Women in engineering

Women in engineering

We are a champion of diversity. Macquarie University has a higher representation of academic women in senior levels than the Australian university average, and the Engineering Department has an active Women in Engineering program to support female students and attract women to the engineering profession.

The university joined the Science in Australia Gender Equity pilot program to support the promotion, hiring, participation and retention of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

We are dedicated to making sure our female students are aware of scholarships, internships, prizes and events aimed towards them that will benefit them and support them.

Our department has a University Women in Engineering leadership group, which supports and encourages our female undergraduate students. The group of academics, staff and students work to:

  • provide additional networking opportunities and role models for female students
  • support academics, tutors and students to address the issues related to diversity and equity
  • proactively address potential causes of unconscious bias
  • support other ‘Women in STEMM’ and ‘Women in Engineering’ activities, such as such as IEEE WIE and Engineers Australia WIE.

Want to connect? Join the Facebook group Women in Science and Engineering at Macquarie University.

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