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UTS at a glance

  • International reputation:  highest performing university in Australia under 50 years of age (Source: Times Higher Education 100 under 50 Rankings 2015 and QS Top 50 Under 50 2015)
  • Australian reputation: 100% of UTS research (broad fields) rated as world standard or above (Source: Excellence in Research for Australia 2012)
  • Year established as a university: 1988
  • Number of campuses: UTS has a single campus in the heart of Sydney's creative precinct, following the closure of our Kuring-gai campus at the end of 2015 and relocation of students and staff to the city
  • Student enrolments: about 40,639 students in 2015, including 11,418 international students
  • Student completions: about 9962 completions in 2014
  • Alumni: 192,482 (not including some graduates from antecedent institutions)
  • Total number of staff (measured by full-time equivalent): 3197
  • Graduate employment: 76 per cent of Australian-resident graduates were in full-time or part-time employment three months after completing study and 11 per cent were undertaking further study
  • UTS has over 248 exchange agreements enabling students to study on exchange in 50 countries and territories.

Student enrolments

Student enrolments by course type

Course type201320142015

Higher degree research

1526

1583

1623

Postgraduate coursework

10,983

10,870

10,979

Undergraduate, enabling and non-award            

25,164

26,689

28,037

Total

37,673

39,142

40,639

Equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL)

26,645

27,922

29,164

Data for 2015 is at October 2015

Note: These numbers include students who are enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis. The equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) is smaller than the total enrolments because the equivalent full-time load of part-time students is less than 1.

 

Student enrolments by diversity indicators

Diversity Indicator201320142015

Female

50%

50%

50%

Under 25

60%

62%

64%

Language background other than English

46%

46%

45%

Born outside Australia

48%

48%

48%

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders

1%

1%

1%

Data for 2015 is at October 2015

 

Student enrolments by faculty and course type 2015

Enrolled Faculty

Higher
degree
research

Post
graduate
course
work

Under
graduate
and
non-award

Total

Business

122

4145

6658

10,925

Design, Architecture and Building

98

923

3198

4219

Arts and Social Sciences

273

1333

3398

5004

Engineering and

Information Technology

551

2136

 5826

8513

Law

27

1102

1566

2695

Health

144

783

2831

3758

Science

343

255

3322

3920

Graduate School of Health

35

252

0

287

Non Faculty

30

50

1238

1318

Total

1623

10,979

28,037

40,639

As at October 2015

 

International student enrolments by faculty and course type 2015

Enrolled FacultyHigher
degree
research
Post
graduate
Course
work
Under
graduate
Total

Business

36

2487

2236

4759

Design, Architecture and Building

17

196

419

632

Arts and Social Sciences

49

246

198

493

Engineering and

Information Technology

318

1451

1174

2943

Law

6

56

13

75

Health

15

170

717

902

Science

106

89

209

404

Graduate School of Health

12

25

0

37

Non Faculty

8

2

1163

1173

Total headcount

567

4722

6129

11,418

As at October 2015

Note: This table includes all onshore and offshore international students excluding English Language Support enrolments and incoming exchange students

 

Enrolments by campus 2015

City campus

36,521

Kuring-gai campus

3031

Off-shore institutions

1087

As at October 2015

Note: The Kuring-gai campus closed in December 2015. Students and staff from this campus have been transferred to the city campus.  

 

Completions

  • Completions of award courses totalled 9,962 in 2014
  • Females represented 52–53 per cent of completions over 2012–2014.

 

UTS completions by course type 2012-2014

Course type201220132014
Research higher degree   

Higher doctorate

0

   3

 0

PhD

113

167

173

Masters by research

39

  37

 33

Sub-total

152

207

206

Coursework postgraduate   

Higher degree

3003

3096

3237

Other PG award

996

1092

1024

Sub-total

3999

4188

4261

Coursework undergraduate   

Bachelor's pass and Honours

5023

5025

5342

Bachelor's graduate entry

 132

   103

   124

Sub-degree

     24

    56

    29

Sub-total

5179

5184

5495

Total

9330

9579

9962

2014 data as at April 2015

 

Staff

Staff (FTE)201320142015

Academic

1449

1425

1508

Support

1661

1663

1689

Total

3110

3088

3197

Note: FTE = Full-time equivalent, including casual staff.