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Curtin University Overview Statistics1 2016-2020

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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) 2020 59,221
Student Load (EFTSL) 2020 37,744
International Student Enrolments 2020 13,598
Postgraduate Coursework Enrolments 2020 8,231
Higher Degree by Research Enrolments 2020 2,077
Undergraduate Enrolments 2020 50,894
Award Completions 2020 11,044
Total Staff (FTE) 2020 3,859
Academic Staff (FTE) 2020 1,698
Total Expenses 2020 ($'000) $903,813
Net Operating Result 2020 ($'000) $-1,098
Journal Articles and Reviews 2019 3,498
Notes
1. The figures shown here may differ to those published in the 2020 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

 
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
Total Students
TOTAL Curtin Students (Distinct Count2) 58,207 56,646 56,686 57,788 59,221
TOTAL Curtin Students (excluding non-award Open University Australia (OUA) students 52,985 51,824 51,465 51,983 52,660
GENDER
Female 32,558 31,621 31,834 32,538 33,552
Male 25,656 25,013 24,819 25,209 25,625
Indeterminate/Intersex/Unspecified 9 22 47 45 57
CITIZENSHIP
Domestic and permanent residents 37,797 37,801 37,918 38,438 39,817
International students studying onshore 8,613 7,554 7,208 7,338 6,640
International students studying offshore 7,311 7,121 7,073 7,141 6,958
Not Defined (predominantly OUA) 5,051 4,700 5,017 5,471 6,323
STUDY MODE
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
Internal 43,936 42,474 41,991 42,252 41,173
Partially Online 93 105 94 165 259
Fully Online 3,061 2,874 2,786 2,851 3,486
External 11,620 11,686 12,356 12,952 14,669
Travel Restricted Internal 4 6 27 119 199
COURSE LEVEL
Higher Degree - Research 2,435 2,376 2,247 2,084 2,077
Higher Degree - Coursework 5,608 5,303 5,164 5,468 5,990
Other Postgraduate 2,530 2,168 1,912 1,920 2,241
Bachelor's - Honours 2,408 3,099 4,024 4,533 4,791
Bachelor's - Pass 36,559 36,016 35,032 34,530 34,078
Other Undergraduate 31 30 20 35 44
Non Award Courses 10,642 9,499 10,021 11,129 11,689
Other Undergraduate Award Course         292
CAMPUS
Onshore Location
Curtin Perth 38,695 37,494 37,127 37,517 37,238
Curtin Murray Street 1,087 1,017 871 752 746
Curtin Kalgoorlie 553 439 345 350 369
Muresk Institute       13 19
Other WA Regional 456 411   37 19
Open Universities Australia 10,965 11,271 12,108 12,924 14,783
Sydney Campus 458        
Navitas English Perth     4 43 29
edX       2 4
Offshore Location
Curtin Mauritius 1,333 1,398 2,457 1,573 1,681
Curtin University Dubai   10 157 363 440
Curtin University Malaysia 3,544 3,605 3,378 3,160 2,761
Curtin Singapore 1,581 1,372 1,408 1,466 1,481
Offshore Partners 807 783 716 581 591
2. Students may have multiple enrolments during the year.
SOURCE: BI Student Datamart (as at 9 February 2021)

