Average full economic cost (to the university) of an undergraduate degree in engineering

Dr Jim Partridge made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Swansea University

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Swansea University.

Dear Swansea University,

Please provide the average full economic cost (to the university) of an undergraduate degree in engineering at the University. Please include all costs directly and indirectly associated with the activity e.g. including staff pension costs and IT costs. Please include all costs that can be reasonably attributed to the degree using the data that you have

Please break down your answer in two ways (a) by the seven UCAS classifications of engineering degrees (b) by cost type (e.g. payroll, IT, equipment etc) please break this information down into its natural and principal cost categories giving as much detail as is feasible.

FYI – UCAS classify engineering degrees into seven categories as follows
1. General engineering
2. Civil engineering
3. Mechanical engineering
4. Aerospace engineering
5. Electronic and electrical engineering
6. Production and manufacturing engineering
7. Chemical, process and energy engineering

This is not a strange or unusual request but is merely requesting what is a key management metric i.e. the cost per degree. Since Universities are required to be run in a financially astute manner, this information should be routinely provided to university course leaders, and the executive board for decision making purposes, and these figures should be a key factor in the setting of undergraduate fees and in the decision to continue (or discontinue) courses.

If you do not have the complete information, please provide as much as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Jim Partridge

Rhys-Thomas T.C., Swansea University

Dear Dr Partridge,

 

I write to advise that I am in receipt of your request dated 01/02/2017,
for information relating to engineering degrees.

 

This email confirms that your request has now been passed to the
University Compliance Officer who will review the contents of your request
and establish if a) your request is valid under the FOI Act and b) if any
further clarification is required from you to allow us to progress
further.

 

Should you wish to contact us regarding your request, please quote
reference number 115/16-17 on any correspondence. 

 

Kindest Regards

 

Teresa

 

 

Teresa Rhys-Thomas
University Compliance Assistant(Data Protection / Freedom of Information)|
Vice-Chancellor’s Office| Swyddfa’r Is-Ganghellor

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Rhys-Thomas T.C., Swansea University

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Dear Dr Partridge,

 

Your request has been considered under the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and our response is attached.

 

I trust this information is of assistance to you but please contact me if
you have any questions in relation to this response.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the University’s determination of your
application you may in the first instance request an internal review by
contacting Martin Lewis, Director of Governance Services and
Administrative Secretary [1][email address].

 

Please click on the link below for further information in relation to the
Freedom of Information Appeals process.

 

[2]http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/...

 

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Teresa Rhys-Thomas
University Compliance Assistant(Data Protection / Freedom of Information)|
Vice-Chancellor’s Office| Swyddfa’r Is-Ganghellor

Abbey Building | Adeilad yr Abaty
Swansea University | Prifysgol Abertawe
Singleton Park | Parc Singleton
Swansea | Abertawe
SA2 8PP

Phone | Ffôn 01792 606107
Email | Ebost [email address]

[3]www.swansea.ac.uk | [4]www.abertawe.ac.uk
The University welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English | Mae'r
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