University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
UTS has a singular vision, expressed in our strategic plan - to be a world-leading university of technology. To achieve this, our leadership in learning and teaching must be coupled with international renown in research, and a world-class infrastructure that supports our vibrant intellectual environment. The achievement of our vision relies on attracting high quality students, academics, researchers and administrators; people who are passionate about knowledge, learning, discovery and creativity.
We will continue to build on our enviable reputation for a fusion of innovation, creativity and technology; precisely the characteristics that make us and our graduates sought after by global industry. Recent market research confirms that NSW leaders in business, the professions and government believe we have the most industry-focused approach of all Sydney metropolitan universities.
FACTS AND FIGURES
The pool of applicants for undergraduate courses for all Universities through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) has grown by 7% between 2008 and 2010. This was evident for both school leavers(^8%) and non school leavers(^6%).
In 2010, over 30,500 students were enrolled at UTS in onshore and offshore courses.
UTS has a high level of student diversity. About 31% of students come from a non-English speaking background, and 46% were born outside of Australia.
Course completions of award courses totalled 9,724 in 2009 (for students whose last year of enrolment was 2009, most of these completing students graduated in October 2009 and April-May 2010 ceremonies).
79% of UTS Australian graduates were in full-time or part-time employment 3 months after completion of their studies. The highest average salary for first degree graduates working Full time was earned by UTS Law and Engineering & Information Technology graduates. UTS graduates of postgraduate Business programmes also earned the highest average salary of postgraduate programmes graduates followed by UTS Engineering & IT postgraduates.
The total number of staff (measured in full time equivalents) at UTS in 2010 was 2,750.
Research grants, excluding DEEWR research grants and UTS internal research funding, reached almost $26.08m in 2009.
UTS income was over $51m in 2009, with Commonwealth Operating Grant revenues totalling $197.1m and student contributions through HECS, PELS and Full Fees totaling $270m.