Student EFTSL

 
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
Total Students
TOTAL Curtin Students 37,528.6 36,660.6 36,823.4 37,403.8 37,774.2
TOTAL Curtin Students (excluding non-award Open University Australia (OUA) students 35,917.5 35,122.1 35,049.8 35,505.5 35,728.1
LIABILITY CATEGORY
Commonwealth Supported (incl. Contribution Exempt) 21,563.5 21,628.7 21,999.6 22,444.8 23,069.1
Domestic Fee Paying 1,418.0 1,312.6 1,287.2 1,283.9 1,277.2
International Onshore Fee Paying 5,364.2 5,157.3 5,070.9 5,109.3 4,765.4
International Offshore Fee Paying 29.4 34.6 30.3 26.0 36.3
Partner Onshore 633.4 234.1 47.9 38.8 37.4
Partner Offshore 4,234.7 4,142.9 4,061.7 4,006.1 3,746.1
Overseas Partner Fee Paying 1,267.4 1,279.4 1,282.0 1,383.8 1,548.6
Research Training Program 815.5 762.2 708.4 668.0 636.2
Fee Exempt (predominantly OUA) 2,202.7 2,108.8 2,333.9 2,429.4 2,646.6
Outsourced Teaching 0.0 0.0 1.5 13.5 9.0
Global Online 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 2.3
ENROLLING FACULTY
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
Faculty of Humanities 5,960.9 5,728.9 5,616.0 5,517.8 5,445.6
Faculty of Business and Law 8,034.2 7,889.5 7,749.0 7,819.8 7,545.7
Faculty of Science and Engineering 6,441.3 6,054.6 5,904.6 5,892.9 6,159.4
Faculty of Health Sciences 8,711.9 8,887.8 9,078.1 9,195.5 9,390.9
Centre for Aboriginal Studies 86.3 97.1 97.1 122.1 89.7
Cross Institutional Enrolments 60.8 65.2 57.9 103.8 108.9
Centre for Enabling Pathways 866.0 520.0 601.4 928.9 982.9
Student Services 3,919.4 4,020.6 4,404.5 4,740.8 5,439.6
Curtin Graduate Research School 0.1 0.3   0.0  
Curtin International Office 186.0 191.7 195.8 174.9 99.3
Curtin English 345.5 237.0 253.3 228.4 183.7
Curtin Malaysia 2,916.3 2,962.5 2,819.8 2,593.6 2,261.6
Curtin Dubai   5.4 45.9 85.3 67.0
COURSE LEVEL
Higher Degree - Research 1,562.4 1,503.0 1,414.6 1,367.0 1,277.7
Higher Degree - Coursework 3,199.6 3,053.0 3,014.1 3,194.6 3,561.1
Other Postgraduate 900.7 785.7 631.8 628.3 758.3
Bachelor's - Honours 1,996.4 2,672.8 3,467.6 3,698.9 3,919.6
Bachelor's - Pass 26,255.0 25,643.1 24,874.3 24,806.4 24,407.0
Associate Degree 9.6 9.5 7.4 18.0 26.5
Non Award Courses 3,604.9 2,993.5 3,413.7 3,690.6 3,691.7
Other Undergraduate Award Course         132.4
SOURCE: BI Student Datamart (as at 9 February 2021)

Award Completions

 
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
Postgraduate Research 307 347 310 327 346
Postgraduate Coursework 3,152 2,698 2,439 2,391 2,432
Undergraduate 7,559 7,405 6,812 7,081 7,062
Other3 1,739 1,131 982 1,193 1,204
3. Exclude non award and cross institutional/service teaching completions.
SOURCE: BI Student Completions Datamart (as at 29 March 2021)

Surveys

KPI Measure
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
Student Experience (Graduates) Overall Satisfaction (CEQ) 82% 82% 81% 83% 83%
Good Teaching Scale (CEQ) 66% 65% 66% 64% 68%
Graduate Qualities Scale (CEQ) 86% 84% 84% 87% 87%
Generic Skills Scale (CEQ)  82% 82% 81% 83% 83%
Student Experience (Current) Overall Satisfaction (SES) (undergraduate) 82% 80% 82% 80% 72%
Teaching Quality (SES) (undergraduate) 83% 82% 84% 82% 79%
Skills Development (SES) (undergraduate) 84% 83% 83% 83% 79%
Learner Engagement (SES) (undergraduate) 65% 63% 62% 62% 47%
Student Support (SES) (undergraduate) 72% 75% 74% 75% 74%
Learner Resources (SES) (undergraduate) 87% 86% 88% 87% 82%
Graduate Outcomes Graduate employment rate (GOS) (domestic) 89% 88% 88% 87% 87%
Further study rate (GOS) (domestic) 21% 19% 19% 17% 19%
    Student Experience
    • The CEQ & GOS surveys graduates, while the SES surveys current students.
    • Learner Engagement (SES) is based on ENGAGSAT (includes external and internal students).


    Graduate Outcomes
    • Employment Rate: Number of graduates working full-time, part-time or casual as a proportion of graduates that are available for work.
    • 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.
    • Domestic status is determined by residency at time of enrolment.

