The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Figures
2002/2003


Student Statistics

Student Numbers for Programmes
Funded by University Grants Committee
By Award [Note 1]

2002 / 2003

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Student Enrolment

16,355

(100%)

12,917

(100%)

Research Postgraduate

410

(3%)

366

(3%)

Taught Postgraduate

2,302

(14%)

811

(6%)

Undergraduate

7,905

(48%)

7,333

(57%)

Subdegree

5,738

(35%)

4,407

(34%)

First-Year-First-Degree Intakes

2,544

2,430

 

Student Enrolment for Programmes
Funded by University Grants Committee

By Mode by Faculty
[Note 1]

2002 / 2003

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Full-time

11,402

(70%)

10,996

(85%)

Applied Science & Textiles

1,509

(9%)

1,486

(12%)

Business & Information Systems

2,356

(14%)

2,291

(18%)

Communication

1,338

(8%)

1,336

(10%)

Construction & Land Use

1,650

(10%)

1,617

(13%)

Engineering

2,155

(13%)

2,044

(16%)

Health & Social Sciences

2,394

(15%)

2,222

(17%)

Part-time

4,953

(30%)

1,921

(15%)

Applied Science & Textiles

975

(6%)

345

(3%)

Business & Information Systems

1,131

(7%)

389

(3%)

Communication

111

(1%)

37

(<0.5%)

Construction & Land Use

516

(3%)

199

(2%)

Engineering

993

(6%)

411

(3%)

Health & Social Sciences

1,227

(8%)

540

(4%)

Total

16,355

(100%)

12,917

(100%)

 

Student Profile for Programmes
Funded by University Grants
Committee [Note 1]
2002 / 2003
Full-time Part-time
Sex Ratio ( Male : Female ) 0.9 : 1 1.1 : 1
Average Age in Years 21 30

 

Other Postgraduate Student Numbers [Note 2]

2002 / 2003

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Research Postgraduate

368

305

Taught Postgraduate

3,736

1,177

Total

4,104

1,482

 

Note 1:

The student numbers for taught programmes are as of 31 December 2002 and for research programmes are as of 15 January 2003.   For research postgraduate students, they are funded by the University Grants Committee and include all studying either within or beyond their normative period of studies.

Note 2:

Other research postgraduate student numbers refer to those funded substantially by external funds; while other taught postgraduate numbers refer to those on self-financed programmes leading to PolyU awards.

 

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Graduate Employment in 2001/02

Employment of Graduates of
Full-time Sub-degree Programmes
Funded by University Grants Committee

Number of
Sub-degree Graduates
in 2001/02

Employed/Self-Employed

879

(58%)

Further Studies 445 (29%)
Temporary/Part-time Employed 107 (7%)
Unemployed 54 (4%)
Emigrated/Returned to Home Country 4 (<0.5%)
Others 27 (2%)
Total Respondents

1,516

(100%)

Response Rate

92%

Average Monthly Salary

HK$10,055

 

Employment of Graduates of
Full-time Undergraduate Programmes
Funded by University Grants Committee

Number of
First-degree Graduates
in 2001/02

Employed/Self-Employed

1,721

(84%)

Further Studies 130 (6%)
Temporary/Part-time Employed 130 (6%)
Unemployed 48 (2%)
Emigrated/Returned to Home Country 5 (<0.5%)
Others 14 (1%)
Total Respondents

2,048

(100%)

Response Rate

94%

Average Monthly Salary

HK$10,540

 

Employment of Graduates of
Full-time Higher Degree Programmes
Funded by University Grants Committee

Number of
Higher Degree Graduates
in 2001/02

Employed/Self-Employed

89

(75%)

Further Studies 11 (9%)
Temporary/Part-time Employed 6 (5%)
Unemployed 8 (7%)
Emigrated/Returned to Home Country 4 (3%)
Others 1 (1%)
Total Respondents

119

(100%)

Response Rate

74%

Average Monthly Salary

HK$14,478

 

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Extra-curricular Educational Programmes

