More women than ever are choosing to study engineering and computing at the University of Sydney, and it’s easy to see why.
With scholarships for women, high school outreach programs by girls for girls, female student societies and high-calibre female lecturers and researchers, it’s no wonder the proportion of undergraduate female students at the University of Sydney is double the national average.
of undergraduate engineering students are female
of biomedical engineering students are female
When: 9 November 2021
Open to female school students from Years 7 10 from NSW & ACT, Experience It! allows students to see what engineering is about. Ideal for students who like designing solutions to problems and want to make a difference in the world, the full day program is organised by Engineers Australia Sydney’s Women in Engineering Society and features collaborations between universities and engineering businesses.
When: Four times per year
A program run by girls, for girls, this one-day workshop gives you the opportunity to develop games, learn about digital media, sound, image and video manipulation, and even create smart phone applications. The tutors are a mix of university students and professional software engineers from companies like Google and Atlassian.
Year: Year 11
This exciting two-day workshop on campus is for female high school students who want to explore the disciplines and careers available in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and how you can apply these skills in everyday life.
Participate in hands-on activities and hear from a panel of women who are pursuing careers across different STEM industries. You will also visit the research facilities of ANSTO and Google’s office as part of the program. The program is free for its participants.
More information, including dates, will be updated here when available..
This scholarship, also valued at $6000 per annum, is open to female undergraduate applicants in their final year of high school who enrol in a Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree within the streams of chemical, biomedical, mechanical or electrical engineering.
Our Leadership Scholarship is open to both men and women, provides high-calibre students with leadership development and a professional experience program.
Scholarship recipients also receive ongoing academic mentorship, access to industry networks, government and industry leaders and they have the option to undertake project-based units of study.
Find out more about engineering and IT scholarships.
Female societies in engineering and computer science provide a great avenue for you to make new connections and lifelong friends. You'll likely find support and encouragement from fellow students who understand the pressures from a woman's perspective and can help you to succeed.
Sydney University Women in Engineering (SUWIE) supports and promotes female students in engineering. The society encourages networking between female engineering students and professional engineers from industry and also offers academic and social support to its members.
Female researchers and academics within Faculty of Engineering are at the top of their fields, working on revolutionary technologies and research breakthroughs to improve everyday life. We have renowned leaders in telecommunications, tissue engineering, technologies for nutritional food products and biomaterials, sensors for disease detection, nanophotonics, unmanned aerial systems and more.
Learn more about our inspiring female engineers.