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Curtin University Overview Statistics1 2014-2018

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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) 2018 56,695
Student Load (EFTSL) 2018 36,833
International Student Enrolments 2018 14,283
Postgraduate Coursework Enrolments 2018 6,223
Higher Degree by Research Enrolments 2018 2,242
Undergraduate Enrolments 2018 50,086
Award Completions 2018 10,550
Total Staff (FTE) 2018 3,829
Academic Staff (FTE) 2018 1,751
Total Expenses 2018 ($'000) $870,790
Net Operating Result 2018 ($'000) $26,417
University Research Income 2017 ($'000) $95,357
Weighted Research Publications 2017 1,694
Notes
1. The figures shown here may differ to those published in the 2018 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

 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Total Students
TOTAL Curtin Students (Distinct Count2) 60,773 59,930 58,211 56,652 56,695
TOTAL Curtin Students (excluding non-award Open University Australia (OUA) students 53,634 53,603 52,989 51,829 51,468
GENDER
Female 34,646 33,598 32,562 31,623 31,843
Male 26,143 26,341 25,656 25,017 24,819
Not Defined     9 22 47
CITIZENSHIP
Domestic and permanent residents 37,762 37,816 37,798 37,801 37,921
International students studying onshore 8,675 8,913 8,613 7,555 7,212
International students studying offshore 7,932 7,717 7,314 7,125 7,071
Not Defined (predominantly OUA) 7,039 6,111 5,051 4,701 5,021
STUDY MODE
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Internal 44,065 44,113 43,941 42,466 41,988
Partially Online 94 95 92 104 94
Fully Online 2,574 2,937 3,060 2,887 2,811
External 14,448 13,268 11,624 11,694 12,367
COURSE LEVEL
Higher Degree - Research 2,431 2,483 2,435 2,376 2,242
Higher Degree - Coursework 5,560 5,702 5,248 4,754 4,748
Other Postgraduate 2,393 2,094 2,060 1,745 1,475
Bachelor's - Honours 175 1424 2,408 3,099 4,025
Bachelor's - Pass 38,155 37,143 36,231 35,830 34,911
Other Undergraduate 36 25 31 30 20
Non Award Courses 4,525 4,601 4,576 3,853 4,026
Open Universities Australia (OUA) 9,495 8,468 7,237 6,816 7,104
CAMPUS
Onshore Location
Bentley Campus 37,819 38,022 38,696 37,492 37,124
Perth City Campus 1,224 1,055 1,087 1,018 872
Kalgoorlie Campus 810 628 553 439 346
Margaret River 34 37 29 12  
Other WA Regional 441 374 427 399 399
Sydney Campus 890 1,044 458    
Open Universities Australia 12,807 12,206 10,965 11,274 12,114
Navitas English Perth         4
Offshore Location
Curtin Mauritius 1,215 1,312 1,336 1,402 1,460
Dubai Intern'l Academic City       10 157
Other Offshore Partners 1,498 1,185 807 783 717
Sarawak Campus 3,086 3,324 3,544 3,605 3,377
Singapore Campus 2,163 1,904 1,581 1,372 1,408
2. Students may have multiple enrolments during the year.
SOURCE: BI Student Datamart (as at 28 February 2019)

