Since 2009, the number of engineering doctoral degrees awarded in China has been steady and under 20,000. Among postgraduate master’s participants, women were well represented, comprising about 52.2% of students enrolled and 52.4% of degree holders.
Trend in Engineering Doctoral Degrees Awarded, 2000-2014
In 2017, women were underrepresented among incoming doctoral students (41.9%) and doctoral degree holders (39.3%). In the same year, over 175,000 master’s degrees and over 20,000 doctoral degrees were awarded in engineering.
Postgraduate Participants, 2017
Source: Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, Education Statistics in 2017.
- National Science Board. 2018. Science and Engineering Indicators 2018. NSB-2018-1. Alexandria, VA: National Science Foundation. Available at https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/indicators/
- Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, Education Statistics in 2017.