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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: about 40,751 students in 2015, including 11,529 international students
  • Student completions: about 9671 completions in 2015
  • Alumni: 198,139 (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

1619

Postgraduate coursework

10,983

10,870

10,978

Undergraduate, enabling and non-award            

25,164

26,689

28,154

Total

37,673

39,142

40,751

Equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL)

26,645

27,922

29,362

Data for 2015 is at April 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 Indicator201320142015

Female

50%

50%

50%

Under 25

60%

62%

64%

Language background other than English

46%

46%

46%

Born outside Australia

48%

48%

48%

Indigenous

1%

1%

1%

Data for 2015 is at April 2016

 

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

6659

10,926

Design, Architecture and Building

98

922

3198

4218

Arts and Social Sciences

273

1333

3398

5004

Engineering and

Information Technology

547

2136

 5826

8509

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

1354

1434

Total

1619

10,978

28,154

40,751

As at April 2016

 

International student enrolments by faculty and course type 2015

Enrolled FacultyHigher
degree
research
Post
graduate
Course
work

Under
graduate
AND
NON-AWARD

Total

Business

36

2487

2237

4760

Design, Architecture and Building

17

196

419

632

Arts and Social Sciences

49

246

198

493

Engineering and

Information Technology

315

1451

1174

2940

Law

6

56

13

75

Health

15

170

717

902

Science

105

89

209

403

Graduate School of Health

12

25

0

37

Non Faculty

8

2

1277

1287

Total headcount

563

4722

6244

11,529

As at April 2016

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

36,632

Kuring-gai campus

3031

Off-shore institutions

1088

As at April 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)201320142015

Academic

1449

1425

1508

Support

1661

1663

1689

Total

3110

3088

3197

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