Student EFTSL

 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Total Students
TOTAL Curtin Students 38,523.9 38,491.4 37,531.4 36,663.8 36,832.6
TOTAL Curtin Students (excluding non-award Open University Australia (OUA) students 36,435.3 36,550.1 35,920.3 35,125.0 35,057.1
LIABILITY CATEGORY
Commonwealth Supported (incl. Contribution Exempt) 21,215.9 21,225.2 21,564.0 21,628.7 22,003.2
Domestic Fee Paying 1,668.3 1,566.8 1,418.0 1,313.1 1,287.3
International Onshore Fee Paying 5,157.9 5,316.0 5,364.2 5,158.0 5,072.1
International Offshore Fee Paying 36.6 29.3 29.4 34.4 30.9
Partner Onshore 964.8 1,124.9 633.4 234.1 47.8
Partner Offshore 5,592.8 4,655.9 4,234.7 4,142.9 4,061.0
Overseas Partner Fee Paying 169.2 1,156.0 1,269.5 1,281.7 1,285.8
Research Training Scheme 784.1 788.5 815.5 762.3 712.6
Fee Exempt (predominantly OUA) 2,934.4 2,628.7 2,202.9 2,108.8 2,330.4
Outsourced Teaching         1.5
ENROLLING FACULTY
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Faculty of Humanities 6,275.9 6,096.9 5,961.4 5,729.0 5,615.7
Faculty of Business and Law 8,680.5 8,650.0 8,035.7 7,892.0 7,752.4
Faculty of Science and Engineering 6,681.0 6,552.2 6,442.3 6,054.9 5,909.0
Faculty of Health Sciences 8,297.0 8,466.2 8,711.7 8,887.4 9,077.6
Centre for Aboriginal Studies 148.8 119.0 86.3 97.1 97.1
Cross Institutional Enrolments 176.8 88.4 60.8 65.2 57.8
Curtin Learning and Teaching (CLT) 890.4 932.8 866.0 520.0 600.9
Student Services 4,487.0 4,394.3 3,919.4 4,021.4 4,408.0
Curtin Graduate Research School 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.0
Curtin International Office 82.5 161.1 186.0 191.7 195.7
Curtin English 296.5 287.0 345.5 237.0 253.3
Curtin Malaysia 2,507.6 2,743.5 2,916.3 2,962.5 2,819.1
Curtin Dubai 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.4 46.0
COURSE LEVEL
Higher Degree - Research 1,520.4 1,545.7 1,562.5 1,502.8 1,413.7
Higher Degree - Coursework 3,105.8 3,334.3 3,080.3 2,901.9 2,872.6
Other Postgraduate 886.2 760.8 777.9 673.7 511.4
Bachelor's - Honours 149.8 1,109.8 1,996.4 2,672.8 3,468.9
Bachelor's - Pass 28,241.1 27,346.8 26,096.4 25,554.9 24,823.1
Other Undergraduate 20.3 8.6 9.6 9.5 7.4
Non Award Courses 1,865.2 1,939.5 1,993.8 1,455.0 1,639.7
Open Universities Australia (OUA) 2,735.3 2,446.8 2,014.5 1,893.1 2,095.8
SOURCE: BI Student Datamart (as at 28 February 2019)

Award Completions

 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Postgraduate Research 298 292 307 347 310
Postgraduate Coursework 2,997 3,151 3,152 2,698 2,441
Undergraduate 7,478 7,272 7,478 7,348 6,783
Other3 1,585 1,600 1,821 1,188 1,016
3. Exclude non award and cross institutional/service teaching completions.
SOURCE: BI Student Completions Datamart (as at 28 February 2019)

Surveys

KPI Measure
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Student Experience Generic Skills Scale (CEQ) 76% 77% 82% 82% 81%
Good Teaching Scale (CEQ) 66% 66% 65% 65% 66%
Graduate Qualities Scale (CEQ) 77% 78% 86% 84% 84%
Overall satisfaction (CEQ) 81% 81% 82% 82% 81%
Skills development (SES) Undergraduate 84% 82% 83% 83% 83%
Learner engagement (SES) Undergraduate 64% 63% 65% 63% 62%
Teaching quality (SES) Undergraduate 82% 81% 83% 82% 84%
Student support (SES) Undergraduate 73% 72% 72% 75% 74%
Learner resources (SES) Undergraduate 85% 86% 87% 86% 88%
Overall satisfation (SES) Undergraduate 81% 79% 82% 80% 82%
Graduate Reputation Domestic graduate employment rate 89% 89% 89% 88% 88%
Further study rate 20% 18% 23% 20% 20%
  • Curtin Total includes all faculties (such as CLT, Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin Malaysia, 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). 2016-2018 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

