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Australia Degree Attainment

Overall, women’s representation of enrolled and completing engineering degree earners in Australia has increased from 2001 to 2018, across all degree levels, with one exception. While in 2001 women comprised close to 17% of those who completed bachelor’s degrees in engineering, their representation slightly decreased in 2018, where they comprise about 15% of bachelor’s degree holders.

Australia Engineering Workforce

Women are severely underrepresented in the engineering workforce in Australia. Further, a trend in the persisting gender pay gap favoring males is seen in the median starting salaries among graduates from other fields.

Australia High School Preparation

Participation in STEM subjects in Australia among year 12 students has been declining since 2001.

Earnings Gap

In all engineering and computer occupations, the median earnings of women are less than those of men.

Minority-Serving Institutions

Minority-serving institutions, or MSIs, are an important part of higher education in the United States, graduating thousands of students who have historically been marginalized in our society. MSIs include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). MSIs are predominately located in the western, southern, and eastern areas…

Diversifying STEM: Student Success and Community College Transfer in Engineering and Computer Science

Community college students are often excluded from conversations surrounding broadening participation in STEM, particularly in the fields of engineering and computer science (ECS). The Society of Women Engineers conducted a phased research study of ECS transfer students to understand the success of women and minority students on this pathway towards a baccalaureate degree.