South Australia’s Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan’s visions and goals.
Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data is analysed and uploaded as it becomes available.
Target:92. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics qualifications:
Increase the number of domestic students completing undergraduate qualifications in specified science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields of education by 15 percentage points to 3 600 students per annum by 2020
In 2009 (the baseline year), 2,854 domestic students completed undergraduate qualifications in specified science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) narrow fields. The latest 2014 data reports there were 3,426 STEM completions, which is a significant growth since 2009, with 572 more completions (20% growth).
STEM narrow fields of education include fields related to Mathematical Sciences, Natural and Physical Sciences, Information Technology and Engineering.
STEM completions have gradually increased from 2009 to 2015. This improvement is expected to continue as the impacts from the STEM Skills Strategy, launched in 2011, and the Investing in Science strategy, launched early 2014, are fully realised.