The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Figures
2003/2004


Student Statistics

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

2003 / 2004

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Student Enrolment

16,619

(100%)

13,313

(100%)

Research Postgraduate

418

(3%)

390

(3%)

Taught Postgraduate

2,259

(14%)

794

(6%)

Undergraduate

7,963

(48%)

7,442

(56%)

Subdegree

5,979

(36%)

4,687

(35%)

First-Year-First-Degree Intakes

2,458

2,348

 

Student Enrolment for Programmes
Funded by University Grants Committee

By Mode by Faculty
[Note 1]

2003 / 2004

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Full-time

11,725

(71%)

11,418

(86%)

Applied Science & Textiles

1,594

(10%)

1,594

(12%)

Business

2,380

(14%)

2,332

(18%)

Communication

1,400

(8%)

1,400

(11%)

Construction & Land Use

1,680

(10%)

1,654

(12%)

Engineering

2,229

(13%)

2,145

(16%)

Health & Social Sciences

2,442

(15%)

2,293

(17%)

Part-time

4,894

(29%)

1,895

(14%)

Applied Science & Textiles

878

(5%)

312

(2%)

Business

1,162

(7%)

399

(3%)

Communication

125

(1%)

42

(<0.5%)

Construction & Land Use

516

(3%)

199

(1%)

Engineering

1002

(6%)

414

(3%)

Health & Social Sciences

1,211

(7%)

529

(4%)

Total

16,619

(100%)

13,313

(100%)

 

Student Profile for Programmes
Funded by University Grants
Committee [Note 1]
2003 / 2004
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]

2003 / 2004

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Research Postgraduate

451

342

Taught Postgraduate

4,724

1,565

Total

5,175

1,907

 

Note 1:

The student numbers for taught programmes are as of December 2003 and for research programmes are as of January 2004.   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 2002/03 (based on survey data)

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

Number of
Sub-degree Graduates
in 2002/03

Employed/Self-employed

833

(57%)

Further Studies 519 (35%)
Temporary/Part-time Employed 74 (5%)
Unemployed 40 (3%)
Others 6 (<0.5%)
Total Respondents

1,472

(100%)

Response Rate

94%

Average Monthly Salary

HK$10,436

 

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

Number of
First-degree Graduates
in 2002/03

Employed/Self-employed

1,668

(86%)

Further Studies 113 (6%)
Temporary/Part-time Employed 101 (5%)
Unemployed 43 (2%)
Others 11 (1%)
Total Respondents

1,936

(100%)

Response Rate

93%

Average Monthly Salary

HK$9,614

 

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

Number of
Higher Degree Graduates
in 2002/03

Employed/Self-employed

91

(67%)

Further Studies 9 (7%)
Temporary/Part-time Employed 1 (1%)
Unemployed 2 (1%)
Others 32 (24%)
Total Respondents

135

(100%)

Response Rate

76%

Average Monthly Salary

HK$12,585

 

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Staff Strength

Staff Strength Funded by
University Grants Committee [Note 1]

2003 / 2004

Number of Staff

Academic Departments

1,460

(57%)

Academic Grade Staff

950

(37%)

Non-academic Grade Staff

510

(20%)

Non-academic Departments [Note 2]

1,124

(43%)

Administrative & Professional Grade Staff

210

(8%)

General/Technical & Ancillary Grade Staff

914

(35%)

Total

2,584

(100%)

 

Note 1:

Based on the actual staff numbers as of December 2003.  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

2003 / 2004

HK$Million
University Grants Committee Block Grants

165.4

(51%)

Research Grants Council Competitive Earmarked Research Grants

60.4

(19%)

University Grants Committee Teaching Development Grants

11.3

(4%)

Other External Competitive Research Grants

54.7

(17%)

Research Grants Council Direct Allocation

12.4

(4%)

Other Non-University Grants Committee Funds

17.1

(5%)

Total

321.3

(100%)

 

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

2003 / 2004

Cumulative Funding HK$Million

Number

Applied Science & Textiles

233.5

(28%)

400

(19%)
Business

54.5

(6%)

278

(13%)
Communication

33.4

(4%)

202

(9%)
Construction & Land Use

175.2

(21%)

369

(17%)
Engineering

225.4

(27%)

504

(24%)
Health & Social Sciences

124.6

(15%)

380

(18%)
Total

846.6

(100%)

2,133

(100%)

 

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Income and Expenditure [Note 1]

Income for Activities Funded by
University Grants Committee

2003 / 2004

HK$Million

Government Subventions

2,338.4

(79%)

- UGC Recurrent Grants and Subventions [Note 2]

1,648.0

(55%)

- Earmarked Grants [Note 2]

380.8

(13%)

- Matching Grants

200.7

(7%)

- Capital Project Grants

108.9

(4%)

Tuition and Other Fees

539.8

(18%)

Investment Income

68.2

(2%)

Other Income

28.8

(1%)

Total

2,975.2

(100%)

 

Expenditure for Activities Funded by
University Grants Committee

2003 / 2004

HK$Million

Learning and Research

2,022.5

(78%)

Instruction and Research

1,684.6

(65%)

Library

116.3

(4%)

Central Computing Facilities

83.2

(3%)

Other Academic Services

138.4

(5%)

Institutional Support

584.9

(22%)

Management and General

122.3

(5%)

Premises and Related Expenses [Note 3]

367.8

(14%)

Student and General Educational Services

91.2

(3%)

Other Activities

3.6

(<0.5)

Total

2,607.4

(100%)

 

Note 1:

With effect from 2003/04, the University has adopted all applicable Hong Kong Financial Reporting Standards issued by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants in preparing the financial statements.  However, for the purpose of consistency and comparison with previous years' figures, the effect of grants accounting and depreciation accounting is not included in the reported figures.

Note 2: Including grants for research activities.
Note 3: Including expenditure on capital project grants.

 

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Student Unit Cost

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

2003 / 2004

HK$Thousand

Research Postgraduate

432

Taught Postgraduate

215

Undergraduate

188

Subdegree

144

Overall Average

181

 

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Computing and Student Facilities

Computing Facilities

2003 / 2004

Number of Medium to Large Servers

496

Number of Desktop PCs/Workstations

10,594

Number of Notebook PCs

2,109

Number of Network Outlets in Campus

20,372

Number of Online Subject Websites

3,523

 

Student Halls of Residence

2003 / 2004

Number of Residential Places

3,004

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