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Australia Engineering Workforce

AUSTRALIA ENGINEERING WORKFORCE: Women are severely underrepresented in the engineering workforce. In 2016, only 12.4% women comprised the engineering labor force, which is more than a percentage decrease since 2015. Moreover, the probability of remaining in their occupation is lowest among engineering women, specifically in two age groups: 25 to 34 and 55 to 64. […]

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High School Preparation

HIGH SCHOOL PREPARATION: A 2017 report from Engineers Australia (2017a) found that participation in STEM subjects among year 12 students has been declining since 2001. Participation in advanced mathematics and physics, which are considered fundamental courses for preparing the country's future engineers, has declined from 2001 to 2015, but participation is especially low among girls. […]

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India

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

ENGINEERING WORKFORCE: EngineeringUK found that in 2016, while women represent 46.9% of the total UK workforce, only 9.3% of the engineering occupations within the engineering workforce in the United Kingdom were held by women (EngineeringUK, 2018). In 2015-16, among those with a degree in engineering and technology, the proportion of women that do not work […]

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United Kingdom Degree Attainment

DEGREE ATTAINMENT: While the proportion of women pursuing a higher education degree has increased from 40% in 1980 to 56% in 2017, 83% of undergraduates in engineering and technology and 83% of undergraduates in computer science programs are men (WES, 2018). Though the number of first degrees awarded in engineering to women has increased over […]

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United Kingdom Intentions to Major in Engineering

ENGINEERING CAREER EXPECTATIONS: The trend of young people who would consider a career in engineering seems to indicate an overall positive trend among all age groups from 2013 to 2017. Over the selected years, the proportion of students in middle adolescence (ages 14-16) who would consider an engineering career fluctuated more than the proportion of […]

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United Kingdom High School Preparation

HIGH SCHOOL PREPARATION: The Women's Engineering Society, a professional organization for women engineers, scientists, and technologists in the United Kingdom, updated a report in 2018 on the state of women in engineering. They found that there has been a slight increase in the representation of women in the engineering workforce in the UK, from 9% […]

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