The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Figures
1996/1997


Student Numbers and Student Profile

Student Numbers for Programmes Funded by University Grants Committee

By Award

1996 / 1997

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Research Postgraduate

360

(2%)

324

(2%)

Taught Postgraduate

2820

(14%)

922

(7%)

Undergraduate

8570

(43%)

7781

(57%)

Subdegree

8387

(42%)

4672

(34%)

Total

20137

(100%)

13699

(100%)

 

By Mode by Faculty

1996 / 1997

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Full-time

10999

(55%)

10723

(78%)

Applied Science & Textiles

2000

(10%)

1987

(15%)

Business & Information Systems

2667

(13%)

2512

(18%)

Communication

1149

(6%)

1149

(8%)

Construction & Land Use

1677

(8%)

1642

(12%)

Engineering

1877

(9%)

1852

(14%)

Health & Social Studies

1629

(8%)

1581

(12%)

Part-time

9138

(45%)

2976

(22%)

Applied Science & Textiles

1530

(8%)

523

(4%)

Business & Information Systems

2555

(13%)

720

(5%)

Communication

195

(1%)

90

(1%)

Construction & Land Use

1217

(6%)

370

(3%)

Engineering

1978

(10%)

591

(4%)

Health & Social Studies

1663

(8%)

682

(5%)

Total

20137

(100%)

13699

(100%)

 


Student Profile for Programmes Funded by University Grants Committee

1996 / 1997
Full-time Part-time
Sex Ratio ( Male : Female ) 1.2 : 1 1.5 : 1
Average Age in Years 21 30

 

Note 1: As of December 1996 for taught programmes and of January 1997 for research programmes.
Note 2: Excluding research postgraduate students counted outside the formal time limit and the research postgraduate student number target approved by the University Grants Committee, as well as students enrolled on the blister programme in Social Work at Diploma level in full-time mode at Government's request.

 

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Graduate Numbers and Graduate Employment

Number of Award Recipients for Programmes Funded by
University Grants Committee

By Mode by Faculty

1996 / 1997

Full-time

Part-time

Applied Science & Textiles

684

(11%)

454

(7%)

Business & Information Systems

842

(13%)

781

(12%)

Communication

421

(7%)

65

(1%)

Construction & Land Use

545

(8%)

415

(6%)

Engineering

616

(10%)

565

(9%)

Health & Social Studies

583

(9%)

505

(8%)

Total

3691

(57%)

2785

(43%)

 

Graduate Employment for Programmes Funded by University Grants Committee

Monthly Salary of Full-time Graduates in Employment

1996 Survey

Research & Taught Post- graduate

Under- graduate

Sub- degree

Overall Average in HK$

23153

11665

10846

Percentage Increase over Previous Year

+26%

+1%

+4%

 

Percentage of Full-time Graduates
by Employment Status/Sector

1996 Survey

Research & Taught Post- graduate

Under- graduate

Sub- degree

Education

26%

4%

1%

Government

4%

3%

7%

Business Services / Real Estate 10% 19% 4%
Community / Social Services 10% 13% 13%
Construction 2% 6% 9%
Engineering / Architectural / Technical Services 12% 13% 9%
Financial Institute / Insurance - 4% 2%
Trading / Wholesale & Retail - 13% 10%
Hospitality / Tourism - 3% 5%
Transport / Storage / Telecommunication 6% 4% 4%
Manufacturing 4% 11% 12%
Under-employed 6% <0.5% <0.5%
Further Studies 2% 4% 20%
Unemployed 4% 2% 2%
Others 14% <0.5% <0.5%

 

Note 1: The graduate numbers for 1996/97 are as of September 1997.
Note 2: The Graduate Employment Survey is held in December each year. Students who participated in the 1996 Survey graduated in the academic year 1995/96.

 

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Extra-curricular Educational Programmes for Full-time Students

1996 / 1997

Number of Programmes

Number of Participants

Physical Education Programmes

229

3912

Complementary Studies Programmes

157

4684

Counselling Group Programmes

235

6438

Leadership Development Programmes

1

110

Dinner Talks

11

528

 

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Staff Establishment Funded by University Grants Committee

1996 / 1997

Number of Posts

Academic Departments [Note 1]

1509

(52%)

Academic Grade Staff

1027

(36%)

Non-academic Grade Staff

482

(17%)

Non-academic Departments [Note 2]

1367

(48%)

Administrative & Professional Grade Staff

248

(9%)

General/Technical & Ancillary Grade Staff

1119

(39%)

Total

2876

(100%)

 

Note 1: Excluding research staff posts, part-time visiting lecturers and additional posts for the blister programme in Social Work & language enhancement programmes upon Government's request, but including temporary posts and the 25 part-time fieldwork supervisors in the Department of Applied Social Studies.
Note 2: Non-academic departments include Offices of the President, faculty offices, administrative units, central support services and staff club.
Note 3: Based on the approved staff establishment funded by the recurrent income of the University as of March 1996.

 

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Research and Scholarly Activity

Expenditure Met from Research Grants

1996 / 1997

HK$Million
University Grants Committee Block Grants

91.7

(69%)

University Grants Committee Central Allocation

10.1

(8%)

Research Grants Council Competitive Bids

19.5

(15%)

Research Grants Council Direct Allocation and Conference/Seminar Grants

11.2

(8%)

Total

132.5

(100%)

 

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

1996 / 1997

Cumulative Funding
HK$Million

Number

Faculty of Applied Science & Textiles

134

(21%)

429

(21%)
Faculty of Business & Information Systems

82

(13%)

393

(19%)
Faculty of Communication

48.5

(8%)

159

(8%)
Faculty of Construction & Land Use

114.1

(18%)

332

(16%)
Faculty of Engineering

167.4

(26%)

417

(20%)
Faculty of Health & Social Studies

65.8

(10%)

316

(15%)
Educational Development Unit

18.5

(3%)

7

(<0.5%)
Industrial Centre

8.9

(1%)

14

(1%)
Offices of the President

0.1

(<0.5%)

1

(<0.5%)
Total

639

(100%)

2068

(100%)

 

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Income and Expenditure for Activities Funded by
University Grants Committee

Income

1996 / 1997

HK$Million

UGC Recurrent Grants and Subventions

1599.1

(73%)

Fees Income

477.7

(22%)

Others

127.2

(6%)

Total

2204.0

(100%)

 

Expenditure

1996 / 1997

HK$Million

General Expenditure

1997.3

(96%)

Academic

1101.5

(53%)

Administration

134.6

(6%)

Support Services Departments

263.8

(13%)

Maintenance of Premises and Grounds

193.7

(9%)

Student Facilities and Amenities

52.0

(2%)

General Educational Expenditure

19.1

(1%)

Capital Expenditure Met from Income

16.1

(1%)

Other Operating Expenditure

216.5

(10%)

Specific Expenditure

86.8

(4%)

Expenditure Met from Earmarked Grants

86.8

(4%)

Total

2084.1

(100%)

 

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Student Unit Cost for Programmes Funded by
University Grants Committee

Recurrent Expenditure Per Full-time Equivalent Student

1996 / 1997

HK$Thousand

151

 

Recurrent Expenditure Per Full-time Equivalent Student
by Award

1996 / 1997

HK$Thousand

Research Postgraduate

390

Taught Postgraduate

185

Undergraduate

146

Subdegree

136

 

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