Extra-curricular Educational Programmes
for Full-time Students
2002 / 2003
Number of Programmes Number of Attendance
Physical Education Programmes

218

3,490

Complementary Studies Programmes

206

6,225

Student Development Programmes

332

11,513

Leadership and Competence for Success Programmes

16

707

Lunch Talks

8

1,424

Hall Education Programmes

55

988

 

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Staff Strength

Staff Strength Funded by
University Grants Committee [Note 1]

2002 / 2003

Number of Staff

Academic Departments

1,525

(54%)

Academic Grade Staff

1,001

(35%)

Non-academic Grade Staff

524

(19%)

Non-academic Departments [Note 2]

1,296

(46%)

Administrative & Professional Grade Staff

266

(9%)

General/Technical & Ancillary Grade Staff

1,030

(37%)

Total

2,821

(100%)

 

Note 1:

Based on the actual staff numbers as of December 2002.  Excluding part-time, temporary and research staff.

Note 2:

Non-academic departments include Offices of the President, faculty offices, administrative units and central support services.

 

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Research and Scholarly Activity

Allocations from Research Grants

2002 / 2003

HK$Million
University Grants Committee Block Grants

174.7

(57%)

Research Grants Council Competitive Earmarked Research Grants

52.3

(17%)

University Grants Committee Teaching Development Grants

12.8

(4%)

Other External Competitive Research Grants

31.1

(10%)

Research Grants Council Direct Allocation

13.8

(5%)

Other Non-UGC Funds

20.2

(7%)

Total

304.9

(100%)

 

On-going Research Projects Funded by Research Grants & External Funds

2002 / 2003

Cumulative Funding HK$Million

Number

Faculty of Applied Science & Textiles

129.9

(19%)

342

(16%)
Faculty of Business & Information Systems

55.6

(8%)

309

(15%)
Faculty of Communication

33.0

(5%)

217

(10%)
Faculty of Construction & Land Use

184.7

(27%)

407

(19%)
Faculty of Engineering

220.4

(32%)

492

(23%)
Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

67.2

(10%)

345

(16%)
Total

690.8

(100%)

2,112

(100%)

 

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Income and Expenditure

Income for Activities Funded by
University Grants Committee

2002 / 2003

HK$Million

General Income

2,338.7

(81%)

UGC Recurrent Grants and Subventions [Note 1]

1,687.6

(58%)

Fee Income

518.7

(18%)

Others

132.4

(5%)

Specific Income

546.1

(19%)

Earmarked Grants [Note 1]

401.9

(14%)

Capital Projects Grants

144.2

(5%)

Total

2,884.8

(100%)

 

Expenditure for Activities Funded by
University Grants Committee

2002 / 2003

HK$Million

General Expenditure

2,333.5

(81%)

Academic [Note 2]

1,423.1

(50%)

Administration

150.9

(5%)

Support Services

312.2

(11%)

Maintenance of Premises and Grounds

279.5

(10%)

Student Facilities and Amenities

67.9

(2%)

General Educational Expenditure

35.4

(1%)

Other Operating Expenditure

64.5

(2%)

Specific Expenditure

531.7

(19%)

Expenditure Met from Earmarked Grants [Note 2]

387.5

(14%)

Expenditure on Capital Projects

144.2

(5%)

Total

2,865.2

(100%)

 

Note 1: Including grants for research activities.
Note 2: Including expenditure for research activities.

 

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Student Unit Cost

Recurrent Expenditure Per Full-time Equivalent Student
for Programmes Funded by University Grants Committee

2002 / 2003

HK$Thousand

Research Postgraduate

473

Taught Postgraduate

244

Undergraduate

213

Subdegree

163

Overall Average

205

 

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Computing and Student Facilities

Computing Facilities

2002 / 2003

Number of Medium to Large Servers

485

Number of Desktop PCs/Workstations

10,415

Number of Notebook PCs

1,949

Number of Network Outlets in Campus

19,852

Number of Online Subject Websites

3,405

 

Student Halls of Residence

2002 / 2003

Number of Residential Places

3,004

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