Approaches for attracting, retaining, and progressing women in Australian undergraduate engineering: Curricular innovation focused on humanitarian and human-centered design concepts

Andrea M. Goncher, Shara Cameron

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Abstract

Australia’s unique higher education landscape includes its international education sector as one of Australia’s top three exports (Department of Education and Training, 2018). However, women in Australia are under-represented in STEM, for they only make up 17% of university enrollments in engineering (Australian Academy of Science, 2019) and 12% of the engineering workforce (Kaspura, 2019). This chapter describes the context of Australian tertiary engineering education, provides an overview of some recent initiatives focused on women in engineering, and gives examples of ways programs and initiatives can be successfully implemented to increase the participation of women in engineering.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender Equity in STEM in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Perspectives on Policy, Institutional Culture, and Individual Choice
EditorsHyun Kyoung Ro, Frank Fernandez, Elizabeth J Ramon
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter11
Pages174 - 186
Number of pages13
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781003053217
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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