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UTS at a glance

  • International reputation:  highest performing university in Australia under 50 years of age (Source: Times Higher Education WUR - Top 150 under 50 Rankings 2016 and QS Top 50 Under 50 2016-2017)
  • Australian reputation: 94% of UTS research (broad fields) rated as world standard or above (Source: Excellence in Research for Australia 2015)
  • 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: 42,674 students in 2016, including 12,384 international students
  • Student completions: about 9671 completions in 2015
  • Alumni: 200,884 (not including some graduates from antecedent institutions)
  • Total number of staff (measured by full-time equivalent): 3354
  • 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 262 exchange agreements enabling students to study on exchange in 43 countries.

Student enrolments

Student enrolments by course type

Course type201420152016

Higher degree research

1583

1619

1721

Postgraduate coursework

10,870

10,978

10,865

Undergraduate, enabling and non-award        

26,689

28,154

30,088

Total

39,142

40,751

42,674

Equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL)

27,922

29,362

31,604

    
Data for 2016 is at August 2016

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 Indicator201420152016

Female

50%

50%

49%

Under 25

62%

64%

66%

Language background other than English

46%

46%

45%

Born outside Australia

48%

48%

48%

Indigenous

1%

1%

1%

Data for 2016 is at August 2016

 

Student enrolments by faculty and course type 2016

Enrolled Faculty

Higher
degree
research

Post
graduate
course
work

Under
graduate
and
non-award

Total

Business

126

3799

7049

10,974

Design, Architecture and Building

98

1054

3578

4730

Arts and Social Sciences

258

1268

3587

5113

Engineering and

Information Technology

607

2293

 6259

9159

Law

27

959

1691

2677

Health

164

784

3167

4115

Science

367

263

3574

4204

Graduate School of Health

40

335

0

375

Non Faculty

34

110

1183

1327

Total

1721

10,865

30,088

42,674

As at August 2016

 

International student enrolments by faculty and course type 2016

Enrolled FacultyHigher
degree
research
Post
graduate
Course
work

Under
graduate
AND
NON-AWARD

Total

Business

43

2387

2417

4847

Design, Architecture and Building

15

304

558

877

Arts and Social Sciences

43

240

254

537

Engineering and

Information Technology

359

1731

1340

3430

Law

5

56

12

73

Health

17

151

803

971

Science

118

95

232

445

Graduate School of Health

13

46

0

59

Non Faculty

9

6

1130

1145

Total headcount

622

5016

6746

12,384

As at August 2016

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

 

Enrolments by campus 2016

City campus

41,728

Off-shore institution

946

Total

42,674

As at August 2016

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 9,671 in 2015
  • Females represented 52–54 per cent of completions over 2013–2015.

 

UTS completions by course type 2013-2015

Course type201320142015
Research higher degree   

Higher doctorate

3

   0

 0

PhD

167

173

188

Masters by research

37

  33

 30

Sub-total

207

206

218

Coursework postgraduate   

Higher degree

3096

3238

3116

Other PG award

1092

1024

960

Sub-total

4188

4262

4076

Coursework undergraduate   

Bachelor's pass and Honours

5025

5345

5322

Bachelor's graduate entry

 103

   124

   42

Sub-degree

     56

    29

    13

Sub-total

5184

5498

5377

Total

9579

9966

9671

2015 data as at April 2016

 

Staff

Staff (FTE)201420152016

Academic

1425

1508

1626

Support

1663

1689

1727

Total

3088

3197

3354

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