Women in Engineering

Female Surveyor

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 a dynamic addition to the 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).

On campus support

Female Engineering Student

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.

Women in Engineering & Built Environment Morning Tea

On 16 May 2014 current female students and high school students from the region were invited to listen to some of our female students and graduates who are now working in the industry.

Architecture graduate Jodie Dixon, chemical engineering student Katie Grainger, electrical engineering student Jess Foyster, and construction management graduate Syidah Arnold shared their unique perspective and offered their top tips for female students entering the industry.

Drop-In Sessions

Mondays & Tuesdays | 11am-3pm | ES309 | until 31st March 2015

These sessions have been organised for new and continuing female students enrolled in faculty programs. They are a chance to discuss any issues they may have studying and provide a place to hang out, meet people or seek advice.

For more information on support for Women in Engineering and Built Environment, contact Ryan Jeffery (+61 2 4921 7997).