Women in Engineering

These days, there are thousands of professional female engineers with careers they love – a job they find intellectually and creatively stimulating and challenging. Women are an important and integral part of the rich and vibrant engineering world because they bring another mindset to a traditionally male dominated field and are able to tackle challenges from a new perspective.

Engineering can be a wonderful career and many women's support and professional organisations exist among engineers. These include the Engineers Australia's Women in Engineering Group, and the APESMA Professional Women's Network (APESMA - the Association for Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia).

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On campus support

The Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment supports its female students and hosts a range of fun activities to assist in the establishment of support networks and to communicate opportunities in engineering as a course of study and career option.

The FEBE WIE activities include online networking, seminars with female graduates and site visits. We also keep handy resources on our Faculty YouTube channel such as recorded seminars and tips from fellow students.

You can join the general Facebook group where you can network with UON engineering students and alumni who are available for questions and support. You can also contact WIE for more information.


NUWiE is a student run society which was founded in 2014 by several female students in the Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment. They organise social events such as trivia nights, game nights, support sessions and BBQ lunches.

Simply sign up on their Facebook page where you can keep updated on the latest society news and events. Once you are a member you can also join the society-only Facebook group for discussion with your fellow members.

Recent events

Morning Tea | Seminar | Engineering Activity

The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment often hosts activities and seminars for female students from local high schools.

On March 27 this year, over 140 female school students were invited to experience what life is like on our Callaghan campus and to hear about our student and graduate experiences.