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India trains more engineers than the United States and China combined (Chaturvedi & Sachitanand, 2013). In the 2015-16 academic year, colleges approved by the All-India Council on Technical Education (AICTE) enrolled 739,055 undergraduate students. Of those students, 28.5% were female. A study conducted by the Aspiring Minds organization in 2016 found that the gender gap […]

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Canada Faculty

The proportion of engineering faculty who were female in 2014 was 13.8%, but they are more highly represented in the lower faculty ranks (Engineers Canada, 2015a). Slide A: Faculty Members by Gender, 2014. Source: Engineers Canada. (2015a). Canadian engineers for tomorrow: Trends in engineering enrolment and degrees awarded 2010-2014. Additional Resources Engineers Canada. (2015a). Canadian engineers […]

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Canada Intention to Pursue an Engineering Career

A survey conducted by Engineers Canada (2015b) found that men are more likely to definitely intend on pursuing a career in engineering versus females. Source: Engineers Canada. (2015b). 2015 final year engineering student survey – national report.

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Canada Graduate Degrees

The proportion of master’s degrees awarded to females was 24.3% in 2014, while the proportion of doctorate degrees awarded to females was 20.7%. Slide A: Master’s Degrees Awarded by Gender, 2010-2014. Source: Engineers Canada. (2015a). Canadian engineers for tomorrow: Trends in engineering enrollment and degrees awarded 2010-2014. Slide B: Doctoral Degrees Awarded by Gender, 2010-2014. Source: Engineers Canada. (2015a). […]

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Canada Undergraduate Degrees

The proportion of undergraduate degrees awarded to females has been slowly increasing since 2010, but is currently less than 20%. Slide A: Undergraduate Degrees Awarded by Gender, 2010-2014. Source: Engineers Canada. (2015a). Canadian engineers for tomorrow: Trends in engineering enrollment and degrees awarded 2010-2014.

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Canada Undergraduate Enrollment

As undergraduate enrollment in engineering programs increases, so too does female undergraduate enrollment in engineering. However, the percentage of total enrollment in engineering programs has changed little over the last 15 years. Biosystems and environmental engineering have the highest proportion of female students, while civil and chemical engineering have the highest number of females. Mechanical […]

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United Kingdom Engineering Workforce

The Institute of Engineering and Technology found that only 7% of the engineering workforce in the United Kingdom were women (EngineeringUK, 2016). Almost half of women that earn a degree in engineering and technology do not work in an engineering role, and those residing in the United Kingdom are less likely to work in the […]

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United Kingdom Degree Attainment

While the proportion of women pursuing a higher education degree has increased from 40% in 1980 to 56% in 2015, 83% of undergraduates in engineering and computer science programs are men (WES, 2015). Though the number of first degrees awarded in engineering to women has grown 42.5% over a 10-year period, the proportion of engineering […]

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United Kingdom Intentions to Major in Engineering

There has been an increase in the number of females applying to pursue an engineering degree in the United Kingdom but engineering and computer science attract the lowest proportion of female applicants of all the STEM subjects (EngineeringUK, 2016). Slide A: Percentage of Female Applicants to STEM Subjects, 2014-15 Source: EngineeringUK. (2016). EngineeringUK 2016: The state […]

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United Kingdom High School Preparation

The Women’s Engineering Society, a professional organization for women engineers, scientists, and technologists in the United Kingdom, prepared a report in 2015 on the state of women in engineering. They found that only 9% of the engineering workforce in the UK is female, among the lowest percentages in Europe. Research shows that the main reason […]

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