A 2012 report from Engineers Australia found that women continue to be underrepresented in the engineering profession. Australian women have the capacity to study engineering, but they do not choose to enroll in university engineering programs. “On average about 2,000 girls applied for places in university engineering courses compared to over 13,500 boys. The statistics suggest that universities “over-offered” places to girls but these additional offers were not taken up. In 2010, acceptances of places by girls were 1,695 or 14.2% of all acceptances.”
Source: Engineers Australia. (2012). Women in engineering: A statistical update.