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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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