Students in Engineering and Technology Precinct

Facts & figures

Faculty of Engineering

  • 29% female engineering undergraduate students (national average is 18%)
  • 37% female engineering postgraduate students (national average is 20%)
  • 72% Increase of female higher degree by research students over the last four years
  • 50+ Equity scholarships available to support students in engineering, computer science and project management

Equity, diversity and inclusion strategy

Supporting the current and future generation of engineers

The Faculty of Engineering is committed to building and supporting a high performing, diverse, equitable and inclusive culture.

Attracting a diverse cohort of staff and students which reflects our community enables us to better contribute to society through our education and research. With this in mind, the Faculty of Engineering is working to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion as core to our success.

We strongly encourage outstanding candidates for academic roles identifying as female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, persons with a disability, or other under-represented backgrounds to contact us at any time about an academic position.

The best first contact points are the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, the Head of School in the School of interest or a member of the Faculty Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. See members of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, or view Faculty staff members.

Female students looking to join the Faculty are encouraged to consider applying for the ATSE Elevate Program, open to all women in STEM disciplines.

The Faculty of Engineering Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group

The Faculty of Engineering Equity, Diversity and Inclusion working group has carriage of the development and implementation of our Faculty Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy.

Our vision for the Faculty of Engineering is to build a diverse* and inclusive student, staff and graduate community benefiting from our individual perspectives, fostering creativity and innovation, and advancing a positive social impact.   

We are strongly committed to improving inclusion in our staff and student body, ensuring fair treatment and equity of opportunity, and nurturing an environment where diverse contributions are valued and respected.   

Our intention is to attract, retain, value and celebrate our people and their diversity. Our goal is to be recognised as an inclusive research and learning community that is responsive to different perspectives, experiences, and ideas. This directly supports our aspiration to engineer a better future.

*Diversity is inclusive of race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, nationality, immigration status, sexual orientation, religion, age, neurodiversity, disability status, and socioeconomic status amongst others.

A university-wide approach

The Faculty of Engineering works closely with the rest of the University to create and support a high performing, diverse, equitable and inclusive culture. University-wide achievements include:

Several programs, initiatives, and scholarships are available to support a diverse and inclusive culture both within the Faculty of Engineering and across the University.

Learn more about the University of Sydney's university-wide diversity initatives.

Professor Marjorie Valix

Chair, Faculty of Engineering Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group

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