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

Dr Jim Partridge made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of West London

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

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai University of West London fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear University of West London,

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

University Secretary, University of West London

Dear Dr Partridge,

Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your request, we appreciate your patience. Due to a large backlog we are working our hardest to get through each request as quickly as possible.
We will provide you with the answers to your enquiry as soon as possible, or notify you of why this cannot be achieved.


Ann-Marie Spittle
Complaints and Appeals Administrator
University of West London,
PE GF 04, St Mary’s Road,
Ealing, W5 5RF

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