The proportion of master’s degrees awarded in engineering to females was 25.7% in 2019, while the proportion of doctoral degrees awarded to females was 23.4%. Among master’s degree holders in engineering, the highest representation of women are in the fields of biosystems and environmental engineering, where they comprise 44.9% and 42.5% of the graduates, respectively. While the field of electrical engineering awarded the highest number of engineering doctoral degrees in 2019, women represented less than 20% of those graduates.
Master’s Degrees Awarded, by Gender, 2015-2019
Doctoral Degrees Awarded, by Gender, 2015-2019
- Engineers Canada. (2019). Canadian engineers for tomorrow: Trends in engineering enrollment and degrees awarded 2015-2019.