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Curtin University Overview Statistics1 2013-2017

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| Overview | Student Headcount | Student EFTSL | Award Completions | Surveys | Staff FTE | Research Activities |
| Curtin Income and Expenditure |

Overview Statistics

Student Enrolments (Distinct Count2) 2017 56,662
Student Load (EFTSL) 2017 36,671
International Student Enrolments 2017 14,680
Postgraduate Coursework Enrolments 2017 6,501
Higher Degree by Research Enrolments 2017 2,377
Undergraduate Enrolments 2017 49,634
Award Completions 2017 11,581
Total Staff (FTE) 2017 4,068
Academic Staff (FTE) 2017 1,866
Total Expenses 2017 ($'000) $860,108
Net Operating Result 2017 ($'000) $51,234
University Research Income 2016 ($'000) $86,818
Weighted Research Publications 2016 1,556
Notes
1. The figures shown here may differ to those published in the 2017 Pocket Guide and Annual Report due to data revisions which occurred after the two documents were published.
2. Students may have multiple enrolments during the year.

Student Headcount

 
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Total Students
TOTAL Curtin Students (Distinct Count2) 61,733 60,771 59,936 58,210 56,662
TOTAL Curtin Students (excluding non-award Open University Australia (OUA) students 51,605 53,628 53,608 52,988 51,839
GENDER
Female 36,416 34,645 33,601 32,562 31,629
Male 25,332 26,142 26,344 25,655 25,021
Not Defined 3     9 22
CITIZENSHIP
Domestic and permanent residents 36,156 37,761 37,820 37,796 37,810
International students studying onshore 8,756 8,673 8,913 8,609 7,556
International students studying offshore 7,824 7,931 7,717 7,312 7,124
Not Defined (predominantly OUA) 9,786 7,041 6,112 5,051 4,701
STUDY MODE
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Internal 42,009 44,065 44,123 43,946 42,457
Partially Online 125 94 95 92 105
Fully Online 2,634 2,571 2,933 3,054 2,902
External 17,370 14,446 13,268 11,624 11,696
COURSE LEVEL
Higher Doctorate 1        
Higher Degree - Research 2,345 2,427 2,483 2,434 2,377
Higher Degree - Coursework 5,395 5,560 5,703 5,248 4,756
Other Postgraduate 2,629 2,393 2,083 2,060 1,745
Bachelor's - Honours 208 175 1,424 2,408 3,099
Bachelor's - Pass 36,501 38,156 37,147 36,231 35,836
Other Undergraduate 73 36 25 31 30
Non Award Courses 3,588 4,523 4,601 4,576 3,853
Open Universities Australia (OUA) 12,673 9,496 8,468 7,237 6,816
CAMPUS
Onshore Location
Bentley 51,489 50,624 50,230 49,660 48,776
Perth City 1,385 1,224 1,056 1,087 1,018
Kalgoorlie 913 810 629 553 439
Margaret River 37 34 37 29 12
Other WA Regional Education Centres 437 441 374 427 399
Sydney 762 890 1,044 458  
Offshore Location
Charles Telfair Institute - Mauritius 1,123 1,215 1,312 1,336 1,402
Dubai Intern'l Academic City         10
Other Offshore Partners 1,501 1,497 1,186 807 783
Sarawak Campus 2,987 3,086 3,324 3,544 3,604
Singapore Campus 2,294 2,163 1,904 1,581 1,372
2. Students may have multiple enrolments during the year.
SOURCE: BI Student Datamart (as at 29 June 2018)

