Traditionally, women have been under-represented in engineering. However, more and more companies and universities are recognising the importance of a balanced approach to challenges and the value of diversity. UNSW Engineering has above-average female enrolments at 22% (the national average is closer to 17%), and are actively recruiting women and have set a goal of boosting female enrolments to 30% by 2020.
At the UNSW Faculty of Engineering the Women in Engineering Program aims to:
- Inspire girls to pursue engineering degrees and careers
- Support women studying engineering at UNSW
- Celebrate the successes of female engineering graduates
To assist with the costs of training, UNSW offers various scholarship programs to women considering a career in Engineering.