.6
Overseas citizen academic staff (estimated) 894.5 911.5 958.0 1008.7 918.7
Function of academic staff
 20162017201820192020
Teaching and research 1,064.3 943.0 975.9 1,057.1 1,053.8
Research only 393.1 376.2 365.5 364.6 368.3
Teaching-intensive 673.2 748 748.2 777.7 691.8
Other 43.0 43.7 55.8 59.6 66.5

Finance

Revenue ($'000)

 20162017201820192020
Total revenue $992,519 $1,063,605 $1,059,016 $1,160,763 $1,054,164
Australian Government grants $382,832 $385,489 $385,601 $386,026 $387,795
Higher Education Contribution Scheme $254,762 $265,045 $268,186 $276,216 $263,401
Fees and charges $219,490 $239,161 $264,504 $296,359 $260,844
Other revenue $135,435 $173,910 $140,725 $202,162 $405,790

Expenses ($'000)

 20162017201820192020
Total expenses $940,928 $963,185 $1,026,415 $1,072,372 $1,028,946
Salary and wage expenses $563,139 $565,551 $578,048 $621,298 $623,156
Other expenses $377,789 $397,634 $448,367 $451,074 $405,790

Research

Income ($'000)

 20162017201820192020
Total research income $93,431 $100,114 $96,232 $92,322 $109,399
Australian competitive grants $32,871 $32,112 $32,018 $32,056 $43,102
Other public sector research funding $30,832 $33,897 $28,921 $27,514 $31,382
Industry and other funding for research $24,612 $27,480 $29,953 $27,312 $27,201
Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) funding $5,115 $6,625 $5,341 $5,440 $7,714

Publications

 20162017201820192020
Research outputs (unweighted) 3,624 3,515 3,176 2,954 3,341
Books 21 20 21 1920
Book chapters 238 233 261229181
Journal articles 2,821 2,775 2,579 2,5892,792
Conference papers 426 354 303306237
NTRO creative works 42 49 587829
NTRO research reports 76 84 927481

Graduates

 20162017201820192020
Total research graduates 431 425 437 302 292
PhD graduates 303 330 322 335239
Masters by research graduates 128 95 115 9153

Research student enrolments (higher degree research students)

 20162017201820192020
Total research student enrolments 2,655 2,652 2,518 2,512 2,467
Domestic research students 1,762 1,713 1,566 1,489 1,528
International research students 893 939 952 1,023 939

Collection, analysis and reporting

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  • 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.

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