The proportion of master’s degrees awarded in engineering to females was 25.5% in 2016, while the proportion of doctorate degrees awarded to females was 20.7%. Among master’s degree holders in engineering, the highest representation of women is in the fields of biosystems and environmental engineering, where they comprise 43.1% and 50.5%, respectively, of the graduates. While the field of mechanical engineering awards the highest number of doctoral degrees in engineering, women represent less than 20% of those graduates.
Master’s Degrees Awarded, by Gender, 2012-2016
Percentage of Master’s Degrees Awarded to Females, by Program Discipline, 2016
Doctoral Degrees Awarded, by Gender, 2012-2016
Percentage of Doctoral Degrees Awarded to Females, by Program Discipline, 2016
- Engineers Canada. (2016a). Canadian engineers for tomorrow: Trends in engineering enrolment and degrees awarded 2012-2016. Retrieved from https://engineerscanada.ca/reports/canadian-engineers-for-tomorrow-2016