Student EFTSL

 
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Total Students
TOTAL Curtin Students 38,071.2 38,523.3 38,493.2 37,531.4 36,670.6
TOTAL Curtin Students (excluding non-award Open University Australia (OUA) students 34,981.0 36,433.2 36,551.9 35,920.3 35,132.0
LIABILITY CATEGORY
Commonwealth Supported (incl. Contribution Exempt) 19,664.2 21,217.0 21,227.1 21,565.6 21,632.7
Domestic Fee Paying 1,537.3 1,668.5 1,566.9 1,418.5 1,314.1
International Onshore Fee Paying 5,435.6 5,158.4 5,316.1 5,364.2 5,159.7
International Offshore Fee Paying 32.3 36.6 29.3 29.5 34.4
Partner Onshore 934.4 964.4 1,124.9 633.4 234.1
Partner Offshore 5,703.3 5,761.5 5,811.9 5,504.2 5,424.8
Research Training Scheme 818.1 784.1 789.1 815.0 762.1
Fee Exempt (predominantly OUA) 3,946.0 2,932.8 2,627.9 2,201.1 2,108.8
ENROLLING FACULTY
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Faculty of Humanities 6,258.3 6,276.5 6,097.2 5,960.7 5,731.8
Faculty of Business and Law 8,752.3 8,678.0 8,650.4 8,035.6 7,892.9
Faculty of Science and Engineering 6,338.9 6,681.4 6,552.8 6,442.6 6,054.9
Faculty of Health Sciences 7,807.2 8,297.0 8,466.6 8,711.2 8,888.5
Centre for Aboriginal Studies 159.8 148.5 119.0 87.1 97.2
Cross Institutional Enrolments 203.1 176.8 88.4 60.8 65.2
Curtin Learning and Teaching (CLT) 501.4 890.4 932.8 866.0 519.5
Student Services 5,393.9 4,488.5 4,394.8 3,919.5 4,023.5
Curtin Graduate Research School 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3
Curtin International Office 59.3 82.1 161.1 186.0 191.7
Curtin Dubai         5.4
Curtin English 212.5 296.5 287.0 345.5 237.0
Curtin Malaysia 2,384.2 2,507.5 2,743.3 2,916.3 2,962.8
COURSE LEVEL
Higher Doctorate 0.1        
Higher Degree - Research 1,467.3 1,518.9 1,545.3 1,560.3 1,504.3
Higher Degree - Coursework 2,884.4 3,105.8 3,334.6 3,080.8 2,902.8
Other Postgraduate 951.7 886.3 759.9 777.9 674.1
Bachelor's - Honours 173.3 149.8 1,109.8 1,996.4 2,672.7
Bachelor's - Pass 27,321.4 28,240.9 27,348.7 26,098.1 25,559.6
Other Undergraduate 49.1 20.3 8.6 9.6 9.5
Non Award Courses 1,408.4 1,864.8 1,939.5 1,993.8 1,454.5
Open Universities Australia (OUA) 3,815.4 2,736.5 2,446.8 2,014.5 1,893.3
SOURCE: BI Student Datamart (as at 29 June 2018)

Award Completions

 
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Higher Doctorate 1        
Postgraduate Research 282 298 292 307 347
Postgraduate Coursework 3,188 2,997 3,151 3,152 2,698
Undergraduate 7,606 7,478 7,272 7,479 7,348
Other3 1,098 1,585 1,600 1,821 1,188
3. Exclude non award and cross institutional/service teaching completions.
SOURCE: BI Student Completions Datamart (as at 3 July 2018)

Surveys

KPI Measure
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Student Experience Generic Skills Scale (CEQ)* 76% 76% 77% 82% 82%
Good Teaching Scale (CEQ)* 66% 66% 66% 65% 65%
Graduate Qualities Scale (CEQ)* 77% 77% 78% 86% 84%
Overall satisfaction (CEQ)* 81% 81% 81% 82% 82%
Overall satisfaction with experience (CASS) 87% 87% 87% 83% 86%
Skills development (SES) Undergraduate 79% 84% 82% 83% 83%
Learner engagement (SES) Undergraduate 56% 64% 63% 65% 63%
Teaching quality (SES) Undergraduate 75% 82% 81% 83% 82%
Student support (SES) Undergraduate 58% 73% 72% 72% 75%
Learner resources (SES) Undergraduate 80% 85% 86% 87% 86%
Overall satisfation (SES) Undergraduate 77% 81% 79% 82% 80%
Graduate Reputation Domestic graduate employment rate* 92% 89% 89% 89% 88%
Further study rate* 19% 20% 18% 23% 20%
  • Curtin Total includes all faculties (such as CTL, Curtin Aboriginal Studies, Curtin Sarawak, etc.).
  • Employment Rate: Number of graduates working full time or part time as a proportion of graduates that are available for work.
  • Domestic or International status determined by residency at time of enrolment.
  • Further Study Rate: Number of graduates who state that they are enrolled in further study (full time or part time), as a proportion of all graduates who answered the further study question.
  • 2013-2015 results are sourced from the Australian Graduate Survey (AGS). 2016-2017 results are sourced from the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS). Although the AGS and GOS ask similar questions, they are different instruments with different methods of calculations and is therefore not comparable.