Staff FTE4

 
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
Total 4,099.0 3,992.9 3,847.1 3,815.3 3,859.4
ACADEMIC
Employment Contract
Full Time 1,274.0 1,251.0 1,171.0 1,126.0 1,110.0
Fraction Time (Part Time) 198.8 204.7 206.9 214.4 202.5
Casual/Sessional5 409.9 373.7 370.0 385.0 385.0
Gender
Male 998.8 969.9 912.4 883.7 745.4
Female 883.9 858.8 834.9 840.9 567.2
Indeterminate/Intersex/Unspecified 0.2 1.3 1.4 3.7 2.4
Function
Teaching only 702.0 662.9 659.6 675.3 278.2
Research only 491.2 503.8 525.1 497.3 490.2
Teaching and Research 609.9 594.6 554.8 548.7 544.7
Other Functions 79.6 68.2 57.6 52.2 55.3
PROFESSIONAL
Employment Contract
Full Time 1,666.0 1,649.0 1,565.0 1,561.5 1,613.0
Fraction Time (Part Time) 288.7 291.3 289.9 292.9 313.3
Casual/Sessional5 261.6 223.2 244.2 235.6 235.6
Gender
Male 839.1 798.1 767.6 754.4 689.8
Female 1,377.1 1,364.8 1,330.8 1,332.6 1,234.2
Indeterminate/Intersex/Unspecified 0.2 0.5 0.8 3.0 2.4
Function
Teaching only          
Research only     49.1 48.1 55.8
Teaching and Research          
Other Functions 2,216.3 2,163.5 2,050.0 2,041.8 1,870.5

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 offshore campus and partner locations
5 2020 casual/sessional staff FTE are estimates for the year
SOURCE: The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) Staff Submission August 2020

Research Publications

 
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
Journal Articles and Reviews6 2,373 2,746 2,935 3,097 3,498
Notes:
6 The number of research publications is taken from the Web of Science Database via InCites, and refers to the number of research journal articles and reviews with at least one author affiliated with the University. As results change over time data is a snapshot taken at the end of the year after the publication date.

Curtin Income and Expenditure

 
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
CURTIN INCOME ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000)
Australian Government grants $347,448 $347,088 $354,683 $361,280 $366,506
HECS-HELP - Australian Government payments $144,428 $153,161 $159,941 $168,206 $175,811
FEE-HELP $24,785 $23,741 $22,457 $23,764 $25,776
SA - HELP $2,239 $2,588 $2,674 $2,896 $2,198
State and Local Government financial assistance $23,356 $27,449 $28,254 $17,995 $11,808
HECS-HELP - student payments $25,182 $22,842 $20,640 $18,874 $16,836
Fees and Charges $227,153 $221,757 $208,845 $207,285 $195,546
Investment revenue $31,857 $30,548 $16,511 $78,788 $11,086
Royalties, trademarks and licences $30,139 $20,458 $21,118 $21,407 $20,622
Consultancy and contracts $30,487 $31,856 $34,578 $30,949 $38,517
Other revenue $28,070 $30,406 $27,286 $38,500 $38,009
  $915,144 $911,894 $896,987 $969,944 $902,715
Total Revenue from continuing operations $915,096 $911,894 $896,987 $969,944 $902,715
CURTIN EXPENDITURE ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000)
Employee related expenses $546,004 $536,646 $540,344 $540,836 $571,747
Depreciation and amortisation $55,535 $60,080 $62,346 $70,959 $73,867
Repairs and maintenance $14,266 $13,767 $14,234 $12,842 $12,354
Finance Cost $3,723 $3,603 $2,273 $3,175 $3,871
Impairment of assets $1,207 $519 $304 $367 $641
Net (Gain) / Loss on disposal of non-current assets -$48 -$552 $220 $1,015 $176
Deferred Superannuation expense $344 $386 $326 $269 $292
Other expenses $255,944 $245,107 $250,963 $258,427 $240,865
  $876,975 $859,556 $871,010 $887,890 $903,813
Total Expenses from continuing operations $876,975 $859,556 $870,790 $887,890 $903,813
Operating Result for continuing operations $38,073 $51,234 $26,417 $82,054 -$1,098
Net Operating Result for year $38,073 $51,234 $26,417 $82,054 -$1,098
Net investment revaluation gain/(loss) $8,773 $28,371 $0 $0 $0
Total Comprehensive Income $46,846 $79,605 $26,417 $82,054 -$1,098