 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Total 3,986.6 4,019.3 4,099.0 3,992.9 3,829.7
ACADEMIC
Employment Contract
Full Time 1,187.0 1,224.0 1,274.0 1,251.0 1,171.0
Fraction Time (Part Time) 204.6 181.3 198.8 204.7 206.9
Casual/Sessional 439.0 436.3 409.9 373.7 373.7
Gender
Male 956.7 970.2 998.8 969.9 779.5
Female 873.9 871.3 883.9 858.8 598.4
Indeterminate/Intersex/Unspecified       0.8  
Function
Teaching only 612.8 700.4 702.1 662.9 290.0
Research only 360.8 426.4 491.2 503.8 475.9
Teaching and Research 720.0 622.8 609.9 594.6 554.8
Other Functions 137.0 92.1 79.6 68.2 57.3
PROFESSIONAL
Employment Contract
Full Time 1,570.0 1,615.0 1,666.0 1,649.0 1,565.0
Fraction Time (Part Time) 270.8 266.5 288.7 291.3 289.9
Casual/Sessional 315.3 296.2 261.6 223.2 223.2
Gender
Male 792.7 824.8 839.2 798.1 671.5
Female 1,363.3 1,353.0 1,377.1 1,364.8 1,183.4
Indeterminate/Intersex/Unspecified       0.5  
Function
Teaching only          
Research only          
Teaching and Research          
Other Functions 2,107.6 2,177.7 2,216.3 2,163.5 1,805.8

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 2018 casual/sessional staff FTE are estimates for the year
SOURCE: The Department of Education and Training (DET) Staff Submission August 2018

Research Activities

 
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
RESEARCH INCOME ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000)
Aust. Competitive Research Grants 24,283 33,647 29,134 29,334 32,021
Other Public Sector Research Funding 20,103 20,032 29,258 25,873 25,547
Industry & Other Funding for Research 21,841 20,808 23,084 24,518 30,626
Cooperative Research Centres Funds 6,191 5,971 5,992 7,093 7,161
TOTAL University Research Income 72,418 80,458 87,468 86,818 95,357
RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
Authored Research - Books 76 95 61 65 52
Book Chapters 91 102 118 105 84
Journal Articles 1,003 1,093 1,164 1,223 1,437
Conference Articles 378 168 144 96 121
TOTAL Publications 1,548 1,458 1,487 1,488 1,694

Curtin Income and Expenditure

 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
CURTIN INCOME ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000)
Australian Government grants $329,460 $338,278 $347,448 $347,088 $354,683
HECS-HELP - Australian Government payments $134,311 $139,838 $144,428 $153,161 $159,941
FEE-HELP $25,595 $25,326 $24,785 $23,741 $22,457
SA - HELP $2,559 $2,598 $2,239 $2,588 $2,674
State and Local Government financial assistance $13,993 $18,476 $23,356 $27,449 $28,254
HECS-HELP - student payments $27,636 $23,188 $25,182 $22,842 $20,640
Fees and Charges $218,967 $223,152 $227,153 $221,757 $208,845
Investment revenue $32,115 $33,073 $31,857 $30,548 $16,511
Royalties, trademarks and licences $38,945 $46,475 $30,139 $20,458 $21,118
Consultancy and contracts $35,089 $30,981 $30,487 $31,856 $34,578
Other revenue $30,977 $28,613 $28,070 $30,406 $27,286
  $889,647 $909,998 $915,144 $911,894 $896,987
Total Revenue from continuing operations $889,640 $909,506 $915,096 $911,894 $896,987
CURTIN EXPENDITURE ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000)
Employee related expenses $505,096 $509,457 $546,004 $536,646 $540,344
Depreciation and amortisation $46,303 $48,439 $55,535 $60,080 $62,346
Repairs and maintenance $18,284 $14,531 $14,266 $13,767 $14,234
Finance Cost $3,965 $3,840 $3,723 $3,603 $2,273
Impairment of assets $1,569 $95 $1,207 $519 $304
Net (Gain) / Loss on disposal of non-current assets -$7 -$492 -$48 -$552 $220
Deferred Superannuation expense $398 $379 $344 $386 $326
Other expenses $264,307 $270,812 $255,944 $245,107 $250,963
  $839,915 $847,061 $876,975 $859,556 $871,010
Total Expenses from continuing operations $839,915 $847,061 $876,975 $859,556 $870,790
Operating Result for continuing operations $49,718 $61,953 $38,073 $51,234 $26,417
Operating Result for discontinued operations          
Net Operating Result for year $49,718 $61,953 $38,073 $51,234 $26,417
Net investment revaluation gain/(loss) $11,453 $1,449 $8,773 $28,371  
Cashflow hedge revaluation gain/(loss)          
Total Comprehensive Income $61,171 $63,402 $46,846 $79,605 $26,417