Staff FTE4

 
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Total 3,950.0 3,986.6 4,019.3 4,099.0 4,067.5
ACADEMIC
Employment Contract
Full Time 1,184.0 1,187.0 1,224.0 1,274.0 1,251.0
Fraction Time (Part Time) 190.1 204.6 181.3 198.8 204.7
Casual/Sessional 453.9 439.0 436.3 409.9 409.9
Gender
Male 981.9 956.7 970.2 998.8 985.8
Female 846.1 873.9 871.3 883.8 879.9
Function
Teaching only 612.5 612.8 700.4 702.1 698.1
Research only 279.3 360.8 426.4 491.2 503.8
Teaching and Research 797.9 720.0 622.8 609.9 594.6
Other Functions 138.4 137.0 92.1 79.6 69.2
PROFESSIONAL
Employment Contract
Full Time 1,539.0 1,570.0 1,615.0 1,666.0 1,649.0
Fraction Time (Part Time) 248.8 270.8 266.5 288.7 291.3
Casual/Sessional 334.1 315.3 296.2 261.6 261.6
Gender
Male 786.4 792.7 824.8 839.2 818.6
Female 1,335.5 1,363.3 1,353.0 1,377.1 1,383.3
Function
Teaching only          
Research only 54.5 48.4      
Teaching and Research          
Other Functions 2,067.5 2,107.6 2,177.7 2,216.3 2,201.9

FTE by Academic and Professional

Notes:
4 All data is the sum of the whole year's activities;
Staff data is a snapshot
Staff data excludes Curtin Sydney as well as other offshore locations;
SOURCE: The Department of Education and Training (DET) Staff Submission August 2017

Research Activities

 
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
RESEARCH INCOME ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000)
Aust. Competitive Research Grants 20,400 24,283 33,647 29,134 29,334
Other Public Sector Research Funding 17,722 20,103 20,032 29,258 25,873
Industry & Other Funding for Research 18,079 21,841 20,808 23,084 24,518
Cooperative Research Centres Funds 7,180 6,191 5,971 5,992 7,093
TOTAL University Research Income 63,381 72,418 80,458 87,468 86,818
RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
Authored Research - Books 76 95 61 65 20
Book Chapters 91 102 118 105 81
Journal Articles 1,003 1,093 1,164 1,223 1,352
Conference Articles 378 168 144 96 119
TOTAL Publications 1,548 1,458 1,487 1,488 1,556

Curtin Income and Expenditure

 
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
CURTIN INCOME ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000)
Australian Government grants $306,053 $329,460 $338,278 $347,448 $347,088
HECS-HELP - Australian Government payments $120,220 $134,311 $139,838 $144,428 $153,161
FEE-HELP $21,296 $25,595 $25,326 $24,785 $23,741
SA - HELP $2,451 $2,559 $2,598 $2,239 $2,588
State and Local Government financial assistance $13,590 $13,993 $18,476 $23,356 $27,449
HECS-HELP - student payments $26,868 $27,636 $23,188 $25,182 $22,842
Fees and Charges $217,596 $218,967 $223,152 $227,153 $221,757
Investment revenue $27,965 $32,115 $33,073 $31,857 $30,548
Royalties, trademarks and licences $34,569 $38,945 $46,475 $30,139 $20,458
Consultancy and contracts $32,766 $35,089 $30,981 $30,487 $31,856
Net (Gain) / Loss on disposal of non-current assets $1,501 -$7 -$492 -$48 -$552
Other revenue $45,915 $30,977 $28,613 $28,070 $30,406
Total Revenue from continuing operations $850,790 $889,640 $909,506 $915,096 $911,342
CURTIN EXPENDITURE ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000)
Employee related expenses $486,315 $505,096 $509,457 $546,004 $536,646
Depreciation and amortisation $39,752 $46,303 $48,439 $55,535 $60,080
Repairs and maintenance $14,213 $18,284 $14,531 $14,266 $13,767
Finance Cost $4,105 $3,965 $3,840 $3,723 $3,603
Impairment of assets -$123 $1,569 $95 $1,207 $519
Deferred Superannuation expense $505 $398 $379 $344 $386
Other expenses $243,624 $264,307 $270,812 $255,944 $245,107
Total Expenses from continuing operations $788,391 $839,922 $847,553 $877,023 $860,108
Net Operating Result for year $62,399 $49,718 $61,953 $38,073 $51,234
Net investment revaluation gain/(loss) $32,635 $11,453 $1,449 $8,773 $28,371
Total Comprehensive Income $95,034 $61,171 $63,402 $46,846 $79,605