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.

2015 statistics

Student enrolments
48,503
Full-time students
35,304
International students
8,218
Course completions
11,674
Staff
14,614 (individuals employed in the 2015-2016 financial year)
Alumni
13,889
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
2012201320142015
Total enrolments44,32745,57547,22948,503
Commencing students 17,890 17,891 19,297 19,301
Continuing students 26,437 27,684 27,932 29,202
Attendance mode
2012201320142015
Full-time 29,377 30,384 34,29435,304
Part-time 14,950 15,191 16,060 16,246
Course level
2012201320142015
Undergraduate 33,533 34,100 34,294 35,304
Postgraduate coursework 7,562 8,205 9,379 9,431
Research (higher degree research) 2,362 2,453 2,517 2,604
Non-award 870 817 1,039 1,164
Faculty
2012201320142015
QUT Business School 7,812 7,987 8,192 8,971
Creative Industries 5,370 5,369 5,540 5,499
Education 4,185 4,231 4,516 4,003
Health 9,534 9,691 9,714 10,005
Law 3,946 3,958 4,086 4,016
Science and Engineering 9,101 9,589 9,959 10,278
Interfaculty 3,890 4,254 4,637 5,118
QUT International College (QUTIC) 351 408 510 518
Other divisions 128 85 74 95
Previous faculties 10 3 1  
Diversity
2012201320142015
Female students 24,248 24,812 25,600 26,212
Male students 20,079 20,763 21,629 22,291
Indigenous students 495 526 589 636
Domestic students 37,323 38,413 39,247 40,285
International students 7,004 7,162 7,982 8,218

International students

Enrolments
2012201320142015
Total international students7,0047,1627,9828,218
Course level
2012201320142015
Undergraduate 4,142 4,122 4,036 4,100
Postgraduate coursework 1,982 2,149 2,636 2,582
Research (higher degree research) 772 808 854 879
Non-award 108 83 456 657
Faculty
2012201320142015
QUT Business School 2,526 2,628 2,933 2,962
Creative Industries 487 537 599 594
Education 324 220 195 142
Health 1,061 1,015 1,128 1,307
Law 288 262 246 207
Science and Engineering 1,847 1,976 2,223 2,336
Interfaculty 100 98 129 138
QUT International College (QUTIC) 350 406 510 517
Other divisions 21 20 1915

Graduates

Completions

2012201320142015
Total completions10,41110,95211,09811,674

Course level

2012201320142015
Undergraduate 6,789 6,981 6,834 7,027
Postgraduate coursework 3,297 3,597 3,883 4,223
Research (higher degree research) 325 374 381 424

Faculty

2012201320142015
QUT Business School 2,235 2,327 2,275 2,736
Creative Industries 1,239 1,245 1,257 1,256
Education 1,115 1,173 1,217 1,145
Health 2,296 2,450 2,366 2,372
Law 895 936 986 1,011
Science and Engineering 1,806 1,917 1,986 2,162
Interfaculty 542 526 592 602
QUT International College (QUTIC) 258 334 385 350
Other divisions 22 44 34 40
Previous faculties 3 - -  

Diversity

2012201320142015
Female graduates 5,925 6,301 6,344 6,525
Male graduates 4,486 4,651 4,754 5,148
Indigenous graduates 57 73 78 105
Domestic graduates 7,798 8,231 8,450 8,798
International graduates 2,613 2,721 2,6482,876

Alumni

Total alumni

2012201320142015
Total alumni12,03812,60513,35413,889

Course level

2012201320142015
Undergraduate 6,186 6,145 6,419 6,507
Postgraduate coursework 3,328 3,465 4,012 4,292
Research (higher degree research) 300 329 278 395
Non-award 1,518 1,783 2,645 2,695

Diversity

2012201320142015
Female alumni 6,768 7,179 7,228 7,691
Male alumni 5,270 5,379 5,692 6,198
Domestic alumni 7,675 7,818 7,777 8,175
International alumni 4,363 4,787 4,863 5,714
Chapters 14 17 2421

Staff

Total staff

 2012201320142015
Total staff (full-time equivalent)4,349.54,534.04,700.44,871.5
Academic staff 1,935.9 2,021.4 2,107.3 2,157.5
Professional staff 2,413.6 2,512.6 2,593.2 2,713.9
Full-time or fractional full-time staff 3,505.2 3,632.8 3,751.5 3,947.4
Casual staff 844.3 901.2 949.1 924.1

Academic staff

 2012201320142015
Total academic staff (full-time equivalent)1,935.92,021.42,107.32,157.5

Level of academic staff

 2012201320142015
Professor 270.0 279.9 284.5 293.6
Associate Professor 140.9 144.8 173.0 183.2
Senior Lecturer 312.8 330.6 356.8 393.8
Lecturer 557.1 571.2 551.1 539.1
Associate Lecturer 655.1 695.0 737.9 747.9

Faculty of academic staff

 2012201320142015
QUT Business School 238.0 243.4 242.8 257.1
Creative Industries 253.1 260.9 273.4 268.7
Education 146.9 132.0 129.6 132.6
Health 524.6 585.0 593.9 597.8
Law 133.3 126.6 134.1 132.8
Science and Engineering 491.5 532.3 567.7 636.3
Institutes 19.6 10.6 11.9 11.6
Divisions 83.1 93.5 111.6 107.6
Caboolture campus 18.4 11.4 13.2 13.0
Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities (CTCB) 27.4 25.7 29.1  

Diversity of academic staff

 2012201320142015
Female academic staff 944.8 976.1 1,019.6 1,065.1
Male academic staff 991.0 1,045.3 1,087.7 1,092.3
Australian citizen academic staff (estimated) 1,173.9 1,219.2 1,266.6 1,290.2
Overseas citizen academic staff (estimated) 762.0 802.2 840.6 867.3

Function of academic staff

 2012201320142015
Teaching and research 942.7 995.4 1,011.8 1,053.2
Research only 295.4 310.7 338.6 368.7
Teaching-intensive 628.1 679.7 719.7 694.9
Other 69.7 35.6 37.240.8

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

2012201320142015
Total research income$86,071,504$92,574,960$91,474,123$101,089,634
Australian competitive grants $25,844,498 $32,725,237 $39,825,033 $39,475,680
Other public sector research funding $23,068,048 $27,440,339 $22,511,409 $26,974,290
Industry and other funding for research $29,365,648 $24,966,963 $22,395,593 $29,050,762
Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) funding $7,793,311 $7,442,420 $6,742,089 $5,588,902

Publications

2012201320142015
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

2012201320142015
Total research graduates325374381424
PhD graduates 245 284 292 322
Masters by research graduates 80 90 89 102

Research student enrolments (higher degree research students)

2012201320142015
Total research student enrolments2,3622,4532,5172,604
Domestic research students 1,590 1,645 1,663 1,725
International research students 772 808 854879

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.